Here is still another crochet edging, it's my last one for a while, I promise. I added blue ribbon because blue is my Mom's favorite color and this will be part of her Mother's Day gift.
The dish towel is made of 100% cotton pique. I hemmed all four sides before starting the crochet because pique has a loose weave and pulls out easily. The hemmed edge gives it more stability.
Sc directly on one edge of the towel, ch 2, turn.
Row 1. hdc in each sc all the way across, ch 5, turn.
Row 2. *sk first hdc, dc in the next hdc, ch 1. Repeat from * all the way across ending with dc in the last hdc, ch 4 , turn.
Row 3. Sc in each dc and in each sp across, ch 1, turn.
Row 4. Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sk net sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next sc. Repeat from * across to within last 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in last sc. ch 7, turn.
Row 5. Sk first 2 sps, sc in next sp, * (ch 1, turn, in lp just formed make sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch---triangle made, ch 7, turn, sc in same sp on 4th row) twice, ch 1, turn, and complete another triangle (3 triangles made in space), ch 3, turn, sk next sp on 4th row, sc in next sp, ch 7, sk next sp, sc in next sp, repeat from * across, ending with 3 triangles in sp, ch 1, hdc in last sc, ch1, turn.
Row 6. Sc in lp just formed, ch4, * sc in the side of the next tr, (ch 4, sc in next sp, ch 4, sc in the side of next tr) twice, ch1, repeat from * across, ending with sc in the side of the last tr, ch 2, hdc in last sp, ch 1, turn.
Row 7. Sc in lp just formed, (ch 4, sc in next lp) 4 times, *sk next sp, sc in next lp, (ch 4, sc in next lp) 3 times, repeat from * across, ending with ch 4, sc in last lp. Fasten off. Run ribbon thru row 2, attach a small ribbon bow in the center.