Crochet Towel Hanger

Towel hangers are an essential for the kitchen, work shop, barn, anywhere you might need a quick towel within reach. This towel holder holds any towel making it easy to swap it out and replace with a clean towel.

These take about 15 min to make and you can repurpose scraps!

Skill level Beginniner

Stiches:

  • slst = slip stich
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single stich
  • dc = double stich
  • dc2tog = (or decrease) double stich 2 dc together

Items needed:

  • Scrap yarn of your choice. For kitchen/bathroom use, Redheart Super Saver yarn works perfectly. For barn, garage, or outside, Twine, yes, bailing twine, works perfectly.
  • Size H crochet hook
  • 1 yarn needle
  • 1 button with big enough center holes to get your yarn needle through it.
  • A “ring”. This is where you can get really creative with repurposing “stuff”. I like to use a large ponytail ring. You can also use plastic “bangle” round bracelets (for large towels), cut out plastic rings from milk jugs, or pretty much anything that is the right size “hole” for holding your towel so that it doesn’t slip out easily.

Directions:

  1. Make your starting loop in your yarn as you would to start a chain
  2. Row 1: Enter through the ring as if you are pointing your hook away from you (this will help you not get tangled up in your yarn on the circle) sc over your ring from inside the ring. 3 chain (this will be your first dc), dc around the ring. For a ponytail ring its 34 DC. You want the yarn to be firm and not expose the ring but not so tight it bunches up. slst into the third chain at the top (where you started). ch 3 and turn
  3. Row 2: Starting with your 1st dc from row one, dc 1 in each of the next 10 dc. ch 3 turn.
  4. Row 3: dc in the first dc. 1 dc in next dc 10 times . ch 3 turn
  5. Row 4: dc in the first dc. 1 dc in next dc 11 times . ch 3 turn
  6. Row 5: sk the first stitch directly beside your chain, 1 dc in next dc 11 times
  7. Row 6 through 9 repeat Row 5
  8. Row 10: 1dc2tog,1 dc in next dc 7 times, 1dc2tog, 1dc ch 3 turn
  9. Row 11: 1dc2tog, 1 dc in next dc 5 times, 1dc2tog, 1dc ch 3 turn
  10. Row 12: 1 dc in next dc 8 times, ch 3 turn
  11. Row 13 – 19 repeat row 12
  12. Row 20: Buttonhole row: dc in next 3 dc, ch 1 (sk a stitch) dc in next 3 dc. 3 ch turn
  13. Row 21: 1 dc in next 8 dc, 1 ch turn
  14. Row 22: 1dc2tog, 4sc, 1dc2tog, 1 ch turn
  15. Row 23: 7 sc, 1 ch turn
  16. Row 24: 7 sc, tie off.
  17. Cut 2 long strands of yarn, about 6 inches each.
  18. I am using a 4 hole button here, so one strand went bottom left to top right, and the second strand went bottom right to top left.
  19. Line up your button to thread button yarns at the 3rd row from the ring around the 7th DC and pull through to the back, leaving the button on the front. Tie tightly to the back.
  20. Trim and weave your ends.
  21. Your top button hole should fit over your button.

And there you have your crochet towel holder.

Enjoy,

Until Next Time,

Mrs. Kay L. Rice

Greek Inspired One Skillet Supper

Every now and then its nice to have a meal that doesn’t take up much in the way of dishes, prep or clean up.

This is one of our favorite quick meals. While the recipe is best if you use ground lamb, the meat can be exchanged for any type protein that you wish.

Greek Inspired One Skillet Supper

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground lamb (or your protein of choice)
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp of Greek style Seasoning (a mix dried of oregano, rosemary, basil, lavender, parsley, thyme)
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of bone broth (for lamb, I use beef)
  • 1 pint of diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers (if you don’t like a kick, use roasted diced tomatoes)
  • 1 1/2 cup (dry measure) of rigatoni
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped spinach
  • 1 cup of halved black olives
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese.

Directions:

  1. Start your pasta to boil. Cook the pasta until it is firm but done.
  2. When your pasta is done, drain, rinse and set to the side.
  3. In a large (deep) skillet, add your olive oil and saute your onion and garlic until the onion is limp over a medium heat.
  4. Add in your ground lamb & seasonings. Break up the lamb with a wooden spoon or cooking spatula, making sure the seasonings are well mixed into the ground meat.
  5. Brown the meat thoroughly on a medium heat.
  6. Add in your spinach and cook until the spinach is limp. You can use frozen as well, cook until well mixed with meat.
  7. Add in the tomatoes, olives and broth.
  8. Continue to cook on a low heat until the mixture starts to thicken.
  9. Add in your pasta
  10. Cover and continue to cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes.
  11. Uncover and stir in half of the feta cheese.
  12. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with some of the remaining feta.

Enjoy.

Until Next Time,

Mrs. Kay L. Rice