Lunchtime Napkins | Back to School Crochet Collection

The Lunchtime Napkin is like a permanent love note. With care in every stitch, your child will think of you each time he uses it… well, one can hope!

The perfect size for small lunch boxes and little hands- make these Lunchtime Napkins for your kids in under an hour! What’s better than that? This pattern is designed to use up those leftover scraps from dishcloths. Also, cotton is 100% machine wash and dry-able, so they can get them dirty over and over again!

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Was anyone else the child that wished their mom put a note in their lunch box like those moms do in movies? I’m not trying to shame my beautiful and wonderful mom, but a daily note is probably NOT anyone’s reality. What you can do is show your child a little bit of love each day with these handmade napkins.

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These whip up so quickly- between 30 minutes and an hour’s time! Have your little one pick out their favorite colors from your leftovers bin and enjoy your scraft while making them happy too! Or… make a few for yourself *wink, wink*. I know I’ll use mine- they’re the perfect size to flip a coffee cup over to dry or to act as a giant coaster.

The pattern is below with a full picture tutorial. Remember, you can find a printable one-page PDF of the pattern in my Ravelry store here. Each pattern this week is just $1!


MATERIALS:

~ 5-7 grams of worsted weight cotton in Color 1

~ 5-7 grams of worsted weight cotton in Color 2

~ 5-7 grams of worsted weight cotton in Color 3

~ 4.0mm (G) crochet hook

GAUGE: 3.5 half double crochets to 1 inch. Gauge is not super important, but please make sure you are close so that you do not run out of yarn!

FINISHED SIZE: 5.5 x 4.5 inches

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Pattern:

Weigh your yarn to make sure you have enough for the Lunchtime Napkins.

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With Color 1 ch 22.

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Row 1: Hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across. – 20 hdc.

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Rows 2-4: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across. – 20 hdc.

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Join Color 2. I like to join the next color at the end of the row of the previous color. To do this, make the last hdc on Row 4, but before pulling through all three loops, wrap Color 2 on your hook and pull through all three loops with Color 2. The new color is joined! Cut Color 1.

Rows 5-8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across. – 20 hdc.

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Join Color 3. I like to join the next color at the end of the row of the previous color. To do this, make the last hdc on Row 8, but before pulling through all three loops, wrap Color 3 on your hook and pull through all three loops with Color 3. The new color is joined! Cut Color 2.

Rows 9-12: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across. – 20 hdc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Bon appetit!

One-page printable PDF available here.


Check back tomorrow for the next pattern in the Back to School Crochet Collection!

Love in stitches,

Knitty Natty

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