DIY – Pimp my tea towel {crocheting}

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA while ago I visited two of my best friends in Germany that had just recently moved house. I wanted to bring a little something for them but couldn’t think what I could make – until coincidentally I saw a book sitting on my book shelf (it is German and contains many mini crochet ideas).
As my friends have a great new kitchen I decided to pimp a tea towel.
It took me about two evenings to finish the whole project, including crocheting the mini strawberries and sewing them onto the tea towel.

Because I think it is a nice gesture to make little gifts every now and then I would like to show you what you need to make a tea towel like this.

 

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My longest project…

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…so far.

Almost three years ago I discovered a blanket on the beautiful blog rosape.de. I immediately fell in love with the pattern and when I discovered that there was even a tutorial available to make this quilt I just knew I had to do it.

Unfortunately though I was never great at crocheting and therefore first asked my mum and my granny for help. It took them a whole afternoon to explain the basics to me and they said more than once that this project might be a bit too ambitious for me. Well, stubborn as I am I went on and tried to understand this whole crocheting-thing. Still struggling a bit I asked my friend Anni for more help and – clever as she is – she really managed to teach me how to do it. Continue reading