Free Butler’s Bottle Hugger from RedHeart.com

Butler's Bottle Hugger

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Butler’s Bottle Hugger Free Crochet Pattern

What a wonderful way to tote your bottle! This textured crochet pattern features arms hugging the waistline and there are handles on top making it easy to carry.

Pattern #: LW5083
Designed By: Amber Millard
Project Type: Home Decor
Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

Bottle hugger measures 11” (28 cm) in circumference x 13¼” (33.5 cm) tall x 2¾” (7 cm) in diameter across bottom.

GAUGE: Rounds 1–7 = 2¾” (7 cm); 19 sts = 5” (12.cm); 18 rows = 4” (10 cm).
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

Notes
Bottle hugger body is worked in joined rounds. Arms and hands are worked separately and sewn to body.

Special Stitches
Bpdc (back post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from back side of work to front and to back again around the post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook). Skip stitch “in front of” the Bpdc.
Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn
over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook).
Fptr (Front post treble crochet) = [Yarn over] twice, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of the indicated stitch yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times.
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Special Techniques
Adjustable-ring method = Wrap yarn in a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly
between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work
stitches of first round in ring, working over both strands (the tail and the ring). After the first round of stitches is worked, pull
gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw
through both loops on hook.
BOTTLE HUGGER

Body

With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—18 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—24 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—30 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—36 sc.
Round 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—42 sc.
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in back loop only of each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 9: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here or throughout), dc in same st as join and in each st around; join with slip st in first
dc—42 dc.
Rounds 10 and 11: Ch 2, Fpdc around first 3 sts, Bpdc around next 3 sts, *fpdc around next 3 sts, Bpdc around next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first dc—21 Fpdc and 21 Bpdc.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc—42 sc.
Round 13: Repeat Round 9.
Rounds 14 and 15: Ch 2, Bpdc around first 3 sts, Fpdc around next 3 sts, *bpdc about the next 3 sts, Fpdc around next 3 sts;
repeat from * around; join with slip st in first dc—21 Bpdc and 21 Fpdc.
Round 16: Repeat Round 12.
Round 17: Repeat Round 9.
Rounds 18 and 19: Ch 2, skip first st, dc in next 2 sts, Fptr around skipped st, Bpdc around next 3 sts, *skip next st, dc in next
2 sts, Fptr around skipped st, Bpdc around next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first dc—4 dc, 21 Bpdc, and 7  Fptr.
Round 20: Repeat Round 12.
Round 21: Repeat Round 9.
Rounds 22 and 23: Ch 2, Bpdc around first 3 sts, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, Fptr around skipped st, *bpdc around next 3 sts, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, Fptr around skipped st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first dc—14 dc, 21 Bpdc, and 7 Fptr.
Rounds 24–31: Repeat Rounds 16–23.
Round 32: Repeat Round 12.
Rounds 33–36: Repeat Rounds 9–12.
Round 37: Repeat Round 9.
Rounds 38 and 39: Repeat Rounds 14 and
15.
Rounds 40 and 41: Repeat Round 12.

Handles
Round 42: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 5 sts, ch 12, skip next 10 sts, sc in next 11 sts, ch 12, skip next 10 sts, sc in last 5 sts; join with slip st in first sc—22 sc and 2 ch-12 spaces.
Round 43: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around; join with slip st in first sc—46 sc.
Rounds 44 and 45: Repeat Round 12.
Fasten off.

Arm (make 2)
Ch 18; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 2, dc in each ch around; join with slip st in first dc—18 dc.
Rounds 2 and 3: Repeat Rounds 10 and 11 of body—9 Fpdc and 9 Bpdc.
Round 4: Repeat Round 12 of body—18 sc.
Round 5: Repeat Round 9 of body—18 dc.
Rounds 6 and 7: Repeat Rounds 22 and 23 of body—6 dc, 9 Bpdc, and 3 Fptr.
Round 8: Repeat Round 12 of body. Fasten off.

Left Hand
Row 1 (right side): With right side of last round of first arm facing, join B with sc in 3rd st at right of seam, sc in next 5 sts,
turn—6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sc in each st across, turn—9 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—6 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, sc2tog, turn—5 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, sc2tog, turn—4 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—3 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog—2 sc.
Fasten off.

Right Hand
Row 1 (right side): With wrong side of last round of 2nd arm facing, join B with sc in 3rd st at right of seam, sc in next 5 sts,
turn—6 sc.
Rows 2–8: Repeat Rows 2–8 of left hand.

ASSEMBLY
Flatten arms and arrange them with thumbs up. Referring to photograph as a guide, angle arms down slightly so that hands
are positioned lower on body than ends of arms. Sew hands in place approximately 6” (15 cm) from bottom of body. Wrap arms
around body and sew in place on back of body.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS
A, B = Color A, Color B;
ch = chain(s);
dc= double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
tr = treble (triple) crochet;
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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