Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Water Bottle Carrier

This carrier is based on the water bottle carrier I made several years ago from Leisure Arts All About Cotton book.

One of the biggest changes that has occured since I made the last round of these carriers is that refillable water bottles have gotten quite a bit larger than the disposable water bottles that this pattern was originally designed to carry. It makes sense people are focused more on hydration so carrying more water is important. However, the original pattern needs a wider bottom to accomadate the larger bottles.

For this particular bottle I did a base of 32 stitches. I worked Rows 1-3 as written. DC2 Dc in next 6. This gave me my 32 stitches to start and then I followed the pattern accounting for the extra base stitches until I reached the height I wanted for the larger bottle.

Since this was a gift and I didn't have access to the bottle, I used a food canister I had that was about the same size to make sure it was forming the size I wanted and checked it before adding the strap.

I have two types of straps I make for these bottles. The pattern starts with 100 chains which works as an over the shoulder or hand carry strap. However, when I made mine I wanted a cross body strap as I find stuff tends to fall off my shoulder when I most need my hands free. I settled on a starting chain of 160 and that is what this bottle has as the person getting it wanted a cross body option.

I used an I hook for this project and Lily Sugar and Cream Psychedelic. I've started on a second one that is still larger than the original pattern but smaller than this one so we will see how it works out.


Stephanie said...

A water bottle carrier is an excellent idea! Another great creation.Thank you for sharing with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #35. Have a wonderful week.


Jayne said...

What a brilliant idea. I think I'm going to have a go at making some of these for our walks.
Have a great week!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love this! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for joining in on Home Matters Linky Party! I will be featuring your post this week! #HomeMattersParty xx

Stephanie said...

We enjoyed your post! It will be featured at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #36 tomorrow. I hope you can join us again. :) Thank you for sharing with us.


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