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Topic: Crochet Tea Towel holders-great hostess gift- with tutorial  (Read 11814 times)
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« on: November 28, 2012 12:36:20 PM »

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m7/bethntim/41B65BCB-DFFC-4DBF-B5E8-3613556DC0A8-1198-0000015088C1B111.jpg
These make great little hostess gifts (with a matching tea towel) and work up in about a half hour.
The pattern is as follows:
Gather your supplies:
Hair ties, pony tail holders, stretchies, whatever they're called in your neck of the woods, get new ones so there's no hair stragglers on there Smiley
small amounts of yarn
size g hook
assorted buttons

start by joining a slip knot around the hair tie, chain 2, dc around hair tie pretty closely together until you meet back up at the beginning (for reference mine took 35 dc) slip stitch into beginning chain 2


row 1: chain 2 (this will count as one half double crochet) then make 8 half double crochets into next 8 stitches for a total of 9 hdcs.
(half double crochet is: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all 3 stitches on hook)

row 2: *turn, chain 2, hdc into 3rd chain from hook, hdc into next 8 stitches*
rows 3-13: same as row two
 row 14: (the button hole row) turn, chain 2, hdc into third chain from hook and next 2 stitches, chain 1, skip 1, then hdc into remaining 4 stitches

row 15: same as row 2 making sure to hdc into chain 1 space
finishing: chain 1 then single crochet down long side of towle holder, around the outer edge of the hair tie, around the other long edge and across the very top, bind off and weave in ends

attach button to match up with the button hole and voila! You've made yourself a dandy little tea towel holder

you can hang it on your oven door or refrigerator handle

I made mine because I have a HORRIBLE time with my dog stealing my towels from my oven doors
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012 01:41:56 PM »

They are cute and look fast enough to make!  Thanks for the tutorial!

I bet they can be used for more than just hanging towels!

I like the pink one best.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012 02:28:13 PM »

Thanks! I like the pink one too but I had a different vision for it. It is really pretty striped yarn and I thought it would work up in stripes but this pattern uses so little yarn that it didn't have time to stripe Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012 02:38:52 PM »

ha ha I will have to remember that...I have some cute yellow cotton that is suppose to stripe...
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012 09:15:26 PM »

They are real nice. I have made these also. I used plastic braclets from dollar tree. Gave as gifts, they loved them.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012 06:44:35 AM »

oh--I was wondering what I could use so that the ring would not stretch and would be bigger...I want something to hang some of my scarves!  I'll have to check out dollar tree at lunch!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012 07:49:29 AM »

I had thought about using the plastic bracelets to make some of these up, but I didn't know how well they would hold up in the washing machine. Any breakage issues?
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012 05:10:48 PM »

I can't follow patterns, but your tutorial makes this very clear. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012 10:01:07 PM »

Aha! Love this. I've crocheted a few towel holders (I hate towel rods), but these are certainly nicer looking than mine! I didn't use anything to support the towel (just did a crochet ring), so the idea of using and elastic band definitely makes me ready to make some more towel holders! And I like the comment about using something like this to hold scarves. I bet there's a myriad of uses for these nifty & fast to make projects, so thanks for sharing! ~b
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012 07:39:25 AM »

CONGRATULATIONS for being a FEATURED PROJECT!

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btw--I made a few of these for myself and they turned out great! Cheesy
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