Traveler's Water Bottle Holder


I've been enjoying going for walks all summer with my daughters.  One day, on our adventures, we stopped at a local ice cream store.  

Don't judge me!  

bought a water bottle at the store and it was hugely marked up in price.  Trying to be thrifty,

 I decided that I would carry my water with me rather than paying too much for water.   So I woke up the next morning and made a water bottle holder.  It was just all single crochet. I was able to carry it with me on my afternoon walk that day, so I decided that I would make some more water bottle holders for my family and friends for hikes and zoo trips.  As I find single crochet rather tedious at times, I came up with something that would be a bit faster than all single crochet but would have the same sturdiness as my first water bottle holder.  It works up very quickly and is only tedious when you get to the strap section.  

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 Traveler's  Water Bottle Holder with reinforced base

Lily and cream cotton yarn in key lime pie ombre



Materials:

Cotton yarn

(Lily Sugar'n Cream Cotton Cone Yarn in Key Lime pie Ombre Pictured)

Crochet hook:  3.5mm 

Yarn needle and scissors


Gauge = 1 inch = 5 hdc

1 inch = 3 rows. 


Stitches:

Mc = magic circle

Hdc = half double crochet 

Sc = single crochet

Blosc = back loop only single crochet

Two flat crochet circles in cotton yarn
Dc = double crochet


We are making 2 circles for the bottom of the water bottle holder to make a very sturdy structure.  



First Circle


mc

Round 1:  hdc x 8

Round 2:  hdc x 2 in each stitch around (16)

Round 3:  hdc x 2, hdc, hdc x 2, hdc, repeat (24)

Round 4:  hdc x 2, hdc, hdc, hdc x 2, hdc, hdc, repeat around(32)

Round 5:  hdc x 2, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc x 2, hdc, hdc, hdc repeat around (40)


Diameter of circle at this point is 3 inches

Gauge = 1 inch = 5 hdc

1 inch = 3 rows.  

If your circle does NOT measure 3 inches then change the size of your hook and try again.


Tie off and weave in ends


Make a second circle exactly like the first circle. (repeat from mc to round 5)

Attaching two flat crochet circles together with single crochet



Round 6:  attach first circle to current circle 

and single crochet them together in all of the stitches. (40 )

Completely attaching two circles in crochet










Round 7:  sc  back loop only in all stitches  around (40 )


Back loop only single crochet in the round









back loop only single crochet in the round key lime pie cotton ombre

Round 8:  sc in all stitches around (40)

 

Round 9:  sc in all stitches around (40)




double crochet in the round



Round 10:  ch 2, dc, ch 1, skip 1, dc, dc, ch 1, skip 1, dc, dc, around. (40 )


double crochet in the round on a water bottle holder


Round 11:   sc in all stitches around (40)


Round 12:  repeat round 10


Round 13:  sc in all stitches around (40)


Round 14:  repeat round 10

single crochet on top of a round of double crochet

Round 15:  sc in all stitches around (40)



Round 16:  repeat round 10 

alternating rows of double crochet and single crochet


Round 17: sc in all stitches around (40)


Round 18 repeat round 10


Round 19:  sc in all stitches around (40)

Round 20:  sc in all stitches around (40)

Round  21: sc in all stitches around (40)


Round  22 sc in first five stitches (this is the beginning of the strap)

crocheting a strap with five single crochet

continue to crochet the strap



Round 23 ch 1 and turn sc in all (5)


Repeat Round 23 until you have the length that you want.  


crochet strap for a water bottle carrier








Crochet water bottle holder with a long strap


My strap measured 56 inches. 

When you have the length that you want, find the place on the opposite side of the bag where you want to attach your strap.






use stitch markers to find where


you want the end of the strap to attach. 



make sure that your strap is not twisted 



Single crochet the strap to the 


opposite side of the bag.  




You'll want to crochet on the inside of the bag. 







cut a long tail and sew the ends over the


single crochet to completely enforce that side of the bag.  






you can add whatever embellishments you want 

Attach a label or an applique to the side or leave it plain.



If you would rather make a short strap like a wrist strap, you can just single crochet the strap back to itself rather than the opposite side.  

wrist strap for a water bottle holder crocheted



This can be used on a wrist or on a carabiner

 




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