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Monday, September 10, 2012

Bathrobe Bottle Cover

I got the loveliest email question the other day from Carole with a request for a bottle cover that looked like a bathrobe.  She sent a picture and everything, and it was just too cute to pass up.  So, for any of you out there that might like one too, this is my version of the Bottle Bathrobe:

My version of a Bottle Bathrobe
This is the picture that Carole sent me!

Bathrobe Bottle Cover
Finished Measurements of Robe: 4 1/2" at tallest point, and 8 1/4" wide
Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton worsted weight yarn in Robin's Egg.  I like to use cotton for these bottle covers because it's a high-use item that is bound to get spilled on, grubbed up, and -like I just watched my grandma do recently- used to  'mop up' the wet sink counter.  Cotton looks good after repeated washings, doesn't pill and makes it easy for 91 year-old grandmas to keep the bathroom lookin' good... I kinda want to cry... LOL!!!)
Size G crochet hook
Yarn needle
Scissors
Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap (or whatever bottle you've got, the robe is adjustable)

Robe:
ch 11
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 st)
R2: ch 1, sc in each st across (10 st)
R3: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st across (11 st)
R4: ch 1, sc in each st across (11 st)
R5: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st across (12 st)
R6: ch 1, sc in each st across (12 st)
R7: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st across (13 st)
R8: ch 1, sc in each st across (13 st)
R9: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st across (14 st)
R10: ch 1, sc in each st across (14 st)
R11: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st across (15 st)
R12-24: ch 1, sc in each st across (15 st)
R25: ch 1, sc next 2 st tog, sc in each st across (14 st)
R26: ch 1, sc in each st across (14 st)
R27: ch 1, sc next 2 st tog, sc in each st across (13 st)
R28: ch 1, sc in each st across (13 st)
R29: ch 1, sc next 2 st tog, sc in each st across (12 st)
R30: ch 1, sc in each st across (12 st)
R31: ch 1, sc next 2 st tog, sc in each st across (11 st)
R32: ch 1, sc in each st across (11 st)
R33: ch 1, sc next 2 st tog, sc in each st across (10 st)
R34: ch 1, sc in each st across (10 st)
R35: ch 1, (turn piece so that you're now crocheting across the curved side edge, this is going to become the collar.  Use the rows as a guide for stitch placement: one row = one stitch) 10 sc, 14 hdc, 10 sc (34 st)
R36: ch 1, 10 sc, 14 hdc, 10 sc (34 sc)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Finish the piece by doing one row of sc across the other side to make the bottom edge of the robe look even and neat.

Belt:
ch 45
R1: sc in the back loop of the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the back loop of each ch across (44 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Pockets:
(make 2)
ch 4
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (3 st)
R2-3: sc in each st across (3 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


The collar of the robe should just naturally fold back on itself, but if it doesn't you can adjust it as you put it around your bottle. Overlap the short edges of the robe and use the belt to hold it in place.  I put the robe and the belt on the bottle before I sewed the pockets in place.  That way I knew I was pinning them in an area that wouldn't be hidden by an overlapping flap, and that they wouldn't be placed too far out on the sides to show.  Definitely pin them in place while the robe is on the bottle, then you can take the robe off and tack them into place.  I think it would be very cute to add a little tissue sticking out of one of the pockets... Hmm, I may have to go do that right now... LOL!!!

I was talking with my dad about this project, and we got to laughing about how cute this would be if it was wrapped around a hand sanitizing gel bottle.  That and a box of tissues would make a great gift for someone who has a cold.  My mom (who's an elementary school teacher) then chimed in that it would be funny for on her desk too.  She said that she could threaten her kids, "You guys better use this hand sanitizer after you cough or sneeze or I'm going to get sick and have to stay home wearing one of these robes!"  Ah, my parents crack me up!

xoxo








20 comments:

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    1. Hi Nyan! Thanks! It was a fun challenge!
      xo Jaime

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    2. Yes to cute mine is shape as a bear that would be a good one to make for my bear bottle soap

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    3. I agree! I think that would be super cute!
      xo Jaime

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  2. That is adorable! Love the little pockets! So perfect for a guest bath! :D

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    1. Hi Teeni! The pockets were my favorite part too!
      xo Jaime

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  3. It's definitely the idea to dress up christmas gifts and make it special. Thank you.

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  4. Adorable!! Looks easy, too. :-)

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    1. Thanks! It really was, Nancy! :-D
      xo Jaime

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  5. Definately my next project.. It is darling...

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    1. Hi Elayne! Thanks! Send me a picture when you're done and I'll put it in the Dynamo Gallery!
      xo Jaime

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  6. Since my bottle is about 3 inches across and 5 inches tall, how many stitches would you suggest before decreasing? I have already started it. Thanks Jaime. Also we live fairly close, I am in Lakewood.

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    1. SoCal buddies!!! Hmm, is it 3 inches across the front or around? Honestly, I would try it as-is, and keep trying it up to the bottle to see if it's going to be too big and sort of adjust it from there... I will take very specific measurements of the robe today and add them to this comment thread to help with your adjustments...
      xo Jaime

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  7. Whoops, it is 2 1/2 inches across X 5 1/2 high, not around. It is The Clean & Clear Morning Burst facial cleanser, got it at Walmart.

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    1. Okay, the robe measurements are 4 1/2" tall at the tallest point, which I think would work well for your bottle. It measures slightly over 8" wide, which I'm thinking might be a little too much overlap for your bottle. You may have to experiment a little, but I would start by taking out 6 of the 15 stitch rows (Rows 12-24 are all 15 stitches long).
      The rest of it should work just the way it's written. The robe belt may hang slightly longer, but I'm pretty sure it will look better that way... :D
      I'd love to see how it turns out.
      xo Jaime

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  8. I love this! It would be perfect for different situations, being sick at home comes to mind first. Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to make some of these to have on hand.

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    1. Hi Karen! Thanks so much! They make fun presents, too!
      xo Jaime

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