Crochet Water Bottle Holder Pattern

Stay hydrated in style with my latest free crochet pattern – a crochet water bottle holder. This water bottle carrier pattern has been designed to fit 500 ml plastic water bottles.

Reusable water bottles are a part of everyday life for many people. However, carrying them around can sometimes be a hassle. Enter my easy project that’s not only beginner-friendly but also a functional masterpiece. 

With this water bottle cozy, you can keep your hands free while on the go. That makes it perfect for walks, hikes, or daily adventures. Its cross-body design ensures comfort and ease of access to your water bottle.

Dive into this crafty journey and stitch your own unique water bottle holder today. The free crochet pattern is below. 

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Crochet water bottle holders are a great gift!

Crochet water bottle holders make fantastic gifts. Everyone needs to drink water, and having a special holder makes it easier and more stylish to carry your favorite water bottle around.

When you give someone a crochet water bottle holder, you’re not just giving them a pretty accessory, but also something useful. Plus, it shows you put thought and effort into their gift. it’s a great way to show you care about them!

Handmade presents, like these, have a personal touch that store-bought gifts can’t match. So, if you’re thinking about making one as a gift, go for it! The person receiving it will likely appreciate and cherish it.

Skill Level

Beginner. This easy crochet water bottle holder pattern uses basic crochet stitches in a basic stitch pattern.

Crochet Project Materials

Finished Size

Bottom= 3 inches in diameter

Length= 6 inches

Strap= 40 inches long

Gauge is important for this free crochet water bottle holder pattern.

To make a gauge swatch, crochet the first four rounds. Your swatch should measure 3 inches in diameter.

→ If your swatch is larger than 3 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook.

→ If your swatch is smaller than 3 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine. Try using a larger crochet hook.

  • I designed this crochet water bottle holder to fit 500ml size water bottles.
  • You will work the base of the water bottle holder pattern first.
  • You will be working this pattern from the bottom up.
  • You are crocheting in rounds.
  • You will crochet the strap in rows.
  • Start rounds 1-4 with a chain 2. This does not count as your 1st hdc.
  • Start rounds 5-12 with a chain 4. This does not count as your 1st dc.
  • Start each row of the strap with a ch 1. This does not count as your first sc.
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You can make your strap longer or shorter by making more or less rows.
  • At the end of rounds 1-4, join your yarn to the first stitch with a slip stitch.
  • At the ends of rounds 5-12, join your yarn to the beginning ch-4 space with a slip stitch.
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

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Rnd 1:  Magic ring, 9 hdc, join. (9 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join. (18 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join. (27 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join. (36 stitches)

You will now make the mesh part of the crochet water bottle holder.

Rnd 5: Ch 4, skip 2 sts (the st you joined to and the next st), dc in the 3rd st, *ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc*, join to the ch 4 sp. (12 dc stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 4, skip 2 sts, dc, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc*, join. (12 dc stitches)

Rnds 7-12: Repeat round 6. (12 dc stitches)

Do not fasten off. Now you will make the strap.


Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in the ch 4 sp, sc in the dc st, 2 sc in the ch 2 sp, sc in the dc st, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. (6 stitches)

Rows 3- 204: Repeat row 2. (6 stitches)

You will have a 40 inches long strap.

Now, you’ll attach the end of the strap to the other side of the water bottle. Skip over 4 ch 2 spaces on either side of the strap.

crochet water bottle holder

Single crochet the last row of the strap to the 2 stitches and 2 ch 2 spaces on the opposite side.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What type of yarn is best for a crochet water bottle carrier?

The best type of yarn for making an easy crochet bottle holder pattern is worsted weight cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is a good choice because it’s strong and durable. It won’t easily break or wear out when you use it to carry your water bottle. 

It’s also absorbent, which is helpful in case your bottle sweats or has some moisture on it. Additionally, cotton yarn is soft and comfortable to wear, so it won’t scratch or irritate your skin. 

How long does it take to crochet a water bottle holder? 

The time it takes to crochet a water bottle holder can vary. It depends on your crochet skill level, how hard the pattern is, and how fast you crochet. 

If the pattern includes detailed instructions it will make it easier for a beginner. It might take a several hours, spread over a few days, to complete. More experienced crocheters might finish it in a shorter amount of time, perhaps within a few hours. 

Keep in mind that if you’re new to crocheting, it’s perfectly okay to take your time and enjoy the process. As you gain more experience, you’ll likely find that you can crochet projects like a water bottle holder more quickly.

How do I care for and wash my crochet water bottle holder? 

Taking care of your crochet water bottle holder is simple. To keep it clean, gently hand wash it in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Gently squeeze the soapy water through the stitches and then rinse thoroughly. 

Avoid twisting or wringing the holder, as this can misshape it. After rinsing, gently press out excess water with a clean towel. Lay the holder flat on a dry towel, reshape it to its original form, and let it air dry. 

Avoid using a washing machine or dryer, as they can damage the delicate crochet work. With proper care, your water bottle holder will stay fresh and ready to use whenever you need it.

How do I make a crochet water bottle holder with a phone pocket?

To make a phone pocket for your cute crochet water bottle holder, crochet a rectangle that is slightly larger than your phone. After crocheting your easy water bottle holder, create this rectangle separately. 

Sew the pocket onto the side of your holder, leaving the top open so you can slip your phone inside. You’ll have a handy spot to keep your phone while you’re out and about, all in one convenient crochet accessory!

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