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Charming Trio, a crochet kitchen accessories set with a towel, cloth, and potholder

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Crochet a delightful kitchen accessories set with this easy-to-follow free pattern and video tutorial.

The Charming Trio includes an oversized hand towel, matching cloth, and double thick potholder, all made with beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet stitches. Watch the gorgeous Brick Stitch come to life using vibrant cotton yarn. You’ll be planning your next set before you finish the first!

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Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Charming Trio, and find the full tutorial on YouTube.

PDF PATTERN: Purchase a $3 PDF version of the Charming Trio on TLYarnCrafts.com and Ravelry.

Beginner Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set

Learning a new skill doesn’t have to be daunting. If you’re looking for the perfect project to try Tunisian crochet, you found it! The Charming Trio introduces newbies to this fun craft with an approachable set of crochet kitchen accessories.

Each piece within the Charming Trio – the Towel, Cloth, and Potholder – uses the Tunisian simple stitch, the basic stitch you start with in Tunisian crochet. The Brick Stitch adds color changes and a post stitch for a visually stunning stitch pattern. The little windowpanes created by the Brick Stitch really bring this crochet kitchen accessories set to life.

If you’re brand new to Tunisian crochet and want to start from square one, check out my original tutorial The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet. This video has over one million views and breaks down the tools and techniques of this amazing craft. Need an even quicker introduction? Try this video and learn Tunisian crochet in 15 minutes!

Crochet Kitchen Accessories Set Two Ways

The Charming Trio design was inspired by a sweet email from fellow YouTuber and crochet enthusiast Tiffany Hansen. Tiffany mentioned an idea for a collaboration, and I responded with an enthusiastic YES! After months of planning, we’re so proud to share our companion patterns.

While the Charming Trio shows off Tunisian crochet stitches, Tiffany’s Culinary Trio utilizes traditional crochet stitches. No matter which technique you prefer, you’ll love making this set. I recommend trying both, then gifting a set to a special friend and keeping one for yourself.

Check out Tiffany’s full tutorial video for the Culinary Trio on her YouTube channel. And don’t forget to subscribe!

Crochet Kitchen Accessories with Cotton Yarn

My full yarn snob spirit comes out when it’s time to crochet with cotton yarns. I’m very particular about the cottons I like to use, and I have a short list of the ones I prefer. I was completely blown away by Rico Essentials Organic Cotton, which came from LoveCrafts.com.

Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

Rico Essentials Organic Cotton DK is perfect for the Charming Trio because it’s 100% cotton, deliciously soft, and comes in 20+ gorgeous colors. I recommend using a wooden Tunisian crochet hook (like this one) to help the stitches glide with even tension. Find Rico Essentials Cotton DK from LoveCrafts.com, Laughing Hens, or Wool Warehouse.

The original project yarn is tricky to find, so feel free to swap in your favorite 100% cotton DK weight yarn for the Charming Trio. You can also consider other plant-fiber blends. WeCrochet’s CotLin would be a great choice for your crochet kitchen accessories since it combines cotton and linen. You could also consider Hobbii 8/8, which is 100% cotton and comes in over 50 colors.

Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Charming Trio, or find a PDF version on TLYarnCrafts.com and Ravelry.


Charming Trio Details

MATERIALS

  • Rico Essentials Organic Cotton DK yarn. Two skeins each of 3 colors. The original sample uses Azalea (A), Cream (B), and Mustard (C). Two skeins of Azalea were just enough for me – you might consider a third skein if you plan to make all three pieces of the Trio. GET THE YARN!
  • 5mm and 5.5mm Tunisian crochet hooks with short cords. Try this set!
  • 5mm and 5.5mm crochet hooks (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Garment steamer LINK
  • Blocking boards + pins LINK

FINISHED SIZE

  • Cloth: 8″ square
  • Towel: 14″ x 20″
  • Potholder: 9″ square

GAUGE

4″ = 18 stitches x 15 rows in Brick Stitch pattern, unblocked with 5.5mm hook

ABBREVIATIONS

BO Post St = Bind Off Extra Long Tunisian Front Post Double Crochet (see Special Stitches)

Ch = chain

Lts = Last Tunisian Stitch (see Special Stitches)

Post St = Extra Long Tunisian Front Post Double Crochet (see Special Stitches)

RetP = Return Pass (see Special Stitches)

Sl St = slip stitch

St(s) = stitch(es)

Tss = Tunisian simple stitch (learn it here!)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Bind Off Extra Long Tunisian Front Post Double Crochet (BO Post St): yarn over, insert hook under the front and back vertical bars of the stitch 3 rows below, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Extra Long Tunisian Front Post Double Crochet (Post St): yarn over, insert hook under the front and back vertical bars of the stitch 3 rows below, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts): insert hook under BOTH vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch

Return Pass (RetP): ch 1, (yarn over, pull through the next 2 loops on hook) until only one loop remains on the hook

STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • Changing Colors: Complete the Return Pass until there are 2 loops left on the hook. Drop the current color and yarn over with the new color. Draw the new color through the two remaining loops.
  • Foundation Row: Chain the number of stitches indicated for the individual pattern. Rotate the chain to expose the back bumps of the chain. Pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook and each remaining chain, keeping the loops on the hook. Proceed to Return Pass. If changing colors after the Foundation Row, complete the Return Pass until there are 2 loops left on the hook.
  • Tunisian Simple Stitch: Pull up a loop in the 2nd vertical bar of the row and keep the loop on the hook. Pull up a loop in each vertical bar until the last stitch. Proceed to Last Tunisian Stitch, the Return Pass.

