Thursday, August 4, 2016

Water Bottle Carriers - Free Pattern

We had a tragedy in our family last week as we were strolling around a lake feeding ducks one beautiful morning. My son tripped and fell, and the brand new water bottle I had purchased the day before came crashing to the ground and cracked. He was crying, not from pain, but from the sadness of losing his bottle. Kids. Right?

So, naturally, I needed to make something to prevent future tragedies and loss. I came up with these cute, EASY and QUICK water bottle carriers that the kids won't stop wearing!



Materials:
Size H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn Needle

Gauge: Pattern should fit most standard-sized bottles. With the weight of the water bottle, this stretched to about 9" tall. If you want one for smaller bottles, remove some row 6 repeats, or for taller, add some row 6 repeats.

Pattern:
Starting with magic circle, ch 3, and dc 11 in the ring. Sl st to top of ch-3. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3, and dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, Sl st to top of ch-3. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3, and dc in same st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to top of ch-3. (36 sts)
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in the BACK LOOP of each stitch round. Sl st to top of ch-3.(36 sts)
Round 5: *Ch 5, sk 2 sts and sl st into next st. Repeat from * around, ending with a sl st into the beginning stitch.
Round 6: Sl st into the first three chains from the previous round's ch-5, then *ch 5 and sl st into the next ch-5 space. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the 3rd sl st at the beginning of the round.

Repeat round 6 until you get the desired height. I repeated 6 times for the taller water bottles my kids had.

Round 13:  Sl st into the first three chains from the previous round's ch-5, *ch 2, sl st into ch-5 space, repeat from * around and sl st into the 3rd sl st at the beginning of the round.
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in each st around (36 sts)

Now, make the strap according to the size you want.
Kids Less than 6, ch 75,  Kids 6+ ch 85, Teens/adults ch 100. You can adjust accordingly.
After making the chain, make sure you keep the chain straight (no twisting) and counting stitches backwards, attach the chain to the 16th stitch counting counterclockwise (usually you work clockwise in the round, but for this count 16 counterclockwise), with slip stitch looking upside down on the piece. Sl st into the next two sts, still working counter clockwise, and dc into each ch of the strap all the way to the other side. Hopefully you kept your chain straight or your strap will be twisted! Sl st and tie in the ends to secure the strap in place.

You're finished!

After I made this twice I was able to whip them out in less than 30 minutes!

Let me know if you have any trouble with the pattern! Some parts are a little tricky so I want to be sure I am clear!

1 comment:

  1. I will have to try this! I am always having trouble forgetting my water bottle because it can't fit in my diaper bag. Thank you for the wonderful pattern!

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