Looking for a cute and fun way to carry your water? Try this easy and free crochet water bottle holder pattern!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Textured Crochet Water Bottle Holder
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Yarn Options for this Easy Crochet Pattern
This project is great for using up scrap yarn. I used a cake yarn that I fell in love with while making the Easy Crochet Shawl . I even made a crochet dishcloth and soap saver with that same partial cake! I wanted a cotton yarn that would be very strong and easy to care for.
I separated my cake into its different colors and went to work. This could easily be done in any colors you like, with any dk weight yarn you like (doesn’t have to be cotton), and you can even make it in a single color if you prefer. The options are endless!
Of course this doesn’t have to be used to carry just water. It’s great as a crochet bottle holder for many different beverages. One of the best things is that it is so stretchy that it will fit many different containers.
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Crochet Water Bottle Carrier Pattern Details
This is an easy crochet pattern that uses front post double crochet and regular double crochet stitches for the body of the holder and single crochet in the thermal stitch for the strap. The thermal stitch is a unique way of working single crochet through the back loop that makes for a very thick fabric. No stretching out of shape here!!
Each round of double crochet is joined with a slip stitch (sl st) and the handle is worked in rows. It’s a super easy pattern that is great for those just starting out!
How to Customize Your Water Bottle Cozy
There are several options for personalizing your project. Do you want a water bottle sling rather than a water bottle carrier? That’s no problem, as long as you crochet a long strap instead of the short one. You may create the strap in any length that you choose.
To make this pattern, I used a dk yarn (light #3) to fit a standard 16.9 fluid ounce bottle. It also looks great on my stainless steel water bottle, which holds 20 ounces. If you have a larger container, go with a worsted or chunky weight yarn to make a bigger carrier. It might even be converted to a wine cozy this way.
We’ve already discussed the color choices, but I think it’s worth stating again. Make it in one color, three or four colors, or as many as you like! Use that stash yarn!!!
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Textured Crochet Water Bottle Holder
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton in Nutmeg Nibbles (DK #3)
Crochet Hook: US Size G (4.00mm) **Please check your mm as this can vary for this size hook
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 16 sts and 10 rows = 4″ (10cm) in dc
Finished Size: Fits a standard 16.9 fl oz bottle
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet Stitch (sc)
Double Crochet Stitch (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet Stitch (fpdc)
Back Loop Only (blo): work stitch only in the back loop of the stitch in the row below.
Free Crochet Pattern Notes
Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as dc.
Join each round with a sl st in top of turning chain unless otherwise noted.
If you are new to crochet or have any trouble identifying the first stitch in a round (or the third chain of a ch-3), then please use a stitch marker to mark these stitches.
Easy Crochet Water Bottle Carrier Pattern
Make magic ring .
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 7 dc in ring – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc 2, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc blo in each st from previous round – 32 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, *fpdc, dc; repeat from * to last st, fpdc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, *dc, fpdc; repeat from * to last st, dc.
Rnds 4-17: Repeat rnds 2-3.
Rnd 18: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, join with sl st to first st; turn.
For the strap we will be using the thermal stitch, which works single crochet in different loops. If you have trouble with this stitch, please see the thermal stitch tutorial for help (it has both a written pattern and a video tutorial).
Row 1: Ch 1, *insert hook into blo of st and open front loop from the row below, complete sc; repeat for next 4 sts; turn – 5 sts.
Repeat row 1 for desired strap length. Strap shown in picture is 7.5″ for a simple crochet carrier strap. If you desire a shoulder strap, work your strap until it is desired length, usually over 36″. Fasten off.
Sew strap to opposite side of carrier. Weave in ends.
Common Questions about Crochet Water Bottle Holders
Many crochet bottle holders begin with a magic ring, and then continue to form the bag’s foundation. Then you work evenly across the base to make the bag’s body (the stitches that go up the sides). Finally, you finish off the water bottle bag by making its top and strap.
A water bottle sling is a water bottle carrier or holder that includes a shoulder strap, which is generally a thin one like you’d see on a drawstring backpack. These may be produced in a variety of ways.
Cotton yarn is absorbent, easy to maintain, and strong enough to handle the weight of the bottle. You may use any yarn you have for these; they’re fantastic ways to utilize up scrap yarn while still keeping your stash trim!
Today we’ve learned how to make a textured crochet water bottle holder – something definitely cute AND functional! I hope you’ll give this easy pattern a try!
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