Pretty Simple Santa Wine Bottle Cozy
This is my version for a crochet Santa wine cozy. It works up quick and fits a wine bottle that’s 3″ in diameter. It makes for a great gift idea during the Christmas holiday for just about anyone in your circle, including your parents, friends, neighbors, and even your boss.
You could also use this as a holiday decoration in the kitchen or with whatever display you have in your living room.
This crochet wine bottle cozy is for a complete Santa suit with a belt, necktie and collar. I’ve also included a cute hat, which you can use basically on any wine bottle without the bottom part. I added a cute pom pom to the top of the hat, which is easy to make using the same yarn as what you used on the hat.
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern for this wine cozy is very easy. It is started at the bottom with half double crochets, increasing each round until you have the desired circumference.
Then continuing with the half double crochets for the body, you work two half double crochets into one stitch, skip a stitch and work another two half doubles in the next stitch.
For the next round then, you work your half doubles in between the previous two half doubles. So it’s sort of like a v-stitch, but without the chain one.
The collar is worked in one piece with the main part, but it is worked in rows and with a black yarn. If you want to make a Mrs. Claus, you could try a white yarn for the collar. Then instead of the necktie, make a little white bow.
The belt is simply embroidered on using embroidery thread. If you’re making this for Mrs. Claus, you could try a different color, and instead of making zig-zags, work several rows in a straight stitch.
As for the hat, it is started at the bottom with a white yarn. Then worked in an even pattern with the red yarn until you have reached the height that you want. At that point a few decrease rounds give it the tapered look, which goes well with a pom pom.
The size, as given, fits a 3″ diameter wine bottle. But that is easy to adjust in a multiple of two, simply by increasing your diameter at the bottom. The height is easy to adjust simply by doing more or less of the pattern rounds.
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in red, white and black. It is a medium worsted weight yarn that is readily available at most yarn stores.
It’s perfect for Santa, but for a Mrs. Claus, you could try a softer yarn. Especially for the collar and the brim of the hat, you could try an eyelash or another soft and fuzzy yarn. Eyelash yarn might also be the perfect material for her belt.
Other Wine Bottles to Choose From
- Happy Holidays Wine Bottle Carrier
- Alternating Wine Bottle Cozy
- Puffy Spike Stitch Wine Bottle Cozy
- Eyelet Fun Fur Wine Bottle Cozy
- Ribbings of Red Wine Bottle Cozy
Pretty Simple Crochet Santa Wine Cozy
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (#4) in Red, and small amounts of black, white and yellow.
- Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 3" over first 3 rnds.
- Finished Size: Fits a wine bottle that is 3" in diameter.
- Blo = Back Loops Only
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- FO = Fasten Off
- Hdc = Half Double Crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = Skip
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- Stsc = Standing Single Crochet
- V-St = V Stitch
Special Stitch Instructions
- Two hdc sts worked into a single st or sp make up the V-st. And after rnd 4, each V-st is worked into the sp of V-st from previous rnd.
- Pretty Simple Stitch Tutorial
- With Red Ch 2,
- Rnd 1: Work 10 hdc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first hdc.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. (20 sts)
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into same st as join, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (30 sts)
- Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as join (first V-st made), *sk next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc; (30 hdc, OR 15 V-sts)
- Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in sp of first V-st, 2 hdc into next V-st and into each V-st around; join with sl st in first hdc. (30 hdc, OR 15 V-sts)
- Rnds 6-15: Rep Rnd 5. Join Black to joining sl st of rnd 15.
- Rnd 16: With Black, rep rnd 5. Change to Red when you make the joining sl st. FO black.
- Rnds 17-25: With Red, rep rnd 5 for a total of 25 rnds. Join black to joining sl st of rnd 25. FO Red.
Begin Working in Rows for the Collar.
- Row 1: With Black, ch 2 (counts as first hdc, now and throughout), 2 hdc in sp of first V-st and into each V-st around; hdc in last hdc. Do NOT Join. TURN. (32 hdc, OR 2 hdc and 15 V-sts)
- Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in sp of first V-st and into each V-st across; hdc in last hdc (top of ch-2). (32 hdc OR 2 hdc and 15 V-sts) Turn.
- Rows 3-5: Rep row 2. FO.
- With Black, Loosely Ch 50, working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. FO.
- Position the necktie around last rnd made with the red and secure with a needle and yarn (See image below). I secured mine at the back with one knot and one at the front where tie crosses. Leave it like a bow-shape, or straighten the tie like a normal tie. Then fold the collar over the tie.
- With yellow, embroider a small belt buckle on the black as shown.
- Hat is worked in back loops only (blo). It is worked in a continuous rnd without any joins. Place a stitch marker into the last (or first) st of each rnd to help you keep track.
- With Red, Ch 2,
- Rnd 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker in last st made and carry it up at each rnd.
- Rnd 2: Working in blo: 2 sc in next 3 sts (6 sts)
- Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (9 sts)
- Rnd 4: 1 sc in each st around. (9 sts)
- Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts: rep from * around (12 sts)
- Rnd 6: Same as rnd 4. (12 sts)
- Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts: rep from * around (15 sts)
- Rnds 8-15: Rep rnd 4 until about 3/4 inch form desired length. After Rnd 15, sl st into next st and FO Red.
- Rnd: 16: Join White in blo of next st with a stsc. Continuing in blo, sc around.
- Rnds 17-18: With White, rep rnd 4 for 2 rnds. (15 sts) FO.
- With both Red and White, wrap yarn around two fingers and make a small pom pom. Trim to desired size and attach to point of hat.