Water Bottle Sling Free Crochet Pattern

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This is the perfect sling for carrying your water bottle while hiking in the woods, around the fair, or at festivals! It keeps your drinks cool and your hands-free! Hangs on one shoulder comfortably and accommodates any bottle with a 2.5″ diameter.

Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Sample Image 2

Water Bottle Sling Free Crochet Pattern

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:
  • Less than 90 yds of medium (4) cotton yarn
    * I used Peaches & Creme in Seabreeze and Peaches & Creme in Black Currant
    * As far as I know, these colorways can only be purchased in-store at Walmart. They typically run from $1.50-$2.00 per 120-yd skein, which is enough to make one water bottle sling. (You will have approximately 32 yds leftover.)
  • Size 4.0 mm crochet hook (or size necessary for gauge)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    * I have this embroidery needle set & typically use the #5 needle for weaving ends
Gauge:

15 dc sts = 4″ (10cm); 7 rows = 4″ (10cm) alternating *1 row dc sts, 1 row cluster sts* using a size 4.0mm crochet hook and medium (4) cotton yarn

Size of Completed Project:

This sling will fit 16.9 fl oz bottles as well as any bottle with a 2.5″ diameter.

2.5″ diameter
5.5″- 5.75″ height
36.5″ – 37.5″ handle length (unstretched)

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

Beg – beginning
BLO  – back loop only
Ch – chain
CL st – cluster stitch
Dc – double crochet
FO – fasten off
Hdc – half double crochet
Rep or *() * – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sk – skip
Sl st – slip stitch
Sp – space (as in ch-1 sp)
St(s) – stitch(es)
Yo – yarn over

Special Notes:
  • Terminology in U.S. terms.
  • Beginning chains do NOT count as a st unless otherwise noted.
  • Sling is worked in rounds from the bottom-up. Straps are worked in rows.
  • Beginning clusters are created by a ch-3, followed by 2 incomplete dc sts in the same st.
    Beg CL st: Ch 3. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through all 3 loops.
  • Each cluster following the first is created by 3 incomplete dc sts in the same st.
    CL st: Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through all 4 loops.

Water Bottle Sling Free Crochet Pattern:

Begin with a magic ring. *Alternatively, you could ch 2 and work the 12 dc sts of the first round into the 2nd ch from the hook.

  1. Ch 2. 12 dc into ring. Join with a sl st to 1st dc st. (12)
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Rounds 1 and 2
  2. Ch 3. (Counts as a st.) Dc into same st. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the BLO of the beg ch-3. (24) See image above.
  3. Ch 2. Dc BLO in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc st. (24)
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Round 3
    The back loops of sts (7, 9, 11, 13, 15) have been highlighted for clarity.

    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Round 3 Image 2

     

  4. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc st. (24)
  5. Ch 3. Beg CL st in the same st [Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through all 3 loops]. Ch 1. Sk next st. CL st in the next st [Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through all 4 loops].  Ch 1. Sk next st. *CL st in the next st. Ch 1. Sk next st.* Rep around.  Join with a sl st to the beg ch-3. (12 CL sts + 12 ch-1 spaces)
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Round 5
  6. Ch 1. Sl st to the next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. (Counts as a st – this will be the 1st st of this rnd.) Beg CL st in the same sp. Ch 1. *CL st in next sp. Ch 1.* Rep around. Join with a sl st to the beg ch-3. (12 CL sts + 12 ch-1 spaces)
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Round 5
  7. Rep Round 6.
  8. Ch 1. Sl st to the next ch-1 sp. Ch 2. Dc in same sp. (This will be the 1st st of this rnd.) Place a 2nd dc in the same sp. *2 dc in next ch-1 sp.* Rep around. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc st. (24)
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Round 8
  9. Ch 2. Dc in same st and in each st around. Join with a sl st to the1st dc st. (24)
  10. Rep Round 9.
  11. Ch 1. Hdc in same st and in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st hdc st. (24)
  12. Ch 1. Sc in same st. (Note: It may be helpful to place a stitch marker in the 1st sc st) Sk next st. *5 dc in next st. Sk next st. Sc in next st. Sk next st.* Rep around. You should end up with a total of 6 shells. After the 6th shell, sk the last st and sl st to the 1st sc st.
    You will now continue with your working yarn to create the strap by working into the next group of sts that make up the next shell.
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Round 12

Strap

You will now create a long strap that will connect to a shorter strap at the opposite side of the sling. Keep in mind that the shorter strap will measure approximately 1″, so be sure to take this into consideration when deciding the length of the long strap.

Long Strap

  1. Sl st to next st. Ch 1. Hdc into the same st. (This will be the 1st st of this row.) Sc into next st. Sl st into next st. Sc into next st. Hdc into next st. (5)
    You should now have an even edge along the shell to work across.
    Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Row 1 Long Strap Image
  2. Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in each st across. (5)
  3. Rep Row 2 until your strap measures the desired length. FO
    I continued Rows 4 – 97 to reach a 34.5″ – 35″ length.

Short Strap

Fold the sling in half so that the side opposite of the long strap is facing you. You will be working the short strap into the middle shell, leaving 2 shells in between each side of the strap.
Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Row 1 Short Strap Image

  1. Attach yarn with a sl st to the 1st dc st on the shell opposite of the first strap. Ch 1. Hdc in 1st st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st. (5)
  2. Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in each st across. (5)
  3. Rep Row 2. Do not fasten off. Continue below.

Do not chain. Turn your work so you have the inside of the short strap facing you. Keeping the long strap from twisting, line up the edge of the long strap with the edge of the working (short) strap. Hold your straps together so that the right sides are together, wrong sides facing out. Sl st across all 5 sts of both straps. Be sure to go under both loops of both sides. FO. Weave in all ends. I wove mine across the seam to strengthen.

Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Seaming the Straps Image

Falling Spring Crochet Water Bottle Sling Crochet Pattern Sample Image

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