We have already talked about some great gifts for gardeners like a load of manure or some bags of lucerne chaff or gardeners soap made from little bags of crocheted jute containing soap to hang from the garden tap.
The next thing I am working on is some hanging hand towels for the kitchen, so important because if they are available it means people won't use your tea towel.
I've been cutting up some vintage tea towel and table cloths. The recipient I know likes a dash of red in the kitchen.
Cool designs huh?
I source the towelling from the factory as off cuts because they are luxuriously thick for high traffic wiping and I can get good colours. I find darker colours are best because these towels get a lot of dirty hand wiping action.
I just have to finish off with a button hole and sew on some buttons so they can hang from the oven door or a kitchen knob/hook.
I have a tutorial with pattern here.
The decorative possibilities are endless and you could look to Sweet Birdy Love for some decorative stitching inspiration like this or this
Alternatively, you could make them in the ever popular crochet tab top way.
A knit or crochet dish cloth in a coordinating colour would also be a thoughtful addition.
This is great for using up some of those smaller stash pieces and scraps too.