Honeycomb Hand Towel & Washcloth Tunisian Crochet Pattern

This honeycomb handtowel and washcloth set were born of my efforts to use up a big box of cotton yarn this summer – I actually managed to make it about a third of the way through the box, but I’ll take it! This pattern features the beautiful, and shockingly easy, honeycomb Tunisian crochet stitch. With written instructions and a video tutorial to walk you through it, I have no doubt that you can conquer this pattern and create your own beautiful hand towels and wash cloths! Read on for the free Tunisian crochet pattern!

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Free Tunisian Crochet Hand Towel and Washcloth Crochet Patterns featuring honeycomb stitch - made with worsted weight cotton yarn and size 6.5mm crochet hook.

The honeycomb pattern is created using a simple two-row repeat. The only stitches you need to know for this pattern are tunisian simple stitch and tunisian purl stitch! If you’re looking for an ad-free PDF copy of this pattern, it is also available for purchase from Ravelry or Etsy:

Supplies

  • Any worsted weight cotton yarn, like Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or Lily Sugar & Cream (70g/120y). You’ll need approximately 160g/275y for the handtowel and 55g/95y for the washcloth.
  • Size K (6.5mm) Tunisian Crochet Hook – I used one of these beautiful Tunisian hooks from Furls crochet. You could also use a cabled Tunisian crochet hook, but a standard non-Tunisian hook will not be long enough for this pattern!
  • Yarn/Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch chain
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tss Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • tps Tunisian Purl Stitch

Pattern Notes

This pattern is very easy to adjust for size! You can add or remove stitches in sets of 2 sts (should have an even number of sts total).

To adjust the length, increase or decrease the number of times you repeat 2-3 in step 7.

The return pass is always worked normally: ch1,( yo and pull through two), repeat across until you have one stitch left on your hook.

The last stitch of the row is always worked the same – insert hook through both loops of the last stitch and pull up a loop.

Honeycomb Handtowel and Washcloth Video Tutorial

How to Make The Tunisian Honeycomb Handtowel/Washcloth

Honeycomb Handtowel

  1. ch50, pull up a loop in 2nd st from hook and each st across, return (50)
  2. (tss, tps) across to last st, work last st, return (50)
  3. (tps, tss) across to last st, work last st, return (50)
  4. Repeat 2-3 four times more (10 honeycomb rows total)
  5. tps across to last st, work last st, return (50)
  6. Repeat 5 three times more (4 purl rows total)
  7. Repeat 2-3 seventeen times (34 honeycomb rows total)
  8. Repeat 5 four times (4 purl rows)
  9. Repeat 2-3 five times (10 honeycomb rows)
  10. Bind off – (pick up loop as for tss, yo and pull through 2 loops, pick up loop as for tps, yo and pull through 2 loops), repeat all the way across the row, finish off, weave in ends.
Honeycomb Washcloth Tunisian Crochet Pattern Free with video

Honeycomb Washcloth

The washcloth has the same basic structure as the hand towel. It simply uses fewer stitches and reduces the number of rows in each section of the pattern:

  1. ch36, pull up a loop in 2nd st from hook and each st across, return (36)
  2. (tss, tps) across to last st, work last st, return (36)
  3. (tps, tss) across to last st, work last st, return (36)
  4. Repeat 2-3 once (4 honeycomb rows total)
  5. tps across to last st, work last st, return (36)
  6. Repeat 5 twice more (3 purl rows total)
  7. Repeat 2-3 six times (12 honeycomb rows total)
  8. Repeat 5 three imes (3 purl rows)
  9. Repeat 2-3 twice (4 honeycomb rows)
  10. Bind off – (pick up loop as for tss, yo and pull through 2 loops, pick up loop as for tps, yo and pull through 2 loops), repeat all the way across the row, finish off, weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern - honeycomb hand towel and washcloth tunisian crochet with video tutorial

If you liked this pattern, you may also like the Easy Tunisian Hat or the Waffle Ice Cream Cozy!

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1 thought on “Honeycomb Hand Towel & Washcloth Tunisian Crochet Pattern”

  1. This is beautiful! Is there a way I can use this stitch pattern to make a cardigan or sweater?

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