I have really been enjoying designing fun new carriers for our water/juice bottles! It is very hot here in the spring and summer months, and these bags come in Oh-so-Handy!
Here is my newest design~The Rippling Waves Bottle Bag! It's very fast and fun to work up, and very easy to make, too! Make them in several colors, for the whole family! They will fit most standard size 16 oz, 20 oz, or even 24 oz bottles :)
Worsted weight yarn, in 2 colors of choice (Model was made in Red Heart Super Saver White, and Shades of Blue)
Size H/8 (5.00mm) crochet hook
hdc-half double crochet
hdc3tog-half double crochet three stitches together
sl st-slip stitch
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 2. Work 10 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to 1st hdc. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1. Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (20 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1. *Hdc in next st. Work 2 hdc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (30 sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1. *Sc in each of the next 3 sts. Hdc in next st. Dc in next st. Hdc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (30 sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1. Beginning with same st as joining, hdc3tog. Hdc in next st. Work 3 hdc in next st. Hdc in next st. *Hdc3tog. Hdc in next st. Work 3 hdc in next st. Hdc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (30 sts) Drop Color A, join Color B. (I did not cut my yarn for color changes, but simply carried it up inside my work.)
Rnds 6-7: Repeat rnd 5. Drop Color B after rnd 7, pick up Color A.
Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 5. Drop Color A, pick up Color B.
Rnds 9-16: Continue repeating rnd 5, changing Color B, after 2 rnds, and Color A, after 1 rnd. Fasten off Color B at the end of rnd 16, create strap with Color A.
Row 1: ch 22. Sl st in top of ripple directly across from starting ch. Sl st in next st. Ch 1, TURN.
Row 2: *Hdc in next ch. Ch 1, skip 1 ch*. Repeat (*) across. Sl st in the next st from your beginning ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.