Crochet Towel Hanger

Towel hangers are an essential for the kitchen, work shop, barn, anywhere you might need a quick towel within reach. This towel holder holds any towel making it easy to swap it out and replace with a clean towel.

These take about 15 min to make and you can repurpose scraps!

Skill level Beginniner


  • slst = slip stich
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single stich
  • dc = double stich
  • dc2tog = (or decrease) double stich 2 dc together

Items needed:

  • Scrap yarn of your choice. For kitchen/bathroom use, Redheart Super Saver yarn works perfectly. For barn, garage, or outside, Twine, yes, bailing twine, works perfectly.
  • Size H crochet hook
  • 1 yarn needle
  • 1 button with big enough center holes to get your yarn needle through it.
  • A “ring”. This is where you can get really creative with repurposing “stuff”. I like to use a large ponytail ring. You can also use plastic “bangle” round bracelets (for large towels), cut out plastic rings from milk jugs, or pretty much anything that is the right size “hole” for holding your towel so that it doesn’t slip out easily.


  1. Make your starting loop in your yarn as you would to start a chain
  2. Row 1: Enter through the ring as if you are pointing your hook away from you (this will help you not get tangled up in your yarn on the circle) sc over your ring from inside the ring. 3 chain (this will be your first dc), dc around the ring. For a ponytail ring its 34 DC. You want the yarn to be firm and not expose the ring but not so tight it bunches up. slst into the third chain at the top (where you started). ch 3 and turn
  3. Row 2: Starting with your 1st dc from row one, dc 1 in each of the next 10 dc. ch 3 turn.
  4. Row 3: dc in the first dc. 1 dc in next dc 10 times . ch 3 turn
  5. Row 4: dc in the first dc. 1 dc in next dc 11 times . ch 3 turn
  6. Row 5: sk the first stitch directly beside your chain, 1 dc in next dc 11 times
  7. Row 6 through 9 repeat Row 5
  8. Row 10: 1dc2tog,1 dc in next dc 7 times, 1dc2tog, 1dc ch 3 turn
  9. Row 11: 1dc2tog, 1 dc in next dc 5 times, 1dc2tog, 1dc ch 3 turn
  10. Row 12: 1 dc in next dc 8 times, ch 3 turn
  11. Row 13 – 19 repeat row 12
  12. Row 20: Buttonhole row: dc in next 3 dc, ch 1 (sk a stitch) dc in next 3 dc. 3 ch turn
  13. Row 21: 1 dc in next 8 dc, 1 ch turn
  14. Row 22: 1dc2tog, 4sc, 1dc2tog, 1 ch turn
  15. Row 23: 7 sc, 1 ch turn
  16. Row 24: 7 sc, tie off.
  17. Cut 2 long strands of yarn, about 6 inches each.
  18. I am using a 4 hole button here, so one strand went bottom left to top right, and the second strand went bottom right to top left.
  19. Line up your button to thread button yarns at the 3rd row from the ring around the 7th DC and pull through to the back, leaving the button on the front. Tie tightly to the back.
  20. Trim and weave your ends.
  21. Your top button hole should fit over your button.

And there you have your crochet towel holder.


Until Next Time,

Mrs. Kay L. Rice

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