Throughout the summer I've been dabbling with different thread projects. Keeping them short and sweet helps to ensure that I'll stay interested and actually follow through to the end! I was working on the review of the book 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet which meant that I tried out several of the patterns. I made some with worsted cotton and more with cotton thread. It didn't take long for a collection to develop. They were just too pretty to leave in a basket, so I bought a bunch of plain white washcloths and hand towels to embellish. Stitching one square to each washcloth worked beautifully (you can see how I did it in this post).
I wanted to try something different with the towels. Flipping through my library of books and magazines I came across a pattern for lace edging that was perfect - the Dolly Dish Towels in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Crochet Today.
It was just a coincidence that I had the same color thread they used on hand. The soft cotton towel was supple enough to work the foundation row without pre-poking any holes, and once that was done the design rapidly took shape. Perhaps the toughest part was making sure that I had the right multiple of stitches evenly spaced along the bottom of my towel. After finishing this quick and easy project I understand why lace edging is such a classic embellishment. In times past if you wanted something fancy you had to make it yourself, unless you were wealthy enough to pay someone to make it for you. Adding lace to household linens makes them look good and was probably excellent practice for more intricate pieces like wedding dresses, veils and christening gowns. While I don't see any of those in my future, my towel and washcloths make a lovely addition to our bathroom. My husband says they're too nice to use, but I say they're too nice not to!
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