Poodle Bottle and Cleanser Covers



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/07/your-kitchen-needs-more-poodles.html

MATERIALS:

You can knit two size bottle covers in pattern or Stocking stitch.  The Small Size fits a pop bottle, the Large Size fits a larger bottle or a tall can of cleanser.

For all bottle covers you will need:– 2 (2 oz.) balls of Patons Canadiana Knitting Worsted or Patons Carefree Canadiana.

Two No. 10 and two No. 7 Milward Knitting Needles.

2 Buttons for eyes.  Small piece of ribbon for bow.

You must use the exact yarns specified in order to be sure of satisfactory results.


KNITTED BOTTLE COVERS
Shown above as R


HEAD FOR SMALL SIZE: Beginning at lower edge with No. 10 needles cast on 33 sts.

1st row: K1. * P1. K1. Repeat from * to end of row.  Repeat this row for Moss st. for 10 rows in all.

11th row: K1. P1. K1. *P3tog. K1. P1. K1. Repeat from * to end of row. (23 sts. on needle).

Continue even in Moss st. until work measures 3 ins. from beginning.

Next row: K1. P1. K1. *P3tog. K1. P1. K1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1. (17 sts. on needle). Work 3 rows even.

Next row: K1. (P3tog. K1.) 4 times. Break wool. Thread end through remaining sts. Draw up and fasten securely. Sew side edges together for back seam.

HEAD FOR LARGE SIZE: Beginning at lower edge with No. 10 needles cast on 29 sts.

1st row: K1. * P1. K1. Repeat from * to end of row. Repeat this row for Moss st. for 3 1/4 ins.

Next row: K1. P1. K1. *P3tog. K1. P1. K1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1. (21 sts. on needle).  Work 3 rows even.

Next row: K1. (P3tog. K1) 5 times. Break wool.  Thread end through remaining sts. Draw up and fasten securely. Sew side edges together for back seam.

From this point the instructions are written for Small Size.  Any changes necessary for Large Size (L) are written in brackets thus:–(   ).


NOSE: With No. 10 Needles cast on 5 sts. (L – 7 sts.). Work 8 rows (L – 10 rows) Moss st. Cast off. Sew cast-on edge to cast-off edge. Sew over one end with a contrasting colour to accent tip of nose. Sew other end to head 1 inch above lower edge.

EARS: With No. 10 needles cast on 9 sts. (both sizes). Work 2 1/2 ins. (L – 3 1/2 ins.) Moss st. Cast off. Gather up cast-on and cast-off edges slightly to curve them. Make another ear to correspond. Sew to top of head about 1/2 inch (L – 1 inch) apart.

BODY: Beginning at bottom, with No. 7 needles cast on 9 sts. (L – 12 sts.)

1st row: Inc. 1 st. in each st. to last st. K1. 17 sts. on needle. (L – 23 sts.). Purl one row.

3rd row: *K1. Inc. 1 st. in next st. Repeat from * to last st. K1. Purl one row.

5th row: *K2. Inc. 1 st. in next st.  Repeat from * to last st. K1. Purl one row.

7th row: *K3. Inc. 1 st. in next st.  Repeat from * to last st. K1.

8th row:
Inc 1 st. in 1st st. Purl to end of row. 42 sts. on needle. (L – 57 sts.)

From this point continue even in Stocking st. or work eyelet pattern as follows:–

1st row: K1. * Sl. 1. K2. Pass the slipped st. over the 2 knit sts. Wl.fwd.*

Repeat from * to * to last 2 sts. K2. Do not forget the last Wl.fwd. as there should be a Wl.fwd. to make up for every slipped st. which has been passed over, throughout this pattern.

2nd row: K1. Purl to last st. K1.

3rd row: K2. * Wl.fwd. Sl. 1. K2. Pass the slipped st. over the two knit sts.* Repeat from * to * to last st. K1.

4th row: K1. Purl to last st. K1. These 4 rows complete one pattern.

Continue even in Stocking st. or pattern until work from cast-on edge measures approx. 6 1/4 ins. (L – 7 1/4 ins.) With wrong side of work facing, proceed:–

Next row: * P1. P2 tog. Repeat from * to end of row.

Cast off Large Size but for Small Size, knit 1 row, purl 1 row, then cast off.

Gather cast-on edge into a circle.  Sew side edges together for back seam.

For Small Size, put bottle into this bag and with wool darn in and out through top edge to gather up.  Draw up tightly and wind wool about three times around top to hold in place and sew end of wool securely.

For Large Size, crochet a chain 12 ins. long.  Darn in ends. Press lightly to remove curl. Thread in and out through top edge.

Tack at center back, so that it cannot be pulled out accidentally.

POMPONS: Wind wool over fingers as given below, required number of times. Remove from fingers. Tie tightly in centre. Cut through each side of loops thus formed. Trim to smooth round shape. Sew in position.

Large size – Wind wool over 4 fingers 75 times.
Medium size – Wind wool over 3 fingers 60 times.
Small size – Wind wool over 3 fingers 50 times.
Smallest size – Wind wool over 3 fingers 40 times.

HEAD: Make 1 Medium Size. (L – Large Size).

EARS: Make 2 Small Size. (L – Medium Size).

FACE: Make 2 Smallest Size. (L – Small Size).

LEGS: Make 4 Smallest Size. (L – Small Size).

TAIL: Make 1 Small Size. (L – Medium Size).

Sew pompons in position as illustrated.

KNITTED CLEANSER COVERS

Follow the instructions for the Large Size Bottle Cover, noting the following adjustments:–

For the Body, cast on 57 sts. Purl 1 row. Work in Stocking st, or eyelet pattern until work from cast-on edge measures 6 ins. for small can or 8 ins. for tall can. With wrong side of work facing, proceed:–

Next row: K1. (P2tog.) 28 times. Cast off. Sew side edges together for back seam. Sew cast-off edge of body to cast-on edge of head. The head is held in shape by inserting the cardboard section of a toilet roll, cut to desired size. Slip this cover over can when not in use.  If desired, thread a length of narrow elastic along cast-on edge to draw up edge slightly.


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