I am so proud of my second official gift since learning to crochet in late January. (I sent my first lavender cowl and fingerless gloves to a dear friend who said she'd love my "stitch gauge issue" cowl. lol) This other friend heard I picked up crochet and asked for some towel toppers.........and I was happy to oblige. Found THIS free pattern. The first one I made used a crocheted button. I didn't love that, so purchased these great buttons for THIS set. Here is what I came up:
|2-sided pot holder - side 1|
|2-sided pot holder - side 2|
I picked this pattern because of the way it started - no cutting the towel in half, no use of a hole punch. This uses an embroidery stitch.
Now, when I went looking for crochet labels, I was shocked to find I could purchase 10 labels for $12 and up. HUH??? Being the internet searcher I am, I found a tutorial on making my OWN labels using transfer paper, ribbon and the computer. Here is my first attempt. The text WAS purple, but after heat turned brown. I will have to adjust that. lol
|I'll work on stitching this on neater ...or....stop taking zoomed photos. lol|
I love how I can totally personalize this with the recipient's name. Will slow me down for sure, lol, but I love that. Here is the tutorial is anyone is interested:
Custom Crochet Labels
She loved it!! I got the most fabulous voice mail that I've played over and over - what a way to brighten my day! She especially loved the FULL towel aspect of this pattern. Yay!!
I may link up to THESE parties.