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Upcycle Plastic Bags into a Water Bottle Holder

Posted on April 24, 2009

water bottle holderUpcycle your old plastic bags into a water bottle holder. It’s easy to crochet this handy little water bottle holder from recycled plastic bags and of course it’s an excellent eco-friendly green craft idea. First you make your plarn or plastic bag yarn as shown here.

The base of this holder is the same as my can cozy project that I crocheted recently. I just added another row on the cozy and then crocheted the strap to finish off the water bottle holder. This holder is designed with a 3″ round bottom and holds either a small water bottle or reusable beverage container.

Just click on the green more button to view the free crochet pattern for this green crafting project.

Free Crocheted Water Bottle Pattern

Materials needed:
Blue and white plastic bags cut into strips 1 inch wide and interlocked to create plarn
to crochet with. (Approx. 7 blue bags and 18 white bags)

Hook:
J (6 mm) size metal crochet hook

Description:
Recycled plastic water bottle holder – measures 3 inches wide and 5 inches tall with a 38 inch strap
This water bottle holder is designed to hold a small water bottle or reusable beverage container

Directions:
Using blue plarn, Ch 4 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 1, then work 9 Sc in ring, join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (10 sts)

Rnd 2
Ch 1, Sc in same st, *Sc in next st, 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * – * to end of round, joining with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (15 sts)

Rnds 3-4
Ch 1, *work 1 Sc in ea of the next 2 sts, 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * to end of rnd. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (Should have 3 inches round bottom at this point. Add a st if necessary to get the correct 3 inches round base.)

Rnd 5
Ch 1, Hdc in FLO in ea st around. This creates a bend for the bottom edge of can cozy. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1.

Rnds 6-12
Ch 2, working in both loops now, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 2.

Rnds 13-16
Switch to white plarn, Ch 2, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 2.

Rnds 17-20
Switch back to blue plarn, Ch 2, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 2. FO.

Rnd 21
Switch back to white plarn now, join with sl st and ch 1. Sc around in ea st and join with a sl st into the ch 1. Don’t finish off, leave white plarn attached to begin strap.

Strap:
Row 1
Ch 1, turn and Sc in the next 4 sts. (You are crocheting into the top edge of your holder.)

Row 2
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the next 4 sts.

Repeat row 2 until strap measures 38 inches long or desired length.

Attach strap to opposite side of holder making sure you match the other side so the strap is centered. Attached with a sl st into the into top row of holder, then sl st into the next 4 sts to match other side.

FO and weave ends under. Cut and trim any loose ends too.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FLO – Front Loop Only
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. ©2009

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2 Responses to “Upcycle Plastic Bags into a Water Bottle Holder”

  1. harri pao
    May 08, 2009

    Up cycle the old plastic is a little step for balancing and saving our planet…it’s a very nice article to practice the creative crafting. Good working!


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