So I crochet--am I a crocheter?....I don't know. I kind of crochet like I cook--winging it. LOL. I went to some classes at Michaels with my BFF, but something just didn't click. Then I started talking to the love of my life for hours a night and thought I really just can't sit here and do nothing--so I said, I can do this. And picked up my crochet hook, placed the phone and a pillow underneath my ear and jabbed away. So it stuck, I can whittle away and crochet to my little heart's content. I made J a blanket, made scarves, baby blankets, etc. But the best part is--I figured out how to make the towel hook things! (PS If you're a cradle crocheter and can read patterns and figure them out the first time---hmph!).
One of my good friends gave me a bunch of the towels she had received for her wedding. They really are pretty hideous: kittens, Lion King, shells, etc. And she's SO not a crochet person. So she gave them to me--and I snagged how to do them--BAM! Then I ran into the problem of always getting buttons to match. Then I started playing around and came up with this "crochet button"--it always matches--and which crocheter doesn't have tons of extra yarn around and no buttons. I say its a perfect match--and it's cute :-)
Just do a single chain about 10 or so, slip through the first one, then go up and do a single chain again around the whole thing until you get the puffiness that you want.
Its so cute! Here's the final product:
And I tried to rotate it...but some technological thing beyond me is a hindrance to my plan. Still looks cute though? Better than some 80's kittens or Lion King :-)