With kids going back to school, moms are looking for creative DIY solutions for kids to carry hand sanitizer in their backpacks. This free hand sanitizer holder crochet pattern is perfect to make travel hand sanitizer into a key chain to easily hang on a backpack.
And we all need to add a little extra fun to this weird new world we’re in. Why not nerd-ify something we are all carrying now anyway?
Now that you have learned the Crocodile Stitch, or Dragon Scale Stitch, this will be a fast, easy project to practice your stitches.
This hand sanitizer holder is the perfect fantasy addition to any backpack. They would also make a great, fast project for craft fairs this Spring and Summer.
Worked from the bottom up, this hand sanitizer caddy fits over most small travel-size hand sanitizer bottles, including Purel.
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Dragon Scale Hand Sanitizer Holder
All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Easy. You need to have knowledge of single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), and both increases and decreases. Here is a video tutorial for the Dragon Scale Stitch.
Fits 2″ x 3.5″ hand sanitizer bottle
- Furls Odyssey G (4.0mm) hook
- <100 yds Red Heart Super Saver, 100% acrylic worsted weight, Burgundy.
- Tapestry Needle
- Sewing Needle
- 1″ key ring
- V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc} in same st.
- Beg-V-st: (ch 4, dc) in same st.
- Beg-Scale-st: Ch 3, 4 dc down first post of V-st, 5 dc up second post of V-st.
- Scale-st: 5 dc down first post of V-st, 5 dc up second post of V-st.
Ch 16, sl st in first st to form ring.
Rnd 1: 16 sc in center of ring, sl st in first st to join. (16)
Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] 8 times, sl st in first st to join. (24)
Rnd 3: Beg V-st in same st, ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch 2, skip 2, [V-st in next st, ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch 2, skip 2] 3 times, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4 to join. (4 V-sts, 4 sc)
Rnd 5: Beg-V-st in same st, ch 2, skip 2, sc in center of Scale-st, ch 2, skip 2, [V-st in sc between Scale-sts, ch 2, skip 2, sc in center of Scale-st, ch 2, skip 2] 3 times, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4 to join. (4 V-sts, 4 sc)
Rnd 6: Beg-Scale-st in Beg-V-st, sc in next sc, [Scale-st in next V-st, sc in next sc] 3 times. (4 Scale-sts, 4 sc)
Rnds 7-12: Repeat Rounds 5 and 6 three more times.
Rnd 13: [2 sc around first dc of next Scale-st, sc in center of Scale-st, 2 sc around last dc of same Scale-st, sc in sc between Scales] four times, sl st in top of 1st st to join. (24)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around. (24)
Bind off and weave in ends.
Ch 36. Bind off. Thread one end of tail through needle. Thread Drawstring over and under the stitches in the last round, making sure each end comes out one stitch apart. Knot each end and cut tails short.
Insert hand sanitizer bottle with top through the starting ring. Pull drawstring at base of bottle tightly and tie closed.
Insert key ring around last round directly opposite ends of drawstring. Be sure to insert key ring through multiple stitches to prevent stretching.
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.