Learning and trying new stitches I found this one with 3 contrast colors and I decided to crochet the towel. It should be helpful right now with all the handwashing going on. Since I’m staying home I chose the colors of my apartment building – grey, yellow and cream – and called it Apartment Towel.
With this pattern you will learn to crochet Caterpillar Stripe, aka Tooth Pattern, using 3 contrast color yarns.
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF APARTMENT TOWEL
WRITTEN PATTERN OF APARTMENT TOWEL
If you prefer ad-free printable PDF pattern, you can get it on:
I use cotton Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn in three different colors, 1 skein each. This yarn is medium size weight category 4. Crochet hook is size 5 mm. My towel measures appr. 16.5 inches long and 9.5 inches wide.
My Amazon picks:
Abbreviations: ch = chain WS = wrong side RS = right side dc = double crochet sc = single crochet tr = triple crochet sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
- With color A ch 36.
- Row 1 (WS) – dc in 4th ch from the hook and dc 1 in each ch, total 34 dc (first 3 chains count as 1st dc). Join color B when finishing the last dc (please see the video tutorial how to join new color), with color B ch 3 and turn. Don’t cut off color A yarn.
- Row 2 (RS) – dc in the next dc, *ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc 1 in each next 2 dc, repeat from*, ch 1 and turn.
- Row 3 – sc 1 in each next 2 dc, *ch 2, sc 2, repeat from*. Join color C when finishing the last sc. With color C ch 1 and turn. Don’t cut off color B yarn.
- Row 4 – sc 1 in each next 2 sc, *tr 1 in each next skipped 2 dc on row 1, sc 2, repeat from*, ch 1 and turn.
- Row 5 – sc 1 in each sc and tr. Join color A when finishing the last sc. With color A ch 3 and turn.
- Row 6 – dc 1 in each sc, ch 1 and turn.
- Row 7 – sc 1 in each dc. Join color B, ch 3 and turn.
- Row 8 – dc in the next sc, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc 1 in each next 2 sc, repeat from*, ch 1 and turn.
- Row 9 – sc 1 in each next 2 dc, *ch 2, sc 2, repeat from*. Join color C, ch 1 and turn.
- Row 10 – sc 1 in each next 2 sc, *tr 1 in each next skipped 2 sc on row 7, sc 2, repeat from*, ch 1 and turn.
- Row 11 – sc 1 in each sc and tr. Join color A, ch 3 and turn.
- Repeat rows 6-11 four more times.
- Repeat row 6 one more time.
- Next 12 rows – start each row with 1 ch, sc2tog in the beginning and end of each row, sc 1 in each st between sc2tog’s, until you have 10 sc left.
- Handle – start each row with 1 ch and sc 1 in each sc for 12 rows.
- For buttonhole sc2tog, sc 1 in each next 2 sc, ch 2 and skip 2 sc, sc 1 in each next 2 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn.
- Sc 1 in each next 3 sc, sc 2 in 2ch-space, sc 1 in each next 3 sc, ch 1 and turn.
- Sc2tog, sc 1 in each next 4 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn.
- Sc 1 in each next 6 sc.
- Edge – sc evenly around the whole towel (please see the video tutorial for exact stitch placement) until the beginning sc of handle’s last row, sl st in that sc, fasten off, cut off yarn. Sew on the button.
If you enjoyed making this towel, please check out my tutorials of other towels:
You may not sell my pattern or claim it as your own.
You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my pattern but I ask that you link back to my blog handmadebyraine.com and provide credit for the pattern.
You are welcome to share my pattern on social media as long as you link back directly to my blog post (providing the link). No copy & paste of my pattern will be allowed under any circumstances.
Some links are affiliate, meaning I’ll make a small commission if you make a purchase, but this is at no cost to you.