Hey there! We've just had Spring Break here in West Virginia, and we had a very relaxing week-and-a-half at home. The kids have enjoyed(?) a record only two snow days for the entire school year, so our break was way longer than usual for this time of year. We didn't have any specific plans, though it flew by anyway!
I've been working on some home type accessories for you, to keep you crocheting through the warmer months, and brewing up some super ideas for when the weather turns again! For now, I offer the final installment of the Bitty Berries accessory series: a mini hand sanitizer bottle holder.
The holder features a strap of good length to wrap around almost any strap on a purse or backpack, and a button closure. Using Berry Stitch in the round, we create the perfect sized pouch for your tiny hand sanitizers on the go!
The holder was designed around the old style Bath and Bodyworks 1 ounce pocketbac bottle. I've just been told they redesigned the bottle, so it does not fit the newer style unfortunately. But, if you've got extras or other brands lying around, they may fit those as well! I believe the Purell travel size bottle is just about the same size. Please leave comments for others to benefit if you find other kinds of sanitizers that are the same relative shape or size and will fit in the holder.
Because we're working with a stitch that puffs out on the opposite side of the fabric than that which is facing while working, we're going to have to turn our rounds. I know! Turning totally defeats the purpose of working in the round! But remember, Berry stitches puff out on the wrong side, so we have to turn our work each time to ensure a nice straight seam of joins and so that all the berries face outward. Trust me, it'll be worth it- and you'll love the results!
Bitty Berries Sanitizer Holder Free Crochet Pattern
Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Minty, or any worsted
Notions: yarn needle, 1” button
Gauge: 4x4 berry repeats = 2” square
Finished Measurements: 5.5" around, 3" tall, 6" strap
Special Stitches & abbreviations:
Berry Stitch- triple crochet, single crochet, repeat
Note: Holder is worked in turned rounds up to the strap which is worked in two rows. Strap secures with button closure on front of holder. Should fit most travel sized hand sanitizer bottles. This pattern was written using a “Bath and BodyWorks” 1 oz. PocketBac bottle of antibacterial hand gel for reference. The bottle used measures 2.25" tall from just below the cap, and 4.25" around at its widest point. Slightly over 3" tall from tip of cap to base.
Chain 10, join with a sl st. Begin work with RS facing.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first sc made with a sl st, ch 1. (10 sc)
Round 2: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (10 sc)
Round 3: make 2 sc in each st around, join, ch 1, TURN. (20 sc)
Round 4: *tr, sc* repeat ** around, join, ch 1, turn. (10 berries made)
Round 5: sc in each st around, join, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
Rounds 6-11: repeat rounds 4 & 5 three more times, for a total of four rounds of berry repeats.
Round 12: sc in each st around, join with a sl st, do not break yarn.
Continuing from last join at end of Round 12, chain 25
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, working back down towards holder (24 sc). Sl st in the next sc on top of the last round worked on holder, ch 1.
Row 2: sc in each st across, working back up towards end of strap (24 sc). At row end, ch 4, sl st to opposite corner of strap end in the first st. (buttonhole made). FO weave in ends.
- Sew button onto front of holder, opposite of strap. Weave in ends.
- Fill holder with a bottle of travel sized hand sanitizer and use strap to attach to any bag.
© Haute Kippy 2017
You may sell items made from this pattern, but you must credit Haute Kippy with the original design and provide my website for reference. You may not use my photographs to sell your items. Do not copy, distribute or repost this pattern in part or in whole, do not alter or redistribute this original work as your own. If you wish to share, you may link to my website only. Copying with intent to share is a form of theft and is a copyright infringement.
Original pattern “Bitty Berries Sanitizer Holder” copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt 2017