If you’re looking for ways to keep your (and your children’s) hands clean this cold & flu season, especially when not near a washroom, this hand sanitizer cozy crochet pattern will be perfect! Whether you’re using this as a hand sanitizer holder for a backpack, or headed to Spring Break in territories unknown, these little sanitizer holders whip up in NO time flat.
Hand Sanitizer Cozy Pattern
As usual in the colder months, we are washing our hands frequently, coughing and sneezing into our elbows, trying to not touch our faces, and taking precautions to avoid getting ourselves – or others – sick. But sometimes soap and running water simply aren’t available. Thanks to this pattern I will have hand santizer hanging from each of my kids’ backpacks, in my car, my husband’s truck, hanging from my purse strap, and in my crochet bag. You get a sanitizer, and YOU get a sanitizer, AND YOU get a sanitizer!! I’ll be sanitizing ALL THE THINGS!
This hand sanitizer cozy will fit most mainstream sanitizer brands. The ones pictured here are Purell and Up & Up, the Target brand.
What’s also great is that this pattern uses less than twelve yards of cotton yarn. Yes, 12! This means that, if you’re selling at craft fairs, you could get at least 15 of these buggers out of ONE skein of Dishie cotton. Sold!
I do not mind if you sell items made from this pattern. In fact, I encourage it! Please do link back to this free pattern, though, in your online listings if you do so. While we’re at it, here are tips for knocking it out of the park at your next craft fair!
Cotton yarn (Dishie used)
-approx. 12 yards
Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm
Gauge: Not extremely important
Pattern written using US terms.
Mark the first stitch of each row with a stitch marker.
Work in a spiral for the duration of this pattern, not joining your rows.
Round 1: Ch-7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 chs, 3sc in last ch. Working up other side of chain, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last. Do not join. (14)
Round 2: 2sc in first st. Sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next. Sc in next st, 2sc in next. Sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last. Do not join. (18)
Rounds 3 – 5: Sc in each st around. (18)
Round 6: * ch-5, sk-2 sts, sc in next * repeat between * * 4 more times. Do not join.
Continue working in a spiral: Ch-4 (place a stitch marker around this ch-4 for easier counting later), sc around first ch-5 sp from round 6. * Ch-4, sc around next ch-sp * repeat between * * 27 more times. Finally, Ch-2, and join into the next sc. Weave in all ends.
Note! It may look like the “body” of the pattern is a bit short. That’s good! It will stretch when finished.
Make a tight chain ~12″ long. Weave in around the top of the holder and tie a secure knot.
This has got to be the quickest thing I’ve made in a long time, and I’m positive that they’ll get plenty of use! I hope you enjoyed this quick crochet pattern.