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.
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 email@example.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″)
You will need
Worsted weight yarn – I used Vanna’s Choice Silver Blue
5mm (US H/8) crochet hook
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase, 2 sc in stitch
Sl st – slip stitch
St – stitch
4”(10cm) = 14sc x 16 rows
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.