Warm & Cozy: Knit Your Own Hot Water Bottle Cover with Worsted Weight Yarn

As the chilly winds of winter approach, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a warm hot water bottle. To add a personal touch to your cozy evenings, why not knit your own hot water bottle cover? In this blog post, I’ll guide you through a simple and rewarding knitting pattern using worsted weight yarn. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting out, this project is perfect for adding a handmade touch to your winter essentials. Let’s dive into the details and get ready to create a snug and stylish cover for your hot water bottle.


Gauge: 22sts per 4in

Stitch definitions:
kfb – knit front and back.
k – knit
p – purl
ssk – slip slip knit (left leaning decrease)
k2tog – knit 2 together (right leaning decrease)

Using the Turkish cast-on method, cast on 22 stitches.

Row 1: knit plain
Row 2: *(kfb, k to last 2 stitches, kfb, k1), *repeat for the second needle.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 34 stitches on each needle.

Work plain stocking stitch until the piece measures 6 3/4 inches from the cast on edge.

Begin decreases as follows:
Row 1: *(ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1), *repeat for the second needle.
Row 2: knit plain

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until you have 26 stitches on each needle.

Work Row 1 until there are 14 stitches on each needle.

Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 1/2 inches.

Bind off with a super stretchy bind off and weave in ends.

Knitting your hot water bottle cover is not just a practical DIY project; it’s a delightful way to infuse warmth and personality into your winter routine. With the soft embrace of worsted weight yarn, you’ll craft a cover that not only keeps your hot water bottle toasty but also adds a touch of handmade charm to your home. I hope this knitting pattern brings you comfort and joy during the colder months. Happy knitting!

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