We all know the importance of staying hydrated. Still, carrying a water bottle around can be anything from annoying to downright difficult when you have your hands full. Enter water bottle holders!
A crochet water bottle holder is the perfect way to slip your water bottle over your shoulder or clip it to your bag or backpack and be on your way. It’s a quick, easy project to do, and once you start using one, you’ll never want to be without it. Enjoy these fun and free crochet water bottle holder patterns, and stay hydrated all day!
Crochet Water Bottle Holder Patterns
Crochet water bottle holders are a perfect way to keep your hands free. They’re ideal for hikes, walks, and bike rides, or simply for anyone with a lot to carry. You can hang your water bottle holder by the door to make it easy to grab and use to stay hydrated anytime you leave the house.
Water bottle holders also make excellent gifts for anyone who loves to be outdoors, moms with full hands, and even for men (we know guys can be difficult to crochet for!). They’re a quick project that you can easily whip up for a last-minute present, or make a bunch to sell at a craft show.
Are crochet water bottle holders a good project for beginners?
Water bottle holders are a great project for crochet beginners who have a little bit of experience with basic stitches and working in the round. Just make sure to read through your pattern’s instructions before getting started to make sure you understand all of the concepts and stitches you’ll need to use. If you’re learning how to crochet for the first time, then make sure you check out our complete guide on how to crochet for beginners.
Supplies You’ll Need
Crochet water bottle holders don’t take a lot of supplies to make. They’re also great for using up scrap yarn! Here are some supplies you’ll need to collect in order to make your project:
What’s the best yarn for making crochet water bottle holders?
To make your crochet water bottle holder, you’ll want to use a fairly durable yarn that will hold up to weather and use. Cotton is an excellent choice because it’s both sturdy and can be easily washed. When it comes to yarn weight, DK or worsted are the most common suggestions in these patterns. Using a different yarn weight is an easy way to adjust the size of your finished project.
Crochet Techniques to Know
Here are some of the most common crochet techniques that you’ll find in the crochet water bottle holder patterns below. Be sure to read through your pattern’s instructions before getting started to make sure that you’re comfortable with all of the techniques and stitches you’ll need to use.
Here are some of our top tips when it comes to your next water bottle carrier project.
Keep your water bottle handy to achieve the best fit possible.
Each water bottle holder pattern includes finished dimensions to let you know what size water bottle it will fit. However, nearly every pattern is easily adjustable. Adding or subtracting rows and stitches from the base and/or height will allow you to fit your pattern perfectly to your water bottle. If possible, keep your favorite water bottle handy while you’re working so that you can test out the fit and make sure it’s just right!
Adjust the strap size as necessary.
Not only can you adjust the size of your water bottle holder as needed, but you can also adjust the strap for almost any pattern below. While some people prefer a long strap that can be worn over the shoulder or even crosswise, others prefer a smaller strap that can be carried in hand. You can also make a very small strap that will attach to a carabiner.
In addition to preference, you’ll also want to think about who your project is for. While adults will probably prefer a longer strap, a child will likely need a shorter one.
Use stitch markers to keep track of your stitches and rows
Lastly, stitch markers are incredibly helpful for keeping track of your stitches and rows as you work. Since most water bottle holders are worked in the round, stitch markers will help you keep track without having to constantly be counting.
21 Free Crochet Water Bottle Holder Patterns
Check out these free patterns for crochet water bottle holders!
Learn how to crochet an easy water bottle holder with this beginner-friendly pattern that ncludes detailed instructions on how to crochet a sturdy carrying strap and tips to customize your project to fit different size water bottles.
You can easily carry around your most essential items with this water bottle holder that doubles as a phone pouch! This pattern would be perfect for keeping your hands free while walking or for busy moms or anyone that has a lot to hold. It’s helpful to have your water bottle handy while making this project to ensure the perfect fit.
Show off your free spirit with this easy, carefree water bottle holder design. This boho crochet project features a sturdy strap for carrying your water bottle around wherever the day takes you. It measures about 7.5 inches tall.
This bottle holder is made with the star stitch and is ideal for carrying your water around every day or for giving as a gift. There are tons of color options using the suggested yarn, so it’s super easy to customize this bottle for anyone. This would also be a great pattern to make multiples of for an upcoming craft show or for gifts for a group of people.
This water bottle holder uses simple stitches and can be thrown right in the wash if it gets dirty. It uses the chain, single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet and can be made in just a couple of hours. A variegated yarn adds lots of fun color changes with no extra work!
This easy crochet water bottle holder pattern is a quick project that’s great for crochet beginners but fun for any level! It’s designed to fit a common plastic water bottle but can easily be adjusted to fit a reusable bottle of nearly any size. Sling it over your shoulder as you walk out the door and stay hydrated throughout the day!
Whether heading out for a hike, a day at the beach, or a walk around the neighborhood, this water bottle holder is up for any adventure! It’s made with cotton yarn and can easily be washed when you get back home if needed. You’ll need to know how to work in the round, skip stitches, and work in chain spaces to make this pattern.
This easy pattern is complete with written instructions as well as a video tutorial. It’s made using regular treble crochet stitches and linked treble crochet stitches, making for a sturdy yet lacy design. The phone pocket makes it easy to grab your most essential items and head out the door!
This crochet water bottle sling is made with jute instead of regular yarn. Its rustic, rugged look would be great for giving to a husband or dad as a gift. If you’ve never crocheted with jute before, check out the tips included in the pattern!
These friendly little water bottle holders are so adorable and perfect for kiddos! Their small size is ideal for holding sippy cups and keeping little ones hydrated. The thin strap is ideal for little hands to easily carry around.
This quick-to-make bottle holder uses a few basic stitches and would make an excellent gift. It includes easy instructions for adjusting the pattern to fit any bottle size you like. Sling it over your shoulder and you’re ready to go!
Celebrate color and creativity with these fun crayon water bottle cozies! This project would be great to make for the back-to-school season but would also be fun to give to a kiddo any time of year. Keep kids hydrated with this cute project that also makes an ideal scrap buster.
This crocheted water bottle sling is super adaptable! You can make this pattern using any yarn weight and adjust it to fit any size bottle. Use up your scraps and make one for yourself or make a few to give away!
This stylish pattern is crocheted in a granny circle. The stitches and techniques required to make this water bottle holder are best for the advanced beginner. Its finished size is approximately 10”, but it can be adjusted to fit the water bottle of your choice.
This water bottle pattern comes in two sizes and is ideal for holding either plastic or reusable bottles. It’s made with the star stitch and has an easily adjustable strap, so you can make it comfortable for either an adult or a child. This pattern is best for intermediates.
This water bottle holder attaches to a carabiner so you can easily hook it on your backpack or purse. You can carry it around at school, on a hike, or on a bike ride - all hands-free! There are instructions for both a narrow fit and a wider fit.
Stay hydrated with this water bottle holder pattern that looks similar to growing vines. To make this pattern, you’ll need to know how to work a magic circle, chain, slip stitch, double crochet, and half double crochet. The vine pattern is made by working half double crochet increases and then working in the spaces between stitches.
Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: Worsted
Suggested yarn: Yarnspirations Sugar and Cream Cotton
This crochet water bottle bag features a unique and beautiful stitch pattern that would make a perfect gift. Using cotton yarn, it’s sturdy and easy to throw in the wash if needed. It’s made to fit a typical 16.9 oz bottle.
This light and airy water bottle holder is the perfect companion for a day in the sun. It’s fun to make and works up quickly, so you may want to make more than one! The pattern includes a crochet chart as well as written instructions.
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