Back with another free pattern! How is everyone doing? I received a request recently to make a personalized water bottle cozy and thought it was an interesting idea. For those that don’t know, the Vancouver Canucks are a professional hockey team in the NHL and Pavel Bure was once a big part of this team. I have been a fan of this team since I can remember and really enjoyed this project. The bottle cozy uses single crochet worked in the round. For the personalization, I followed the instructions of Sarah and Alli and also some free hand crochet for the stripes. I think it turned out really cute and am glad I got a request for it.
4.25 mm (G) Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn
SC – Single Crochet
MR – Magic Ring
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST – Stitch
BKLO – Back Loop Only
CH – Chain
FO – Finish Off
Note: Place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.
Round 1: 6 SC in MR. Do not SLST into first ST. (6)
Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around. (12)
Round 3: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the ST after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (18)
Round 4: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next two STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (24)
Round 5: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next three STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (30)
Round 6: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next four STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (36)
**You can stop increasing here and ignore Rounds 7 and 8 if the base of your bottle is the same size as your piece with a little room on the side. The extra little space will make putting the water bottle in easier. Continue from Round 9. **
Round 7: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next five STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (42)
Round 8: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next six STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (48)
**Rounds 7 and 8 show the pattern in which the increases happen for the base of the bottle cozy. You can stop after Round 7 or even increase past Round 8 to fit the bottle you have.**
Round 9: SC into the BKLO of each ST around. (36, the stitches around will correspond to the number of STs you have in your final increase round.)
Round 10 – 34: SC into each ST around. (36)
**You can do more or less rounds of Rounds 10 – 34 if your bottle is longer or shorter than the one displayed. You will want to stop about 1.5 cm or 0.5 inches from the top of your bottle.**
Round 35: SC into each ST around. SLST into the first ST. (36)
FO. Weave in ends.
Round 1: CH 36 or enough to fit around your bottle cozy with the bottle inside. SLST into first ST to form a ring.
Round 2: CH 1. SC in same ST and around. (36)
**Repeat Round 2 for thicker stripes**
SLST into first ST of round to FO.
FO. Leave long tail to sew stripe onto bottle.
For the letters, I followed the instructions from Sarah’s Repeat Crafter Me Blog for her Animal Alphabet Afghan.
Once you complete the chains for the letters, I found it easier to sew the pieces together and form the letters first then sew it onto the bottle cozy or use glue to attach them.
For the numbers, I followed the instructions from Alli’s Alli Crafts Blog from her Number Appliques series of patterns.
Since the numbers were larger than the letters it was much easier to just sew them onto the bottle cozy.
Sewing on everything took some time, but it was worth it! You can change the colours, letters, and numbers to make a personalized water bottle cozy for just about any sports team.
Enjoy making your own or as a present!
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