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Crochet Club Crochet club: tea towel edgings by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Published on September 24th, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: kitchen essentials

Kate Eastwood’s kitchen essentials are perfect for your kitchen, or a make-ahead Christmas gift!

Whether you fancy either adding these to your own kitchen or starting on your Christmas make list, these matching pot holders and edged tea towels will certainly brighten up all those mundane, day to day chores.

Crochet Club: Pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Both the pot holders and the edgings are made using 100% cotton yarn and are fully washable.

Crochet Club: Schoeller und Stahl Record 210 aran

For mine I used Schoeller and Stahl Record 210 and worked with a 4mm hook: for the pot holders I used 1 x ball each of Royal 082 and Natur 080, and for the tea towels I also used 1 x ball of Royal 082 and 1 x Natur 080. I’ve used UK terminology, but if you’d like to convert to US terms, you can use our handy conversion table.

To make the pot holders:

Crochet club: Pot holders and tea towels by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Begin by making a Magic Ring and work 6 DC in to the ring. Sl St to join, Chain 1 and then work 2 DC in to each stitch from round 1, 12 sts. Sl St to join and Ch 1.

Crochet Club: pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 2: Work 1 DC in to the first stitch and then 3 DC in to the next stitch. *Work 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and then work 3DC all in to the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * twice more, work 1 DC in to the next stitch and then Sl St to join. Ch 1. 20 sts.

Crochet Club: Pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 3: Work 1 DC in to each of the next two stitches and then 3 DC in to the next stitch. *Work 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches and then work 3DC into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * twice more, work 1 DC in to each of the next two stitches and then Sl St to join. Ch 1. 28 sts.

Crochet club: Pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Rounds 4 to 12: Continue as for rounds 2 and 3, adding 2 DC to the straight row section of each side. Your stitch count will increase by 8 for each round. At the end of round 12, finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet club; Pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 13: Join in your second colour yarn at one of the corners and work along the first edge in DC. At the corner stitch work 3 DC in to the same stitch and after the third stitch work a chain of 20. Sl st the end of the chain back in to the first of your corner stitches and then work back along the chain in DC, anti clockwise, create a stronger loop. Rejoin your yarn back to the edge of the pot holder and continue on around with your DC border, remembering to work 3 DC in to each corner. Sl St to join, finish off and sew in ends.

Crochet club; Pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet club: Pot holders by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

For my second pot holder I worked a slightly larger square by working more rounds.

To make the tea towel edging:

Crochet club: Tea towel edgings by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Begin by using a large needle and some of your yarn to work a row of blanket stitch along each edge of your tea towel. Finish off and sew in your ends.

With right side facing rejoin your yarn and work a row of DC along the blanket stitch. I found that 2 DC fitted well in to each blanket stitch space, but this will vary depending on how big/small you choose to work your blanket stitch.

Crochet club: tea towel edging by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

At the end of the row chain 1 and turn. You now have the wrong side facing you.

Begin by working a Sl St in to the first stitch. You are going to work your first bobble into the next stitch as follows: Work 3 TR all in to the same stitch, leaving the last loop of each TR on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Sl St in to the next st.

Sl St in to the next stitch and then repeat your bobble in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of a bobble followed by 2 Sl St all the way to the end of the row, finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet club: tea towel edgings by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet club: tea towel edgings by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Repeat the same edging along the bottom of the tea towel.

Crochet club: tea towel edgings by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet club: tea towel edgings by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Schoeller und Stahl Record 210 comes in 17 fabulous shades so you can match your pot holders and tea towel edgings to your kitchen!

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




4 Responses to Crochet Club: kitchen essentials

  1. Sandy says:

    These are lovely. I did something like this for Christmas gifts last year. They were a big hit.

    Your work is nicer than mine, though!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Begin by making a Magic Ring ??????
    Chain – how many? Looks like 4????

    • lhellie says:

      If you google ‘crochet magic ring’, you will find lots of links to tutorials and youtube videos showing how to do this. You can make a tighter circle by pulling the magic ring snug. After you try the Magic Ring technique a couple of times you get the hang of it.

  3. Ruth o says:

    thank you so much. These are wonderful!! and thank you so much that they are free.As an elderly woman, I don’t have a lot of extra cash around…actually who does…so I appreciate the “gift” you gave

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