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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

More hot water bottle covers :-)

The hot water bottle cover I made for my friend turned out better than I expected!  I used Myf's hot water bottle as a base for the pattern design but when I went and bought a hot water bottle to put inside it before posting, it turned out that Myf's hot water bottle is smaller than standard....However, as I'd not made one before, I'd made it a bit baggy to accommodate the stitching together.  So I did panic a bit when I brought home the new one but it actually fitted perfectly and gave it enough stretch to make it look far more professional.
I know I've posted these pics before but I just want to put them up again so you can see the difference!

Before:-





After:-



I added bigger buttons as the ones I'd used previously were a little small and kept slipping out.

My only complaint with doing it all in single crochet is that the fabric is fairly thick and it takes a little while for the heat to come through.  So when I thought I'd make one for my Mum as her other present, I decided to go with a granny square for the main body.  I used the pattern I wrote for the top flap again here and also crocheted a pair of holly leaves to decorate it with.



The pattern for the wagon wheel granny square is from here-it's a lovely simple pattern that looks really pretty.  The holly leaves are from the amazing blog of attic24-I also use her wonderful pattern for the piles of bunting I've been making recently and I'm currently using her 'teeny tiny stars' pattern.  She does fabulous photo tutorials-I adore her use of colour and her patterns are amazing so you should definitely go check her out :-)

I've bought another hot water bottle for me-as soon as I get some time, I'll be making myself a pretty cover!

2 comments:

  1. I love the granny square cover - so pretty :-) Looks like your Christmas crafting is all coming together!

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  2. Thanks hun, I'm really pleased with it-I'm definitely going to use a granny square base for when I make another for myself. Almost done with the Yule crafting...gotta get the house tidy before Mum and Dad come up Sunday first!

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