This crochet water bottle sling is super easy and quick to make. Not only that, but it glows in the dark!! This is very important when spelunking through old castles and caves. 😉 The strap is made in such a way that you don’t have to chain a bunch of stitches to start, and you can decide on the length as you go, so it can fit any adventurer, large of small! The water bottle holder section will adjust to various size bottles, and there are suggestions in the pattern for how to adjust the starting size as well.
Water Bottle Sling
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
What does every adventurer need? A water bottle sling! And water, of course…
Fits and average 16 oz (0.5 le) water bottle, along with many types of refillable bottles.
Valley Yarns Longmeadow, 60% cotton/40% microfiber, Lettuce: 28 g/65 yd
Kreinik Blending Filament, carry~Along Yarn 1~ply, Glow-In-The-Dark Grapefruit: 65 yd
US F/5/3.75 mm
2 1/8″ in diameter after first 5 rounds
Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
sp(s) ~ space(s)
Hold both yarns together and use them as one.
Round 1: Ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring, 6 sc in ring, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 6 sc
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 12 sc
Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 18 sc
Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), sc in first st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] 5 times, sc in next st, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 24 sc
Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 30 sc
* the base will seem small at this point, but it will stretch a lot when the full water bottle is put in the holder. However, if you want to make it larger, use the single crochet flat circle pattern found here.
Round 1:[Ch 5, skip 2, sl st in next st] 9 times, ch 5, sl st in center of first ch-5 sp made. ~ 60 sts
Rounds 2~10: * ch 5, sl st in center of next ch-5 sp **, place marker around ch-5 just made repeat from * to ** until sl st is made in same ch-5 sp as marker, remove marker. ~ 60 sts
Round 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-5 sp as last sl st, 4 sc in each of next 9 ch-5 sps, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 38 sc
Rounds 2&3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to top of first sc to join. ~ 38 sc
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each of the next 6 sts. ~ 6 sc
Row 2: Turn, sc in each st across. ~ 6 sc
Repeat row 2: Until strap measures desired length when pulled tightly.
Finishing: Turn, skip 12 sts around round 3 of top, [sc through next st of top and next st of strap] 6 times, ch 7, cut yarn leaving a long tail, end off. Use end tail to sew end of ch-7 to the start of the finishing row. This will create a small strap to clip items onto. Weave in ends. Wear or give and enjoy!
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