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I'm a London based knitting designer focusing on making fun and unique gift ideas, like animal hot water bottle covers, puppets and soft toys. It's early days with my company, but I really want to ...

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Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cover

from The Zany Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cover
Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stockinette stitch
  • increase stitches
  • decrease stitches
  • intarsia colourwork
  • picking up and knitting stitches from the fabric

Pattern Description:

Novelty hot water bottle covers are a great present and a really fun project!

This adorable Penguin Hot Water Bottle Cover knitting pattern is fairly quick to make and has oodles of character and personality. Perfect for an intermediate knitter looking for something a bit different.

The item for sale is for the PDF pattern only, not the completed product. It is designed to fit a full sized, standard 2 litre hot water bottle.


6 stitches / 8 rows to an inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14 inches by 8 inches


  • 1 pair of size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • 2 stitch markers (or spare yarn)
  • approx 7 inches Velcro
  • a little stuffing for feet and beak
  • sewing needle
  • worsted weight black yarn (approx 200g)
  • worsted weight cream yarn (approx 100g)
  • worsted orange yarn (approx 100g)