This crochet water bottle holder pattern is the perfect companion for long summer walks or for hanging out the beach. It is made with one shoulder strap for easy carrying to keep your hands free.
It is a great gift idea for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, sports events or the gym.
The Stitch Pattern
The free crochet pattern pattern features a version of a lacy shell stitch and the bead stitch to give you a bit of texture as well. It is worked from the bottom up.
The handle is worked separately and sewn on with the tail ends. But if you’d like to work it in one piece you can do that as well by following this tutorial on how to make crochet bag handles.
It is an easy pattern for those who have mastered the basics and are ready for their next challenge.
The finished size is designed to fit a small 500mL water bottle. However, it can be adjusted to fit other bottles well simply by increasing the diameter. The only thing to remember is that you need a stitch multiple of four for the body of the holder.
Bernat Handicrafter is my go-to cotton yarn for making this. It is a medium worsted weight cotton to give you strength and durability.
However, an acrylic worsted weight yarn can work as well, but it’ll stretch out a lot more, making it less appealing.
Lacy Shell Crochet Water Bottle Holder Pattern
- Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 1.75 oz/50g; 80yds/73m) Color: Pale Yellow, 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 2.25" over the first 4 rounds.
- Finished Size: Fits a 500ml Water Bottle
- Bead St = Bead Stitch
- Beg Shell St = Beginning Shell Stitch
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Dc = Double Crochet
- FO = Fasten Off
- Hk = Hook
- Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
- RS = Right Side
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Shell St = Shell Stitch
- Sk = Skip
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- WS = Wrong Side
- YO = Yarn Over
- Crochet Abbreviations explained in more details.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Beg Shell St: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the same st as where the ch-3 was made.
- Shell St: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into designated st or ch
- Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st/sp, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
- This pattern is turned after pattern rounds 6 and 7.
- Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc into a magic circle; join with sl st in first sc. [6 sts]
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [12 sts]
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. [18 sts]
- Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. [24 sts]
- Rnd 5: Work beg shell st in same st as join, *sk next 3 sts, shell in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts; sk last 3 sts; join with sl st in first dc of beg shell st. [6 shells]
- Rnd 6 (RS): Sl st into next st and into ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 1, (sc, bead st, sc) into same ch-1 sp, ch 2, *(sc, bead st, sc) into next ch-1 sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Turn. [6 ch-2 sps]
- Rnd 7 (WS): Ch 1, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Turn. [6 ch-3 sps]
- Rnd 8: Sl st into first ch and into center ch of ch-3 lp, work beg shell st in same ch, *shell st in center ch of next ch-3 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first dc of first shell. [6 shells]
- Rnds 9-14: Rep rnds 6 to 8 two times.
- Rnds 15-16: Rep rnds 6-7.
- Rnd 17(RS): Ch 1, 2 sc into first ch-3 sp, sc into next 2 sc, *2 sc into next ch-3 sp, sc into next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. [24 sts]
- Rnd 18: Ch 1, bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next; rep from * around; join with sl st in first bead st.
- Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. FO, leaving a 10" tail for sewing the handle.
- Ch 80 or any multiple of 2,
- Row 1: Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [79 sts]
- Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn.
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. FO, leaving a 10" tail for sewing the handle.