I'm FINALLY getting around to posting the pattern for a water bottle holder I made for the Ongoing Wish List swap on Craftster.org.
* hook of your choice - what ever is recommended for your yarn.
* cotton yarn with some stretch (I used yarn that was lighter than worsted weight)
* chain 4
* sl in 1st chain to form a loop
* work 8 sc in loop
* sl to join round
RD 1 - ch 1, sc in same stitch (2 sc - ch1 counts as 1st stitch), *sc in next stitch, 2sc in teh following stitch* repeat from * to * until you get back to the join - sl into ch1 stitch of round [12 stiches]
RD2 - repeat Rd 1 [18 st]
RD3 - repeat Rd 1 [27 st]
RD4 - repeat Rd 1 [40 st]
RD5 - repeat Rd 1 [60 st] - this should be enough for a smal bottle with small yarn - you can keep going if you need a larger bottle size.
RD6 - repeat Rd 1 [88 st]
THE NEXT ROUND WILL BE STITCHED FRONT LOOPS ONLY (the side facing you)
RD7 - ch1, sc in same stitch, sc each stitch in rd, sl to join round (this row should now appear to be on the edge of the circle you just made).
RD8 - Begin mesh - ch 6, skip 2 sc, 1 tr in next stitch repeat from * to * (all sc in round) sl into 4th ch on 1st stitch to join rd.
REPEAT RD8 until the holder is the desired height.
RDx - ch1, sc in each stitch around, sl to join round
RDx+1 - sc in next 8 stitches
RDx+2 - ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across.
REPEAT RD x+2 until strap is desired length
Flatten the main body of the holder to determine placement on other side of holder (should be directly opposite from the other side of strap).
sl into sc to join strap to holder.
Weave in ends
Let me know if you try this pattern, by leaving a comment.