Water Bottle Cover

Jun 9, 2009
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by Terry Heese


We have a joke here in Florida: don't even walk to your mailbox without a bottle of water. It is a great stash buster, using less than one ounce of worsted yarn. It is worked all in one piece, so there is no need for sewing. It has a slight texture to it, so it won't slip out of your hand. The strap can go around your wrist or be clipped onto your gym bag as well. It is thin enough so you can put it in the drink holders in your car, with no sweat! Using acrylic worsted makes it easy to wash and dry. It will keep your water cool, and always at your fingertips.


Materials List

One ounce of worsted weight yarn

Size G hook

Needle for finishing

Finished Size

Fits a 16.9 oz bottle, but can be modified to fit a larger bottle.


4 sts and 4 rows = 1"


Gauge is not critical in this project.

The Pattern

The bottom is worked in rounds: With G hook, Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form a loop. Rd 1: Ch 1. In loop, 6 sc. Sl st in first sc to join. 6 sc Rd 2: Ch 1. *2 sc in each sc*, repeat. Join. 12 sc Rd 3: Ch 1. *1 sc in the first sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat. Join. 18 sc Rd 4: Ch 1. *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat. Join. 24 sc Rd 5: Ch 1. *1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat. Join. 30 sc Optional row, for larger water bottles: Rd 6: Ch 1. * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat. Join. 36 sc Side: Now working ONLY IN THE BACK LOOP in continuous rounds: Work 1 sc in back loop only of each sc. Do not join.  Continue working in back loop only until the side measures 6”, or desired length. End with sl st. For loop handle: Ch 40, sl st in same sc as ending sl st. Last row: working in BOTH LOOPS, sl st around top of holder and in each ch of loop handle. Fasten off. Weave ends in.

HK Bottle Cover

Recently, I decided that I wanted a place to stash the bottle cap, so I sewed on a kitty face, like a pocket.  Also, I worked a few more rows, and added a top row in double crochet, to weave a strap through, for added insulation.


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A Crocheter wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 2:14 PM

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I really appreciate it. My daughter has requested a water bottle holder and this seems a very sturdy/practicle pattern. Hope to make this or a few of these soon!

Thank you again.

Stefanie@7 wrote
on Jun 17, 2009 8:17 AM

i love your strap! i made a bottle holder like this but my srtap was longer, so you could put it over your shoulder. - skatergirl501 ;)

on Jun 18, 2009 8:58 AM
well that is a new one,living here in florida i never heard it.

i did my own carrier using a granny sq pattern and all love mine and the handle will actually slip around your neck if you make it long enough

this is a pattern i made up

thanks for sharing

will try yours too

Lace@6 wrote
on Jan 27, 2010 4:26 AM

The addition of the "kitty pocket" for the cap makes this a very unique project!  Thanks!

roses1 wrote
on Jan 28, 2010 6:21 PM

I Love it!!!

RenJac wrote
on Feb 5, 2010 11:28 AM

Ok I am stick, I do not understand where it says

Rd 4: Ch 1. *2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat. Join. 24 sc ,would that make it 36?

RenJac wrote
on Feb 5, 2010 1:16 PM

Never mind, I figured it out :)

wanajo wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 12:30 PM

I have made several of these...they are so great...thanks for sharing!

WheeZee wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 12:36 PM
WheeZee wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 12:37 PM
Thands wrote
on May 2, 2010 2:01 PM

Thanks everyone for all your great comments!

Babygirl M wrote
on Jun 12, 2010 9:30 PM

i would love to get that hello kitty bottle holder thats a good idea :]

i would totally appriate it





pandaladytx wrote
on Jun 30, 2010 9:03 PM

I would really like to have the Kitty  and bow as well.  I have a little one that really loves it.  Thanks

Thands wrote
on Jul 1, 2010 7:08 AM

The kitty face I used is from Ravelry's patterns, called "Hello Kitty Bag, Scarf".  The blog it came from is here:


You will have to scroll down to find it. 

The bow is just a couple rows of single crochet, tied in the middle.

Hope that helps.



pandaladytx wrote
on Jul 2, 2010 12:10 AM

Thank you very much. It does.

on Jul 5, 2010 4:31 PM

Hello! I am stuck on rd 4. I am getting more then 24. please help- thanks chris

on Jul 5, 2010 4:31 PM

Hello! I am stuck on rd 4. I am getting more then 24. please help- thanks chris

Thands wrote
on Jul 9, 2010 5:15 AM

Basically, this is a 6 st round that increases by 6 sts each time.  Check the count of your previous row first.

If your count is thrown off early in a project, the problem can escalate quickly!  Don't get discouraged, Chris.


Sometimes, the method of joining at the end of each round throws crocheters' count off.  You can try

marking the beginning of each row with a bobby pin, and NOT JOINING.  In these instructions, that means

to eliminate the "sl st" at the end of each round and the "ch 1" at the beginning of each round.  Don't forget

to mark your rows!  If your count is correct, this should yield the right amount of stitches every time.

I hope that didn't sound too confusing!