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How To Crochet Water Bottle Holder


Modified: December 28, 2023

by Bobine Nall



Crocheting can be a wonderful and fulfilling hobby, allowing you to create useful and beautiful items with just a hook and some yarn. One such item that you can crochet is a water bottle holder – a practical accessory for those on the go. Whether you’re out for a hike, heading to the gym, or just running errands, a crocheted water bottle holder keeps your hands free while securely holding your drink.


In this step-by-step tutorial, we will guide you through the process of crocheting your own water bottle holder. Even if you’re a beginner, don’t worry – this project is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. We will start by creating the base of the holder, then move on to adding a strap for easy carrying. Finally, we will explore different decorative stitches to personalize your holder. By the end, you’ll have not only a functional accessory but also a stylish and unique item to show off.


To get started on this crocheting adventure, gather the materials listed below, and let’s dive into the first step of creating the base of your water bottle holder.


Materials Needed

Before you begin crocheting your water bottle holder, make sure you have the following materials on hand:

  • Medium weight yarn in your preferred color(s)
  • Crochet hook size suitable for your chosen yarn (refer to yarn label for recommended hook size)
  • Darning needle or yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • A water bottle or container to measure the size

Choosing the right yarn for your water bottle holder is essential. Opt for a medium weight yarn as it provides a good balance between durability and flexibility. You can choose a single color or get creative by using multiple colors to create a vibrant and eye-catching design.


As for the crochet hook, select a size that matches the recommended hook size for your chosen yarn. This will ensure that your stitches are even and your finished holder has the desired tension.


A darning needle or yarn needle will come in handy for weaving in the loose ends of yarn and for any necessary sewing or finishing touches. It’s best to use a needle with a large eye that can easily accommodate the yarn.


Finally, don’t forget to have a pair of scissors nearby for cutting the yarn at various stages of the project. With all these materials ready, you’re now prepared to start crocheting your very own water bottle holder.


Step 1: Creating the Base

The first step in crocheting a water bottle holder is creating the base. This is the part that will hold the bottom of the water bottle and provide stability to the holder. Follow these steps to create the base:

  1. Start by making a slip knot and securing it on your crochet hook.
  2. Create a chain of stitches that is long enough to fit around the base of your water bottle. Wrap the chain around the bottom of the bottle to ensure a snug fit.
  3. Join the last chain stitch to the first chain stitch to form a round. Be careful not to twist the chain.
  4. Continue working in the round, making single crochet stitches into each chain stitch of the previous round. This will create a solid, circular base.
  5. Continue crocheting in the round until the base is the desired size. Depending on the size of your water bottle, this may require several rounds of single crochet stitches.
  6. Once the base is the desired size, fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends using a darning needle.

That’s it! With the base complete, you now have the foundation for your water bottle holder. It’s important to make sure the base fits your water bottle properly, as it will provide the stability necessary to hold the bottle securely in place. In the next step, we will move on to adding a strap for easy carrying.


Step 2: Adding a Strap

Now that you have created the base of the water bottle holder, it’s time to add a strap for easy carrying. Follow these steps to add a strap to your holder:

  1. Attach the yarn at any point along the edge of the base using a slip stitch. This will serve as the starting point for your strap.
  2. Chain a desired number of stitches, depending on how long you want your strap to be. Keep in mind that the strap needs to be long enough to comfortably hang from your shoulder or be held in your hand.
  3. Double-check the length of the chain by holding it up against your body or passing it over your shoulder to ensure it’s the right size.
  4. Once you’re satisfied with the length, join the last chain stitch to the base of the holder with a slip stitch. Make sure the strap is not twisted before joining.
  5. Continue working in the round, making single crochet stitches around the strap. This will strengthen and reinforce the strap, ensuring it can support the weight of the water bottle.
  6. Continue crocheting in the round until the strap is the desired width. You can vary the width of the strap based on your personal preference, making it wider or narrower as desired.
  7. Once the strap is the desired width, fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends using a darning needle.

With the strap attached, your water bottle holder is now ready for easy carrying. The strap can be adjusted for length by simply sliding it through the hand or over the shoulder. In the next step, we will explore different decorative stitches to add a touch of style to your holder.


Step 3: Adding Decorative Stitches

Now that you have the base and strap of your water bottle holder, it’s time to add some decorative stitches to make it stand out. This step allows you to personalize your holder and show off your crochet skills. Here are a few ideas for adding decorative stitches:

  1. Crochet a row of picot stitches along the edge of the base. Picot stitches are small, pointed loops that add a delicate and charming detail to your holder.
  2. Add a row of shell stitches around the top edge of the holder. Shell stitches are clusters of multiple stitches that create a scalloped effect, giving your holder an elegant and decorative touch.
  3. Experiment with different stitch patterns, such as popcorn stitches or cluster stitches, to create interesting textures and patterns on the body of the holder.
  4. Incorporate different colors of yarn to create stripes or color blocks. This allows you to play with color combinations and create a visually appealing design.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to let your creativity flow and try out different stitches and techniques. Remember, this is your chance to make your water bottle holder unique and reflect your personal style.


Once you’re happy with the decorative stitches you’ve added, it’s time to move on to the final step – adding the finishing touches to complete your water bottle holder.


Step 4: Finishing Touches

Congratulations! You’re on the final step of creating your crocheted water bottle holder. In this step, we will add the finishing touches that will give your holder a polished and professional look. Follow these steps to complete your water bottle holder:

  1. Using a darning needle, weave in any remaining loose ends of yarn. Make sure to secure them tightly to prevent any unraveling.
  2. Inspect the holder for any uneven stitches or loose threads. Trim any excess yarn carefully to tidy up the appearance of the holder.
  3. If desired, add embellishments such as buttons, beads, or crochet flowers to further personalize your holder. You can sew them securely onto the holder using a darning needle and matching thread.
  4. Gently wash your finished water bottle holder according to the yarn’s care instructions, if necessary. This will help to freshen it up and remove any dust or dirt that may have accumulated during the crocheting process.
  5. Allow the holder to air dry completely before using or storing it.

With these finishing touches, your crocheted water bottle holder is ready to accompany you on your adventures. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or simply running errands, your handmade holder will keep your water bottle secure and easily accessible.


Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors, stitch patterns, and embellishments to make your water bottle holder truly unique. It’s a fun and creative project that allows you to showcase your crochet skills while adding a practical accessory to your daily life.


We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you are proud of the beautiful water bottle holder you’ve created. Happy crocheting!



Crocheting a water bottle holder is not only a practical project but also a delightful way to showcase your crochet skills. With just a few simple steps, you can create a functional and stylish accessory that will securely hold your water bottle while on the go.


Throughout this tutorial, we’ve guided you through the process of creating the base, adding a strap, incorporating decorative stitches, and completing the finishing touches. Along the way, we encouraged you to infuse your creativity, allowing you to make the water bottle holder uniquely yours.


Remember to choose the appropriate materials, such as medium weight yarn and a suitable crochet hook size, to ensure your holder is sturdy and comfortable to use. Additionally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different stitch patterns, colors, and embellishments to personalize your holder and make it a true reflection of your style.


Crocheting a water bottle holder not only provides a practical solution but also offers a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. The joy of using an item you made with your own hands is unparalleled. So, grab your crochet hook, choose your favorite yarn, and let your creativity flow as you embark on this delightful crocheting journey.


We hope this tutorial has inspired you and provided you with the knowledge and confidence to crochet your own water bottle holder. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this project is accessible to all skill levels and is sure to result in a functional and eye-catching accessory.


So go ahead and start crocheting – your water bottle holder awaits! Happy stitching!