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Quick and Easy Crochet Hot Water Bottle Cover Free Pattern

If you love a quick and easy project then this mini crochet hot water bottle cover pattern is for you!

Worked in fabulously fluffy yarn with no shaping or seams to worry about, this one piece hottie cover is bursting with texture and style. It makes a perfect gift for anyone and is a great pattern for beginners.

Scroll down for the free crochet bottle cover pattern, or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version here:

Mini crochet hot water bottle cover on top of a gift box with dried flowers.

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About the Crochet Hot Water Bottle Cover Pattern

This pattern is great for new crocheters! It uses two simple crochet stitches and it works up so quickly.

The cover fits a hot water bottle approximately 4 ¾ inches by 8 ½ inches but is nice and stretchy if yours is a slightly different size.

I was honoured to be invited to design a project for The Holiday Craft Summit for 2021 and thought that many people must want to know how to crochet a hot water bottle cover. What better for complete beginners to crochet than this quick cover?

Better yet, it’s made with super fluffy yarn so it’s lovely and soft, and the chunky yarn makes it a super fast project!

Yarn

To make this cover, I used Wonderfluff yarn by WeCrochet. This yarn is 70% Baby Alpaca, 7% Merino Wool, 23% Nylon, 142yds/50g.

You will need: 1 ball of Hare Heather.

Fluffy, gray hot water bottle cover with yarn in wooden yarn bowl, flowers, card and crochet hook.

Tension and Sizing Options

Fits a small hot water bottle 4¾ inches by 8½ inches (12cm by 21.5cm). I only had a little hot water bottle on hand, so I thought a mini hot water cover would be great fun to make!

Tension (gauge) is 10 sts and 11 rows to measure 4x4in over pattern using a US 9/J (6mm) hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

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Other Materials You Will Need

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

6mm (US J/9) crochet hook – my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Clover Amour crochet hooks.
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch markers if desired
Small Hot Water Bottle (approx 4 ¾ inches by 8 ½ inches)

Pattern Options

Get this hot water bottle cover pattern free in this blog post – just scroll down! You can also purchase an ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores:

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Three images of hot water bottle crochet covers.

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terminology)

  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • rep – repeat
  • blo – back loop only
  • 3rd loop – extra loop on hdc

Pattern Notes

The hottie cover is made from the bottom up in rounds until you reach the height you’d like the cuff to start. Then you rotate to work the cuff in rows directly into the hottie cover to finish.

Hot Water Bottle Cover Crochet Pattern

This free pattern is in standard US crochet terms. The printable PDF has both US and UK terms.

Foundation chain: ch13

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 10 sts, 3sc in next st, rotate to work along other wide of foundation chain, sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in last st [26].

Work in continuous rounds until the cuff now.

Round 2: *sc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around.

Round 3: *hdc in next st, sc in 3rd loop of next st; rep from * around.

Round 4: *sc in 3rd loop of next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around.

Rounds 3 and 4 create the main stitch pattern.

Rounds 5-20: Repeat the main stitch pattern.

At the end of Round 20, ss into 1st st to join.

Now continue to work the cuff in rows, ch20.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 18, ss in next 2 sts of Round 20 [19], turn.

Row 2: sc in blo of each, turn.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as st), sc in blo of each, ss in next 2 sts of Round 20, turn.

Rows 2 and 3 create the cuff repeat.

Work the cuff repeat around the top of the hottie cover until you get to the last st of Round 20.

Join the corresponding sts of the cuff foundation st to the last row of the cuff with a ss seam.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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Close up of hand holding crocheted hot water bottle cover with gift wrapping behind.

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