This fan kitchen towel pattern has been updated on May 7, 2013. I added the abbreviations and stitch counts as well as changed the wording in a few places in order to make it easier to understand. Also, I added another row to the button to give it more power to hold the towel in place.
The pattern is a perfect match for the fan dish detergent bottle cover found here. The stitch pattern is the same, only the towel is worked in rows and the cover is worked in rounds. In addition, the towel naturally has flare, but the cover does not.
The edging for the crocheted kitchen towel is worked on 3 sides only because it matches and ties in perfectly with the last crocheted row. Instructions are also given to crochet up a neat little button, but you can attach any other button that you like.
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (about 4.5oz.)
Hook Size: H/8-5.00MM
Finished Measurement: The actual towel measures approximately 19 inches across, and 14 inches long. The strap measures approximately 6 inches long and 2.5 to 3 inches wide.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Ch-Sp = Chain Space
Dc = Double Crochet
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
V-St = V Stitch
V-St: (Dc, ch 3, dc) all in the same st as indicated.
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (6 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (6 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Turn. (4 sts and 1 ch-sp)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Turn. (6 sts)
Rows 5-18: Repeat row 2.
Row 19: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across. Turn. (12 sts)
Row 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st up to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 21: Repeat row 19. (28 sts)
Row 22: Repeat row 20. (30 sts)
Row 23: Repeat row 19. (60 sts)
Row 24: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across. Turn. (61 sts)
Row 25: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn. (61 sts)
Row 26: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), dc in same first st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next dc (center dc), sk next 2 sts, *V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sts, sc in next dc, sk next 2 sts, repeat from * to last sc, (dc , ch 1, dc) in last sc. Turn. (9 V-Sts (ch-3 sps))
Row 27: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same first st, sc in next sc, *5 dc in center ch of V-st, sc in next sc, repeat from * to last sc st, sk next dc and ch-1, work 3 dc in last st. Turn. (61 sts)
Row 28: Ch 1, sc in first st, work V-St in next sc, *sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, V-St in next sc, repeat from * to last 3 sts, sk next 2 dc, sc in last st. Turn. (10 V-Sts)
Row 29: Ch 1, sc in first st, *5 dc in center ch of V-St, sc in next sc, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Rows 30-49: Repeat rows 26-29. Do not fasten off or turn at last row, but continue with edging.
The edging is worked along 3 sides of the towel only because the last crocheted row, row 49, blends in with the edging.
Work another 3 sc in last st made, turn the work slightly and working along the edge, *sk the distance of about 2 sc, work 5 dc in next st/sp, sk the distance of about 2 sc, sc in next st/sp, repeat from * along the edge, (The last sc st made should end up in the corner st, and you should have approximately 11 5dc fans),** work another 3 sc in corner st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in sp before next st, sk next 2 sts, 4 sc in corner st, repeat from * to **, work another 2 sc in last st, join with sl st and fasten off.
Ch 3, join with sl st to form circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each ch, join with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc2tog over 2 sts) 3 times, join with sl st. Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for weaving through the last rnd and for sewing to the towel. Attach the button in the center top of the towel just before the increase rows.