I have been having some fun adding more blue to our neutral home, this time in the kitchen with some colourful hand towels.
My oldest sister Kathy often crochets right onto the top of each towel, as you often see at craft fairs, and gifts us new towels at Christmas. But with lots of traffic in our home I like to change out the towel at the sink at the very least daily. This way I can switch the towel and not have to crochet as many tops.
Our kitchen is pretty builder basic and I have been adding a bit of character with mouldings. I still have some finishing work to do and I want to add some bead board to the backsplash. My plan is to get to that this summer.
This isn't the sharpest photo but you can see the basic idea. The pattern called for a button to loop over a door handle/pull, like on our oven, but with knobs on our cupboards the hole at the top works better.
I sort of followed this crocheted towel holder pattern via Little Birdie Secrets but changed it up a bit as I went. The yarn is Handicrafter 100% cotton from Michael's and I used a 5 mm hook. Easy peasy and a simple project to do when kicking back with a nasty cold virus with my 14 year old son on a quiet Friday. We are spending a quiet day here today and will be having a Father's Day bbq tomorrow.
Sharing this at the following parties...
Budget Decorating Party at Creative Cain Cabin
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm