One day my friend asked me, if I have an idea how best to attach his water bottle to his bicycle. I promised him to make him a bottle holder and that’s it: It consists of a cardboard cylinder with bottom and a wrap crocheted from simple package string. I made two cords from the same package string to tie it somewhere to the bicycle.
And that’s how to do it:
- Cut a rectangle from cardboard.
One side must be long enough to go around the bottle plus allowance, the other must be high enough, so that it holds the bottle safely.
- If you want the cardboard container to be (quite) waterproof, tape the inside with tape.
Note: I used clear package tape.
- Wrap the cardboard around the bottle and wrap with long strips of tape.
Hint: If it has to be waterproof, tape the whole cylinder.
Hint: To make sure, that the cardboard container is not to tight around the bottle, I wrapped the bottle in several layers of old newspapers and wrapped the cardboard around the ‘thickened’ bottle.
- Cut a circle from cardboard, optionally tape the to-be inside with tape, too.
- Attach the circle with amply applied package tape to the bottom of your cardboard cylinder.
- Then you can create the outer container.
Note: I crocheted it from package string by first crocheting a circle and then simply working straight up. ‘On the way’ I worked some thread eyes for the cords. The cords themselves were made from the same material.
Hint: It should be easy enough to sew the outer container from a fabric matching your bicycle colours.
The inner cardboard container and the outer crocheted container.
If a bicycle bottle holder isn’t enough for you, try the Bicycle Handlebar Bag.