A dishtowel for all occasions

 

Save It Sunday

 One of my favorite pastimes is crocheting. It is relaxing and something I can do while watching TV, riding in a vehicle, or just sitting in the gardens. I do like to keep my projects simple and small.I love granny squares and dishtowel toppers. Both of these can be made from scraps. I used to be able to do one in abut 15 minutes. I would whip them up at work on my lunch(before I retired). I actually sold these before I got married this last time. I made enough extra money to help with groceries or at Christmas I sold more and used the money to get gifts for coworkers and friends.

The dishtowel tops you can make several from one skein of yarn. The actual dishtowels I buy are only 1 to 2 dollars each. I cut the dishtowel in half, then push the thread and do a single crochet row across. Then I do double crochets  for two rows then start decreasing.. easy peasy.

I found this really cute one with BBQ grills on it and a matching potholder and decided to make this for dad for his birthday.

towel

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finished

I will never forget one-day mom came over with a bad of dishtowels and yarn and asked if I would make her some. she said give her a couple sell the rest. The one I had made her years before ( Halloween ones) were worn out. That is really what got me started selling them. I was making them at lunch for her and everyone in the breakroom wanted them.  It kept me busy and I never got bored LOL

I also love granny squares because you can use up the smallest scraps( no waste) and make cool stuff. like afghans and bags. I saw some cool sweaters made from them on Pinterest as well, but I haven’t gotten that adventurous.

Do you crochet or have a hobby that helps you relax?

 

 

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