Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crochet - A Hot Water Bottle Cover from 1952


Running a bit late in the season, but I want to get the last of the Workbasket patterns from the November, 1952 issue posted.  This one is in crochet, for a hot-water bottle cover. Full instructions are on my Flickr account.

7 comments:

Lady Anne said...

That makes more sense than wrapping it in a towel or something that will get tangled in the bed clothes. I just roll over and press up against The Squire. After forty-odd years he's stopped leaping out of bed, and he is a one-man blast furnace.

Shay said...

I think it would be relatively easy to copy in knitting, as well.

Helen said...

Something practical I might even be persuaded to make! I downloaded the pattern just in case! (Japanese nights are cold in winter, no central heating.)

Shay said...

What do you think a good yarn choice would be? I'm torn between something fuzzy/warm and something practical/washable.

Bunnykins said...

I bought Mary Maxim Mellowspun DK acrylic blend for baby clothes: soft, not fluffy, but textured, knits up well, so far 2 knots in 30 balls. But, I'm using a lot of Knitpicks KW and Patons DK superwash wool lately; not very soft, but holds the heat and washes well.
This calls for a trip to the wool shop to squeeze yarn.

Shay said...

Like I need an excuse.

Sam said...

Go for the baby alpaca! Yummy yarn!