Honeycomb Kitchen Towel – Free Crochet Pattern

For all the bee lovers out there, you’ll want to crochet this: the Honeycomb Kitchen Towel!

There is just something calming about bees, and I love incorporating bee and beehive-inspired motifs into my crochet.

Back when I made my Tunisian Honeycomb Baby Blanket, I started thinking about hexagons not only for blankets but also for the kitchen decor, which happens to be one of my biggest obsessions!

So, “just” a couple of years later (Lol tell me I am not the only one working on such a simple thing for so long), here it is, a honeycomb dishcloth or towel. I am never sure what the right name is for these things.

Anyhow, if you have a bee-lover or a beekeeper in your family or friends, this would make just the cutest gift idea!

Just a little word of notice, weaving in ends will be the longest part of this project but the result is totally worth it! Plus, you can save on ends to weave in by using the tails for sewing the hexagons together!

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Free Crochet Pattern - Honeycomb Kitchen Towel - Raffamusa Designs

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Materials

  • 3.5-mm (E/4 USA, 9 UK) Hook
  • DK (#3, Light) Weight Cotton Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

Yarn Colors & Yardage

For my Honeycomb Kitchen Towel, I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the following colors and amounts:

ColorPaintbox Yarns Cotton DK Color CodeYardage
AChampagne White (403)234 yds, 213 m
BMustard Yellow (424)68.3 yds, 62 m
CSoft Fudge (410)29.3 yds, 27 m
DCoffee Bean (411)19.5 yds, 18 m

Abbreviations

BLO Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Ch-less DcChainless Starting Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
MCMagic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Back Loop Only (BLO)
Learn how to crochet in the back loop only HERE.

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Ch-less Dc)
Learn how to crochet the ch-less dc HERE.

Magic Circle (MC)
Find a tutorial on how to crochet the magic circle HERE.

Mattress Stitch
Find a tutorial on how to do the mattress stitch HERE.

Size

20″ (50.5 cm) by 14” (35 cm).

Gauge

Each hexagon should be about 2.6″ (6.5 cm).

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all into the same indicated st.

Construction

This kitchen towel is constructed by joining hexagons and half hexagons together. After the seaming is done, the border is crocheted all around.

Crochet Honeycomb Kitchen Towel – Free pattern

Hexagons

Following the hexagons pattern HERE, crochet 21 hexagons with A, 5 with B, 3 with C, and 2 with D by making 3 rounds for each hexagon.

Half Hexagons – Ponted Side

With A, make 10 half hexagons with a squared side as described in the pattern HERE by crocheting 3 rows per hexagon.

Half Hexagons – Squared Side

With A, make 8 half hexagons with a squared side as described in the pattern HERE by crocheting 3 rows per hexagon.

Honeycomb Kitchen Towel - Assembly - Raffamusa Designs

Assembly

Place the hexagons and half hexagons with all RS facing up according to the assembly scheme below. Then, seam the hexagons together using the mattress stitch or your preferred sewing method.

When possible, use the long tails of yarn in color A, otherwise cut a few short lengths of A and use them for seaming.

Fasten off. Before weaving in your ends, complete the border.

Honeycomb Kitchen Towel - Assembly Scheme - Raffamusa Designs
1 – Hexagons
2 – Half Pointed Hexagons
3 – Half Squared Hexagons

Border

RS facing, join A in the top, left corner.

Round 1. Sc all around. Along the post of each dc, place 2 sc sts. Also, crochet a sc on the side of each joining point and in the center of each MC. Join the round with a sl st into the first st.

Fasten off A, join B.

Round 2. BLO sc all around. At the corners, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in the ch-1 space from the previous round. Join the round with a sl st into the first st.

Detail of the Crochet Honeycomb Kitchen Towel - Raffamusa Designs

Fasten off B, join A.

Round 3. BLO sc all around. At the corners, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in the ch-1 space from the previous round.

Hanging Loop: At the last corner, do not ch 1 and join. Instead, ch 25 and sl st into the first st of the round. Then, ch 1 and turn. Sc 30 or more sts inside the loop you just created.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Well done, your crochet honeycomb kitchen towel is ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this pattern. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I can find and share all your creations!

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