So, this past summer I started selling crocheted goodness at our local farmers' and crafters' market. I had several people come and ask if I knew how to make the crocheted towel toppers. You know, like on towels that grandma used to have? I didn't but I certainly learned how.
I thought I'd share, since I was really surprised by the overwhelming response.
I used a regular size dish towel and folded it in thirds. I then used a tapestry needle to blanket stitch along the top folded edge. Be careful when doing this, as the tapestry needle has a habit of catching the loops of the terrycloth. I used white cotton yarn along the top. Then I crocheted a triangular topper, alternating with single crochet on the decrease rows and half double crochet on the even rows. I used Lily Sugar and Cream multi-color yarn for the topper. When the topper had decreased to around 12 - 14 stitches, I finished off and then rejoined to make the fastener loop, which is 6 stitches wide. I think finding coordinating buttons was one of the most fun parts of this project. I even made a matching dish cloth in the same yarn.
That being said, here are some pics. Thanks for looking!