Hot water bottle cover

maRRose - CCC, hot water bottle cover green

This ugly blue hot water bottle has been sitting in my craft room for more than a year. Ever since I got it, I’ve been meaning to crochet a pretty cover for it. However, it seems like I’m too easily distracted when it comes to crafts and crochet, so the hot water bottle continued to live a naked life.

hot water bottle cover - the beginning

That is, until last Friday, when I started crocheting its’ coat as yet another
(oh my ….) in-between project.
The week before I got a beautiful soft “egypt cotton” at our local market, from “De Wolman“; I love it! The label says it is a mix of 55% polyacrylic/45% cotton and it’s called “King Cotton”, by Firma Max Gründl.
I really wanted to do something with these soft beauties right away and the hot water bottle caught my eye ….

hot water bottle cover

I used a hook size 6 (= metric), that would be J/10 for US and 4 for UK/Canada, quite a different feel as opposed to my usual 3,5 (E/4 US – 9 UK/Can). I crocheted just 12 basic granny squares, using the join-as-you-go for both front and back panel, 6 squares each (wonderful jag-tutorial here).
I then crocheted three rounds of sc (US – dc/UK) around each panel and a fourth round attaching front and back (leaving the bottom open, but crocheting front and back bottom sides also with the blue connecting color).

For the neck I picked up the stitches to work around it, increasing 2 stitches each on the left and right in the fifth round. In the last round I used a simple picot (*sc, 2 chains, sc in same stitch, skip one stitch *) and finished it off with a round of pink slip stitches over the last round. I sewed 4 little buttons on the inside of the back panel; the hook 6 stitches being pretty big, they fitted right through. Ta-dah!
Hook 6 also meant this was a quick ride and I am so, so happy with the result!

hot water bottle cover

Love,
Marianne

3 thoughts on “Hot water bottle cover

  1. Hallo Marianne,
    Erg leuk gemaakt. Alweer een nieuw werkje op mijn “to do list”. Leuk voor al mijn restjes op te maken.
    Groetjes Liesbeth

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