Crochet Water Bottle Cozy
Several years ago I was given a water bottle that had a company logo on it – I loved the size and shape of the water bottle but did not like the company logo.
So . . . I covered the white logo with black sharpie but discovered the water bottle needed some spiffy-ing up and that’s when this crochet water bottle cozy was born!
I saw many water bottle cozies made with paracord and macrame stitches that I really liked so I decided to create a crochet-version with Bernat’s Home Dec yarn (one of my favorite yarns!) and I love how this Crochet Water Bottle Cozy turned out – I’ve been using it every day for almost 5 years.
You’ll love how the bulky rope-like yarn looks with this project and since it is thick, it goes super fast and is really easy to make for any size water bottle.
The main stitch for this water bottle cozy is a variation of the wonderful half double crochet stitch – I explain it all below but also made a step-by-step video tutorial (see video here) so you can be successful with this project.
Let’s get started!
Skill Level: Easy
Bottom circle: Approx. 3″ diameter
Height of cozy: This can be adjusted to fit any height water bottle
My water bottles are 5″, 7″ and 8″ tall (not including the top) – I just crocheted as many rounds as needed for each bottle – easy peasy!
(Circumference of water bottles in photos: 10-12″)
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1 skein of Bernat’s Home Dec yarn (this project uses a small amount of yarn so one skein is more than enough)
Water Bottle– this design works best for a bottle with a lip or curve at the top around the opening
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Notes on the Crochet Water Bottle Cozy:
Project is worked in the round with the Right Side facing
YO (yarn over)
Sc (single crochet)
Sl st (slip stitch)
Dc (double crochet)
Hdc (half double crochet)
Adjustable Ring-Wrap yarn around hand to create a loop; pull working end of yarn through lp with hk; work stitches into loop and then pull yarn tail to tighten and close up center hole
*Watch a short video tutorial of this technique here*
Back Loop Only = insert hk through back loop of each stitch
*Watch a short video tutorial of this technique here*
Hdc2togA (half double crochet 2 together A) for Round 5: YO, insert hk into next st; YO, draw up a lp (3 lps now on hk); YO, insert hk into next st, YO, draw up a lp (5 lps now on hk); YO, pull through all 5 lps on hk
Hdc2togB (half double crochet 2 together B) for Rounds 6 and beyond: YO, insert hk into current sp; YO, draw up a lp (3 lps now on hk); YO, insert hk into same sp, YO, draw up a lp (5 lps now on hk); YO, pull through all 5 lps on hk
Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique
**UPDATE: Now you can watch a step-by-step video tutorial for this crochet water bottle cozy project:
Instructions for the Crochet Water Bottle Cozy:
by Jennifer Ryan – www.celticknotcrochet.com
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
Bottom Circle of Water Bottle Cozy:
Round 1: Work 6 sc in an adjustable ring; join with sl st to first st. (6 sc)
**Note: If your water bottle is smaller in diameter than mine, you may want to swap out some of the stitches in Rounds 2 & 3 for shorter stitches. For example, instead of working dcs in Round 2, you may want to do hdcs instead. The pattern will stay the same but by making shorter stitches you will make your bottom circle smaller and it may fit your water bottle better**
Stitch height from shortest to tallest:
sc, hdc, dc, tr
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st; (ch 2, 2 dc in next st) around; ch 2, join with sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch-3. (12 dcs, 6 ch-2 sps)
Round 3: Sl st in the next st and in the next ch-2 sp; ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-2 sp; (ch 2, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp) around; ch 2, sl st in top of starting ch-2. (18 hdcs, 6 ch-2 sps)
Round 4: Ch 1, working in the back loop only, sc in the 1st st and in each ch and st around. (30 sc)
Sides of Crochet Water Bottle Cozy:
Round 5: Ch 2, [hdc2togA over next 2 sts(cluster made), sk next st, ch 3] around; ending with a ch 3 and sl st in the top of the 1st cluster. (10 clusters, 10 ch-3 sps)
Round 6: Sl st in the next ch-3 sp; ch 2, hdc2togB in same ch-3 sp; (ch 3, hdc2togB in the next ch-3 sp) around ending with a ch 3, sl st in top of 1st cluster. (10 clusters, 10 ch-3 sps)
Repeat Round 6 until cozy length desired – remember this yarn and stitch pattern creates a lot of give so test your cozy by pulling it up to the top of your bottle. Fasten off.
For my 7″ tall water bottle I completed 7 total rounds of the special stitch (hdc2tog)
Ch 30 – fasten off.
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in the 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off. (69 sc)
**If you would like a longer handle so that you can carry the bottle across your body, simply chain the length that would work for you and then mark with a stitch marker. Continue chaining until the first length is doubled; Then, work sc as described above – Remember the handle will stretch quite a bit! **
Finishing your Crochet Water Bottle Cozy:
Weave securing cord through last round’s ch-3 sps going in an under/over pattern
Using yarn needle thread both ends of cord through cord stop
Tie knot at each end of cord and trim off excess
Thread one end of handle through a ch-3 sp at top of cozy; Thread other end of handle through a ch-3 sp on opposite side of cozy; Sew hand ends together and then sew to center of handle length
Slide cozy onto bottle and tighten cord at top
Tada! Your Crochet Water Bottle Cozy is complete!
I love how this water bottle cozy really looks like it’s been macramed with paracord! This cotton yarn works well to absorb any condensation or drips and is very sturdy. Plus, as you can see in the photo of several cozies, it is quick and easy to make this project in a variety of sizes – that way you can make a Crochet Water Bottle cozy for everyone on your gift list! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed crocheting this project – If you enjoyed working with this yarn, I invite you to check out the Easy Textured Baskets – a FREE pattern here on the blog using one of my favorite stitches!
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