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Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree Towel Toppers

Here is the picture of my Kitchen Christmas set.
The potholder on the left
uses the Smooth Fox's
Cutie Pie 6" x 6" square
as it's center
with a granny on  the back.
The potholder on the left



Notice, the towel is folded in thirds
just like it would be when you purchase it.
I like the idea
that I have
the complete area of the towel to use,
not just 1/2 of a towel.
Okay, sports fans . . . here is the pattern for the top of the towels.

Materials:
Kitchen Towel
Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook (I used a G)
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Sewing Needle
Sewing Thread - or - Embroidery Floss
2 Buttons/Bells
(no ruler . .these are about the size of a thumb nail)

 
Abbreviations:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
st(s) - stitch(es)

Setting up the towel for crochet:
  1. 
    This can be found at http://www.ia470.com/wardrobe/stitches.html
    Cut a 36" length of yarn. Thread your needle and tie a knot in the end . . YES, crochet purists, a knot.
  2. Now, you are going to do a button hole stitch across the fold at the top. I am SO ACCURATE when I did these . . . the distance between mine are the width of my little finger  nail (+/-).
  3. When finished, fasten off yarn on the inside of the towel.
Row 1: Sc in the furthest button hole stitch on the right side and continue across this row, ch 1, turn.
(16 sc)
Rows 2 - 16: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (16 sc)
Row 17: Sc in in each st across, ch 2, turn. (16 sc)

Row 18: Dc in the same sp, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st, (ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st) repeat from ( to ) across ch 2, turn.

Rows 19 - 20: Repeat Row 18 EXCEPT, at the end of Row 20 ch 1, turn.

Rows 21 - 22: Sc in the same sp, ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st, (ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st) repeat from ( to ) across ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Sc in same st  and next st, ch 2, sk 2, sc in each st across until the last 4 sts, ch 2,, sk 2, sc in last 2 sts.

Row 24: Sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch, across. Fasten Off.

Finish by sewing the bell/button on the right side of the towel, over the 3rd st of the 2nd sc row. 

Enjoy
and have a
Happy Holiday
Season



Oh, an afterthought . . if you do make this, let me know. I would LOVE to post pictures of your work.
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2 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thank you, Paula! :D

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  2. I just noticed your comment (on my blog) about the blanket stitch. That seems a LOT easier. Thanks again Paula. :)

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