Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: What Types Of Different Crochet Towel Toppers Are There?

Hey Dearies! So, ever since I’ve started crocheting, my goal was to learn how to make my great-grandmother’s famous towel toppers. If you have been following me since day one, you will know that I’ve posted 2 kinds of towel toppers patterns.

The first one was my ‘trial and error’, but because I was new to crocheting, there was a lot of frogging and trying new things. Also, I want to know that I was going off of an already crocheted towel topper that my great-grandmother made, which did help me a lot!

Then when I perfected it, I wanted to rewrite the first one, but with a more straight forward pattern. At this time, I also found out that my great grandmother didn’t just make all her towels the same, but each of them had a different pattern.

So, to keep from repeating the same old pattern 50 times, she came up with different ones whenever she felt like it, which kept the towel topper making not as boring. Which is why I loved how unique and talented she was.

Because of this, and that I’ve been looking back at her old towel toppers, it got me thinking to how many different types of toppers could you do?

The possibilities are, of course, endless, but I wanted to find some patterns that are different from what you normally see, but just as unique, as my great grandmother has done in the past.

Note: These are not any of my patterns! All rights go to the creators themselves, I will be including the link to these patterns. 


-Pineapple Towel Topper

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When I first was looking into the towel toppers, this pattern has popped up on my search many times and I just love how much detail is into it. Although I’m not a fan of where the button is placed, this would be a design to definitively try out for sure! I see this being an awesome item to sell at craft fairs since this pattern is very eye-popping.

Link for the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pineapple-towel-topper


-Hanging Kitchen Towel Topper

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So, if you are looking to make your towel toppers, without having to cut the towel in half, Naztazia does an amazing job with this tutorial, not to mention, these are sewed on first, and then you crochet, which can be tricky to do, but can make it so much easier, especially if you are just starting out in crocheting. I have actually made a few of these, but if you are looking to cut your towels in half, the mattress stitch, I’ve found, didn’t really work for me when I tried it out.

Link for the pattern: https://naztazia.com/hanging-kitchen-towel/


-Dress Towel Topper

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When I found this pattern, I was jumping for joy because of the fact that this was a type of design that my great-grandmother had free-handed it many times before. This changes up the towel topper game to a new level because not only are these different from normal towel toppers, but they are perfect for balancing the colors with the towel, instead of using one solid color. This one would be another eye-popping item at a craft fair that would really catch the eyes of buyers!

Link for the pattern: https://thewhoot.com/crochet/crochet-dress-towel-topper-pattern-video


-Dish Towel Toppers

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As I said before, with the previous towel topper, helping to balance the colors among each other, can be difficult to do when you are working with just a solid color, but this pattern takes it to the next step. Not only does this pattern aloud for more colors, but the finished border really gives its complete finish. Also, this has nothing to do with the towel toppers, but those buttons are super cute and now on my shopping list to get!

Link for the pattern: https://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/2018/09/dish-towel-toppers-crochet-pattern-posh.html


-Bounding Towel Topper

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This one is another eye-popping towel topper because there aren’t many out there that have a lot of open space, especially because more people like their towel toppers to be more ‘filled in’ or ‘not as open’ as other patterns do. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful pattern, but for my liking, I would’ve altered between a solid row and the opened space.

Link for the pattern: https://stitch11.com/bounding-towel-topper-free-crochet-pattern/


-Summer Sundress Towel Topper

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So this one is like the dress towel topper, but more for the summer vibes. However, this pattern is more for those who are skilled with a hook, but this would be perfect for summer for sure! I also want to say that the little accessories that they added are too cute and would make amazing mini magnets for the fridge!

Link for the pattern: https://www.crochetmemories.com/blog/summer-sundress-towel-topper-set-cal/#more-5153


-Chicken Towel Topper

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The last type of towel toppers, that I find so adorable, are the character ones, such as this chicken one. There are LOTS of these ones, I’ve seen from hearts to Santa’s, for towel toppers. This one steals the cake for sure because if you got a rooster theme going on, this is the perfect item to complete your theme or a wonderful present for that friend who is like in love with chickens!

