Hook Hounds H2O to Go, free water bottle carrier crochet pattern.



Look ma!  No hands.  Crochet yourself a cute all the rage cross body strap to hold your water bottle.  But wait, head to the plumbing section of your local Hardware store first.   Pattern uses a plain old fashioned rubber O-ring to attach to the bottle.  How cool is that!

Pattern uses two stitch markers.  I wrote it that way so you can make the strap as short or long as you want.   Just chain away until the desired length.


Materials:
Small amount Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
H Hook, 5.00 mm
#27 Rubber O-Ring ~ 1 1/8" X 7/8" X 1/8" Found in Hardware Stores in the Plumbing Section.
*Will fit most water bottles, you can always take the bottle to the store but that is what fit both my 16 oz and 24 oz bottles.
2 Stitch markers

Pattern: 
Chain desired length for strap.  ( I chained 145 for a 44" cross body strap and 37 for a 12" wrist strap)

Round 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last chain.  Work 3 sc in last chain. Mark first sc made in the 3 sc group.   Now working in free loops of beginning chain, sc in each free loop across to last.  Work 2 sc in last, marking the first sc of the 2 sc group.   Sl st to first sc of round, switch to contrasting color if desired.

Round 2:  Ch 1.   Sc in each sc across to first marked stitch.   2 Sc in marked stitch (remove marker).   3 sc in next sc inserting hook through the stitch indicated and then the O-ring.    2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to next marked stitch.  2 Sc in marked stitch (remove marker).   3 sc in next sc inserting hook through the stitch indicated and then the opposite side of the O-ring.  Make sure strap isn't twisted and wrong sides of strap are facing.   O-ring attached.   Sc in same space as first sc of the round.   Finish off and work "No See Finishing" or Invisible join.  Tutorial for "No See Finishing" here.    Weave in ends.

This Pattern is protected by copyright.  Please do not copy and paste, or redistribue in any form.  Even though it is free, it is still my original pattern.   I do appreciate if a link to this site is shared.   I do not mind if you sell finished items, with credit given for design.

From my Hook to Yours,
Carlinda Lewis.

A penny saved is a penny earned... Sales through 3/5/11

A penny saved is a penny earned...

Each week The Hook Hound will list your favorite Craft Stores yarn sales for the week.      Hope everyone who read last weeks post had a chance to make it to their favorite craft store last week and saved some money.   Posting the Hobby Lobby sales each week has left me very excited.    I have never been to their store but that is soon to change.  They are building one right across from my local Ac Moore to be open at the end of March.   Each week I list their sales for yarns I have never worked with and am so very happy to finally be able to shop there and try out some new yarns.   If you have worked with Hobby Lobby Exclusive yarns and have some good tips for me, please leave a comment.     I did work on some felting projects last week and will be finishing those up in the next few days.   I also have a new free pattern I am working on today for you.   Hint on the new free pattern, you will be heading to the hardware store for this one. :)

Here are this weeks yarn sales:


Joann Fabrics Newspaper Flyer here.
~prices good through 3/5/11

Lion Brand Homespun, $4.79 each
Bernat Baby Yarns, $7.99 each
Caron One Pound $5.99 each

Joann Fabrics Direct Mail Flyer here .
~prices good through 3/19/11
Red Heart Super Saver,  Simply Soft, Bernat Softee Baby, Lion Brand Fun Fur 2 for $5
Lion Brand Homespun, $4.79 each
Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic or Rainbow Boucle $7.49 each
All Patons yarns $4.79 each.


Michaels Crafts Weekly Ad through 3/5/11, view ad.
Printable coupon for 40% off one regular price item click here.  Good through 3/5/11.

Vannas Choice,  $2.49
Simply Soft, $2.49
Loops and Threads Impeccable, $2.49
Wool Ease Thick and Quick and Homespun,  $4.49
Red Heart Super Saver, $1.89

Ac Moore Sales Flyer good through 3/5/11 view here.
Printable coupon for 40% off one item, click here.  Coupon is at bottom.

Caron One Pound, and Fishermans wool. $5.49 each.
Red Heart Eco-ways, Stitch Nation, Bernat Natural Blends, Patons Bamboo 2 for $6
Sock yarn:
Patons Kroy, Stretch socks, Red heart Stripes, and Heart and Sole 2 for $7
Baby Yarn:
Red heart Soft Baby Steps, Econo Sport, TlC Baby, Bernat Softee, Lion Brand Baby Soft, 2 for $6


Hobby Lobby View Weekly In store ad. Through 3/5/11 here.
Printable 40% off one item coupon here. good through 3/5/11

Jiffy Bulky, $2.88 Each
Curly Q Bulky $3.99
Snowflake Wool Blend $3.66

Know of a great sale, coupon code or great place to save on yarn? Please leave a comment and share the savings love. :)


From my hook to yours,
Carlinda Lewis,
The Hook Hound.


Ps, know someone who knits?  They would love this page too!

