Hot Water Bottle Cover
Hot Water Bottle Cover
Hot Water Bottle Cover

level 1: beginner


hook size 5 mm


washable 50% cotton, 50% acrylic thrifted yarn


stitches used: slip stitch, chain, single crochet


regular water bottle size

Hot Water Bottle Cover

My guide for this pattern was the beautiful photo tutorial Vanessa made on her pretty blog. Keep in mind that this pattern fits a regular sized hot water bottle when crocheted with this yarn, and my tension. When your version seems a little tight or loose, please adjust the pattern accordingly. To find out, fit the cover regularly to see if it still is the right size. Most yarns will give a little, so you can make it pretty tight around the edges.
 
Pattern Hot Water Bottle Cover
  • make a chain of 30 stitches
  • make 87 rows of single crochet; the complete pattern is made of single crochet stitches
  • start decreasing to make the top of the bottle a little curved: row 88 decreases 3 stitches by making no chain for the height of this row, crocheting together the first two stitches of the row, and two at the end. you now have 27 stitches
  • row 89: decrease the same way as row 88, you now have 24 stitches
  • row 90: decrease 3 stitches, you now have 21 stitches
  • row 91: decrease 3 stitches, you now have 18 stitches
  • row 92: decrease 3 stitches, you now have 15 stitches
  • row 93: decrease 3 stitches, you now have 12 stitches
  • row 94 + 95: 12 stitches of single crochet
  • row 96: increase by 2 stitches (increase by making 2 single crochet in one stitch), one at the beginning and one at the end. you now have 14 stitches
  • row 97: increase 2 stitches, you now have 16 stitches
  • row 98: increase 2 stitches, you now have 18 stitches ~ this should match the height and width of the top of the bottle
  • row 99-109: rows of 18 stitches to go around the top
  • row 110: decrease with 2 stitches, you now have 16 stitches
  • row 111: decrease with 2 stitches, you now have 14 stitches
  • row 112: decrease with 2 stitches, you now have 12 stitches
  • row 113 + 114: 12 stitches
  • row 115: increase 3 stitches, you now have 15 stitches
  • row 116: increase 3 stitches, you now have 18 stitches
  • row 117: increase 3 stitches, you now have 21 stitches
  • row 118: increase 3 stitches, you now have 24 stitches
  • row 119: increase 3 stitches, you now have 27 stitches
  • row 120: increase 3 stitches, you now have 30 stitches
  • row 121-138: 30 stitches of single crochet

If needed, sew in the velcro. Fit the cover around the bottle and if it is a good fit, start crocheting the sides together with single crochet stitches. The F on this cover was embroidered onto it after it was finished.

enjoy!

8 comments

8 comments on “Hot Water Bottle Cover”

  1. Thalia says:

    Hoi Maaike,

    Zijn de gratis patronen ook in het Nederlands verkrijgbaar?
    Groetjes Thalia

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hai Thalia, dankjewel voor je interesse in mijn patronen. Ik ben vorig jaar begonnen met het aanbieden van mijn patronen in 2 talen. Dit patroon is van net daarvoor. Ik probeer in de komende maanden ook de eerdere patronen in 2 talen aan te bieden, inderdaad ook de gratis exemplaren.

  2. Perfect for me f of filipa f of friends f felicity f of future

  3. Lee Ann says:

    What a terrific-looking pattern; I love it! Thank you very much! :). :)

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      thank you very much Lee Ann, enjoy!

  4. Ellen Meester says:

    Hoi Maaike,

    Ik zou ook graag dit patroon in het NL zien, echt super leuk.
    De andere patronen vind ik ook mooi.
    Gr Ellen

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hai Ellen, dankjewel voor je complimenten. Ik ben bezig met het updaten van alle patronen hier op de website, maar het kan nog even duren voordat hier een Nederlandse versie van komt. Nog even geduld! Dankjewel, groet Maaike

  5. Pickles says:

    Hello – I really like your web-site. Your crochet work is nice and neat, with even stitches. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pattern!
    from Pickles

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