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21 Free Crochet Water Bottle Holder Patterns

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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!

blue crochet water bottle holder with a clear plastic water bottle inside against a white background; a multicolored water bottle holder, two multi-colored water bottle holders on a table, and one green and one pink water bottle holder on a table with bottles inside. Text overlay that reads, "21+ Free Water Bottle Holder Patterns"

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.

Tips for Making Crochet Water Bottle Holders

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!

More Crochet Patterns to Love

Here are some more of our favorite free crochet patterns for you to check out.

blue crochet water bottle holder with a clear plastic water bottle inside against a white background; a multicolored water bottle holder, two multi-colored water bottle holders on a table, and one green and one pink water bottle holder on a table with bottles inside. Text overlay that reads, "21+ Free Water Bottle Holder Patterns"

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