How To Create a Single row crochet hem for dish towel


    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
  • Scissors


  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • rep: repeat


Step 1: Starting Chain

  1. Begin by making a slip knot with the yarn and placing it on the crochet hook.
  2. 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

  1. Turn your work so that the wrong side (WS) is facing you.
  2. Skip the first chain and insert your hook into the second chain from the hook.
  3. Make a single crochet (sc) stitch in each chain across the row, working through both loops of each chain.
  4. Continue making sc stitches in each chain until you reach the end of the row.
  5. Chain one (ch 1) to create a turning chain.

Step 3: Working on the Body of the Towel

  1. Turn your work so that the right side (RS) is facing you.
  2. Make one sc stitch in each stitch across the row, working through both loops of each stitch.
  3. 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

  1. Once your towel has reached the desired length, fasten off the yarn by cutting it, leaving a tail of a few inches.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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