Hot Water Bottle Cover – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free vintage hot water bottle cover pattern was originally published in 1915 in Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting & Crochet.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic cover for a hot water bottle. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted accessory pattern.

Hot Water Bottle Cover Pattern


4 ozs. “White Heather” Fleecy
A No. 7 Crochet Hook
1 1/2 yards of Ribbon

NOTES Being worked in d.c. stitch, this cover is quickly made. It is also close and smooth in the fabric, so it is ideal for retaining warmth. The original measured 12 inches by 10.


Commence with 56 chain.

Work backwards and forwards in d.c., always taking up both threads and turning with 2 ch., until 20 inches are worked.

Folding the work in half, sew (through the double thickness) the side and lower edge.

At the top of the cover, work * 1 tr., 1 ch., repeat from * all round, joining at the end with 1 s.c.

2nd Round – 1 d.c. in the first space, * 5 ch., 1 d.c. in the next, repeat from * all round. Fasten off. Thread ribbon through the trebles.