A bit of warmth (and a beaded bottle carrier)
Wow, has it been a crazy month. I’ve got one kid who’s going through the college admission process and one who is just wrapping up homeschool co-op and the school year. I wanted to get this pattern out to you on Earth Day but that just wasn’t going to happen. I’m only four days late on it but that’s OK. I won’t give you a novel to read before the pattern so here it is…
If you would like to purchase the pdf of this pattern you can find it on Ravelry HERE. This will allow you to print it off and keep it in your files if anything were to happen to my website.
As I mentioned above, I have one child who is home schooled. He’s currently in 9th grade and with the weather warming up we will be going on a ton of day trips. Now, he won’t carry something like this since he’s 15 years old but I know a lot of younger kids who would. I would definitely use it as well. That makes the Beaded Bottle Carrier great for any age. The cross body strap makes it very comfortable to carry and keeps your bottle from getting in the way. It’s great for kids to take it on field trips, vacations, or a simple trip to the park. It’s also great for moms so you can keep your hands free and still keep your bottle with you so you stay hydrated. This beaded bottle carrier is perfect for any adventure that waits for you.
· Chain = CH
· Single Crochet = SC
· Half Double Crochet = HDC
· Single Crochet Decrease = SCDEC
· Double Crochet = DC
WHAT YOU NEED:
· 4.5 mm hook
· Weight 3 cotton yarn
· 55 beads ( I get mine from Hobby Lobby)
· Yarn needle
GAUGE: Your project should measure 3 inches after round 4. If it does not, then go up or down a hook size.
· CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch
· CH 2 in HDC rows do NOT count as a stitch
· CH 3 in DC rows DO count as a stitch
· This pattern is worked up in multiples of 3
· Different yarns will result in different yardage. These totals are an estimate.
· Yardage needed: 220 yards. I used Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton in the color Zest Wishes
SPECIAL STITCH DIRECTION:
· Beaded DC: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through the loop. Put one bead up against the hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops
· Beaded Shell: 1 DC, Beaded DC, 1 DC
· Length: 7” tall, 8.5” if measuring flat and counting the bottom
· Width: 3”
· Strap size: The straps are 26” long
OK, now before we begin the pattern, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, string 55 beads onto your yarn. You will be pushing the beads back until you use them.
Round 1: Magic Circle, HDC 8. Slip stitch into the first HDC (8)
Round 2: CH 2. 2 HDC in each HDC. Slip stitch into the first HDC (16)
Round 3: CH 2. 1 HDC, 2 HDC in next. Repeat around. Slip stitch into the first HDC (24)
Round 4: CH 2. 2 HDC, 1 HDC. 2 HDC. 1 HDC in the next two stitches, 2 HDC in the next. Repeat around. Slip stitch into the first HDC (33) Your project should measure 3 inches after this round.
Round 5: CH 1. SC (in the back loop and third loop) in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first SC (33)
Round 6: CH 2. HDC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first HDC (33)
Round 7: TURN. Working on the wrong side: CH 3 (counts as a stitch). *Skip 2 stitches, Beaded shell in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * 9 times. Skip 2 stitches. Place 1 DC and one Beaded DC in the last stitch (which is the same stitch as the CH 2 ) Slip stitch into the top of the CH 3. (11 Beaded shells)
Round 8: TURN, CH 1. SC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first SC. (33)
Round 9: CH 1, HDC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first HDC (33)
Round 10: CH1, SC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first SC. (33)
Round 11: Slip stitch into the next SC, CH 3. TURN. Working on the wrong side: Skip 2 stitches (the slip stitch and one stitch), Beaded Shell into the next stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, Beaded shell into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * 8 times. Skip 2 stitches. Place 1 DC and one Beaded DC in the last st (which is the same stitch as the CH 3). Slip stitch into the top of the CH 3. (11 Beaded shells)
Rows 12- 23: Repeat rows 8-11 (three times).
Row 24: TURN, CH 1. SC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first SC (33)
Round 25: CH 1, HDC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first HDC (33)
Round 26: CH 1, SC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into the first SC. (33)
Round 27: Slip stitch LOOSELY into each stitch around. DO NOT TIE OFF
Now we are beginning the straps. In order to get a unified look, slip stitch into the next stitch from the previous round (Round 26). You will see that this is the stitch behind the slip stitch. The slip stitch is facing forward and the one from the previous round is facing upward. (see placement in photo below)
Row 1: Ch 1, SC in the same stitch and in the next five stitches. (6)
Row 2: TURN, CH 1. SC in the same stitch and in the next five stitches. (6)
Row 3-90: Repeat row 2. OK, so this does not have to be this long or can go longer. Make the straps whatever length you need them and then add two inches to accommodate the knot. (6)
Row 91: TURN, CH 1, SCDEC in the first two stitches, SC in the next two stitches, SCDEC in the last two stitches (4)
Row 92: TURN, CH 1, 2 SCDEC across (2)
Row 93: TURN, CH 1, SCDEC. (1)
Tie off and weave in the end.
Attach yarn 11 stitches from the first strap (See photo above again) and repeat the same steps as strap 1.
Tie off and weave in the end.
Now tie a knot in your strap and you are good to go!
And now you’re done! You’ve got one awesome looking bottle carrier. I would love to see a photo of your finished product. You can find me at any of the following places:
Please use hashtags #beadedbottlecarrier and #mandascraftycornerwv when you post your work. I would love to see your project.