Summer Stripes Felted Water Bottle Holder

Since much of the US is in the midst of the dog days of summer, we thought it would be a good time to show off this week’s Freebie Friday pattern.

This is IDP designer Mara Jessup‘s Summer Stripes Felted Water Bottle Holder.  During the summer months, I’m chugging water like there’s no tomorrow and having a cute holder to carry my bottles around in is a no brainer.

Such a cute (and convenient!) way to carry your all important water around!  The strap can be as long as you like (the sample shown here is 14 inches) so you can strap it on when you are doing all your outdoor summer activities – from hiking to walking around the city to bike riding. In fact, I’m going on a long bike ride this weekend so I’ll certainly need my water to get me through it!  Plus it only takes 50-60 grams of worsted weight wool, so you can use up your wool scraps or that special ball of Chroma you bought because it was so pretty. And the felted wool will keep your bottle insulated & cool all day.

I’ve written about Mara a few times, she’s has a whopping 19 patterns so far in the IDP program, including the cute Woof Hat that I made a few months ago!

Plus, she had more hats, baby blankets, socks and the pretty Lakeshore Scarf, all available on the Knit Picks website.

So if you are in need of a useful and quick summer project, Mara‘s your girl!

Here are the links to the patterns shown above:

Woof Hat

Lakeshore Scarf

And of course, the freebie pattern!

Summer Stripes Felted Water Bottle Holder

Have a great weekend everyone & stay cool!