For all 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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PRINTABLE PDF PATTERN
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- 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:
|Color||Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK Color Code||Yardage|
|A||Champagne White (403)||234 yds, 213 m|
|B||Mustard Yellow (424)||68.3 yds, 62 m|
|C||Soft Fudge (410)||29.3 yds, 27 m|
|D||Coffee Bean (411)||19.5 yds, 18 m|
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.
Find a tutorial on how to do the mattress stitch HERE.
20″ (50.5 cm) by 14” (35 cm).
Each hexagon should be about 2.6″ (6.5 cm).
- 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.
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
Following the hexagon 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 – Pointed Side
Half Hexagons – Squared Side
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.
RS facing, join A in the top, left corner.
Round 1. Sc all around. Around 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.
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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