A Penny Saved is a penny earned, yarn sales thru 2/26/11.

A penny saved is a penny earned...

Each week The Hook Hound will list your favorite Craft Stores yarn sales for the week.      Hope everyone who read last weeks post had a chance to make it to their favorite craft store last week and saved some money.    I went to AC Moore and stocked up on some Patons Classic Wool. Over this last weekend I made felted sun glass cases.   Will be working on some more felted projects to come this week.  

Here are this weeks yarn sales:


Joann Fabrics Newspaper Flyer here.
~prices good through 2/26/11

Lion Brand Hometown Usa, $3.49 each
Bernat Baby Yarn, $7.99 each

Joann Fabrics Direct Mail Flyer here .
~prices good through 2/26/11
Red Heart Super Saver $2.29 each
Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic, Boucle, and Boucle Shimmer $6.99 each
Lion Brand Pound of Love, $2.oo off.
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn $2.79
Patons Classic Wool Yarn, 2 for $9.00

Michaels Crafts Weekly Ad through 2/26/11, view ad.
Printable coupon for 50% off one regular price item click here. Good through 2/26/11.

Vannas Choice, 2 for $5
Simply Soft, 2 for $5
Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly, 2 for $6
Wool Ease Thick and Quick, 2 for $10
Loops and Threads Impeccable, Charisma, 2 for $5
Homespun, 2 for $10
Baby's First by Lion Brand, 2 for $6
Nature's Choice 2 for $10

Ac Moore Sales Flyer good through 2/26/11 view flyer
Printable coupon for 40% off one item, click here..

Lily Sugar n Cream, $1.29
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Baby yarn, $1.99
Simply Soft, 2 for $5
Bernat Softee, Baby Jacquards, Baby Stretch, Baby coordinates and Patons Beehive Baby, $2.99


Hobby Lobby View Weekly In store ad. Through 2/26/11 here.
Printable 25% off one item coupon here. good through 2/26/11

Yarn Bee Haute Fur, $5.88
Wool Ease Thick and Quick, $6.68

Not yarn, but a great buy too:  All knitting needles, Crochet Hooks and Accessories 40% off.


Know of a great sale, coupon code or great place to save on yarn? Please leave a comment and share the savings love. :)


From my hook to yours,
Carlinda Lewis,
The Hook Hound.


Ps, know someone who knits?  They would love this page too!

Weekly Craft Store Yarn Sales, Save time and Money.

A penny saved is a penny earned....... 

Each week The Hook Hound blog will post and list your favorite Craft Stores Specials on Yarn here for you.  Missed the Sunday paper?  With a quick click and glance here you will know who has what on sale.  If a coupon code for these stores are found they will be listed here as well.   So Bookmark this blog or Follow Me and check here before heading to the Craft Store, because a penny saved is a penny earned.   I hope that this weekly post will help save you some time and money too.


Joann Fabrics Newspaper Flyer here.
~prices good through 2/19/11
  • Red Heart Super Saver  $2.29 each
  • Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic, Boucle, and Boucle Shimmer $6.99 each
  • Patons Classic Wool Yarn, 2 for $9.00
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur $2.99
Joann Fabrics Direct Mail Flyer here.
~prices good through 2/26/11
  • Red Heart Super Saver  $2.29 each
  • Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic, Boucle, and Boucle Shimmer $6.99 each
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love, $2.oo off.
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn $2.79
  • Patons Classic Wool Yarn, 2 for $9.00
Michaels Crafts Weekly Ad through 2/19/11
Printable coupon for 50% off one regular price item click here.  Good through 2/19/11.
  • Sugar n Cream $1.25
  • Wool Ease by Lion Brand $1.99
  • Vannas Choice $2.49
  • Softee Chunky $1.99
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love $5.99
  • Satin Sport $1.99
  • Loops and Threads Impeccable $2.49
  • Simply Soft $2.49
  • Caron One Pound $5.99

Ac Moore Sales Flyer good through 2/19/11 View Flyer
Printable coupon for 50% off one item, click here.
  • Pound of Love, Fishermans Wool, Bernat Baby Big Ball Yarn   2/$11
  • Mosaic, Dazzleaire, Shimmer $2.99
  • Wool and Wool Blends:  Stitch Nation, Classic Wool, Shetland Chunky, Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Amazing and Alpine Wool   $3.99
  • Caron One Pound $5.29

Hobby Lobby View Weekly In store ad.  Through 2/19/11
Printable 40% off one item coupon here.  good through 2/19/11
  • Yarn Bee Boucle Traditions or Brushed 5oz $3.99
  • Yarn Bee Boucle Double Boucle 4 oz  $5.66
  • Bernat Coordinates 6 oz $3.66
  • Baby Bee Hushabye   $3.88
  • I Love this Yarn, Sportweight.  $1.99
  • Fishermans Wool   $8.88

Know of a great sale, coupon code or great place to save on yarn?   Please leave a comment and share the savings love. :)