Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#grannyhottie step three

Hello it's Tuesday again!

I know, I can't quite believe it either.

But never fear, step three of the granny-hottie-a-long is here!!!


If you're running a little late to the hottie party, you can find step one here and step two here.

OK let's get started, for this step you'll need your granny squares all joined neatly into a front and a back.

You'll also need your crochet hook, a pair of scissors and your main colour of wool.

Now for the fun stuff.

Starting anywhere you like on the front part of your hottie cover, join your wool to a back loop and chain three.

Then make a double crochet stitch into the back loop of every single stitch along the row. This pattern is pretty forgiving so don't worry too much if you get confused and crochet a stitch too many here or not enough there.

(Remember I am working in US crochet terminology, conversion chart here).

When you reach the corner make two double crochet stitches into the corner stitch and keep going along the next side.

When you reach your first double crochet stitch, make a slip stitch into the third chain stitch you started with.

Then chain three stitches and double crochet in the back loops all the way around the outside of the front panel of the hottie making sure to crochet two stitches into the corners when you reach them.

IMG_0724 Once you have finished the second row of stitches, fasten off and repeat for the back of the hottie.

And there you have it, the front and the back of your hottie cover. Well done!!

I was planning to go a little further and join the two panels this week but;

a) I ran out of time

b) I'm loving this hottie-a-long and want to stretch it out so it lasts a little longer

c) I found out that some people like to be able to take their hottie out of its cover and therefore need a cover that opens and closes and that's thrown me.

d) I have become OBSESSED with sock knitting and all my spare crafting time has been sucked up by the sock.

The answer of course is all of the above. The quiz of course is because I finished Gone Girl and loved it.

Let's meet up here for step four next Tuesday Ok?

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!!

Love Kate xx


  1. Oh my, I'm really behind with my grannyhottie! I haven't even finished all of my squares and I only have to make 12 for my little hot water bottle! I really have to catch up with you guys!

  2. Ok! El tercer paso es bien fácil . Los colores que has elegido son alegres , ¡ me encantan !

  3. Those colours are really cheerful, love the idea. Pam

  4. Opening and closing solved with buttons and loops, that is how I solved by kindle carrier conundrum LOL

  5. I love these so much...my first one fits without a border, now starting another and will wait to see your button design. Pic on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration... Christmas presents sorted! Eco Ethel xx

  6. I loving these hotties. I think I need to learn how to crochet!! xx

  7. Ok so I can't crochet very well, or knit for that matter. I try but I have man hands. Still I visit here and I'm like a cat with a ball of yarn - I play along for the sheer joy of play. Kate ... your little haven of the world is pretty special. Thank you for your colourful and happy tales. Blogger rainbows for sure. ♥♥♥♥♥

  8. love it !!! and will start to hook the hotties as soon as i finish my granny tea cloth ;-) xx

  9. How's the socks going.This is the pattern I use. It's on 2 needles and fits nicely ...not baggy at all. Its from http://freevintageknitting.com
    Its called Swedish -Star socks. There are other 2 needle sock patterns as well.You do have to seam underneath and up the back but you can't feel it after being washed. Easy pattern.

  10. P.s. I have made 3 pairs of the slippers, like the ones you made for your family. Good pattern,thanks. Bit addictive, ha ha.


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