FREE Water Bottle Holder Crochet Pattern
Do you feel like you need to keep yourself (or your kids) more hydrated this summer? Well, I've noticed that since I have my water bottle right by my side, I tend to drink more than when I have to fiddle for it at the bottom of my tote bag!
Water bottle holders (or carriers) are the perfect summer crochet project and they make great gifts too! If you're crocheting this water bottle holder as a gift, you're welcome to download these FREE Printable "Handmade With Love" Gift Tags
I chose to use 100% cotton yarn for this project to avoid too much stretch. I love the vibrant colors of Lilly's Sugar & Cream, but sometimes I just like sticking to white so it can match just about anything I'm wearing. You could choose whatever color you like, of course.
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How To Crochet A Water Bottle Holder
What You’ll Learn
- How to crochet a granny circle using the double crochet (dc) stitch
- How to increase in each round to ensure your circle lays flat
- How to crochet into the back loop only (blo) to create a ridge around the bottom of your water bottle holder
- How to crochet the granny stripe stitch
- How to crochet the shell stitch
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about crochet water bottle holders.
- 1 skein of 100% cotton Lilly's Sugar & Cream in white or color of choice.
- Crochet hook that fits your yarn. I used a US size 7, (4.5 mm) hook for this project.
- A tapestry needle
- A pair of scissors
Water bottle (size of choice) - pattern is written for 750ml (25oz) bottle
Bottle height = 11.8" (30 cm)
Bottle base diameter = 3.1" (8 cm)
Abbreviations Used In Pattern
- mc = magic circle
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- blo = in the back loop only
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sp = space
- sk = skip
- inc = increase
- granny stripe stitch = cluster of 3 double crochet stitches in same gap/st
- fo = fasten off
Advanced Beginner (If you are going to adjust sizing, then you need to have experience with size adjustment)
Diameter: 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Body height: 10” (25.5cm)
Strap length: 8.6" (22 cm)
Weight: 2.04 oz (58g)
Yardage: 97.5 yards (89.2m)
Remember that the size of your water bottle holder will stretch quite a bit with the weight of a full bottle of water. So keep the strap length on the shorter side to allow for stretching.
12 sc and 12 rows with a 4.5 mm crochet hook
Bottom circle should be about 3 inches in diameter, or size needed to fit your water bottle.
You can adjust your gauge by using a smaller or larger hook, or you could use a different weight yarn.
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- This crochet water bottle holder is worked from the bottom up in joined rounds.
- The strap is worked in turned rows.
- Numbers at the end of each round in parentheses ( ) = total number of stitches for that round or row.
- Beginning chains count as the first stitch in the round.
- If you are new to reading crochet patterns, you might find these tips helpful.
- You can make the pattern larger (or smaller) by changing the yarn weight and/or hook size, or by adding rounds for the base of the bottle holder (Note that you will have to increase with each round).
- If you'd like more instructions for the stitches used in this pattern, you can refer to Annie's Catalogue Tutorials.
- Please note that this bottle holder will stretch with use. Mine stretched about 2 inches after a couple of uses carrying around a full water bottle 🙂
- Ensure that you end up with the same number of stitches after each round.
- I use US crochet terms. Here's a US/UK Conversion Chart
US vs. UK Crochet Terms & Symbols
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Instructions For Crochet Water Bottle Holder
For the base of this water bottle holder, we will crochet a granny circle.
Start off with a MC, ch 3 (counts as dc + ch1), *[dc into MC, ch1], repeat brackets 10 more times , sl st into the second ch of your first ch3, pull your MC closed tight (24)
Round 1: ch2, dc into the previous ch1 sp, ch1, [2dc into next sp, ch1], repeat brackets around, sl st into top of beginning ch (36)
Note: When working into the first ch1 sp, work into the sp just before (to the right of) your ch.
Round 2: ch1, 2sc into the previous sp, 3 sc into next ch sp, [3sc into each ch sp around], sl st into top of beginning ch (36)
Check to see the circumference of your circle. Ensure that it is slightly larger than the base of your water bottle. You should just be able to see the tops of your stitches of R2.
