When I happened across these beautiful crochet covered bottles created by Lock & Spoon, I immediately realized how naked our baby bottles looked and went on a mission to figure out how to make my own bottle cozies.
Since I’m pretty good at following crochet patterns, but not so great at creating my own, I contacted a fellow crocheter and friend to ask for some guidance. For the crocheters out there, here was her advice which worked out perfectly.
1. Make a flat circle of single crochet slightly smaller than the bottom of the bottle.
2. To go up the sides of the bottle, start with a row of single crochet through the back loops of the flat circle.
3. Do a couple single crochet rows through both loops of the stitches of the prior row then start a design.
The design patterns came from Linda Permann’s book, Crochet Adorned and Good Housekeeping’s Illustrated Book of Needlecrafts, which I adapted as best I could to fit around the bottles. To finish off, I ended with a few rows of single crochet, taking out a few stitches to match the curve of the bottle.
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton in Hot Blue, Green Twists, Country Stripes, & Sage Green
Hook: H/8 5mm