My first design

I’m so very excited to share my first design, this simple water bottle sleeve.

In the heat of summer you need to stay hydrated, so I always have a water bottle somewhere near by.  I’ve got a couple sizes.  The big 1Lbottle (32oz for those in the USA) is for around the house and a smaller size 500ml (16oz) for carrying in the car and my bag.

I was tired of cleaning up the water from the “sweat” or making sure that there was a napkin or something underneath.  I have these crochet mandala coasters that work really well.  The pattern for those came from the August issue of crochet world magazine.

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One day I decided to make a sleeve so I did not have to feel the wetness on my hands as well.  It is hard to crochet with wet hands.  I pulled out a colour and started on my big 1L bottle size.  No measurments the first time, so the fit was not that great.  Definitly too short.

Second time around I made a smaller one for my 500ml bottle.  I took measurements and made a plan.  I love how it turned out.  This bottle came with me to the PNE and my backpack stayed dry and the water a bit cool.

You can find the pattern free below, or get a pdf download for $1.50CAD at my etsy shop here.  I have not tested this so if you find any mistakes or have any questsions please comment below or email me at raindropdesign@mail.com

Water Bottle Sleeve Pattern

This sleeve will fit a 500ml (16oz) Tupperware water bottle and 591ml(20oz) water bottle.  I have tried a few shapes and they all work.  Measurments are 7cm x 18cm (2 3/4″ x 7″)

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You will need

Worsted weight yarn – I used Vanna’s Choice Silver Blue

5mm (US H/8) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch Guide

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Inc – increase, 2 sc in stitch

Sl st – slip stitch

St – stitch

Gauge

4”(10cm) = 14sc x 16 rows

Pattern

This is made in the round so do not join.  Use a scrap of yarn or stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.

Foundation round: make a magic ring

Rnd 1:  6 sc in ring. (6)

Rnd 2:  2 sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3:  (sc in the next st, inc) * repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 4:  (sc in the next 2 sts, inc)* repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 5:  (sc in the next 3 sts, inc)* repeat 6 times (30)

Rnds 6-29:  sc in each st (30)

Rnd 30:  sc in the next 14 sts, ch 8, skip 6sc, sc in the next 10 sts (24 sc, 8 ch)

Rnd 31:  1sc in the next 14 sts, 8 sc on the 8 ch, sc in the next 10 sts (32)

Rnds 32-33:  sc in each st, sl st at end, fasten off, weave in loose end (32)

Let me know what you think of this pattern, or if you have any requests.

Cheers,

Lorraine

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