Saturday, April 8, 2017

Crochet Top Hanging Kitchen Towels | Housewarming Gift Ideas

I wanted to write this post about the history of crochet top dish towels. After half an hour spent searching on Google, I couldn't find a single thing about why people started crocheting the tops of their dish towels. There are lots of posts with patterns, and quite a few on the history of embroidered and handmade dish towels, but nothing on why crocheting the tops is so popular.

crochet top hanging kitchen dish towels

Crochet top dish towels are a staple at craft fairs. We often received them as gifts when I was growing up. You can see the appeal: they're a lot harder to lose when they stay attached to the oven door.

hanging kitchen towel

Some people who make these cut the towel in half first, and then crochet the top half of each one. That way they have two to sell or give away, but the down side is that they're thinner.

Our crochet top dish towels are "double thick" which means it's one regular dish towel folded over and then crocheted to hang.

double crochet towel

Here's a sampling of the ones that we have made. There are lots of themes to choose from. See our shop for more.

crochet top towel

black checked towel

wine kitchen decor

apple kitchen decor

Do you know anything about the history of these crafty towels? Let me know!

Shop crochet top double kitchen towels

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