I did a giveaway with a gal on Instagram (you can follow me @oneyellowfeatherco!) where she made place mats that matched my crochet tea towels!
That was the first collaboration I had ever done so I was pretty proud of myself for having had the courage to put myself and my work out there!
This is a very simple crochet tea towel topper and is perfect for beginners. You’ll be pleased with how your tea towels are fantastically transformed.
Like with my Crochet Wash Cloths, I used “I love this cotton!” from Hobby Lobby. And named rightly so because this cotton yarn is very soft and isn’t stiff like other cotton yarns.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4.25mm crochet hook
- Cute Tea Towels
- I love this cotton! yarn (or another similar cotton)
- Matching embroidery thread
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The first thing I did was iron out any of the wrinkles in the tea towel. That way it will nice and flat when you hang it up. And it will be easier to add the blanket stitch to the top. Fold your tea towel in 3rd’s. (My tea towel was about 6 and 1/2 inches wide when folded this way.) You’re ready to begin your blanket stitch.
If you don’t know how to do a blanket stitch, don’t be intimidated! It is a lot easier than I thought it as going to be at first. You can watch this little video I made to get you started! It’s my first tutorial ever and I’m so proud of it!
Now that you have your blanket stitch on your tea towels it’s time to grab your yarn.
Crochet tea towel topper
With the 4.25 mm hook, join your yarn to the right side of your tea towel with a slip stitch. Chain 1 and single crochet across the top placing one single crochet for every blanket stitch. Chain 1. Turn.
*Single crochet 2 together, single crochet across until last 2 stitches, single crochet 2 together, chain 1, turn. Continue from * until your topper has 7 stitches across the top.
Continue with 7 single crochet stitches until the topper is long enough to reach around your oven handle. (Mine was 17 rows.) Now you will make your button-hole.
Single crochet in the next 2 stitches, Chain 3, single crochet in the last 2 stitches. Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet across the top of the button-hole so it looks like this.
Single crochet 2 more rows. Fasten off.
Then join with a slip stitch to where you began your stitches and single crochet around the edge of the towel topper. This will give it a nice finished look.
Aren’t they awesome?! Since I’m not there to do it, give yourself a high-five!
I hope you enjoyed making these crochet tea towels as much as I did! If you want to check this set of tea towels you can take a little looky in my etsy shop here! 10% of the proceeds are donated to Voice of the Martyrs. An organization that helps supports persecuted Christians in hostile countries.
Until next time, cheers!