Excerpted from Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting & Crochet with Beehive and White Heather Knitting Wools, published in Halifax, England in 1915. This booklet is available as a PDF file from the Antique Pattern Libary
Modern yarn can be substituted for the White Heather Fleecy yarn called for in this vintage pattern. Just work up the pattern to fit the length and width of your own hot water bottle.
Hot Water Bottle Cover
Being worked in D.C. stitch, this cover is quickly made. It is also close and smooth in the fabric, so is ideal for retaining warmth. The original measured 12 inches by 10.
- 4 ozs. “WHITE HEATHER” Fleecy.
- No. 7 Crochet Hook
- 1½ yards of ribbon
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 around, joinng 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 around. Fasten off. Thread ribbon through the trebles.