Leaf Pile Hand Towel

I had some “yarn research” to do at Hobby Lobby last week, and I discovered a new color of “I Love This Cotton” named Harvest Hues (362) … what an inspiration to ring in fall crafting!

This cotton yarn works perfectly on all “regular” TURTLE hexagon looms, and the Original R was at hand, so I started weaving right away.

As with all variegated yarns, each hexagon will look differently so that you always want to know what the next one will look like. The smooth and soft yarn is therapy to the hands as you work with it. No surprise, the one ball that I bought wove up quickly.

The stack of hexagons started to look like a pile of leaves.

Laying them out randomly, it turned out that 24 hexagons make a great hand towel for kitchen or bath. Just about one ball of yarn!

The towel is worked sideways. Use this chart to randomly layout your “leaves”.

Use mattress or whip stitch to join hexagons into rows.

Use whip stitch to connect the rows with each other.

The finished towel measures about 21″ x 16″ before washing.

Crochet a hanger at the top of the towel as follows:

Are you ready for fall? Happy fall, all y’all and a GIVEAWAY!

Let’s have a little fun: To celebrate fall crafting, we’re giving away one ball of “I Love This Yarn” in 362 Harvest Hues (Just the yarn, no loom), enough to weave one hand towel, three dishcloths, or make anything else your heart desires. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post … what do you think is the project shown in the top left corner of the following picture? Post by Wednesday, September 8, 2021, midnight CDT! Mr. Random will determine a winner, which will be announced Thursday morning after 10 am CDT.

31 thoughts on “Leaf Pile Hand Towel

  1. Looks like a pumpkin pin cushion. Fall is my favourite season. Would love to win a skein of this yarn as I can’t get it in Canada and Hobby Lobby does not ship here.

  2. Love your hand towel and the fact it was created from one skein. Great instructions on “how to” make the hand towel. I think the item on the left is a scrubby, but like others think it could have many uses…..cat toy, pin cushion, showers loofah….

  3. I would say a cat toy but along the theme of the hand towel, I’m sure it’s a scrubbie of some kind. Have a great day

  4. This is such a beautiful project. I love the colors- definitely feels like Fall. I think the other project could be a number of things- a.pot scrubber to go along with the towel, a pin cushion, a hacky sack, or a cat toy with bell.

  5. It reminds me of the scrubby you made last Autumn for the hedge hog scrubby holder you’d purchased. I reckon that one needs replacing by now.

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