Rays Of Sunshine Hand Towel – Free Crochet Pattern

Add a splash of color to your kitchen or bathroom with the Rays of Sunshine Hand Towel.

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Rays of Sunshine Collection

The Rays of Sunshine Hand Towel is the last pattern in the Rays Of Sunshine Collection. Other designs in the collection include a coaster, dishcloth, and table runner.

You can purchase the Rays Of Sunshine Collection on Ravelry.

Supplies Needed

The Yarn

Just like the other patterns in the Rays Of Sunshine Collection, I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for the Rays Of Sunshine Hand Towel. I love this yarn because of how sturdy it is and the variety of colors available. The price isn’t that bad either.

Gauge & Sizes:

Gauge: 14 Sts x 12 rows = 4” Hdc
Size: approximately 13” x 28”

Stitches & Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dc2Tog* – Double Crochet 2 Together
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sdc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
St(s) – Stitches

Stitch Definitions

Dc2Tog* Double Crochet 2 Together – YO, insert hook into same St as previous St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2, Sk next St, YO, insert hook into next St, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through 3.

Sdc – Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.)  Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. YO, insert into the 1st St, YO, pull through the St, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Pattern Notes

Written in U.S. crochet terms.
A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.
The Sdc can be substituted with a Ch 3.
Pay attention to how the Dc2Tog is worked.
Other patterns in the Rays Of Sunshine Collection include a matching table runner, dishcloth, and coaster.

Availability

The ad-free pdf download can be purchased on Ravelry and Etsy.

The Pattern

Ch 49

Row 1.) Hdc in 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. (48)

Row 2.) Turn, Sdc in 1st St, [Dc2Tog*, Ch 1] 14 times, Dc in last St. (48)

Rows 3- 81) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St and each St across. (48)

Row 82) Turn, Sdc in 1st St, [Dc2Tog*, Ch 1] 14 times, Dc in last St. (48)

Row 83) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St and each St across. (48)

Finish off and weave in ends.


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