Farmhouse Crochet Heart Towel Topper free crochet pattern

Feb 6, 2020 | Crochet patterns

This Farmhouse Crochet Heart Towel Topper is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

I recently designed the Gnome Crochet Towel Topper and used a ring in order to make the towel hang freely inside the Gnome’s hat. This makes the towel removable for easy washing. I don’t know about you but I absolutely love that feature – no more clunking noise in the dryer and best of all the topper stays nice and new looking without running through the washer every few days. And, once the towel starts to look “not so new” you can easily replace with a brand new towel – perfect!

I wanted to take this ring to new towel toppers for each season and I am hoping to have several new patterns throughout this year. I thought a Heart Towel Topper would be perfect for St. Valentine’s Day. Works up quickly and looks so fantastic – you may want to display year round!

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

Also, you get a 2-for-1 pattern with this design – the front Heart panel would make a lovely potholder or dish cloth all on its own as well!

The Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper works up quickly made from two identical heart panels. The only thing different for the back panel is crocheting in the ring. The heart panels are then sewn together and a simple Single Crochet Spike Stitch is added in a contrasting color for the edging. This gives the Farmhouse Heart a rustic and charming appearance!

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

For the rings I did purchase mine from Amazon. I purchased a pack of 12 when I designed the Gnome Towel Topper and had several left over from that project. However, so many of you wanted to try something you could purchase inexpensively locally and came up with a wonderful idea – plastic shower hook holders! I purchased a pack of 12 from Walmart for only $.96 – what a fantastic idea!

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

I used Red Heart Super Saver* yarn for my design – a strong and durable worsted weight acrylic yarn. So many beautiful color options available and it will stand up well to a lot of use. However, you can use any yarn that you have on hand – a wonderful way to use of small amount of yarn!

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You may also like the following free patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Gnome Towel Topper
  2. Never-Ending Star Plant Hangers
  3. Any Holiday Dish Cloth

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Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver Burgundy 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Color A)
Red Heart Super Saver Aran (scrap amount) (Color B)
Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
1 Towel
1 – 3” Plastic Ring
1 – 3/4” button
Embroidery thread for sewing on button
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 7 1/2” tall x 8” wide (without towel)

Gauge:  16 rows sc = 4” / 13 sc st = 4”

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
sc2tog = single crochet 2 st together (see special stitches section below)
SP-2 = spike stitch two rows below (see special stitch section below)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

SP-2: Insert hook below sc from 2 rows below your hook (current row counts as row 1), yo, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 2 loops on hook.

Notes about pattern:

  • Heart is worked from bottom up
  • Ring is crocheted into Heart Back Panel with ring kept to WS of work
  • Two Heart Panels are sewn together and then edging is added at the end.

Front Heart Panel

Row 1:  With Color A, ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.  (2)

Row 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn.  (4)

Row 3:  ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn.  (6)

Row 4:  repeat row 3 (8)

Row 5:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  (8)

Row 6 – 8:  repeat row 3 (14 at the end of row 8)

Row 9:  repeat row 5 (14)

Row 10 – 11:  repeat row 3 (18 at the end of row 11)

Row 12 – 15:  repeat row 5 (18)

Row 16:  repeat row 3 (20)

Row 17: repeat row 5 (20)

Row 18:  repeat row 3 (22)

Row 19:  repeat row 5 (22)

Row 20:  repeat row 3 (24)

Row 21:  repeat row 5 (24)

Row 22:  ch 1, sc in 1st 12 st, turn.  (12)

Row 23:  repeat row 22 (12)

Row 24:  ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 8 st, sc2tog, turn.  (10)

Row 25:  ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 st, sc2tog, turn.  (8)

Row 26:  ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 st, sc2tog, turn.  (6)

Row 27:  ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 st, sc2tog, turn.  (4)

Row 28:  ch 1, sc2tog x 2 (2)

Fasten off.

With RS facing, attach Color A to 1st st of row 21 with sl st.

Row 22a:  ch 1, sc in 1st 12 st, turn.  (12)

Row 23a – 28a:  repeat rows 23 – 28.

Do not fasten off, weave in remaining ends.

To finish, sc evenly around outside edge of heart, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

Back Heart Panel

With Color A, repeat rows 1 – 18 of front panel.

Row 19:  ch 1, 1 sc in 1st 9 st, 1 sc in next 4 st working over plastic ring, 1 sc in next 9 st (not worked over ring), turn. (22)

Row 20:  ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 8 st, SP-2 over next 4 st (again working over plastic ring), 1 sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in last st, turn.  (24)

Repeat rows 21 – 28a of front panel.

Do not fasten off, weave in remaining ends.

To finish, sc evenly around outside edge of heart, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

Hanging Tab

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

Row 1:  With Color A (leaving a long tail for sewing), ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, turn. (4)

Row 2 – 20:  ch 1, sc in each st, turn.  (4)

Row 21 (button hole row):  ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 2, sk next 2 st, sc in last st. (2 st + 2 ch) 

Row 22:  ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 sc in last st.

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

With embroidery thread, sew button to non-button hole end of tab.

With long tail left for sewing, sew button side of tab approximately 2” from bottom of RS of back panel securely by sewing along tab on both sides approximately 3 1/2” from bottom of tab.  Weave in end. See diagram below:

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern
Heart tab diagram

With RS of panels facing each other and WS facing out, with a length of Color A thrice longer than needed to sew panels together, sew panels together beginning 5” from bottom of heart on one side to 5” from bottom of heart on other side leaving bottom open.  Note:  when sewing seam, use front loop of stitch closest to you and back loop of stitch farthest from you.  See diagram below:

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern
Heart Towel Topper diagram

Turn RS out to finish

Edge

With RS of front heart panel facing and with Color B, attach yarn to bottom of heart front panel, ch 1, SP-2 in 1st st, sc in next 3 st, *SP-2 in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * around to end, sl st to 1st st.  Note:  work edge in front panel only when working around open 10” at bottom of heart, work through both panels where they are joined together.

Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern
Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern
Work Spike sc stitch below the sc stitch from previous row (the sc row worked evenly around outside edge of heart)
Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern
Farmhouse Heart Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

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