Monday, 14 March 2016

Something different : a water dispenser cover (or cosy?) !!!!

A friend of mine asked me to crochet her a cover for her terracotta water dispenser ....
I never did that before ....
I checked on Pinterest to find some inspiration ... almost nothing ...

I asked my friend to take some measures (circumference, diameter and height) and knowing that she loves the blue&green combo, I started to crochet a circle for the top ...

I've been using some turquoise yarn from my stash and a 4mm hook and my design involved some filet crochet !!!

As the subject was "water" (and because of the colour selection), I decided to consider some fish to crochet on the cover ...

The fish pattern was taken from Betty Barnden's FILET CROCHET and I adapted it (on a piece of paper with small squares) accordingly with my needs (number of stitches, groups and spaces) ...

... and after some rounds, I started to see the fish ...

The thing is that, because starting to crochet from the top to the bottom, you have to read the chart upside down !

To check properly the design, I put the cover on a lamp that I have on my computer desk, that is next an Egyptian panel with ... fish! ...

After the trio of fish was completed, I decided to add some waves (pattern taken from the same book as for the fish) ...

To break the sameness of the work, I began to decorate the top of the cover with some neon green and slip stitches ..

... and the waves were getting more and more ..

I like when you are approaching the end of your work and you realize "It makes sense!" ...

I added some extra designs to the cover (another kind of fish and some seaweed) and fringes to complete it

as you notice, at a certain point my turquoise yarn ended and I had to replace it with some other yarn... I was disappointed, but then I thought that the abyss are darker than the surface water, so .... it was not completely wrong and I patted my shoulder to cheer me up !!!

These are all the designs I used in the cover (the seaweed is mine!) ....

the cover in all its length .....

I gave the cover to my friend last Friday (she was so excited!) and later she sent a picture of her terracotta water dispenser all covered up for the occasion ...

.... and the picture arrived with a caption "Happy water filter" !!

She rolled it a bit (I think we had some problems with the conversion of the measures from inches to cm !!!!), but she loves it and she said the colours are fantastic!!!

I like to notice that in the back of the pic there is a cat bowl with fish on .... !!!!

I'm curious to know your opinion on it!!!!!

xxxx Alessandra


  1. Hi Alessandra! This looks so lovely on the terracotta dispenser - she must have been delighted with it:) Love the colours and the design - just perfect!
    Happy Monday :)
    Alison x

  2. This is very unique! I like your design!
    I bet your friend will be very happy with this.
    Have a nice week,

    1. thank you, Sigrid!!!!
      My friend is delighted!!! ;oD
      xxxx Ale

  3. Wow, what a super idea! Looks fantastic, Ale, great job :-))))))
    Have a good week! Nata xxx

  4. I really do know nothing about terracotta water dispensers, but i think you really did a great job!! What a nice design, it just goes perfectly with the water-theme. And how nice to see that cat-waterbowl on that same picture! :)

    1. thank you Lizette!!!
      It was all new even for me!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

    2. thank you Lizette!!!
      It was all new even for me!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

  5. Very clever! The fish are perfect!!
    Kate :}

  6. Fantastic! A great make, love the fish. I thought you meant a person's carry around water bottle to start with, but I soon realised what you meant. xx

  7. This is awesome!!!! Amazing work :)


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