Free knitting patterns for decorative and cozy covers for hot water bottles. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 11/22/23
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Amelie Hottie Bottle
Ingenious hot water bottle cover with a pocket in front to keep your hands warm, to hold the bottle in place, or to slip in other items like your yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by Artesano.
Hot Water Bottle Cover and Baby Sleep Sack
Matching hot water bottle cozy and baby bunting cocoon knit with a 6 row repeat cable and rib pattern. The pattern does take some thought. Fingering weight yarn. S8640 and S8641 designed by Schachenmayr. Blanket pattern is not free. Available in English and German
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Flame Hot Water Bottle Cover
The Flame Wave stitch pattern of this cozy is a perfect way to add visual warmth to your hot water bottle, while maintaining a single layer of fabric that lets heat radiate evenly. Size 16" diam X 11" high (not including neck). Uses one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Fiamma designed by Angela Hahn.
Diamond Patchwork Hottie Cover
A colorful and stash busting cozy knit in mitered diamonds that are joined as you go so there is minimal seaming. DK weight yarn. Designed by Heathermaid. Pictured project by woolandworks
Warm and Cozy Hot Water Bottle Covers
Two hot water bottle cozies feature motifs that make you feel warm and cozy: coffee cups, tea kettles, dog paws, cats, mittens, and hats. Great way to use up leftover bits of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Amy Molnar.
Jamieson Hot Water Bottle Cover
One skein hot water bottle cozy knit flat with a design of cables, moss stitch, and ribbing for stretch. Uses one skein 85 grams of Aran weight yarn. Designed by KCN Design Team.
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Cable Hot Water Bottle Cover
Hot water bottle cozy with a central basketweave woven cable knit in in 4 round repeat. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Laura Bain.
Stylish hot water bottle cover with two geometric diamond stitch patterns to choose from, both taken from the centuries old heritage of Nordic knitting designs, but updated in bright color combinations. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Hinke Schreuders.
Checked Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Colorful hot water bottle cover with a two color checkerboard design in a 6 row repeat. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kathy Pususta for Blue Sky Fibers.
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Nordic Hot Water Bottle Cover
A fair isle design of flowers or snowflakes, reindeer, hearts, and geometric patterns cover this hot water bottle cozy that can be knit flat or in the round. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marie Wallin.
Let It Snow
Two color hot water bottle cozy knit flat with moss stitch snowy texture and stranded color work to create the text. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Penney.
Sheep Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Cozy up to this warm soft hot water bottle cover transformed into a sheep with loop stitch coat, ears, and embroidered face. Bulky weight yarn. Ornella designed by Annalisa Dione. Available in English and Italian
Cabled hot water bottle cozy knit with one skein of the recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sung Hee Park. May only be free for a limited time.
Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Designed by Marianne Wells, this adorable hot water bottle cover is knit with dk yarn held double so as to create a thick fabric to keep the heat from burning skin, and the cosy opens at the back for easy access as well as at the neck for easy refilling.
Monkey Hot Water Bottle Cover
Hot water bottle cozy with monkey face and all pieces knit including ears and eyes. To fit a two-litre hot water bottle, 20cm wide x 28cm tall. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry.
Star Trek Uniform Inspired Hot Water Bottle Cover
Consisting of 4 pieces this pattern is simple and quick to knit. This cover will fit a standard 2 Litre sized hot water bottle. Designed by Christopher Robson. DK weight yarn.
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Haworth Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Cabled hot water bottle cover with a cable pattern on front filled with seed stich and decorated with bobbles. Back stockinette with a button flap for easy access. Designed by Julie Zaichuk-Ryan. Aran weight yarn.
Hoot Water Bottle Cozy
Robyn Wade designed a hot water bottle cover with owl cable motifs that you can embellish with embroidery, buttons, and more to make it your own.
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Dream House Hot Water Bottle Cover
Cottage hot water bottle cozy with a knitted rib pattern for the thatched roof. Knit flat. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry
Intarsia Hot Water Bottle Covers
Individual patterns for hot water bottle cozies featuring animals, storybook characters, landscapes, and other motifs. More than 100 patterns to choose from. Designed by BernieBeeKnits
Entwined Hot Water Bottle Cover
A combination of twisted stitches and cables create this entwined cozy. Instructions are included for a 2.5-liter hot water bottle and a 1.75-quart (2-liter) hot water bottle. Designed by KnotablyAccessorized
Whale Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Make a splash with this Whale Hot Water Bottle Cover with an envelope style opening so you can easily take the cover off or on the bottle. And at the mouth end of the bottle or the tail of the cover, the cover is open to give easy access to the plug end for filling. Aran weight yarn. Designed by TeaCosyFolk
Cable Hot Water Bottle Cozy
This pattern works up to fit any standard size water bottle.
Knitting for a Cure
18 designs from Knitting for a Cure. include shawl, hat, headband, fingerless gloves, scarf, teapot cozy, hot water bottle cover, pillow, lap throw, sachets, bookmark, card, and more. The patterns feature cancer awareness ribbon motifs in lace or cables.