Since I have had my kitchen renovated I haven't had anywhere to hang my hand towels because I didn't have a towel rail fitted. Then someone gave me a tea towel with a crocheted top that I could attach to the door handle. I swore that I would never have one of those things in my house, but, it is perfect for the job. Trouble is, I only had one and I like to change the towel daily. So I had to work out how to make a set myself.
I bought some towelling tea towels and sewed across at the half way point using my overlocker.
I tried a number of crochet hooks but found that anything bigger than a 2.00 hook was too difficult to pass through the double layer of towel. I firstly pushed the hook through one layer at the point where the two layers were overlocked and fastened the thread with a knot.
I then used a double crochet stitch, covering the overlocking. I worked around the corner at both ends to secure the stitching.
I then worked a treble stitch into each double crochet from the first row.
In the third row I started with a treble stitch and continued working a treble stitch into every second treble stitch from the second row.
I continued working repeating the third and fourth rows until only 6 stitches remained. Then continued in treble stitch on these 6 stitches for another 14 rows.
At this point I worked a double crochet into the first 2 stitches and repeated this for 12 rows.
This was then slip stitched to the other end of the 6 treble stitches, forming a button hole.
I double crocheted around the outside edge of the button hole to form a neat edge.
A button was then attached at the beginning of the 6 treble stitch section.
These are really simple to make, I finished three tonight. But, I haven't got any lessons prepared for tomorrow! Oh well. I will just have to get up early and do that.