A crochet towel topper with a hidden ring and fun boho style tassels is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home! This towel topper works up quickly & easily with scrap amounts of yarn. A great project for gifts or to brighten up your own kitchen.
When I designed my Gnome Towel Topper, I discovered the wonders of using a simple plastic ring crocheted into a towel topper making the towel removable for easy washing. And I haven’t looked back since! After several seasonal designs I wanted to make one that could be used year round. Although, I will make the argument that if you make the Gnome Towel Topper in season specific colors you could certainly display him year-round! 😉
And since I fell in love with the boho tasseled edging I used in my Luxe Boho Christmas Stocking I wanted to use it again for this project. I love the unique look of the tassels but they are certainly optional and the topper looks great without tassels as well.
This towel topper is so customizable – add holiday seasonal buttons or change the colors to make season specific.
I used Red Heart’s With Love* medium (4) weight acrylic yarn for this project – one of my favorite economical yarns. And a great choice since I had a lot of scraps left over from various projects last year. However, you could certainly use any medium weight yarn you prefer or have on hand – either cotton or acrylic.
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The towel topper is crocheted in two pieces – the hanging tab is crocheted directly onto the plastic 3″ ring and then a “skirt” is crocheted separately and sewn to the hanging tab.
I used a 3″ plastic ring I purchase from Amazon – they are economical and sturdy. However, you could certainly use inexpensive shower curtain rings or even elastic hair bands if you so wish.
These are going to work up quickly so they make fantastic last-minute gifts or would also be great additions to a craft fair or bazaar.
I have a complete video tutorial now available which will help you from beginning to end – from crocheting into a ring all the way to adding the simple tassels. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.
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Tasseled Towel Topper with Hidden Ring Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Red Heart With Love Color Holly Berry Medium #4 weight .75 oz / 40 yds (Color A)
Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
1 – 3” plastic ring
1 – 3/4” button
1 – kitchen dish towel 17”x27” – purchase the towels from Amazon I am displaying in the photos above!
Embroidery floss for sewing on button
Approximate finished size: 8” from bottom edge x 4.5” wide (not including towel)
Gauge: 4” = 15 rows of sc
RS = right side
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sp = space
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
- Hanging tab is crocheted onto the 3” ring working in turned rows.
- Topper “skirt” is worked in the round. Once skirt is completed, it is sewn onto the top of the ring at the bottom of the hanging tab.
- Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as 1st st throughout pattern.
DIY Simple Tassel Tutorial
Tasseled Towel Topper complete video tutorial
Row 1: (WS) Working over 3” ring, 7 sc over ring. Turn. (7)
Row 2: (RS) ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (7)
Row 3 – 28: repeat row 2. (7)
Row 29: (button hole row) ch 1, 1 sc in first 2 st, ch 3, sk next 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st. Turn. (4 sc + 3 chs)
Row 30: ch 1, 1 sc in first 2 st, 3 sc in ch sp, 1 sc next 2 st. Turn. (7)
Row 31: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. (7)
Note: Hanging tab is approximately 8″ long excluding 3″ ring.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Leaving a long length of yarn for sewing (approx 10” long), ch 16, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Round 1: (RS) ch 3 (counts as 1st st), 1 dc in same ch, *1 dc in next 3 chs, 2 dc in next ch,* repeat between * * to last 3 chs, dc in last 3 chs, sl st to top of ch 3. (20)
Round 2: ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 4 sts, 1 dc in last 4 sts, sl st to top of ch 3. (24)
Round 3: ch 3, 1 dc in each st, sl st to top of ch 3. (24)
Round 4 – 5 repeat round 3.
Round 6: ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, *sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 sts, sk next 2 sts, sl st top of ch 3.
Fasten off. Weave in ends not left for sewing.
With RS of skirt facing out, insert hanging tab into center of “skirt”, pull up tab until ring comes to the top of the skirt. With long tail left for sewing, sew skirt to ring using the unused loop from foundation ch of skirt & row 1 loops of hanging tab. Sew the entire round 1 (both sides) of skirt to bottom of hanging tab.
Weave in end.
For each tassel, cut 2 pieces of yarn 4” in length & cut 1 8” piece of yarn.
Pull 2 pieces of 4” length of yarn strands through ch 2 sp from last round of skirt, wrap 8” strand around 4” strands, knot & cut to finish. Repeat for each ch 2 sp of cuff. Trim tassel to size desired.
With embroidery thread, sew button to front bottom at row 4 of hanging tab.
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