December 19, 2017

Loom Knit Hanging Kitchen Towel

Loom Knit Hanging Kitchen Towel

Can’t you just smell it?  The brown-sugar glazed ham baking in the oven, fresh bread and the spicy scent of Grandma’s homemade gingerbread.  There’s nothing like family working together in the kitchen preparing for Christmas dinner.  You just finished peeling the potatoes, rinsed your hands and you naturally reach for the towel hanging on the front of Grandma’s oven door.  It’s there.  You know it’s there because Grandma always hangs a fresh towel out before a visit.  Now you can loom knit your own classic hanging towel like Grandma used to do, but with an updated modern look.  I’ve adapted the The At Your Service Knit Cloth pattern from Yarnspirations into a loom knit hanging kitchen towel that Grandma is sure to love.  Thanks, Yarnspirations, for allowing me to adapt this fantastic needle knit pattern to the loom.

This pattern features a garter stitch border with seed stitch used for the main body of the towel.  The towel is loom knit from the bottom up with a tapered top and button closure.  Made with kitchen-friendly cotton yarn these towels are strong and when you’re done just toss them in the washer.

Make a Loom Knit Hanging Kitchen Towel with this free pattern and video from GoodKnit Kisses. #goodknitkisses #knitgift #loomknit #loomknitting #loom

Let’s get started!


Contrast A Bernat Handicrafter Cotton  (1 ball or 80 yds.)

Contrast B Bernat Handicrafter Cotton  (1 ball or 22 yds.)



3/8″ gauge loom with at least 49 pegs



  • stitch markers
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 5/8” [1.5 cm] button


Skill Level




Approx 11″ x 12″ [28 x 30.5 cm] (when buttoned).



20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stocking st.


Let’s get to work on our Loom Knit Hanging Kitchen Towel ….

 CO 49 sts.

Garter Border:
Row 1: P all.
Row 2: K all.
Rep Rows 1-2 two more times.

Row 3  P all.  

Seed Stitch
Row 4: K5. *P1, K1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
Row 5: P5. *K1, P1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K1. P5.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 8”.

Row 6: K5. K2tog. *P1, K1. Rep from * to last 8 sts. P1. Ssk. K5.
Row 7: P5. K1. *K1, P1. Rep from * to last 7 sts.  K2. P5.
Row 8: K5. K2tog. *K1, P1. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K1. Ssk. K5.
Row 9: P5. K1. *P1, K1. Rep. from * to last 5 sts. P5.
Rep last 4 rows once more. Cut yarn.

Attach Contrast B.
Rep Rows 6 through 9 two more times.

Row 10: K5. K2tog. *P1, K1. Rep from * to last 8 sts. P1. Ssk. K5.
Row 11: P5. Ssk. *P1, K1. Rep from * to last 8 sts. P1. K2tog. P5.
Rep these 2 rows until 13 sts remain.

Row 12: K all.
Row 13: P all.
Rep last 2 rows until hanger measures 4”. (For wide oven door handles you may need to knit to 5″ to get a good fit.)

Row 14: K5, K2tog, YO, K6.
Row 15: P all.
Row 16: K all.
Repeat Rows 15 & 16 once more and purl bind off.

Weave in ends. Sew on button with needle and thread to correspond to buttonhole. 


Make a Loom Knit Hanging Kitchen Towel with this free pattern and video from GoodKnit Kisses. #goodknitkisses #knitgift #loomknit #loomknitting #loom

Watch the following video for the shaping technique!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and pattern.  You might even be ready to teach Grandma some new knitting tricks.

Happy Knitting!

Kristen Mangus



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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
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    One of the BEST tutorials I’ve ever seen!

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    What cast on did you use?Their should be more patterns for loom knitted kitchen towels.

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    I’m confused about where the buttonhole is done.

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    New to this, can you provide the meaning of the abbreviations?

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    Pauline Slingerland February 21, 2018 at 9:10 am Reply

    I love this and thank you for making the pattern available. I was wondering if I wanted to make this a little smaller how do I adjust the pattern properly?

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    Looking for hanging dish towel loomed utube video

    • Joann Gay

      Hi Debbie! The video is at the bottom of the page.

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        I still can’t find the video. The only one on this page is for a topper.

        • Joann Gay

          This pattern does not have a full video showing the entire project. The bottom portion of the towel is in the written pattern instructions and the video begins when you are ready to start working the decreases to make the towel hanger. I’m sorry I misunderstood what you were asking!

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    I’m confused about the last part of Hanger instructions?
    Row 9-11 after 12 and 13? Not sure how that fits in. Anxious to try this, love the idea

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