Free Pattern – Hot Water Bottle Cover

Today I wanted to share with you one of my go-to patterns. I have honestly made so many of these hot water bottle covers! We’re enjoying the warm beginning of spring here in New Zealand but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for next winter. And if you’re reading this from the other side of the world, then it’s just in time for those longer evenings, snuggled up on the couch in the warmth. These covers also make great presents, so get started on a few now and you’ll be able to tick a few people off your Christmas list!

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A little note about the yarn: I have used Moda Vera Elenna yarn for this pattern. This yarn can be bought from Spotlight stores in New Zealand and Australia (this post is in no way sponsored by Spotlight – I’m just obsessed with this particular yarn!).

ELENNA, CREAM, 100G

As you can see from the picture, it is 50% Acrylic and 50% Cotton, and is a chunky 12ply yarn (recommended hook size is 7mm). I haven’t tried any other 12ply yarns as a substitute but that’s totally up to you if you can’t get your hands on this specific yarn and want to try something different.

Ok, enough talking! Here’s the pattern:


Note: Pattern is written in US Terminology
Abbreviations:
           ch = chain
           sc = single crochet
           st = stitch
           1sc inc = 2 sc into same stitch (increase)
           1sc dec = sc 2 stitches together (decrease)

If you would like to download the pattern in an easy PDF format, click on the links below:

Chunky Hot Water Bottle Cover without photos
Chunky Hot Water Bottle Cover with photos


Back of Cover
Foundation Row: Chain 20. Turn and sc into second chain from hook. Sc into each chain until end of row. Ch 1 and turn.

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Row 2: 1sc inc into first st from previous row. Sc in each st along row until last st, 1sc inc into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (=21sc, not including turning chain).

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Row 3: 1sc inc into first st from previous row. Sc in each st along row until last st, 1sc inc into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (=23sc, not including turning chain)

Row 4: Sc in each st across row. (23sc, not including turning chain) Ch1 and turn.
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5 Row 31: Repeat Row 4 until you have 28 rows of sc in total.

(I like to use a stitch marker at the start of Row 4 to indicate the start of straight sc rows. This makes it easier to keep track of how many rows I have done).
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Row 32: 1sc dec x2, sc in each st along until last four st’s. 1sc dec x2. (=19sc, not including turning chain) Ch1 and turn.
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Row 33: 1sc dec x2, sc in each st along until last four st’s. 1sc dec x2. (=15sc, not including turning chain) Ch1 and turn.

Row 34: 1sc dec x2, sc in each st along until last four st’s. 1sc dec x2. (=11sc, not including turning chain) Ch1 and turn.

Row 35: 1sc dec x2, sc in each st along until last four st’s. 1sc dec x2. (=7sc, not including turning chain) Ch1 and turn.

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Row 36 → 38: Sc in each st across row. (=7sc, not including turning chain) Ch1 and turn (3 sc rows in total).

Row 39: 1sc inc into first st from previous row. Sc in each st along row until last st, 1sc inc into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (=9sc, not including turning chain)

Row 40: 1sc inc into first st from previous row. Sc in each st along row until last st, 1sc inc into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (=11sc, not including turning chain)

Row 41: 1sc inc into first st from previous row. Sc in each st along row until last st, 1sc inc into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (=13sc, not including turning chain)

Row 42 & 43: Sc in each sc across row.

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Final measurements: width = 21cm (8.2”)
                                        height = 36.5cm (14.3”)

I would love to see your photos if you make this pattern!! Share them with me on my Facebook page or tag me in them on Instagram @onceuponawhimnz !

 

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