My first ‘pay it forward’ gifts are done. These little water bottle holders are for my friend Liz, who was asking for a way to carry drinks on days out with her kids — to avoid spending so much money on drinks from shops/cafes on hot days.
I made quite a few from different patterns I found on Ravelry but these two were by far my favourites. (If you don’t already use Ravelry you really should — it’s quite a brilliant resource for patterns and inspiration.)
The one on the left of my picture is JoAnne Leonard’s Easy Crochet Water Bottle Carrier. I used Rowan Cotton Glace and a 6mm hook. I liked the shaping on this one — it fits a 50cl evian bottle nice and snugly.
The one on the right is Hydrate! by Patti Gonsalves — the link to her web site doesn’t work but the pattern is available for free on Ravelry again. I used Rowan 4 ply cotton and a 3.75mm hook and I love how this one looks — definitely the prettiest — but it’s quite a loose fit on my bottle.
I hope Liz will find them useful — I may have to make one or two for myself now!
The picture is taken in our garden, next to some flowers on our patio which brighten the place up and make me happy. I think I’m much better at growing plants in pots than I am at growing them directly in the garden — I suppose I just have more experience at doing it that way having been a balcony gardener for so long and being fairly new to having a proper garden.