Here is an easy project that makes for a great Christmas gift. It’s a crocheted kitchen towel holder. This is very simple. Just start with a chain of however long you desire the holder to be – probably around 12 inches. Then do a row of double crochet to the beginning. Then chain two and do one more row of double crochet.
You can sew a button on one end to make it attachable to a handle or do what I did. On the second row with about 15 DC to go, chain two and skip one double crochet. Then double crochet until the last two of the row. Chain two and skip the next to last DC and double crochet into the last DC of the row.
Then you can loop the other end through the two holes like a belt. You can attach it to a handle without worrying with a button. It works well. You might even consider stitching together the threading end to make it more compact and easier to thread through the holes.
It takes a small amount of yarn and can be used with any towel. It would make a great, fast gift.
My daughter wanted me to crochet a hermit crab. She has been all about hermit crabs since we saw them for sale – correction the cages were for sale and came with a free hermit crab – at the mall. I did the shell first and then the crab. The shell is a little big – so the next time I will do the crab first so the shell is a bit snug. I would like to write down what I did and make a little pattern for it. Oh so many things I want to do but never seem to get around to doing. But this is one cute little guy so I am happy the way he turned out. Let’s hope I can reproduce it.
Plants vs Zombies is a favorite game in our house. When we first started playing, I attempted to crochet a pea shooter and got most of it done but then dropped it for some reason. Since our interest in the game has recently been renewed, I thought about crocheting some of the plants again.
My daughter’s favorite is cattails – so I decided to try it. It was fairly easy. I put pipe cleaner in the tail for support. The next one I will place the tail a little higher so the cattail will sit flat on the lily pad. I’m thinking I need a few of these and some other plants. Make our own scene from the game. Could be fun.