Shell Water Bottle Holder
This shell water bottle holder is a perfect match for this oval tote crochet pattern. It is very simple to make and is great for taking along to carry your water bottle on a hot summer's day.
You could also use this pattern as a cup cozy if you do not attach the handles.
I used Red Heart Soft Touch, but any medium worsted weight yarn will work just as well.
Material: Red Heart Soft Touch
Hook Size: G/6-4.25MM
Do not join at end of rounds unless otherwise instructed. Place st marker in last st made and continue with next round.
Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in the same st or shell as indicated.
Ch 3, join with sl st
Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in each ch (6 sc).
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7: *Ch 2, sk next 2 sts,** sc in next st, repeat from * to end ending at **, join with sl st to last sc of previous rnd.
Rnd 8: Sl st into lp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same lp, *fpdc around next sc st, shell in next st, fpdc around next sc st,** 2 dc in next lp, repeat from * around ending at **, join with sl st.
Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, *fpdc around next st, shell in next shell, fpdc around next fpdc,** dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around ending at **, join with sl st.
Repeat last rnd until you have reached a desired height. Do not fasten off.
Edging: Work 1 sc in each st, and 4 sc into the ch-2 lp of shell, join with sl st. Fasten off.
Handles (make 2): Ch 71, working in back lps, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, Fasten off. Attach each end to one of the shells on the holder.