Hook Hounds H2O to Go, free water bottle carrier crochet pattern.
Look ma! No hands. Crochet yourself a cute all the rage cross body strap to hold your water bottle. But wait, head to the plumbing section of your local Hardware store first. Pattern uses a plain old fashioned rubber O-ring to attach to the bottle. How cool is that!
Pattern uses two stitch markers. I wrote it that way so you can make the strap as short or long as you want. Just chain away until the desired length.
Small amount Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
H Hook, 5.00 mm
#27 Rubber O-Ring ~ 1 1/8" X 7/8" X 1/8" Found in Hardware Stores in the Plumbing Section.
*Will fit most water bottles, you can always take the bottle to the store but that is what fit both my 16 oz and 24 oz bottles.
2 Stitch markers
Chain desired length for strap. ( I chained 145 for a 44" cross body strap and 37 for a 12" wrist strap)
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last chain. Work 3 sc in last chain. Mark first sc made in the 3 sc group. Now working in free loops of beginning chain, sc in each free loop across to last. Work 2 sc in last, marking the first sc of the 2 sc group. Sl st to first sc of round, switch to contrasting color if desired.
Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across to first marked stitch. 2 Sc in marked stitch (remove marker). 3 sc in next sc inserting hook through the stitch indicated and then the O-ring. 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to next marked stitch. 2 Sc in marked stitch (remove marker). 3 sc in next sc inserting hook through the stitch indicated and then the opposite side of the O-ring. Make sure strap isn't twisted and wrong sides of strap are facing. O-ring attached. Sc in same space as first sc of the round. Finish off and work "No See Finishing" or Invisible join. Tutorial for "No See Finishing" here. Weave in ends.
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