Easy ZigZag Hand Towel Crochet Pattern

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I’ve been getting my Etsy shop organized and have decided to add a few new things along with my Gossiping Paisley Chickens and Ukrainian eggs.  Handmade gifts are such a nice option when giving and I love to share my ideas with those of you that would like to create your own.

easy zigzag crochet pattern

This week, I created an easy crochet pattern for ZigZag stitch hand towels using cotton yarn. The stitch looks complicated, but you will be surprised how easy it is to create.  This is a great project for a beginner in crochet who has mastered the double crochet.

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My idea is to pair these handmade hand towels with my Happy Camper pot holders.  If you love to sew, you can find my free Happy Camper potholder pattern here.  If you just want to purchase some instead, keep an eye on my Etsy shop.  I am creating several batches of these fun potholders and putting them in more store real soon!

So, want to know how to make the towels?

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Easy ZigZag Hand Towel Crochet Pattern

Size H Crochet Hook
4 ply cotton yarn in various colors

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Chain 35.

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc across.  Turn.

Row 2: ch 2, dc in back loop of first st, dc in the same stitch (V-stitch made). Skip 1, V-stitch in next.   Continue across.  Join new color.  Turn.

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Row 3-18: Chain 2.  V-stitch in space of V-stitch below.  Continue across.  Join new color.  Turn

easy zigzag crochet pattern

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Row 19: sc across.  Finish off.

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Cotton yarn can be found at your local craft store or yarn shop.  I highly recommend cotton over acrylic or wool for this project as it is easily washed and absorbs well.  Perfect for a face cloth or hand towel!

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Want even more gift ideas?  Well how about a gift basket?  You could pair the hand towels up with hand made soap (you can find some of my soap tutorials here and here) and maybe some wonderful smelling moisturizer.

I’ve been a huge fan of Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer lately.  Winter air can be harsh on your skin, causing chapped lips and dry and dehydrated skin.  Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer absorbs two times faster and instantly locks in moisture on wet skin.

easy zigzag crochet pattern

It comes in several scents, but my absolute favorites are Coconut Oil and Monoi Oil.  You simply apply it after your shower while your skin is damp and then pat dry!

easy zigzag crochet pattern

You can find Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer at your local Walmart in the Health and Beauty aisle.

easy zigzag crochet pattern

Crochet up some beautiful ZigZag hand cloths and create your own unique gift baskets.  I’m betting someone special will be very happy to receive it.

For this free downloadable pattern, click here: Easy ZigZag Crochet Hand Towels

Oh, and make a few for yourself too.  You deserve it!

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{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Lorraine March 10, 2018, 10:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing great patterns – sometimes we forget how gracious some people can be and how much time they devote to helping others.

  • Carol Trujillo August 11, 2016, 2:51 pm

    Hi Susan. For whatever reason I can’t get the pattern for the zig zag towel. I had my husband try to get it and he is usually pretty good with this type of thing, but even he can’t get it to print out.

    Have any idea what we can do? Thanks, Carol~

  • Debra March 12, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Thank you for your zig zag pattern. Going to do this one for sure. Very pretty. Thank you.

    • Susan Myers March 31, 2016, 2:23 pm

      Hi Debra!
      You are very welcome! Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Tyra Rathje January 29, 2016, 10:40 am

    I ran into your site by accident and am glad I did. You have some nice ideas and I can’t wait to start a few of them.
    I just wanted to give you a heads-up. The “V” stitch is not a true “V” stitch. It is actually 2 dc (double crochet ). It only looks like one because you are placing 2 dc between a set of 2 dc. A true “V” stitch has at least 1 ch (chain) between the 2 dc.
    Thank you

    • Susan Myers February 3, 2016, 10:57 pm

      Hi Tyra!
      Thanks for the heads up! I guess I should rename it. I tried it with a ch between the 2 dc, and it wasn’t what I was going for.

  • Jessica [Havok] January 20, 2016, 1:34 pm

    Fantastic pattern! I use cotton cloths, either crocheted or knitted, for all of my cleaning, and they do the job pretty darned well! 😀

  • Kimberlee January 18, 2016, 4:55 pm

    Cute towel pattern – love the colors, so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the pattern, pinned.

  • kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor January 15, 2016, 1:23 pm

    What a great idea! And gosh, that lotion is fantastic! #client

  • Linda McCook January 15, 2016, 10:57 am

    Thank you so much for the zig zag hand towel pattern! Years ago, I crocheted an afghan using this pattern. Long story short, I lost the pattern and have been searching for it for at least twenty odd years.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

    • Susan Myers January 16, 2016, 11:43 pm

      Hi Linda!
      You are very welcome! Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Heather G January 14, 2016, 11:51 pm

    Suzy, I love your Ukrainian eggs. I did this in Pioneer Girls umpteen years ago (almost 50) and I still have the egg I created. Not as beautiful as yours, but I still love it considering it was my first (and only). I haven’t seen much of this since then. I might have to think about trying it again. Also, thanks for the uber easy crochet pattern. I have so much cotton yarn; great project to use it up on.
    Heather G

    • Susan Myers January 17, 2016, 12:14 am

      Hi Heather!
      Thank you so much! Making Ukrainian eggs is one of my favorite things to do. It is a very relaxing past time.


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