Monday, December 21, 2015

Tea towel with crochet edging - Quick Xmas gift

Looking for a last-minute gift for Christmas? Ok maybe it will take a little longer to make than 1 minute ;-) but if you have a few hours that's fine.

I bought a tea towel (for those of you who live in Holland or Belgium - it's from the HEMA) and pimped it up with a crochet edge. Nice and simple and it makes a great gift for Christmas or for the hostess if you have a dinner party.

What do you need?
  • tea towel
  • yarn (I used Phildar Coton 3)
  • tapestry needle (or needle that is suitable for sewing through a towel)
  • crochet needle size 3,5mm
This is how it's done.

First work a row of blanket stitch around the edges of your towel.
Here is a great video that show a slightly different way to make this stitch. Choose whichever way that suits you.

Tip; it's important to have even spaced stitches. Use a tape measure and make small pencil marks where to place each stitch. Or my method:
I cut out a piece of cardboard and made marks 1 cm apart from each other. Line it up with the edge of the towel and used this as a guide whilst stitching around.

Now it's time to start the crochet part. (US terms)
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Start in any corner and work *5 sc stitches in the top part of the blanket stitches. (I worked 2 stitches in each space). Then ch 3, hdc in the first ch*, repeat all the way around. Try to end with a picot. You might have to fiddle around with the last stitches to make this happen. Then sl st into first sc, cut yarn and weave in ends.

It's as simple as that!

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