While crocheting a hat for “From Netta, With Love” I was trying to think of a small project I could whip up to offer on my crochet page. Something that would make a great gift but still be affordable. I didn’t want to pause what I was working on and search the web so I tried to think of something that I could easily make up a pattern for on my own. Project decided, I finished the hat and then got out all the materials I thought I would need for the new project and got to work playing around with how I wanted it to look. I went with a simple design that could be “dressed up” by using decorative or colorful buttons. These would work on your oven door handle, fridge handle or even on the towel rack in your bathroom. Stay with me. I know that last one sounded kind of silly but these holders are for hand towels so think about it. You could choose a different button for each member in the family and so they would each have their own holder.
Make sure to check clearance areas wherever you buy your materials. You may just find some awesome buttons for a super cheap price! Also keep in mind that your buttons do not have to be round 😉
This holder would be awesome as part of a kitchen gift set. I have included a picture of a possible gift set option. In this set I included 2 “Hold My Towel” Holders, 1 Flower Hot Pad (Ravelry Pattern) and 1 Round Pot Holder (I worked up 2 circles and then connected them with a round of slip stitches. The sky is the limit with this one)
“Hold My Towel” Holder
Worsted Weight Yarn *I used Sugar & Cream cotton yarn but acrylic would work too* I do not know exact yardage but it’s not very much
G – 4.5mm Hook
2 Ponytail elastics
Button *this is what will “dress up” your holder* and thread to attach
- CH 1 and CH 2 do not count as a stitch throughout the pattern
- If you are wanting to use a rather large button then I would suggest doing a treble crochet instead of a double crochet and possibly 1-2 more chains on your button hole row (Row 18)
SL – slip stitch
Rd – round
CH – chain
Sc Cr – single crochet
Dbl Cr – double croche
St – stitch
Sts – stitches
SL to attach yarn to elastic. CH 1
Rd 1- Sc around elastic until it is completely covered. SL into 1st sc. Ch 2
-You will now be working in rows to make the strap-
Row 2 – dbl cr in same st as CH 2. Dbl cr in next 7 st. CH 1 and turn
Row 3 – sc in same st as CH . sc in next 7 sc. CH 2 and turn.
Rows 4-17 – repeat row 2-3
Row 18 – dbl in same st as CH. Dbl in next 3sts, ch2 (this will be your button hole), dbl into last 4 stitches. CH 1. Do not turn.
Edging- sc 3 into the side of the dbl cr. (This will make you corner) Sc down the side of the strap. Once you reach the ring, SL st around until you reach the other side of the strap. Sc up the side of the strap. When you reach the last row of dbl sc 3. Sc across the top of the strap. SL st into the 1st sc of the edging. Tie off and weave in your ends.
Attach button of choice with thread of choice and there you have it!
Note: Please do not copy or sell this pattern in any way. If you choose to sell completed items please remember providing a link back to this pattern is always appreciated, but not required.