Crochet for the Kitchen

By Alicia Kachmar – 7 Comments

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When I take a break from making cute crochet toys, which is rare, I try to come up with “practical” projects to make. (Well, I think cute crochet toys are practical, but that’s another story). I tend to stick to things I can wear, such as scarves or hats, but in summer weather? No thanks! The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, the source of edible goodness and culinary creativity. It only makes sense to throw some creative crochet into the mix.

“Crochet for the Kitchen” immediately makes me think of dishcloths, because of the inevitable clean-up involved in all-things-kitchen. Here are five dishcloth patterns for whoever is on clean-up duty. Maybe they’ll actually make it fun?

How about some thick potholders? Crochet potholders are quick to whip up, even when they have multiple layers. And you’ll need those multiple layers, if say you want them to be…practical!

A cozy mug sweater and a pot handle cozy combine the best of cute and functional–keeping your fingertips safe from heat and dressing up plain kitchenware to boot.

Placemats are one of those “extras” that I may not ever want to spend the money on, but if I can crochet something to my liking using some multi-colored yarn? I’m in!

What do you like to crochet for your kitchen?

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7 Comments

  1. Melanie says:

    I like to crochet small appliques or amigurumi animals and glue a small magnet on the back to make refrigerator magnets. I would also like to try to make your seat cushion pattern for my kitchen chairs…some day…

  2. Amy says:

    I just started a kitchen rug project (I have several ideas in mind)… and then I might tackle bathroom rugs and welcome mats… they are so easy and quick with this bulky cotton yarn I bought :)

  3. Alicia says:

    Oh yes, I like fridgies too, Melanie!

    Amy, that Fibonacci bag on your site is really cool! I love the Fibonacci numbers. I too have been thinking about making a rug…

  4. Darlene says:

    Hanging towels are nice for the kitchen.

  5. Barbara Penn says:

    I have crocheted “towel toppers” which are crocheted onto a cute towel. You decrease toward the end of the work so that you have a narrow section that becomes a strap that you double over and sew on a button so that you can attach the towel to a drawer handle or whatever your kitchen has. I have made these for gifts & select towels that reflect the recipient’s interests (like dogs, cats, etc.) or if it is to be a Christmas gift I pick a Christmas towel.

  6. Claire says:

    I would like the pattern to hang a towel in the kitchen … Any ideas where I can find this? I am a new crochet person and anxious to do this

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