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Moonbeam Hot Water Bottle Cover
"This crochet pattern for a hot water bottle cover is worked in Aran/Worsted yarn in two pieces, a lower back and a front/upper back. Seaming creates an envelope closure making it easy to get your hot water bottle in and out! Combining front post stitches with the braided cable stitch, results in a project that not only keeps your hot water bottle snug but also showcases your crochet skills. The front post stitches and braided cables are worked in rows below creating a lovely textured fabric. This free pattern uses a smaller hook than recommended for the yarn. This gives a tighter stitch with denser definition and is a safety feature. No burning fingers! I’ve rated this project at an intermediate level because of the combination of crochet stitches, the shaping (increases and decreases) and the seaming. However, if you’re a confident beginner up for a challenge, working on a smaller project such as this hot water bottle cover will give you the chance to practise these skills. With a bit of patience you’ll soon have a stunning hot water bottle cover that’s perfect for gifting or for adding a touch of handmade charm to your own home. "
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeUsing a 4mm hook, 19 rows and 14 stitches = 10cm X 10cm
Finished Size14” / 35.5cm (h) X 9” / 23cm (w) to fit a 2 litre hot water bottle The envelope closure measures 6cm / 2.5”
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