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Crochet cotton ripple stitch finger tip towel with hyperbolic closure one skein

Whenever I'm in a craft store, I'm always drawn to the bin that holds the skeins of thick cotton in the variegated colors. I usually buy one of each. When I go home and unload my goodies I'm left scratching my head and wondering what I can make with these balls of pretty yarn. This pattern came from one of my brain storms. I challenged myself to make a towel with just one ball of yarn and no sewing! This towel can be hung over a pull handle on a drawer or attached to your refrigerator handle.

Close up step-steps
Close up step-steps
Maria Merlino copyright 2014
towel in ripple stitch
towel in ripple stitch
Maria Merlino Copyright 2014

Size: Width = 9 inches Length with tab folded over = 14 inches

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials: I used one ball of variegated color worsted cotton that was 2 ounces.

(Brand names: Lily's Sugar N' Cream or Elmore-Pisgah's Peaches and Crème)

Crochet Hook Size F/3.75mm

Gauge: 8 dc = 2 inches 2 rows = 1 inch

Abbreviations: ch = chain, sc =single crochet, dc = double crochet, tr = treble crochet, rem = remaining, st = stitch, rep = repeat,

Instructions:

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Row 1: Ch 39, dc in 3rd ch from the hook, dc in each of next 7 chs, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of 8 chs, skip 2 chs, dc in each of next 8 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in each rem 8 chs. Ch 1, turn (You will have 38 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, skip 2 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc. Leave last dc unworked. Ch 1; turn. (You will have 38 dc)

Row3-17: rep row 2.

Row 18: Skip first dc, sc in next dc, * skip next dc, sc in next dc, rep from * across to work a total of 16 sc. Ch 3; turn.

Row 19: Skip first and second sc, dc in next dc,* skip next sc, dc in next sc, rep from * across, ending with a dc in last st for a total of 9 dc. Don't count the turning ch-3 as a stitch. Ch 1, turn

Row 20: sc in each dc. Ch 1; turn. (9).

Row 21- 24 rep row 20

Row 25: sc in each of next 4 sc, tr in next st, ( this tr is where you will be working the closure) sc in each rem sc. (4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc)

Row 26: sc in each st across (9) Ch 1 ;turn

Row 27- 42: sc in each sc. Ch1; turn

Row 28: skip first sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc. Ch1; turn (7)

Row 29: skip first sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc. Ch1; turn (5)

Rows 30-31: Sc in each of next 5 sc. Ch 1;turn. ( 5)

Row 32: Sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 10, skip next sc, sc in rem 2 sc. Ch 1; turn.

Row 33: Sl st in next of next 2 sc, sl st in each ch of the ch-10 loop, sl st in each rem 2 sc. Fasten off.

Hyperbolic closure

Row 1:You will be working on the tr of row 25. Insert hook under the post or stem of the tr, sl st around the stitch, ch 1, work 6 sc. Ch 1 turn.

Row 2: 3 sc in each sc , pull first and last sc together, sl st in first sc to form a circle. Fasten off.