This project was inspired by the Chevron Soda Can Cozy I crocheted for a friend.
Abbreviations: ~US Terminology~
*...** - repeat instructions between the two asterisks as directed ~ I always highlight the repeat directions for this in purple so it is easier to see.
(...) - work the stitches between the parentheses into the space as directed
[...] - work stitches between the brackets how ever many times called for
BL - back loop
ch - chain
CL of 3 - cluster of 3 (a.k.a. dc 3 sts together - instructions included below or see a CL of 2 here...)
dc - double crochet
dtr - double treble crochet
f/o - fasten off
hdc - half double crochet
rep - repeat
rnd(s) - round(s)
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
sl st - slip stitch
sp(s) - space(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)
tr - treble/triple crochet
yo - yarn over
Or work the first 15 rnds (a.k.a. the base) of the instructions below. You should end up with similar measurements like these:
10” (25 cm) Circumference; 3.2” (8 cm) Diameter.
Note: This is just an approximate size. Your gauge will be the determining factor for your project size, and it’s perfectly all right if your water bottle cozy is a bit bigger or smaller than this one!
- This cozy is worked in rnds. The base section is worked in continuous rnds, where you work in a spiral – round and round in the same direction. The chevron section is worked as joining rounds, where you sl st join, ch 1 and turn.
- Side facing you as you crochet the base section equals the WS. ODD rnds of the chevron section equal the RS.
- For the chevron section, change colours at the end the rnd by either A) ch 1, and f/o at the end of the rnd, make a slip knot with next colour and sc attach to the first st for new rnd, OR B) avoid weaving in tails by switching to the new colour as you finish the last st or turning ch of the rnd. I recommend B.
Water Bottle Cozy Instructions:
Starting the Base Section – using whichever colour you would like the base to have – work in continuous rnds...
rnd 1: sc 6 into a magic circle (6 sts).
rnd 2: sc 2 in each st around (12 sts).
rnd 3: [sc, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (18 sts).
rnd 4: [sc 2, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (24 sts).
rnd 5: [sc 3, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (30 sts).
rnd 6: [sc 4, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (36 sts).
rnd 7: [sc 5, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (42 sts).
rnd 8: [sc 6, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (48 sts).
rnd 9: [sc 7, sc 2 in next st] x 6, sl st join to first st of rnd, ch 1, turn (54 sts).
rnd 10: [sc 8, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (60 sts).
rnd 11: [sc 9, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (66 sts).
rnd 12: [sc 10, sc 2 in next st] x 6, sl st join to first st of rnd, ch 1, turn (72 sts).
rnd 13: [sc 11, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (78 sts).
rnd 14: [sc 12, sc 2 in next st] x 6 (84 sts).
rnd 15: [sc 13, sc 2 in next st] x 6, sl st join to first st of rnd, ch 1, turn (90 sts).
Starting the Chevron Section...
From here, you will sl st join to first st of rnd, ch 1 and turn at the end of each rnd. Change colours as frequently as you like – I recommend doing at least 2 rnds (or even rnds) in one colour before switching.
Simply switch colours as you work the ch 1, turn at the end of the rnd. Carry the dropped colour up as you complete each rnd, so that it is ready for the switch and so you don’t have to weave in as many ends in later.
rnd 16: work this rnd in BL only – [sc, hdc, dc 2, (tr, dtr, tr) in next st, dc 2, hdc, sc] rep around for a total of 10 times, sl st join to first st of rnd, switch colour, ch 1, turn (110 sts). *Stitch count from here on is the same as this rnd.
rnd 17-59: sk first st, [*sc 4, sc 3 in next st, sc 4,** sk 2 sts] rep around for a total of 9 times, rep from * to **, sk last st, sl st join to first st of rnd, switch colour here or keep going with current colour, ch 1, turn. Continue to the finishing touches...
Colour change pattern for the above pictured water bottle cozy:
First 16 rnds are worked in colour A. Then, follow this rep – 4 rnds colour B, 4 rnds colour A, 2 rnds colour B, 2 rnds colour A.
Finishing Touches – Strap Handle Instructions:
Make the following twice...
row 1: Starting with a slip knot in the next colour of your pattern, sc attach to center st of any point (a.k.a the middle st of any sc 3 in next st) you prefer, sc in same st, sc 4, sk 2 sts, sc 4, sc 2 in next st, switch colour here or keep going with current colour, ch 1, turn (12 sts).
row 2-98: sc 2 in first st, sc 4, sk 2 sts, sc 4, sc 2 in last st, switch colour here or keep going with current colour, ch 1, turn (12 sts).
row 100: sc 8, ch 1, f/o with tail (8 sts).
Rep strap for a second time on adjacent side. Sew ends of straps tog. Weave in all ends.
PLEASE NOTE: You may need to increase or decrease the number of rows from row 2-98 to get the desired strap length. Keep in mind, that the strap is worked twice. This means that the first is only half the length you’ll need.
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Thanks Brisja R., Diane G. and Margie E. for testing the Chevron Accessories in the Round crochet patterns for me, and a huge thank you to both Theresa P. and Margie E. for your help tech editing these patterns too!
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