Crochet Pattern Towel Topper free pattern for beginners!

Dec 9, 2022 | Beginner Crochet Patterns, Crochet patterns, Most Popular

This crochet pattern towel topper is a free crochet pattern for a modern ring towel topper by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet pattern towel topper free pattern

This crochet towel topper works up so quickly in just a small amount of scrap yarn with the addition of two wooden rings.  A functional addition to your kitchen decor or perfect as a quick gift!

I love towel toppers and have designed a wide variety of towel toppers over the last several years.  Most of those designs would be considered more cute seasonal designs.  I really wanted a topper that would work for year-round use with a farmhouse chic vibe.

I grew up with crochet kitchen towel toppers being a staple in my mother’s kitchen.  At that time in the 70’s, the topper part was usually crocheted right into the top of the towel so the towel couldn’t be removed from the topper.  Which meant each time you washed your towel you also washed the topper portion as well.  The topper would then get those little bits of fabric pilling from frequent washing.  And once the towel became worn it was hard to throw out the topper!

The solution to fabric pilling was to keep your towel separate from the your ring.  No need to wash your towel topper along with the towel any longer! And since the towel is held by the rings this is really more of a towel holder than a towel topper.

I designed this crochet towel topper right after a complex and large project I had been working on for a while.  This was the perfect project for relaxing and I couldn’t believe how many I could make in an evening!  I had a hard time moving on to something else 😊.

Crochet Pattern Towel Topper Details

This crochet towel topper is made with just single crochet stitches worked in the round which means this is the perfect beginner-friendly project!

Crochet towel topper free pattern

Worked in seamless rounds – no joining!  Once your single crochet tube is at the right length you will sew the ends over wooden rings.  This allows the kitchen towel to be removable for easy washing!

This is a fantastic project for your scrap basket.  I used different brands of cotton worsted weight yarn I had in my stash.  However, I think even acrylic yarn could be used for this project as well.

I purchased my 2.75″ wood rings from Amazon*.  I really like the farmhouse vibe that the wood rings give the towel topper but you could certainly use an acrylic ring for a different aesthetic. You could use a range of sizes probably from 2.5″ to 3″ as well.  The smaller the ring, the tighter the hold on the towel.  If you have littles around that will be constantly pulling the towels off the rings you may want to go smaller on your rings.

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I love how versatile this towel holder is, too. For year round use and gift-giving, just change up the yarn colors and the towel for the season. Which makes this great gifts for bridal showers, birthdays and Mother’s Day!

crochet modern ring towel topper holder free pattern

I have a complete step by step video tutorial you can find below at the bottom of this blog post or it is also available on YouTube if you need help with this crochet towel topperSubscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

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This crochet pattern towel holder is part of the 24 Days of Quickies event with Marly Bird and friends and I am so excited to be a part of the fun this year!

Over 24 days, several designers including yours truly, will share great last minute patterns for both knit and crochet Christmas gifts. Most of these knit and crochet gift ideas are easy to complete in one day! There’s always someone to create something for. Need a last-minute Secret Santa gift?  A teacher’s gift?  Or how about a last minute stocking stuffer?  These patterns will have you covered!

I hope you enjoy the Modern Ring Towel Holder pattern!

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You may also like the following free crochet towel topper patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

Crochet towel topper free crochet pattern

Modern Ring Crochet Towel Topper Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


  • Weight 4 / Medium 100% cotton yarn
  • 1.0 oz / 52 yards

Size J / (6.0 mm) crochet hook
(2) 70 mm/2.75″ wood rings 
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size: 1.5” wide x 12” long before sewing on rings

Gauge:  17 sc rounds = 4” / 5 sc stitches = 1”


  • RS = right side
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Pattern Notes:

  • Towel Topper is worked in seamless rounds.  Do not slip stitch join at the end of each round.  Use stitch marker to place in first stitch of each round.

Recommended Tutorials:

Ring Towel Topper Tutorial

Pattern Instructions:

Leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 15.

Round 1:  Without twisting ch, sc in first ch to form a ring, sc in each remaining ch around. Do not sl st join (see pattern notes). (15)

Round 2 – 50 (once tube measures approximately 12” in length):  sc in each st.

At end of round 50, sl st to first st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

crochet towel holder process

Fold beginning foundation chain end over first wooden ring and with long length of yarn on tapestry needle; sew to inside of tube to secure.  Weave in end.

modern crochet towel topper pattern

Fold ending round over second wooden ring and with long length of yarn on tapestry needle; sew to inside of tube to secure.  Weave in end.  

crochet towel holder with rings

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Crochet towel holder free pattern


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!