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Crochet Hand Sanitizer Cozy Free Pattern

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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 carrier pattern

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!

travel size hand sanitizer holder

This hand sanitizer cozy will fit most mainstream sanitizer brands. The ones pictured here are Purell and Up & Up, the Target brand.

sanitizer cozy pattern

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!

travel size hand sanitizer holder

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!

hand sanitizer carrier pattern


Cotton yarn (Dishie used)
-approx. 12 yards

Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm

Gauge: Not extremely important

Pattern Notes:

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.

How to crochet a hand sanitizer cozy

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    1. Hi Linda! This easily hold a 1 oz bottle, but you could probably go up a hook size to make it fit a 2 oz. Hope this helps!
  2. Could you please explain more about the attachment of the strap? I've got a lot of questions: What part of the 12 inch strap do you weave in? Do you weave all the way around the top of the holder? Where is the knot? Does it serve to sort of cinch up the top of the holder a bit?
  3. I would love to be an affiliate on your site -- I plan to do up a BUNCH to sell. Who DOESN'T need hand sanitizer all year 'round and what better way to keep track of these! I won't mind at all if you become an affiliate on my site either!
  4. I love this cute pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it! I do have a question....how do you tie the chain when your done? Mine looks so messy with a big knot in it....I don’t even see a knot on yours! Can you explain or show me how you knot yours? Thank you so much!
  5. Hi Dear friend, I was wondering how to print this pattern. I like to have one on paper when i'm out and about. Could you make a button to print please?
  6. I’m glad I read the comments before finishing the cozy. Brenda’s question made me realise that I hadn’t read the pattern correctly. Finished this in a few minutes. Easy to follow and a neat idea for the current Covid situation. Will definitely be making more. Thank you for making your pattern available to all.
  7. I have just made my first one and followed pattern no bother. Cute little thing going to do a few more and put bottles of sanitizer in them for my family and friends to hang in their cars..
  8. Great design! So timely! A question: what size (how many ounces) hand sanitizer bottle fits in this holder? I guess I could just make it and find out, but I'm curious at the outset. Thanks for sharing the pattern!
  9. I hope this isn't a stupid question...I'm newer to following patterns. It says, "Ch-4, sc around next ch-sp * repeat between * * 27 more times" Is it really 27? I'm at 7 reps and mine looks like yours. Just wondering if it was a typo or if I'm just lost? Thanks!
    1. Devyn: Yes, it is 27 times; you are working "in the round" so to speak. It does seem a bit confusing; but remembering that you are working in the round (as opposed to a row, square, etc.) helps to make the instructions make a bit more sense. :)
  10. Ashlea, you are one of my favorite designers. I love many of your patterns, especially those for practical home-use items or decor, but also others for crochet inspiration. Love, love, love your cheerful and kind attitude...you are truly a bright spot in my Facebook newsfeed and on Ravelry! I wanted you to know that I just shared the link to this pattern page w a private Facebook group I'm in ("My Hobby is Crochet"). As I said in my post, "Sharing the pattern link to a cute, free hand-sanitizer holder (could also be made w a short strap and clipped to a belt loop or purse) -- NOT ONLY is this helpful for the current health issue, but it's also GREAT ANYTIME for sports, picnics, trail walks, travel, walking (and cleaning up after) dogs, and just anytime. The bright colors are cute and would be a good reminder to use the cleanser often!" Happy crocheting! :)
  11. Hi. On the step before starting the strap you say to weave in the ends. Is the strap a separate piece? I’m sorry if this is a silly question, but I’m not that experienced. Thank you.
    1. Hi Brenda! Not a silly question at all! Yes, the strap is made separately and is weaved in around the top of the sanitizer cozy, then tie the ends of the strap together. Hope this helps!