Crochet is a versatile and creative craft that allows you to add a personal touch to everyday items. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making a single row crochet hem for a dish towel.Skill Level: Intermediate
- Worsted weight cotton yarn
- Appropriate crochet hook size for the yarn
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- rep: repeat
Step 1: Starting Chain
- Begin by making a slip knot with the yarn and placing it on the crochet hook.
- Make a foundation chain of stitches with the desired length for your dish towel. For example, you can chain 25-30 stitches for a standard-sized towel.
Step 2: Creating the Hem
- Turn your work so that the wrong side (WS) is facing you.
- Skip the first chain and insert your hook into the second chain from the hook.
- Make a single crochet (sc) stitch in each chain across the row, working through both loops of each chain.
- Continue making sc stitches in each chain until you reach the end of the row.
- Chain one (ch 1) to create a turning chain.
Step 3: Working on the Body of the Towel
- Turn your work so that the right side (RS) is facing you.
- Make one sc stitch in each stitch across the row, working through both loops of each stitch.
- Repeat step 3 until your towel reaches the desired length. Remember to chain one (ch 1) at the end of each row as a turning chain.
Step 4: Finishing
- Once your towel has reached the desired length, fasten off the yarn by cutting it, leaving a tail of a few inches.
- Use a yarn needle to weave in the loose ends on the WS of your work, ensuring they are secure and not visible from the RS.
- To create a loop for hanging the towel, you can either crochet a chain of the desired length and attach it to one corner of the towel, or you can sew a fabric loop onto the corner using the yarn needle.
By following these simple steps, you can create a beautiful single row crochet hem for your dish towel. This decorative edge adds a touch of elegance and personalization to your kitchen essentials. Experiment with different yarn colors to match your kitchen decor or create a contrasting border for a vibrant pop. Crocheting a hem is an enjoyable project that enhances both the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your dish.