Water Bottle Bag

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Water Bottle Bag

Background: This water bottle bag was designed by my ten year old daughter with my help.  She's excited to share it with you in her first published pattern!

We think these bags are great because right now most drinking fountains are out of order due to covid-19. You still need to drink water, especially if you live in the desert like us.

She designed the idea, and I gave her guidance on how to get the end result. I kept track of the steps, and she tested the pattern on water bottle bags for her siblings. She helped type up the pattern, which you can also get in PDF form for FREE at Raverly

This pattern is kid friendly, but if you have any questions let me know by emailing shopannavirginia@gmail.com.

We hope you enjoy! (2020)

This pattern makes a simple and handy water bottle bag that fits even 16oz/500mL Nalgene bottles. Make the strap longer or shorter if needed.


Yarn:  Acrylic Worsted Weight

Skeins: One skein

Hook: 5.5 mm (I) hook

Other: Yarn needle, Scissors


Note: Ch-3 does NOT count as dc.

Rnd 1: Ch 4.

10 dc in first ch. Sl st to top of first dc. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3.

             2 dc in each st. Sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3.

             (1 dc, 2 dc) around. Sl st to top of first dc. (30 dc)

Rnds 4-12: Ch 3.

             1 dc in each st around. Sl st to top of first DC. (30 DC)

Note: you may want more rounds if your bottle is taller and/or if it feels too short. Be aware that the stitches will stretch with the weight of the bottle full of water.

Rnd 13: Sl st in first st and in each st around.

Do not fasten off. Continue to Strap.


Note: Ch-3 counts as DC.

Row 1 (RS): Starting with ending stitch from Rnd 13, Ch 3.

              Dc in next 4 dc sts (around sl sts). Leave remaining sts unworked. Turn. (5 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in each st. Turn. (5 dc)


Repeat row 2 until strap measures 25” or desired length.

Fasten off, leaving a 10” tail for sewing.

Sew strap to opposite end of bag opening.

Weave in loose end.


Attach yarn with sc in a st along opening of Bag just to the side of Strap (right side of Strap for right-handed and left side of Strap for left-handed). 2 sc around each CH-3/DC along side of Strap.

When other side of Strap is reached, 1 sc into top of dc from last dc-rnd of Bag (around sl st).

Sl st tightly to fasten off.

Break yarn and repeat Border for other side of strap.

Weave in loose ends.


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