Tuesday, August 5, 2014

#grannyhottie part two

Hello and welcome back to the granny-hottie-a-long.

Today we'll be moving right along to step two, but if you missed step one never fear you can find it here. Yay!

Today we are going to start with your pile of 24 cute little grannies.

Some people have smaller hot water bottles so they are going to start with their pile of 18 or maybe even 12.

Divide your pile into two, half for the front of your hottie cover and half for the back.

Then arrange and rearrange your granny squares until you have a colour order that is pleasing to your eye.

After that gather your crochet hook, your scissors and a ball of yarn to crochet them all together with.

Start by crocheting two mini grannies together through the back loops.

Gorgeous Lucy over at Attic24 has a brilliant and easy to follow tutorial over on her blog if you need a bit of help with how to do this.

After you've joined two grannies, go ahead and join three.

Then join them all into rows of three.

IMG_0643 And then join those four rows of three all together into one piece.

Great job!! You're half way through step two.

Now go back to the top and follow along to crochet the other 12 grannies together.

Once you've made your front and your back you can darn in all your ends by threading them onto a needle and tucking them through a few stitches on the back and then snipping them off.

And that my friends, is step two done and dusted.

I'll see you back here next Tuesday for step three.

In the meantime we can chat about our granny hotties in the comments here, on Facebook here, and we can share photos on instagram using the hashtag #grannyhottie.

Happy grannying!




  1. Gracias, la manera que enseña Attic24 para unir las piezas no la conocía y es perfecta, hoy me dedicare a coser los cuadrados... yujuuu!!!! Me encanta compartir un trabajo a ganchillo con mas gente, es divertido, gracias por la oportunidad. Un cariñoso saludo desde España.

  2. This is so cute! I'm bookmarking this for later. I don't have a hot water bottle but I've always wanted one. I think this winter I'll finally cave it and get one. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. You will be very warm and snuggly with such a pretty hottie cover! xx

  4. Eeek, I'm a little behind with my squares but will hopefully catch up this week. Loving your colours!!

  5. Oh dear... I've whizzed ahead, stitched up and now can't work out how to get the bottle out after neck is crocheted. It comes out the bottom? Now patiently waiting for part 3 and feeling stupid! Eco Ethel xx

    1. I always stitch mine in but someone just told me they like to get theirs in and out. Ahhhhhh I guess we'll work out a way to leave a gap at the bottom and make some buttonholes somehow.

  6. Lovely! Have started and plan to finish my grannys tonight! 2 questions though - how big are your hot water bottles?! and how big are your individual granny squares? Haha x

    1. My water bottles are 2litres and I'm using a 3.5 hook for the grannies.

  7. A great way to make a hot water bottle cover - uses up lots of left over yarn too.

  8. Oh bugger....quick (runs to lounge room to find 'how to crochet book' in order to catch up to Grannyhottie#1......)


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