"Crochet for the Kitchen" by Tove Fevang has over 50 patterns for placemats, potholders, hand towels and dishcloths. The projects use both traditional crochet and Tunisian crochet techniques. A ball of yarn is all that is needed to get started.
All skill levels of crocheters will enjoy the projects. Tove uses cotton and linen to crochet the various accessories. The book is filled with beautiful photographs. At the end are step by step instructions along with photographs, where Tove teaches you the techniques in her "crochet school".
She starts off with a single crochet potholder using two colors of yarn. Who couldn't use some fresh new potholders. 'Patchwork Placement' is worked in Tunisian crochet . The patchwork (not a granny square) is in one color with a complimentary border. They are sized approximately 13" x 17". The cottolin yarn used, gives them a very luxurious finish. Tunisian crochet has the appearance of being woven. Then there is 'Linen Hand Towel'. You will want to make several of these.
The kitchen items worked in your kitchen's colors make this is an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your kitchen. You have choices to make. They also make a perfect hostess gift. See you in the kitchen.