Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Holding Happiness



My husband works for Coca Cola and when we go on trips we might grab a 2liter bottle of some thing, be it Coke, Minute Maid or whatever. Some times we reuse the bottle for water. Here is a cozy/carrier to fit that bottle. It's nice to use to carry it or make a longer handle to hang off a rock or a branch and set the bottle in the water if you are near a lake or stream. Keeps it nice and cold.
It stretches to any fit tho so if you are a ...ahh... Pepsi fan...(slaps self on wrist) I guess that would be ok too! :o)

Using an I hook and worsted weight yarn

Rnd 1) ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook, sl st to top of first sc
Rnd 2) ch1, 2hdc in same st and in each st around, sl st to top of first hdc
Rnd 3) ch1, 2hdc in same st and in each st around, sl st to top of first hdc
Rnd 4) ch1, 2hdc in first st, hdc in next st, * 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * around
Rnd 5) ch1, 2hdc in first st, hdc in next 2sts, * 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2sts, repeat from * around, 2hdc in last st.
Rnd 6) ch1, sc in first st, * ch5, skip next 4sts, sc in next st, repeat from * around to last 4sc, ch2, dc in to top of first sc. (this will make it so you are in the middle of a chain section)
Rnd 7) sc into ch space just made,* ch5, sc into next ch space, repeat from * around to last space, ch2, dc into beginning sc.
Rnd 8-15) repeat rnd 7
Rnd 16) ch1, 2sc into ch space made, sc in next sc, * 4sc in next ch space, sc in next sc, repeat from * around to last sc, 2sc in last ch space, sl st to top of first sc
Rnd 17-19) ch1, sc in each sc around Fasten off

Strap Chain what you like for a lenght for the strap. Remember this will stretch some.
Mine is
Ch 60, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch accross, 3sc in last ch, working on opposite side, sc in bottom of each ch accross to last ch, 2sc in beginning ch.
Ch1, hdc in same st, and in each st accross to set of 3sc, in second sc of 3sc bunch 3hdc, hdc accross to last st, 3hdc in last st, fasten off, attatch to sides of carrier on the rnds 17-19.

2 comments:

  1. I just wanted you to know that I used your pattern to make my friends all wine bottle caddies for Christmas. I used "I Love This Yarn!" brand of yarn. I chose black with a hint of metallic silver thread throughout the yarn. They loved them! PS-I used a much shorter strap.

    When I showed one of them to our Missions Director at work (I work for my church), she said that the pattern would be great for our short-term missionaries to have to tote around 2 liter bottles of water when they go abroad.

    So now a bunch of us ladies are making 20 of them for our 20 missionaries for when they go to Peru this July! These totes will be made with random donated yarn that we've had so much fun mixing and matching to make cute/interesting combinations with.

    Keep up the good work and God bless!

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  2. I love the irony in this. My husband is a driver for Pepsi and we always jokingly say that there's fine print on our marriage license that I'm under contract to only drink Pepsi. lol

    My dad, on the other hand, is a die-hard Coke fan and LOVES to send my husband all sorts of Coke merchandise just to get a rise out of him. My favorite to date - Coca-Cola Pajama Pants. :)

    Thanks for the darling pattern. I'm excited to try this, now that the weather is getting nicer.

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