How to Knit a Hot Water Bottle Cover

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This knitted hot water bottle cover has no tricky shaping to worry about, so you can simply practice your knit and purl rows to create a stocking stitch pattern. Embellish the cover with buttons and ribbon to make it really special.How to Knit a Hot Water Bottle Cover #knitting #cover #easy

Images and content from How to Knit by Tina Barrett, published by GMC.

How to Knit a Hot Water Bottle Cover

You Will Need


20 sts and 28 rows to 4 in (10 cm) over st st using 4mm needles.
Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

Finished Size

14 in x 8 in (36 cm x 20 cm)

Techniques Used

  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Darning in loose ends
  • Joining seams

How to Make


  • Using 4mm needles, cast on 85 sts.
  • Row 1 (RS): Knit.
  • Row 2 (WS): Purl.
  • These 2 rows form the stocking stitch pattern.
  • Rep these 2 rows until work meas 11in (28cm) ending on a Row 2.
  • Knit every row (garter st) for a further 3in (8cm).


  1. Darn in loose yarn ends.
  2. Fold cover in half lengthwise with RS facing.
  3. Join the long side seam using mattress stitch.
  4. Place the cover on a hard surface and flatten it, making sure the seam lies to one side. Sew the bottom, cast-on edge seam so you have a rectangular pocket.
  5. Turn RS out and pop your hot-water bottle inside. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the bottle.
  6. Position the buttons randomly around the front of your bottle. When you are happy with their position, sew on firmly with the sewing needle and cotton.

How to Knit a Hot Water Bottle Cover #knitting #cover #easy

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