Nana tea towels

My brother is turning 30. He’s a normal bloke – has a job in finance, rides his bike into town each day, a house in the ‘burbs, a kid, a dog, and yet, what did he ask for for his birthday?

A crocheted tea towel that attaches to the oven handle.

I shook my head and laughed.

But, I am a good sister and have made him one. I resisted the urge to go crazy colours and horrible tea towel, and instead have opted for something that looks a bit more modern and fashionable. Well, as fashionable as a tea towel can be without getting all Cath Kidston about it.

Turns out they’re exceptionally easy to make. The longest, and most boring part of this little project is sewing the embroidery stitch along the top so you have something to start crocheting into – otherwise it’s quite snappy.

Don’t you just love my tapestry needle? It’s so old and rusty that I had to get the steel wool out and give it a bit of a clean before using it!

So there you have it! I have a feeling that button is from one of my wool coats, so come winter time I may need to do a sneaky button exchange.

Hook: 4mm
Yarn: Cotton

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