5 Little Monsters: Aurora Water Bottle Holder

Aurora Water Bottle Holder

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 Earlier this year I made a scarf and then later a hat using the same stitch pattern made up of rows of double crochet stitches, double crochet mesh and crossed double crochet stitches. I called the scarf the Aurora Scarf because the yarn I used changed from pink to blue, just like Aurora's dress in Sleeping Beauty. I loved the stitch pattern so much that I made the Aurora Hat pattern shortly after that. 


Since then I have wanted to use that same stitch pattern for some other designs. I used it thought it would be a great stitch for some more summery projects like this water bottle holder or a market bag.


I decided to start with the water bottle holder, a market bag is next on my list. I love making these crocheted water bottle holders for my kids in the summer. They are great for times when you need to bring water bottles, like walks to the park or trips to the zoo, but you don't want to end up stuck carrying a bunch of water bottles. 


The kids can each easily carry their own water, and it is easy to access when they want a drink. 

I showed these here with disposable water bottles and made them to fit those, but I have also used crocheted water bottle holders in the past with reusable water bottles in the past and they have worked great. The hard thing with a pattern like this is that there are so many different sizes and types of water bottles that I can't guarantee it will fit the one you have. As long as your bottle fits in the holder it will work. If the size isn't quite right for the size of your bottle I will share some simple things you can do in the instructions to make some size adjustments. 




How to Crochet an Aurora Water Bottle Holder


You will need:




Instructions:



Begin with magic ring, beginning ch does not count as a stitch


Round 1: ch 2, 10 hdc in mr, slip stitch to first hdc (10 hdc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc (20 hdc)

Round 3: ch2, [2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next] around, slip stitch to first hdc (30 hdc)

Round 4: ch 2, hdc in blo of each stitch, sl st to first hdc to join (30 hdc)

Round 5: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, sl st to first hdc to join (30 hdc)

Round 6: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, sl st to first hdc to join (30 hdc)

Round 7: ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip next stitch, [dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip 1] repeat around (15 dc, 15 ch 1 sp)

Round 8: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (30 dc)

Round 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to join (30 dc)

Round 10: ch 2, [sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (30 dc)

Round 11: sl st into sp between crossed doubles, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [sk 2 dc, dc in between crossed doubles, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (15 dc, 15, ch sp)

Round 12: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (30 dc)
 
Round 13: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join (30 dc)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to first sc to join (30 sc)

That completes the bag portion of the carrier, now you will make the strap, I did about 95 rows but you can make it longer or shorter as needed

Row 1: ch 1, sc in next 2 stitches (2 sc)

Row 2-95: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (2 sc)

Finish off, cut yarn, skip 13 stitches along the top of the carrier and being careful not to twist the strap stitch the strap to the next 2 stitches, weave in all ends.

Sizing Notes:

If your water bottle is taller than a disposable bottle you can continue the pattern in the body of the water bottle holder (the next round in the pattern would be round 10) until it is as tall as you want. 

If it is too skinny for your bottle and you need to make it wider add another increase round to the base after round 3- work 2 sc in one stitch, then 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches. This will give you a 40 stitch round, then continue as written, the only difference will be that your rounds have more stitches than is written. 

Make the strap as long or as short as you want by working more or less rows on the strap. The strap will stretch with the weight of the water bottle so be careful not to make it too long. The 95 row strap works well for my elementary age kids, on my 4 year old it is too long and I have to tie a knot on the top so that it fits. For that age I would definitely make the strap shorter. For teens and adults I would make it longer.