Hot Water Bottle Cover

(Designed by me, Aug. 5, 1994)
Correction made for row 2. Should have read 1 dc not 11 dc. Sorry!!!
Introduction
I couldn't find a hot water bottle cover I liked, so I made this one.

Materials List
100 gm Knitting Worsted, any colour, size 3.5 mm hook

Finished Size Fits a standard size hot water bottle.

Gauge: none

Stitches used: ch = chain, dc = double chain, tr = triple/treble

The Pattern
Side 1:
Row 1: ch 48, 3 tr in 4th ch from hook. *Miss 3 ch, 1 dc, 3ch, 3 tr all in next ch. Repeat from * to last 4 ch. Miss 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *1 dc in center tr of 3 tr group, 1 ch, 1 tr in ch space, 1ch, repeat from * to last group, 1 dc in center of 3 tr group, 1 ch, 1 tr in space formed by turning ch. 2ch and turn.
Row 3: dc all across, 3ch and turn
Row 4: 3tr in base of ch repeat row 1 from * and repeat pattern over until 6 patterns in all, ending with a dc row. (Or until big enough to fit water bottle)

Top:
dc for 2 rows, ch3, miss 1 ch, dc, ch1, miss 1 ch, repeat to end, ch 2 and turn. Do 2 more rows and finish.

Follow above for second side.

Finishing:
sc sides together and leave space on bottom for the hanger on the bottle. Make a length of sc to use for the tie and make a tassel. Weave through the top.

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