Creating a simple crochet water bottle holder is a great project for beginners. It’s both functional and stylish, making it a handy accessory for staying hydrated on the go. Here’s a free crochet pattern with step-by-step instructions:
- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice.
- Crochet hook (size H/5.0mm is recommended).
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
- Button or other closure (optional).
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
Step 1: Start with a slip knot.
To begin, make a slip knot and chain 40 stitches. You can adjust the chain length to fit the size of your water bottle if needed. Make sure the chain is not too tight.
Step 2: Create the base row.
Row 1: Starting from the second chain from the hook, work 1 hdc in each ch across. You should have 39 hdc stitches in total. At the end of the row, ch 1 and turn.
Step 3: Create the body of the holder.
Rows 2-30: Work 1 hdc in each hdc across. Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. Continue this pattern until you reach row 30 or until the piece is long enough to cover your water bottle.
Step 4: Shape the handle.
Row 31: Work 10 hdc stitches, ch 10 (this creates the handle opening), skip 10 hdc stitches, and then work 19 hdc stitches. Ch 1 and turn.
Step 5: Complete the handle.
Rows 32-61: Work 1 hdc in each hdc stitch across, including the ch-10 space. Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row.
Step 6: Finishing.
Fasten off your yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew the sides of the holder together.
Fold your crocheted piece in half lengthwise, with the handle in the middle. Use your yarn needle to sew the sides together, leaving the top open for your water bottle. Make sure to secure the ends tightly.
Optional: Attach a button or other closure to the front of your holder for added security.
Now, your easy crochet water bottle holder is ready to use. Simply slide your water bottle into the holder, and you’re good to go! This pattern is customizable, so you can adjust the size and style to fit your preferences. Enjoy your new crochet creation!