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Crochet This Quick and Easy Water Bottle Sling for Your Whole Family

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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 or 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.

White vertical rectangle with purple boarder and line one third down. Top section has text "Water Bottle Sling" and "a mesh water bottle bag crochet pattern." Below purple line is a square photo of a rock castle wall with a water bottle in a lime green crochet mesh bottle holder with a long strap hanging from one of the rocks.. Along bottom is text "Jessie At Home dot com."Pin

Water Bottle Sling
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

What does every adventurer need? A water bottle sling! And water, of course…

White horizontal rectangle with purple boarder. On the left is text "Water Bottle Sling", "a mesh water bottle bag crochet pattern" and "Jessie At Home dot com." On the right is a square photo of a child sitting on a small concrete bench in a wooded area. Child is wearing green shorts and tee and drinking from a water bottle held in a lime green crochet mesh bottle holder with a cross body strap.Pin



Fits and average 16 oz (0.5 le) water bottle, along with many types of refillable bottles.


Used in sample: Valley Yarns Longmeadow, 60% cotton/40% microfiber, Lettuce: 28 g/65 yd
This yarn has been discontinued. A cotton or cotton blend DK or light worsted weight yarn should work well as a substitute.
Kreinik Blending Filament, carry~Along Yarn 1~ply, Glow-In-The-Dark Grapefruit: 65 yd

Crochet Hook

3.75mm (US F/5)


Learn about gauge HERE
2 1/8″ in diameter after first 5 rounds

Other Supplies

Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Marker

Stitches and Abbreviations

click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

Square photo of a water bottle in a pink crochet mesh bottle holder hanging off a bamboo plant guide in a garden.Pin
Alternative Yarn: This sample uses Crystal Palace Panda Cotton and a silver Blending Filament from Kreinik.

Pattern Notes

  • Read through all instructions before beginning.
  • Hold both yarns together and use them as one.
  • The stitch count is at the end of each rnd/row after the period, usually only if the count has changed from the previous rnd/row. {count here}
  • Chs and sl sts are not included in stitch counts unless specified.



Rnd 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}
Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc here or throughout), 2 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join. {12 sc}
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 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}
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 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}
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 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.


Rnd 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}
Rnds 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.


Rnd 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}
Rnds 2&3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to top of first sc to join.


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each of the next 6 sts. {6 sc}
Row 2: Turn, sc in each st across.
Repeat row 2: Until strap measures desired length when pulled tightly.

Square photo of a chile next to a wall on a castle, looking over a village. The child is wearing all blue and a yellow and green sun hat and is opening a water bottle that's in a lime green crochet mesh bottle holder with a cross body strap.Pin


  • 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.
  • Fasten off then weave in ends.

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