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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Pattern - Stripy Hot Water Bottle Cosy



Hook - 3.5mm

Yarn - DK Weight

I used Stylecraft Special DK in the following shades, White, Cloud Blue, Plum, Pale Rose, Meadow, Violet, Storm Blue, Parma Violet

The pattern was made up using random colours, therefore either feel free to follow the same approach or if you would like to use the same colours as me, I have listed the stripe order at the bottom of the pattern

This Hot Water Bottle Cosy is designed to fit a 1.5 lt hot water bottle

Front of Cosy
With Yarn, make 40 ch.
Row 1 - Work 1 tr into fourth chain from hook, work 1tr into next ch and each ch until end, turn (37 sts)
Change yarn
Row 2 - Work 3 ch (counts as 1 st throughout pattern), 1 tr into next st and each st until end, turn (37 sts)
Rows 3 to 29 - Repeat row 2, changing yarn for each new row
Fasten off

Back of Cosy
Using the yarn that you will eventually join the cosy together with (or Pale Rose in the picture), make 38 ch.
Row 1 - Work 1 dc into second chain from hook, work 1 dc into next ch and each ch until end, turn (37 sts)
Change yarn
Rows 2 to 24 - Repeat as Row 2 for Front of Cosy as above, changing yarn for each new row
Fasten off

Joining
Hold the 2 halves together with the wrong sides facing. The front of the cosy should be upside down and the back of the cosy should be the right way up. The top of the two sides of the cosy should be level with an extra 5 rows at the bottom on the front. 
Pin together.
With the front of the cosy facing count 10 stitches in from the top left hand corner. Join yarn through the top of both stitches.
The following round is worked through the stitches of both sides of the cosy, unless stated
Round 1 - 1 ch (does not count as stitch), dc in same stitch, 1 dc in next st, repeat until you reach the end of the top left hand corner. Work 1 dc into the corner and then carry on working dc sts down the left edge of the cosy
When you reach the part of the cosy which is at the bottom of the Back and 5 rows from the bottom of the Front, continue in dc along to bottom of the Front (should just be one piece of crochet with no joining), work 1 dc into each corner as before and continue round until you reach the bottom right hand corner of the Back, work dc sts again joining the front and back together.
When you reach the top right hand corner, work 1 dc into the corner and continue along the top for another 10 sts. 
Don't not fasten off yarn
Your cosy should now be joined with a hole at the top and an opening at the bottom with a flap at the front.

Neck of Cosy
With the same yarn and working into each side of the hole in a continuous round
Round 1 - 1 ch, 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into each of next 14 sts, 2 dc into next st (place a stitch marker in last st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc into next 14 sts, 2 dc in last st, join with a sl st in first dc (36 sts)
In next row when you pass the stitch mark, move it up into the working row
Round 2 - 1 ch, 1 dc into same stitch and each st until end, join with a sl st into first dc (36 sts)
Round 3 - 1 ch, 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into each following st until you have reached the stitch marker, 2 dc into same st as stitch marker (move stitch marker into last st made), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each following st until last st, 2 dc in last st, join with a sl st into first dc (40 sts)
Join yarn B
In next row when you pass the stitch mark, move it up into the working row
Round 4 -  3 ch, 1 tr in next st and each following st until end, join with a sl st into the 3rd ch of starting 3 ch (40 sts)
Change yarn
Round 5 - 3 ch, 1 tr into same st, 1 tr into next st and each following st until you have reached the stitch marker, 2 tr into same st as stitch marker, (move stitch marker into last st made), 2tr into next st, 1 tr into each following st until the last st, 2 tr in last st, join with a sl st into the 3rd ch of starting 3 ch (44 sts)
Change yarn
Round 6 - Repeat Round 5 (48 sts)
Change yarn
In next row when you pass the stitch mark, move it up into working row
Round 7Repeat Round 4 (48 sts)
Change yarn
In next row when you pass the stitch mark, move it up into working row 
Round 8 - Repeat Round 2 (48 sts)
Round 9 - Repeat Round 3 (52 sts)
Round 10 - Repeat Round 2 (52 sts)
Change yarn
Round 11 - 1 ch, *1dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 htr, * repeat from * to * until end, join with a sl st into first dc.
Fasten off

Flowers
With Yarn A make a magic ring and work first round into ring (alternatively you can make 2 chain and then work into the 2nd chain)
Round 1 - 1 ch (does not count as st), 10 dc, join with a sl st into first dc (10 sts)
Change to Yarn B
Round 2 - *2 ch, 2 tr into same st, 2 tr into next st, 2 ch, sl st into bottom of same st, sl st into next st*, repeat from * to * to end making 5 petals with the l
ast sl st being made in the first st of the round (30 sts)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Making Up
Sew flowers onto the front of the cosy, using picture as a guide.
On the back of the cosy attach 3 buttons, ensuring that they will fit through the gaps between tr sts when the flap is closed, using picture as a guide


Stripe Order
Front of Cosy (Top to Bottom) - Storm Blue (SB), Parma Violet (PV), White (W), Pale Rose (PR), Cloud Blue (CB), Plum (P), PV, Meadow (M), W, PR, Violet (V), M, CB, W, P, SB, PR, V, PV, CB, PR, W, M, V, CB, P, PV, W, SB
Back of Cosy (Bottom to Top) - CB, V, W, M, P, PV, SB, W, CB, P, PR, M, PV, V, W, PR, SB, CB, P, M, W, SB, PV

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