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Old 02-24-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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FO: Buttoned Hand Towel set
I'm so tired of finding my cotton hand towels on the floor! Bah!
So... I configured a pattern for a BUTTONED hand towel! Yay!

Anyway, here it is, along with 2 face cloths. The set used 2 skeins of Reynold's Saucy Cotton which, BTW, machine washes and dries very nicely!

If you would like to duplicate the pattern, I've posted exactly what I did (the entire pattern) in my Ravelry project folder. Of course, when using a different cotton, the measurements will differ.
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And here it is, all buttoned up on my towel bar:

They aren't peach color...the lighting in the bathroom sucks.

Unbuttoned....
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Those are cool! Love the lacy edge facecloth!
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Those are cool! Love the lacy edge facecloth!
If I had a DO-OVER...I would have knit the face cloths a bit smaller...and that would have given me enough yarn to work the petite crochet border on the top, turned-down edge of the towel.

Hind-sight is 20/20, eh?

I might knit some more of these sets. Nice project when the grandchildren are over and it's MOVIE TIME for a week!
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:16 PM   #4
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Very nice .... what a great idea!
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I love it! Perfect idea! I have a problem in our half bath with the towels ending up on the floor as well. Especially because the towel bar itself rolls. This is a great solution
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Oh, those are way too pretty to really use. If so, believe whoever did would be the one to end up on the floor ;however, such a treat to see these in a guest bath.
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Very, very clever.

Hmmmmm
I bet you could come a pattern for a drool bib that buttoned.

After I saw those darling blankets for your grand baby, I thought I would be seeing some extra special baby togs next.
You seem to choose the nicest patterns for your sweaters.
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Good idea!!
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I love it. The set is very pretty. Now I want to make some for my guest bathrooms as well. I don't know how to crochet for the border though...hmm guess I could add that to my to-do list. Like I have time for any more!
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I love it. The set is very pretty. Now I want to make some for my guest bathrooms as well. I don't know how to crochet for the border though...hmm guess I could add that to my to-do list. Like I have time for any more!
Thanks!

If you know how to crochet a simple "chain", you can do this edging.
Basically, you create a loop on your crochet hook...then begin by poking it into a bound-off stitch on the face cloth (I personally start at a corner)...grab the working yarn, pull it through...chain 4...skipping the next 2 bound-off stitches on the face cloth, inserting the hook into the 3rd bound-off stitch...grab the working yarn, pull it through...chain 4...skip the next 2 bound-off stitches on the face cloth....etc.

The fact that you're chaining 4 to every 2 bind-offs creates the scallop look.

You can modify my formula to create a more dramatic scallop, or, a flatter scallop by manipulating how many you "chain" and how many you "skip". Every time I do this simple little edging I play around with it to see what I prefer. There's no hard and fast rule. I'm not a crochet gal, but I do like this simple edge. It's easy and not too show-offy for a knitted item. I almost left my edges plain, but decided to doll them up a little!
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