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Crochet hot water bottle cover pattern

I love the amount of insulation and heat retention added by the crochet hot water bottle cover! But the fact that I can keep my hands warm is even more fun. The hot water bottle cover can turn a functional item into a decorative piece that complements your home decor.

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About the Crochet hot water bottle cover pattern

With the amount of comfort and protection from the hot water bottle cover, it prevents burns. I added some personalizations to this project. These include a pocket and the removable straps!

You can customize this hot water bottle cover to fit yours. I have made this easy by providing you with how to go about this in the free pattern below.

Also, this crochet project is Eco-friendly, durable, and washable.

This crocheted hot water bottle cover can be a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially during colder months.

In summary, crocheting a cover for a hot water bottle is not only about adding a personal touch but also about enhancing the functionality, safety, and aesthetic appeal of a common household item. It’s a practical, creative, and enjoyable project for both beginner and experienced crafters.

Supplies for this crochet hot water bottle cover

Yarn – You can use any worsted weight yarn, #4, in colors of your choice.

Prototype was made usign Stylecraft Special Aran

Estimated Yardage380 yards 

Crochet Hook – 6  mm Crochet Hook

Buttons – 6 – 10 pcs

Gauge

14  sts over 10  Rows = 4” across, made using the pattern below, before blocking.

Chain 16

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 14 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in first st, in front 3rd loop, xhdc across until the last st, in both loops: hdc, turn. 2 hdc, 6 xhdc 

Row 3: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in the first st, in back loop, hdc in each st around until the last st, in both loops, hdc in last st, turn. 14 hdc

Rows 4 – 10: Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Crochet Hot Water Bottle Cover Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other  #4 weight yarn can be substituted. 

Skill Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Crossed half double crochet – xhdc

Back loop only – BLO  

Front Post Half double crochet – FPhdc

Back Post Half double crochet – BPhdc

Special stitch

Xhdc – Crossed hdc – skip next st, hdc in next st, crocheting over the hdc just made, work hdc into the skipped st

Front Third Loop – This is the loop below the front loop. When you crochet into this stitch, it pushes the loops to the other side and creates beautiful braids.

Finished Measurement of this crochet water bottle cover

One size – fits the regular water bottle 

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How to Crochet Hot Water Bottle Cover

Body – Make 2

Chain 38 – Adjust the length to be just a little shorter than the water bottle. But in multiple of 2.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 36 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in first st, in front 3rd loop, xhdc across until the last st, in both loops, hdc, turn. 2 hdc, 17 xhdc 

Row 3: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in the first st, in back loop, hdc in each st around until the last st. hdc in both loops in last st, turn. 36 hdc

Rows 4 – 21: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 

Repeat until you have nearly reached the width of your hot water bottle 

Reduce or increase the repeats until you have a good width.

Measure your piece, and continue the repeats until you get you to have a width wide enough to cover one-half of the water bottle.

Do not fasten off, but make edging around the panel

Edging around the whole panel

Crocheting around the whole panel

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the panel, aim for (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) at each corner, join with a slst to the beginning ch.

Bottle Neck

Crocheting across the short edge and in rows

Your counts might be different, depending on the amount of stitches you have on the short edge.

Rows 1 – 2: Ch 2, dc in each st across the short edge, turn. 30 dc

Cut yarn

Join yarn with a sl st to the 10th stitch. If you have a different number of stitches, make sure to have the next rows close to the neck of the bottle. 

Crocheting in rows

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next 13 sts, turn. 13 dc

Row 2: Rep row 1

Row 3: Ch 2. Dc in first st, *FPhdc, BPhdc, rep from * across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 2 dc, 6 FPdc, 5 BPdc

Row 4: Ch 2. dc in first st, *BPhdc, FPhdc, rep from * across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 2 dc, 5 FPdc, 6 BPdc

Rows 5 – 6: Rep Round 3 – 4

Row 7: Rep row 3

Cut yarn

Weave in ends.

Fasten off.

Button hole

Crocheting across the lower end of the panel. 

Join yarn with a sl st to the first stitch at the edge.

Crocheting in rows

Rows 1 – 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts,* ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 4 sts, rep from * to the end, turn

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, aim for sc in ch 1 sp, turn. 

Make the second panel but skip the button hole.

Sew the buttons on the second panel.

Crochet hot water bottle cover Pocket

Make 1

Chain 26 – Adjust to match the size of your hot water bottle in multiple of 2

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 24 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in first st, in front 3rd loop, xhdc across until the last st, in both loop, hdc, turn. 2 hdc, 11 xhdc

Row 3: Ch 2, In both loop, hdc in the first st, in the back loop, hdc in each st around until the last st, hdc in last st, turn. 36 hdc

Rows 4 – 15: Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Reduce or increase the repeats until you have a good width.

Measure your piece, and continue the repeats until you get you have a width wide enough to cover one-half of the water bottle cover. 

Do not fasten off.

Edging

Crochet around the whole panel.

Aim for 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc at each corner.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the panel.

Seaming 

Pocket to one of the panels.

  • On the right side, place the pocket on one of the panels. 
  • I sew the upper and lower parts to make room for my hands. You can sew yours on the left and right sides to keep stuff. 
  • Sew the pocket to the panel.

Main panel sides 

  • With the wrong side facing you and the last row next to the foundation row. 
  • Using a darning needle or hook, use either mattress stitch or sl st, to join both sides together from the neck towards the lower end. 
  • Repeat on the other side
  • Turn to the right side.
  • Sew buttons on the other side of the main panel.

Straps

Make two

Chain 104 (adjust the number for a desirable fit)

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 102 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in first st, ch 1, skip next st, in front 3rd loop, xhdc across until the last 3 sts, xhdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, in both loop, hdc, turn. 2 hdc, 50 xhdc

Row 3: Ch 1, in both loops, sc in the first st, in back loop, sc in each st around until the last st, sc in last st, turn. 36 sc

Buttons for the straps

Sew buttons to the sides of the “bottleneck” 

Sew the second set on either side of the back of the bottle. 

There you have your Crochet hot water bottle cover pattern, let me know what you think of this project.

I can’t wait to see your beautiful makes! Come share your projects with me and the crochet community on Facebook and on Instagram.

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