Free crochet towel holder pattern – a cute flower!

Jul 28, 2023 | Crochet patterns

A free crochet towel holder pattern features a cute & happy flower to hang in your kitchen!  Pattern designed by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet flower free crochet towel holder pattern

A cute crochet flower towel topper is a delightful and practical accessory that adds a touch of charm to your kitchen.

The flower petals can be made in a single color or a combination of colors, allowing you to customize the look to match with your kitchen decor. You can experiment with different color combinations to create unique looks. Raid your scrap basket for a different flower every time!

I have several crochet towel topper patterns which are a unique variation of traditional towel toppers in that there is a craft ring crocheted into the back panel.  This makes them a towel holder rather than a traditional towel topper. 

Use colors that will match your favorite kitchen towels or purchase some beautiful dish towels for a bridal shower and make the flower match the towel for fun gifts!

I love how bright and cheerful my Flower and Happy Sun Towel Toppers are together – perfect for spring and summer decor! They would certainly brighten anyone’s kitchen!

crochet flower and sun towel topper set

Free crochet towel holder pattern details

My flower crochet towel holder begins with two panels of single crochet worked in a perfect single crochet circle. The front panel will have a several rounds of single crochet stitches worked in the back loop only. The remaining front loop is what we will use to work the flower petals. 

If my flowers look a little familiar it may be because I modeled my flowers from my Happy Flower Granny Square which is part of the Easter Granny Square Blanket. I simply modified the petals a little bit but the method of crocheting into the unused front loop is basically the same as my square. If you need some photo help on how to crochet the petals into the front loop you can go check out that free pattern for guidance.

Crochet 3D Flower granny square

I used Red Heart Super Saver* yarn for my free crochet towel holder pattern.  Red Heart Super Saver yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted medium weight yarn. But, you could certainly use any yarn you have on hand – a fantastic project for scraps!  Cotton yarn would be another great option.

I did use Super Saver Ombre for the flower petals and back panel hoping to take advantage of the lovely ombre color changes.  However, since I am using so little yardage and I started at the beginning of a long color change there really didn’t end up being a noticeable change for either of my toppers. I would recommend starting your flower petals closer to a color change so that you can get the true effect for your towel holder.

I have several easy crochet towel topper patterns now that utilize a hidden 3″ ring* which allows the towel to be removable.  I purchase my rings from Amazon* but you can substitute with inexpensive plastic shower rings, wood rings or even elastic hair ties.  All have been used successfully by other makers.

*This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase.  I will receive a small commission if you purchase but it won’t cost you any extra!  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

I added a happy face to my flower towel topper but you could certainly choose to leave it alone.  So pretty!

Flower towel holder free crochet pattern

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free crochet towel holder pattern - happy flower towel topper

Flower Towel Topper free crochet towel holder pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)

  •     Lemon 0.2 oz / 11 yds (Yellow)
  •     White 0.2 oz / 11 yds (White)
  •     Black 0.01 oz / 1 yd (Black)

Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)

  •     Sage 0.1 oz / 6 yds (Green)

Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 10 oz / 482 yds) 

  •     Jazzy 1.2 oz / 64 yds (Pink)

Size J – 6.0 mm crochet hook
1 – 3” plastic ring
2 – 6 mm black safety eyes
1 – 3/4” button
Embroidery floss for sewing on button
Tapestry Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size:  

6” round (not including towel)

Gauge: 5” = 9 rounds of sc


  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • MC = magic circle
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FLO = front loop only
  • hdc = half double crochet

Special Stitches:

Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Work in continuous rounds, do not join, instead use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 
  • Towel topper is worked in two panels which are then joined together at the end.
  • Plastic ring is crocheted over while working back panel.

Front Panel

Round 1: (RS) With yellow, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Fasten off yellow.

Note: Rounds 5 – 9 are all worked BLO. We are creating the location for the flower petals.

Round 5: With pink, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6: 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8: 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st to first st.  (54)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Flower Petals

Round 1: With white yarn, (working in FLO remaining from round 5) sl st to first unused front loop from round 5, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, (3 hdc, picot, 3 hdc) in next st, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round skipping last st, sl st in first st to join.  Fasten off. (6 petals)

Round 2: With pink yarn, (working in FLO from rounds 6 – 9) sl st to first unused front loop from round 6, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, 5 hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round skipping last st, do not sl st join.  Instead, begin working into FLO of round 7 repeating instructions all the way through round 9.  

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Back Panel

Round 1 – 5: With pink, repeat rounds 1 – 5 of front panel omitting instructions for working in BLO.

Round 6: Repeat round 6 of Front Panel, except work the first 5 sc stitches over the plastic ring. See Photo 1 & 2 at bottom of PDF Note:  Keep ring to WS of panel. 

Round 7 – 9: Repeat rounds 7 – 9 of Front Panel.  Note: Omit working in BLO.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Cheeks (make 2)

With pink, make a MC, ch 1, sc in MC. Tighten MC. Fasten off. (1)

Hanging Tab

With green, (leaving a long tail for sewing), ch 5.

Row 1:  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 first st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. (2 st + 2 ch) 

Row 22:  Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in last st. (4)

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

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


Attach safety eyes to front panel.

With a long length of black, embroider smile on front panel.  Weave in ends.

Sew cheeks to each side of embroidered smile of front panel.

With WS of panels facing (ring to inside of panels, open part of ring at bottom of face), use stitch markers to count 34 sts from one side of panel to the other.  Be sure that the top part of the ring is at the top part of the panels. Attach front and back panels together with stitch markers through both panels.  With pink, attach yarn at first stitch marker, sl st in each st through both front and back panels to next stitch marker.  (34 st) 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With long tail, sew hanging tab to top of back panel. Weave in remaining ends.

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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!