Sunday, February 26, 2012

Towel Holder

These towel holders are very different than the towel toppers that I used to make before. With those towel toppers, you have to wash the whole thing. But with this type of towel holder, you can remove the towel and replace it right away with a new one.

The pattern for this is super simple too!

You'll need a ponytail holder, yarn and a button. For this example pictured, I used strands of 10 cotton thread. You can also use a thicker cotton yarn as well as worsted weight yarn. There will be a difference in the number of rows that you complete. You want to make sure it'll wrap around the desired place.

To Start: Join with sl st around ponytail holder, ch 1, sc as many times needed around the ponytail holder, join with sl st in first sc.
Row 1: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here and throughout), hdc in next 9 sts, turn.
Continue this pattern, working 10 sts across until your piece is at a desired length. I usually work 12-15 rows before adding the button hole.
Button Hole Row 1: ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, turn.
Button Hole Row 2: ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in next 4 sts, turn.
Finishing Row: ch 1, sc across.
Border: ch 1, sc around the border of the towel holder, sl st into beginning ch 1, fasten off.

Sew on your button and you're done!

NOTE: The red/pink towel holder is not pictured with a border. If you'd like to see what it looks like with a border, click here.

After playing around with these for a little bit, you can change up the width of the project to fit your needs. My aunt makes these and she dc around the ponytail holder instead of sc. I also know people who make something similar and add a border around the whole project. So really you can do anything to this to fit your needs or your style!

Just remember, the bigger the ponytail holder, the bigger towel you'll be able to fit in there. This pictured is a smaller holder, so the kitchen towel is quite small. I would not be able to fit a towel like I used in my towel toppers post with this. Some people use 2" plastic rings, but honestly, I cannot find plastic rings anywhere anymore!

Enjoy your new towel holders!
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  1. This is very nice - thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

  2. I've just found your site, and I love this idea. I've been looking for some quick, cute things to crochet for gifts, and I really like this idea. I'll have to find some pony tail holders or rings, but I do think I have cotton thread. I don't crochet much with thread, so it should be fun.

  3. Do you think this would work using the plastic rings from 6-packs of canned soda?

  4. I recently found this made at the Apple Barn Pikeville,Tn. They had used a rubber lid for the ring which I couldn't find. I ended up buying a package of 14 child's plastic Braclets for a dollar from the Dollar Tree. Perfect Size and makes a sturdy ring.

  5. Great idea, what size needle do you recommend since I will be using 4ply yarn.

  6. Thank you so much for your pattern, it's very simple, that's the kind of patterns that I look for. :)

  7. I don't like using reg. Yarn. I like either I love this cotton or sugar and cream

  8. estan relindos y practicos. util tarea para hacer como regaƱo de Navidad para mis amigas jubiladas, felicitaciones y gracias por publicar las explicaciones

  9. What a great and simple way to hang onto the dish towel! I have sewn so many of the dish towel toppers but this idea is so much easier! Bet there will be some of these made for little Christmas presents! Thanks so much!

  10. Re: using the plastic bracelets - my 2 concerns would be, A. They may not survive a full machine wash and dry cycle, B. If the bracelet itself ever snaps, the pieces of the bracelet can fall out and it would lose its shape. I supposed it's more of an aesthetics thing, though, the function will still be there.


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