PATTERN NOTE

  • Do not fasten off any colors until instructed in the pattern. Yarns not in use are carried up the side of the work.

More of a visual learner? Use this video to make all three pieces of the Charming Trio:

Charming Trio Pattern

Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

Charming Cloth

Foundation Row: With B and 5mm Tunisian crochet hook, chain 35 and complete Foundation Row. Change to A at end of Foundation Row.

Rows 1-2: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to B at the end of Row 2.

Row 3: Tss 4, post st, (tss 5, post st) to last 5 sts, tss 4, Lts, RetP. Change to A.

Rows 4-5: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to B at the end of Row 5.

Row 6: Tss 1, post st, (tss 5, post st) to last 2 sts, tss 1, Lts, RetP. Change to A.

Rows 7-12: Repeat Rows 1-6. Fasten off B at the end of Row 12.

Rows 13-28: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to B at the end of Row 28. Fasten off A. Optional: Change to 5mm traditional hook for Bind Off and Border.

Bind Off: Sl st in each st across row to corner.

Border: Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along bottom edge. Sl st in each st to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1. Fasten off yarn. Join with an invisible finish (see tutorial video).

Finishing: Weave all ends into like colors. Gently steam block to finished dimensions.

Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

Charming Towel

Foundation Row: With A and 5.5mm Tunisian crochet hook, chain 59 and complete Foundation Row. Change to B at end of Foundation Row.

Rows 1-2: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 2.

Row 3: Tss 4, post st, (tss 5, post st) to last 5 sts, tss 4, Lts, RetP. Change to B.

Rows 4-5: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 5.

Row 6: Tss 1, post st, (tss 5, post st) to last 2, tss 1, Lts, RetP. Change to B.

Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 1-3. Change to B at the end of Row 9. Fasten off A.

Rows 10-14: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 14.

Row 15: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to B.

Rows 16-29: Repeat Rows 1-14.

Complete the following sequence for the remainder of the Towel:

  1. Repeat Row 15
  2. Repeat Rows 1-14
  3. Repeat Row 15
  4. Repeat Rows 1-14
  5. Repeat Row 15
  6. Repeat Rows 1-6
  7. Repeat Rows 1-2. Fasten off B at the end of Row 2 repeat, and proceed with A. Optional: Change to 5.5mm traditional hook for Bind Off and Border.

Bind Off: Sl st 4, BO post st, (sl st 5, BO post st) to last 5 sts, sl st 4, sl st as for Lts.

Hanging Loop: Ch 10, sl st in st at base of ch.

Border: Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along bottom edge. Sl st in each st to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1. Fasten off yarn. Join with invisible finish (see tutorial video).

Finishing: Weave all ends into like colors. Gently steam block to finished dimensions.

Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

Charming Potholder

Front

Foundation Row: With A and 5.5mm Tunisian crochet hook, chain 41 and complete Foundation Row. Change to C at end of Foundation Row.

Rows 1-2: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 2.

Row 3: Tss 4, post st, (tss 5, post st) to last 5 sts, tss 4, Lts, RetP. Change to C.

Rows 4-5: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 5.

Row 6: Tss 1, post st, (tss 5, post st) to last 2, tss 1, Lts, RetP. Change to C.

Rows 7-30: Repeat Rows 1-6.

Tunisian crochet kitchen accessories pattern set made with machine washable cotton. Beginner Tunisian crochet cloth, potholder, and towel.

Rows 31-32: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 32. Fasten off C. Optional: Change to 5.5mm traditional hook for Bind Off and Border.

Bind Off: Sl st 4, BO post st, (sl st 5, BO post st) to last 5 sts, sl st 4, sl st as for Lts.

Border: Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along bottom edge. Sl st in each st to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1. Fasten off yarn. Join with invisible finish (see tutorial video).

Back

Foundation Row: With C and 5.5mm Tunisian crochet hook, chain 41 and complete Foundation Row.

Rows 1-32: Tss across row to last st, Lts, RetP. Change to A at the end of Row 32. Fasten off C. Optional: Change to 5.5mm traditional hook for Bind Off and Border.

Bind Off: Sl st in each st across row to corner.

Border: Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along bottom edge. Sl st in each st to corner. Ch 1, rotate to work along side edge. Sl st in the end of each row to corner. Ch 10 (for hanging loop). Fasten off yarn. Join with invisible finish (see tutorial video).

Finishing: Weave all ends into like colors. Gently steam block to finished dimensions. Place wrong sides together. Thread a long length of A onto a tapestry needle and join Front and Back using the backstitch technique (see video).

PREFER A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS PATTERN? FIND IT HERE!


Thanks for joining me to make the Charming Trio. This set of crochet kitchen accessories will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a pure joy collaborating with Tiffany of Crochet With Tiffany on this project. Make sure you check out her tutorial, too – FIND IT HERE!

Share your projects with me on Instagram using #TLYCMakers and tag @TLYarnCrafts. Then pop into the TLYC Makers Facebook Group and share there, too – we can’t wait to see them 🙂

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Comments

  1. AvatarMuhammad Asim says

    Beginners in Tunisian crochet will enjoy working on the Charming Trio set of kitchen accessories. The gorgeous Brick Stitch pattern and bold colors give the towel, cloth, and potholder life. Variety is added by working with Tiffany Hansen’s Culinary Trio, and enjoyment is increased using the suggested yarns. Eager to give it a try!

  2. AvatarTiffany says

    Do you have a place to purchase an ad free pattern for this trio? I am a paper pattern girl and I would much rather pay you for your work, plus I find it very difficult to work off my phone! Lol

    I want to make lots of these so I have gifts all the time sitting around for those pop up things that sneak up on you! These are perfect.

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