Crochet Water Bottle Body
Round 3: ch1, sc into the blo of each st around, sl st into top of beginning ch1 st (36)
Round 4-5: (insert stitch marker) ch1, sc around, sl st into top of beginning ch1 (36)
Round 6: (insert stitch marker) ch2, 2 dc into same st, [sk 3 sts, 3dc into next st], repeat brackets 7 more times till you have 9 clusters, sl st into top of first ch2 (27)
Check that your bottle fits snuggly in your bottle holder so far.
Rounds 7-9: slip stitch into the next 2 dc, slip stitch into the sp and ch2, 2 dc into same sp, [sk to next sp, 3dc into next sp], repeat brackets 7 more times till you have 9 clusters in each round (27)
Round 10-12: ch1, sc around, sl st into top of ch (27)
Round 13: ch2, 2 dc into same st, [sk 2 sts, 3dc into next st], repeat brackets 7 more times till you have 9 clusters, sl st into top of first ch2 (27)
Rounds 14-16: slip stitch into the next 2 dc, slip stitch into the sp and ch2, 2 dc into same sp, [sk to next sp, 3dc into next sp], repeat brackets 7 more times till you have 9 clusters in each round (27)
Round 17-19: ch1, sc around, sl st into top of ch (27)
Round 20: ch2, 2 dc into same st, [sk 2 sts, 3dc into next st], repeat brackets 7 more times till you have 9 clusters, sl st into top of first ch2 (27)
Rounds 21-23: slip stitch into the next 2 dc, slip stitch into the sp and ch2, 2 dc into same sp, [sk to next sp, 3dc into next sp], repeat brackets 7 more times till you have 9 clusters in each round (27)
Round 24: ch2, 3dc into same st, sl st into next st, sk a st, [4dc into next st, sl st into next st, sk a st], repeat around, sl st into bottom of ch2 (36 dc + 9 sl st = 45 sts)
Do not cut yarn. You will now continue with the straps.
Crochet Water Bottle Straps
Straps are worked in turned rows.
Row 1: sl st into bottom of cluster, ch 60, sl st to the bottom center of 5th shell to join to bottle holder body, sl st into the next st, turn (60)
Row 2-5: sc 60 along your ch, sl st to join to bottle holder body on the opposite end (bottom of the shell stitch).
Note: If you want a longer strap, add more chains in the beginning, but keep in mind that the bottle holder strap will stretch with use.
Also, if you want a wider strap, keep adding more rows until you reach your desired width.
Leave a 4 inch tail, cut your yarn, fasten off, & weave in ends. Secure your strap by stitching a couple of extra stitches to the body of the water holder with your darning needle to secure the edges.
Voila! There you have it! Your very own handmade water bottle holder 🙂
Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions concerning this pattern in the comments below.
Crochet Water Bottle Pattern Photo Tutorial
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Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet Water Bottle Holder Patterns
I'll answer some of the questions people ask most about crocheting Water Bottle Holders:
Which yarn is best for a crochet water bottle holder?
You could also use acrylic yarns, but I highly recommend cotton yarns for these reasons:
- Minimal stretch
- Holds its shape
- Good quality
- Sturdy & durable
- No pilling
- Machine washable
- Eco-friendly (100% biodegradable)
- Widely available
- Beautiful choice of colors
How much yarn does it take to crochet a water bottle cozy?
That all depends on the size of your crochet cozy/holder. Normally, I'd say for a medium sized water bottle, you would use about 164 yards (150 m) to 350 yards (320 m) of yarn.
For the water bottle cozy in this pattern, I used about 89 yards of 100% cotton yarn.
All your insights and feedback was very helpful!!
I hope you enjoyed this water bottle holder crochet pattern. All you need to do now is get your hook & yarn and get started 🙂
You'll find that it works up pretty quick and you'll have a pretty & useful everyday accessory to keep you hydrated right by your side.
Let me know if you have any questions and...