Monday, March 5, 2012

Make: Tea Towel Holders

We're trying out something new in our kitchen this week: crochet tea towel holders that aren't actually attached to the tea towel!  I found this idea over at Simply Crochet and it seemed like a great one because:

  1. This doesn't involve crocheting a topper for every single tea towel in my collection.
  2. Any old tea towel will work--not just those with "crochetable" tops. (How do you like my new word, there?)
  3. These take a very small amount of yarn and time to create.  (Who doesn't like a quick project?)

The brilliant part of this simple pattern: it uses a ponytail holder to make a stretchy ring.  I added a round of sc to clean up the edges, but it turns out that the pattern's creator was feeling the same vibe on the same day, because she added this update to her tutorial this weekend.  The full tutorial is available at Simply Crochet.  Do check it out.

Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream Worsted Weight Cotton

Cost of this project:
-approx. 50 cents worth of yarn
-2 cents for an "ouchless" ponytail holder
-50 cents for a button.
$1.02.  Nice!

1 comment:

  1. I love how yours came out! The simple sc border really makes it look cleaner, i'm shocked I didn't think about it before.


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