Link for the pattern: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/beautiful-skills-crochet-knitting-quilting-18832375/chicken-towel-topper-free-pattern-6905101995


There we have it! So, out of all the designs, which ones were your favorites? Or are you like me and keep your towel toppers sweet and simple? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 37

If you haven’t read Chapter 36, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2020/02/11/unforgotten-chapter-36/


Logan’s P.O.V.
“It’s been over two hours, I need to know what’s going on!” Shouted, since Dad brought in Athena, the way she looked. I knew I should’ve never stayed.

It was even worse for Dean, who begged and begged Elle to let him be with her, but Elle sent everyone out, including Dad and me.

I didn’t want to wait any longer, I wanted to know if my sister was going to make it. Watching her being laid down on that table, so lifeless and wearing that dusty old wedding dress, covered in her blood.

I started pacing back and forth, doing everything I could think of to get my mind off of the endless waiting. I looked over at Dean, he was just as worried as we all were, his sister was standing by, rubbing his back as his foot kept tapping on the floor, trying his best to stay sane.

We all were, we were worried as hell to know what’s going on.
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Marie’s P.O.V.
I waited with the others, hoping Athena would awake. I knew what I had done, but I didn’t know what it would cost me. I just couldn’t have another person die because of me and the selfish acts that I had done before.

I hugged my brother, as he came out of the room, he had a releveled look on his face, but I sensed that there was something wrong.

“How’s Athena?” I asked as everyone else gather around Tanner.

“Elle had to put her in an Earth Coma, whatever that is, but Elle said that she should get stronger over time.” He explained as I looked over and watched as Elle stood in the doorway and motioned for me to come over.

Before I left, I smiled at my brother. “An Earth Coma will help her body heal faster, but don’t worry, she’ll be safe.”

I gave my brother one last hug before going into the Healing room with Elle. I closed the door behind me as she gave me a questionable look.

“You are sure you want to go through this?” She asked. There was no way that I was going to let my niece die. Elle motioned for me to laid in the bed next to Athena, as I looked over at her. She was pale, but her Earth element was protecting her, for now.

“I can’t let my brother suffer anymore because of me. I’m not going to lose my niece.” I laid down straight as Elle walked over to my side, holding my hand.

“Are you sure you want to do this alone? I’m sure your brother or James would-“, Elle asked again, but I interrupted her. “This is something I can handle. Please, just save my niece.”

Once I spoke those words, a tear fell down my cheek, as I rubbed my swollen belly. Elle grabbed one of the vines, from Athena’s Earth coma and wrapped it around my belly.

Then, Elle started to pour witch hazel on Athena’s chest, right where her heart was and on top of the vines that sat on my belly.

Elle closed her eyes as I took a deep breath, and kept thinking about all those things that I might never be able to do. Deep down, I didn’t want to give up being a mother, but right now, I needed to stop being so selfish.

As much as I wanted to be a mom, Athena had already lost hers and I wasn’t going to left my brother loose another part of Jade, that he had left. I needed Athena, and she was needed by all of us.

I relaxed my body, thinking of nothing, but positive thoughts as I whispered: ‘I’m so sorry, baby. Mommy will see you again soon.’

Then, the place that once held my unborn child, was back to normal. The swollen baby bump I had was gone, but when I looked over, I watched as Athena started to heal faster, there was color starting to appear on her skin, again.

Elle helped me sit up as I started crying. “It worked.” She wrapped her arms around me, as I kept crying.

“It did, however, it still might take her a day or two to get her out of her coma, but the question that I have for you is, how are you going to tell the others about this?”

Before I had a chance to think about it, James came into the room, looking confused when he noticed I no longer had a swollen belly, carrying his unborn child. When our eyes met, I didn’t know what to say to him, I felt horrible.

“What did you do?” He asked me, all I do was cry as I saw the look of fear in his eyes. At that moment, I didn’t know if he would ever forgive me for what I had just done.


Chapter 38: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2020/02/25/unforgotten-chapter-38/

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