Free Pattern – Mod Stripes Towel

Funky, fun, and festive, everything about this towel is just a little bit off kilter. The uneven stripes have raised edges that flow in one direction, and the textured wattle stitch is an asymmetrical variation of the V stitch.

You can even change the look entirely depending on how you fold it. Show off the bold striping pattern, or fold it in thirds lengthwise and it becomes solid red with a thin decorative border! With so many options to fit any decor, the Mod Stripes Towel makes a unique gift that can be used all year.

 

Mod Stripes Towel - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

This pattern was designed for the 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet-along, hosted by CAL CentralLoveCrafts has generously provided all the participating designers with fabulous Paintbox yarns for free, to use for our Holiday Stashdown CAL designs. LoveCrafts is also providing one lucky giveaway winner with all 60 (yes, 60!) shades of their Paintbox Simply Aran yarn. That’s an amazing prize!

Check out the main Holiday Stashdown CAL post for information on how to join in the fun, enter the giveaway, and see all the other great patterns and prizes! Please also show all our sponsors some love by visiting their stores. We couldn’t have these great giveaways without their support.

#HolidayStashdownCAL #CALCentral


This post contains affiliate links (click for more info). If you click an affiliate link and then make a purchase, I may be compensated. You get the same great prices, and you will be helping to support this site!
This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in any way other than by sharing a link to this page or to the pattern page on Ravelry. Click here for copyright information.

 

Mod Stripes Towel

 
Add this to your Ravelry Queue

Materials:

  • Paintbox Cotton DK 
    • 130 yds #408 Vanilla Cream (cream)
    • 130 yds #416 Red Wine (red)
    • 80 yds #427 Slate Green (teal)
  • Size G (4 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

Skill Level:

Easy – changing colors, working in third loop of hdc.

Size:

15 x 20 inches.

Gauge:

17 sc x 18 rows = 4 inches (after blocking). Exact gauge is not critical, but yardage will vary with gauge.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • ch sp = chain space
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong side

Instructions:

With cream, Ch 99 (multiple of 3)

Cream Stripe (5 rows):

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, [(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, sk next 2 chs] 31 times, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, sk next ch, hdc in last ch. (2 hdc, 32 ch-1 sps)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, [hdc in first st, [sk next dc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk next sc] across to last st, hdc in last st. (2 hdc, 32 ch-1- sps)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, [sk next dc, 3 hdc in next ch-1 sp, sk next sc] across to last st, hdc in last st, changing to teal. (98 hdc)

Fasten off yarn at the end of each stripe – do not carry yarn up the side of your work.

Teal Stripe (4 rows):

Row 6: Working in third loops only, Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, sk next st, [(sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts] 31 times, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk next st, hdc in last st. (2 hdc, 32 ch-1 sps)

3rd loop of hdc - Stitches n Scraps

Rows 7-8: Repeat row 2.

Row 9: Repeat row 5, changing to cream at end of row.

Cream Stripe (2 rows):

Row 10: Repeat row 6

Row 11: Repeat row 5, changing to red at end of row.

Red Stripe (22 rows):

Row 12: Repeat row 6

Rows 13-32: Repeat row 2.

Row 33: Repeat row 5, changing to cream at end of row.

Cream Stripe (4 rows):

Row 34: Repeat row 6

Rows 34-36: Repeat row 2.

Row 37: Repeat row 5, changing to teal at end of row.

Teal Stripe (6 rows):

Row 38: Repeat row 6

Rows 39-42: Repeat row 2.

Row 43: Repeat row 5, changing to cream at end of row.

Cream Stripe (3 rows):

Row 44: Repeat row 6

Row 45: Repeat row 2

Row 46: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, [sk next sc, sk next dc, 3 sc in next ch-1 sp, sk next sc, sk next dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp] across to last st, sc in last st. (79 sc)

Edging:

Rnd 1: (280 sc total)

  • Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st. (81 sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 57 sc evenly spaced across. (57 sc)
  • Working in bottom of foundation chain, treat the skipped chs as ch-sps: 3 sc in first ch, sk next ch-sp, sc in next ch, (2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next ch, sc in next ch sp, sc in next ch) 15 times, sc in last ch-sp, 3 sc in last ch. (83 sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 57 sc evenly spaced across, 2 sc in same st as beginning of round, join with sl st to first st, changing to teal. (59 sc)

 

Rnd 2: With teal, ch 1, turn, sc in first st (corner), [ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) 29 times, 3 sc in next st (corner), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) 39 times], 3 sc in next st, (corner), repeat between [ ], 2 sc in same st as beginning corner, join with sl st to first st, changing to cream. (148 sc, 140 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3: With cream, ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first st, [sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp across to next corner (sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st)] 3 times, sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp across, join with sl st to first st. (296 sc)

Finishing:

Fasten off.

Wash and block.

Weave in all ends.

 


I hope you enjoy the pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

Do you want the best of Stitches n Scraps delivered right to your inbox? The Stitches n Scraps email newsletter includes highlights from the blog as well as special features not available elsewhere. Don’t miss a stitch – Subscribe now!

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.