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27 January 2015

Valentine Hottie


It's a good day today because I have something fun to share with you.

I had the opportunity to go and visit the wonderful Black Sheep Wools recently, you might remember that I spoke about it in this post, and at the same time I got to meet some of the really lovely ladies who work there.  I came away with some of this rather lovely, Rico Creative Twist Super Chunky yarn to work with and the opportunity to dream up a new free pattern.  Pretty exciting.

It was a lovely, smooshy yarn to work with, so soft and fluffy.  Just perfect for the hot water bottle cover that we had in mind.  I don't know about you but I absolutely love to snuggle up in bed with all my warm blankets and a nice toasty hottie in there with me!



I had fun coming up with this one because the chunky yarn works up quite nice and quickly and so once I had the right shape all sorted I could concentrate on those pretty little finishing touches that are the fun part.  I added a bottom flap so that you can get nice easy access to the bottle if you need to with cute buttons and a lacy trim.  It also has a matching trim at the top opening to tie it together, and I added bow around the neck because I thought it needed just that little something else.

But my favourite part are the hearts that I stitched on afterwards.  I do love a heart at the best of times, but with February just around the corner, it seemed to be the perfect addition.  I also love the look of cross stitch on crochet, so that pleased me too.  It's very easy to do and I've added instructions and pictures into the pattern to help you if you've never done it before.






: :  VALENTINE HOTTIE  : :

Yarn:
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
Rico Creative Twist Super Chunky

For all other details, please see the pattern.



I hope you enjoy snuggling up with your hottie!


S x




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11 comments:

  1. I really, really love this hot water bottle cover and thanks soooo much for the free pattern! You are so creative :)

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  2. The love design Sandra, would be good to make for my daughters as there is the Mummy heart and the baby heart! Sam xx

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  3. It's gorgeous, so thick and warm looking. The hearts are the perfect finishing touch. CJ xx

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  4. Super-cute!!! I love it, and I love the pink. We don't have hot water bottles that size over here in the U.S. Wish we did! www.scottys-place.blogspot.com

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  5. That is adorable! I just had my Hottie out today. I loved making it. So fun!!
    xo Kris

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  6. Beautiful!!! What a wonderful Valentines present it would make for someone, or for yourself of course!! The cross stitch hearts are beautiful and I love the edgeing around the whole cover too! Fantastic!! xx

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  7. That is a cute hottie cover. Now I know where to go to make one for myself (for when the snow falls deep on my garden....)
    Black Sheep Wools is really good, isn't it? I went there with the Princess, but I want to go back someday alone and with plenty of birthday money. Fortunately it's little more than 30 minutes away from where I live!

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  8. So sweet... lovely wool and I love an opportunity to choose some buttons from the tin! Such a good idea to use a chunky wool for a hot water bottle - it looks so snug

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  9. Ah such a great idea for a gift this Valentines! Such a brilliant idea to crochet a hot water bottle cover. Since we'll still be using ours way into April I think I might need to get my hook out and start making this. Thanks for the pattern!

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