It may not feel like it, with the recent storms and cold weather in some parts, but summer is on it’s way! Staying hydrated is fun with this quick and scrappy water bottle holder.
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These crochet water bottle holders stretch to fit a variety of bottles, and are a great way to use up small bits of scrap yarn. I used some leftovers from a package of Lion Brand BonBons in color #610 Brights. The color changes are pretty random – I mostly just changed colors whenever I ran out.
Gearing up for Conference Season
Summer is the season of crafty conferences. If you include one gaming conference, I have 4 separate conferences to go to this summer. I made this water bottle holder last summer, for a gaming conference called GenCon. One of the most important things at any event is staying hydrated. Water can sometimes be hard to come by, so carrying a reusable water bottle is usually a good idea. Having a strap to carry it with leaves my hands free for more gaming, crafting, and shopping!
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Simply Scrappy Water Bottle Holder
- 70 yds DK weight yarn
- Size H / 5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Tapestry Needle
Easy: Basic stitches, worked in the round. 1 round of front post single crochet.
Bottom is about 3 inches diameter. Height can be adjusted.
Exact gauge isn’t critical. Use pattern as gauge swatch – bottom circle should be about 3 inches in diameter, or size needed to fit your water bottle.
The gauge can be adjusted as needed, but if you’re making it much bigger or much smaller, you may want to use a bigger or smaller yarn as well.
(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
fpsc = front post single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch sp = chain space
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
Join rounds when indicated by making a sl st into the first st of the round. Change colors any time, as desired.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join.(6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st, join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn , 2 sc in first st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last st, join. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn , sc in first 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 5 times, 2 sc in last st, join. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn , 2 sc in first st, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last 3 sts, join. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn , sc in first 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts, join. (36 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn , fpsc in each st around. (36 sts)
Ch 3 at the start of a round counts as a dc throughout. Join rounds when indicated by making a sl st into the top of the ch-3.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st) around, join. (24 dc, 12 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 9: Turn, sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, (2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc) around, join. (24 dc, 12 ch-1 sps).
Repeat last rnd 11 times more, or until work measures about 6 inches tall or desired height. Remember that it will stretch considerably from the weight of a full water bottle. Do not fasten off.
Remember again that the strap will stretch with weight. The strap length can also be shortened by tying a knot in it.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 150 or to desired length, sk next 12 sts and 5 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in back bump of each ch across, sl st in same sp as beginning of strap.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoy making this water bottle holder. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.
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