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Welcome to my crafty world! I am proud mum to three gorgeous kids, a wife to a supportive husband, and a self confessed craft addict. I am continually inspired to create and would love to share this journey with you. My current obsession is crochet and spinning. I can be contacted at maudeandme@bigpond.com

Saturday, 21 May 2011

What a Hottie!

My mission was to create a cover for a hot water bottle for The Hottie Challenge.
My own requirements were as follows:
  • had to be crochet
  • no sewing involved
  • had to be a quick project
  • A simple entry point for the hot water bottle
  • Tototally functional
I did aim for a liquorice allsorts effect(not sure I achieved this).
So with no pattern in front of me I chained, I  crocheted in the round with dc and then trebled away. To make it quicker I even crocheted in loose ends as I went.

And for a simple entry I did a drawstring closure

When I completed it , I searched for my hot water bottle for functionality. It's cover was a very aged  pillow slip. This sure beats a pillow slip.
And it fitted perfectly.

Thankyou Cam for organising this. It's on it's way to the post office tomorrow. And it made me join flickr too!


  1. it looks great!! I really need to get myself a hot water bottle, I've wanted one for a long time but never actually bought one, now that I'm seeing the covers that can be made, I so NEED one!

  2. Wow! That's gorgeous - you totally have the licorice allsort effect going.
    The drawstring closure is ingenious.

  3. What a fantastic result! I love how you set yourself rules and then followed them to a T.

  4. Great job! I love your list of musts. And it so definitely looks like a licorice allsort. I'd better get a move on eh'.


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