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I’ve been getting my Etsy shop organized and have decided to add a few new things along with my Gossiping Paisley Chickens and Ukrainian eggs. Handmade gifts are such a nice option when giving and I love to share my ideas with those of you that would like to create your own.
This week, I created an easy crochet pattern for ZigZag stitch hand towels using cotton yarn. The stitch looks complicated, but you will be surprised how easy it is to create. This is a great project for a beginner in crochet who has mastered the double crochet.
My idea is to pair these handmade hand towels with my Happy Camper pot holders. If you love to sew, you can find my free Happy Camper potholder pattern here. If you just want to purchase some instead, keep an eye on my Etsy shop. I am creating several batches of these fun potholders and putting them in more store real soon!
So, want to know how to make the towels?
Easy ZigZag Hand Towel Crochet Pattern
Size H Crochet Hook
4 ply cotton yarn in various colors
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc across. Turn.
Row 2: ch 2, dc in back loop of first st, dc in the same stitch (V-stitch made). Skip 1, V-stitch in next. Continue across. Join new color. Turn.
Row 3-18: Chain 2. V-stitch in space of V-stitch below. Continue across. Join new color. Turn
Row 19: sc across. Finish off.
Use a tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
Cotton yarn can be found at your local craft store or yarn shop. I highly recommend cotton over acrylic or wool for this project as it is easily washed and absorbs well. Perfect for a face cloth or hand towel!
Want even more gift ideas? Well how about a gift basket? You could pair the hand towels up with hand made soap (you can find some of my soap tutorials here and here) and maybe some wonderful smelling moisturizer.
I’ve been a huge fan of Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer lately. Winter air can be harsh on your skin, causing chapped lips and dry and dehydrated skin. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer absorbs two times faster and instantly locks in moisture on wet skin.
It comes in several scents, but my absolute favorites are Coconut Oil and Monoi Oil. You simply apply it after your shower while your skin is damp and then pat dry!
You can find Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer at your local Walmart in the Health and Beauty aisle.
Crochet up some beautiful ZigZag hand cloths and create your own unique gift baskets. I’m betting someone special will be very happy to receive it.
For this free downloadable pattern, click here: Easy ZigZag Crochet Hand Towels
Oh, and make a few for yourself too. You deserve it!
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