My latest pattern – “All Tied Up” Crochet Top Kitchen Towel – has been published! You can find the pattern as a pdf download at Craftsy and Ravelry.This pattern has a wonderful back story. When I was a young bride, my grandmother would pull out a box of goodies every time I came to visit her. You see, she lived in Missouri and I had moved to Texas. The box was filled with items she had collected for me since my last visit. At the time, I have to admit I didn’t truly appreciate how special that box really was. Of course, many years later, as a grandmother myself, I get it!
One of the items in that box was a kitchen towel with a crocheted top. The colors and designs of the towels were my grandmother’s style and she wanted to pass them on to me. I don’t know whether or not my grandmother actually made them herself but there always seemed to be a plentiful supply. And, they were gifted to me with the utmost love!
What makes this even more special is that my grandmother was the one who introduced me to crochet when I was teenager. I was instantly hooked (haha) on the art, so much so that I would take my projects to school. Anyway, I have taken one of the my grandmother’s towels and used it as a model to create a pattern from it.
What makes this pattern unique is the tie at the top instead of the typical button tab. The crochet topped towel can easily be attached to any knob or handle in the kitchen, making it a more versatile choice than other options. Making up this towel is a wonderful way to use up scrap yarn in your stash – it only takes about 50 yds of worsted weight. The towel whips up in no time, making it the perfect handmade gift for any occasion!
I’ll be selling ready made versions of this on Etsy soon, so watch for the announcement. In the meantime, pick up those hooks, find a beautiful towel, and get crocheting!!!