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Keeping your water bottle cool, or stopping it from dripping onto the contents of your bag an issue? This free crochet water bottle cover pattern, the Marian Bay Bottle Cosy will help and be cute at the same time. Read on to find out more and access the pattern below.
Free water bottle cosy inspiration
The Marian Bay Water Bottle Cosy is the latest addition to the Marian Bay Collection family of designs. I wanted to make some quick projects, use up the odd ends of yarn in my stash and make something practical. While I don’t drink nearly as much water as I should, my boys drink a lot of it, and Myles loves to be involved in crochet and all the things so this free crochet water bottle cover was made for him.
Yarn love – Marian Bay Bottle Cosy pattern
As this was a scrap project for me you won’t be surprised to learn that I used the odds and ends of King Cole Cottonsoft DK that were in my cotton stash basket, once I had completed the Marian Bay Bag designs.
While I didn’t buy the cottonsoft with a water bottle cover pattern in mind, it is actually perfect for this. Even though we don’t really leave the house right now this cosy is getting ALOT of use. 6 year old boys are tough, it’s holding its shape and colour and I know it washes well from previous makes.
As an alternative yarn choice I think whatever you have in your stash! IF you are buying yarn, an alternative that I would use is Paintbox Simply Cotton DK or Aran. With dk I would still double strand, with the Aran I would single strand.
Free crochet water bottle cover pattern info
This is a beginner crochet pattern. There are a couple of different techniques which are used, BUT, they should all be within you arsenal of skills already if you are able to read a written pattern.
As with the Marian Bay Bag, this free crochet water bottle cover pattern is worked with two strands of yarn held together. I believe this would work exactly the same way if you used single stranded aran / worsted / 4 weight yarn.
This will fit a standard sized drink bottle – I designed it around a child’s Harry Potter drink bottle – it looks to worn to make an appearance but it’s the same size as the regular ones on the shelf around it. More experienced crocheters will be able to make adjustments to sizing etc.
Skill level: Beginner, easy
Terms: US Crochet terms
Yarn: 100gs King Cole Cottonsoft DK or dk weight yarn.
- Magic ring
- Single Crochet
- Double Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Back Loop only Single Crochet
- Front Post Treble Crochet
- Slip Stitch
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Free crochet water bottle cover pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
90gms dk weight yarn
Hook: 4 mm
Scissors, darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 15dc x 9 rowsSize: 3inch base diameter x 9inches
- This pattern is worked using 2 strands of yarn held together
- Ch3 counts as a double crochet
- Ch1 does not count as a sc
- Ch2 does not count as a hdc
- This piece is worked in the round, without turning. You may prefer to turn when creating the base, if so please do NOT turn after round 6. From here your work should be right side facing before you begin round 7.
Magic Ring – mr
Single Crochet – sc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Double Crochet – dc
Back Loop Single Crochet – blsc *see special stitches
Front Post Treble Crochet – fptr
Slip Stitch – sl-st
Back Loop Single Crochet (blsc) – single crochet in the back loop ONLY of the specified stitch.
Ch2 (does not count as a hdc here and throughout), 12 hdc into the mr. Join with a slip stitch in the top of the beg ch2. (12)
Ch3 (- counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in the same st, 2dc in each st around. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3. (24)
Ch1 (- does not count as an sc here and throughout), sc in the same st, 2sc in the next st, [sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st], repeat round. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg sc. (36)
Ch1, blsc in the same st, blsc in each st around. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg blsc. (36)
Ch3, dc in each st around. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3. (36)
Ch3, fptr in the next st, [dc in the next 2 sts, fptr in the next st], repeat round until 1 st remains, dc in the next st. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3. (36)
Ch3, dc in the next st, fptr in the next st, [dc in the next 2 sts, fptr in the next] repeat round. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3. (36)
Rounds 8 – 21:
Repeat rounds 6 & 7, 7 more times. (36)
For shorter bottles reduce the number of repeats of rounds 6 & 7, until you reach just below the lip of your jar and then continue on to complete with rounds 22 & 23.
The pictured cosy is a 600ml/20oz size.
Ch2, hdc in the same st, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl-st in the top of the beg hdc. (36)
Ch1, sc in the same st, sc in each st around. Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg sc. Tie off and secure your ends.
I hope you enjoyed making your Marian Bay Bottle Cosy with this free pattern. Don’t forget to pop into my facebook group and share your makes, I would love to see them.
Bye for now,