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I didn't think I would ever use a water bottle bag. I carried water in my backpack and left it in my car while shopping.
But Im always looking for smallish crochet projects and decided to try one I saw in a purchased pattern book.
Disaster ... It had sooooo many yarn changes, the inside of my bag was a mess. The bag part was too long, I had to reach into the bag to get my bottle. The "shoulder strap" stretched causing the bag to swing toward my knees. (I'm 5'7")
I set out to solve these problems and designed this pattern.
No yarn changes. This is a quick project with lots of windows. No time or place for yarn changes.
I selected yarns that were variegated, with stripes or just a lovely color.
The strap rest nicely on my shoulder and the bag hangs at my waist. I used carefully selected stitches and direction to limit the straps stretching.
I added little arches connecting the bag's base to it's sides putting extra stretch in an important area.
The photos suggest different bag shapes. The bottle shapes the bag. Small and large bottles get hugged in this bag. Fits up to a 10" wide bottle.
Lilly cotton yarn. 70 yards. H hook. Photo steps. 3 page pattern.
Stitches: chain, slip stitch, spiral technique, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.
Some experience with these stitches required. The circle base requires the most attention and it's just single crocheting. I made 8 of these, gifted 3, the rest are in my stash. I love this project.
It's so comfortable I hardly notice it's there. I take my water bottle bag every where.
My backpacks not so heavy any more, and that's a good thing.
1 Sugar and Cream cotton, F thru H hook (what ever your comfortable with)
Permission to sell at craft shows or on line as long as YOU are making them. Not for manufacturing.