Friday, July 27, 2012

Quick To Do

Astri at Apple Blossom Dreams asked if I used a sharp hook.
Val at The Little Things asked if I crocheted the border first and then attached or if I crocheted through the towel.
This is what I did.
A simple running stitch across the bottom using cotton yarn.
Then I turn the towel so I am working right to left.
Tie in my color and crochet into each running stitch using single, double and triple crochet.
Sometimes chain stitches.
Whatever strikes my fancy.
And in under 30 minutes, I have a pretty little handtowel.
Quick and easy.
Like this basket.
Worked in rounds with the handle crocheted up from one side to the other where it is attached with  single crochet.

I've started another project which is taking a bit more time with all its fiddly parts.

Wishing you a happy, creative day!

23 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
You are such an expert craftswoman. I love your creations! Beautiful!! :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on the blog. I appreciated reading each one.

Hope you enjoy a beautiful weekend in your part of the world! ♥

My sister and her family and the little ones are coming for a visit again, so there will be the backyard pool time, perhaps camping out if the heat lessens a bit, a campfire perhaps, and just lots of great family time.

Sarah unfortunately will miss it because she doesn't return home until Sunday, but she's not lacking in the fun department. She's having the time of her life in the beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.

Well, take care. :)
Linda

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
Just wanted to come by and say hello before I start my day outside mowing. lol
I always enjoy my visits with you because your always making something beautiful even in your kitchen.
These towels I love but no way could I do them in thirty minutes.
So that basket is crocheted too. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. Just lovely.
Sending you much love and wishes for a wonderful weekend.
Love
Maggie

Debi Y. said...

Oh my gosh - that is such a great idea. I will have to use that for the little flannel blankies I'm going to crochet on for my nephew's baby. (I can't get my Sharp crochet hook to work right). Thank you so much. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love that you use a running stitch on your towels! That's a really great idea.

The basket is adorable. Can't wait to see what you are making next.

Another post of the story I am writing is up on the writer's blog today, :)

Blessings always

Astri said...

Thank you Tammy! That looks pretty easy and what a nice result. :-)

Have a stupendous weekend!!!

LDH said...

Thanks for showing how to make the towels! They are so nice! Love the basket too.

Sam I Am...... said...

You're amazing, girlfriend. I'm so anal...I have to have instructions written down in front of me preferably in large type! LOL!
What yarn did you use for the basket? It looks like it stands on its own and the handle stands up too. Very pretty! How did you do that? Amazing! Magic!

Lori ann said...

so clever and pretty! that is such a great idea! thank you for sharing tammy, have fun with your projects! and have a lovely weekend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are as quick as a cat with that crochet hook!! Great work. blessings ~ tanna

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing this Tammy...I was kind of wondering about that too. I would love to try this one day. Happy weekend to you!

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....I think you do great work. Hope you have a lovely day, too! Susan

~*~Patty S said...

when you "say" it like that Tammy...it sounds and looks easy!

you do create such lovely crocheted treasures

Happy weekend to you and yours
oxo

oldthings said...

Dear Tammy
Very beautiful the towel! Are you sure it's easy and fast? I am sure it is for you but for me no . Ican make a simple buckles but it will take days! And I love to have at my towel buckles. My mother fortunately made ​​me many!
Have a nice weekend
Olympia

Mistea said...

I love the cute basket - It looks perfect for collecting fruit in summer.
Enjoy the weekend.

Createology said...

Tammy you are so sweet to share your crocheted towel technique. The towels are beautiful with your crocheted edging. The little basket is wonderful. Happy weekend to you dear...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Thank you for the tip on how to crochet on a towel, Tammy! The basket is very cute.
Have a lovely weekend!
xoxo,
Julia
PS: Sorry for the double comment yesterday. With the first one, I got an error message and thought it wouldn't be processed. When I had written it again, the first one was published though.

Barbina said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Tammy! Just a few days ago I thought I could do something like this as a present for my aunt, but had no idea how to do it! :)
And your little basket turned out really cute!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxBarbina

Dagmar said...

Great project..you are so quick! I am impressed❤

val said...

oh you are clever girl...love it!

Anonymous said...

I think you should rename your blog to THE QUEEN OF CROCHET!
Love ya!
Gwen

Mary Hicks said...

Tammy, you are, undeniably, the Queen of Crochet, and your blog always makes me smile!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Thanks for the tip on the running stitch - great idea! Hope you're staying cool (or as cool as you can).

Catherine said...

Thank you for sharing Tammy I think these crochet edges really turn a boring towel into a pretty gift and I love the basket too. Have a wonderful week:)

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