I promise that it's really easy! If you can knit and purl you can make this. Ok there are a couple of other techniques involved too but I've found some lovely video tutorials that will help you.
The main body is knitted and I've added some simple crochet snowflakes to decorate but you can add whatever you like.
Ok let's get started!
(NB the pattern is for a 2litre bottle - if yours is smaller or larger you will have to adjust the pattern accordingly)
Hot Water Bottle (Mine is a 2 litre one that I bought cheaply from Amazon)
5mm circular needle with a decent length cord (minimum 80cm....it just makes it easier when working the magic loop method)
3 - 3.5 mm crochet hook (I've used a 3.5 as I hook tightly)
Scissors and a darning needle.
Home stretch now!
Knit 1 round.
We are going to knit the neck cuff twice the required length so we can double it over and give the appearance of a polo neck!
Work 33 rounds of knit 2 purl 2 rib.
Cast off using Jeny's surprisingly stretchy cast off.
Now this is important! If you don't use a stretchy cast off you make not be able to fit your hot water bottle into it's cover!!!!!