Here is my first pattern for a wine bottle cozy. It fits a bottle that is just under 3″ in diameter. However, instructions are given to increase the size if needed. It’s great for gifting at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other occasion throughout the year.
I don’t drink wine because it makes me sick … or just drunk … I’m not sure anymore. But I found something at a farmer’s market this summer that sort of tastes similar to wine; and it is actually very good for you!
It’s called kombucha, also known as fermented tea. It has a high sugar content, but it’s alcohol free. It’s very high in probiotics and antioxidants. Probiotics are important for digestive health, and antioxidants are super-duper for the brain! So if you have chance to try it out sometime, please do… because your body and mind will thank you. I promise.
Anyhow, someone else like the tea and thought it might make for great Christmas gifts. I suggested the cozies, and immediately I got an order for 12.
So the plan is to create 12, well 13 now because I’m publishing one here today. But I thought it would be cool to do like a 12 days of Christmas type thing in December where each week I’d publish a few cozies.
The kombucha bottle measures just under 3″ in diameter. Most wine bottles are wider, I think; so I’m going to give you a stitch count in each pattern so you can increase to the size you need.
All patterns will be available for free… and here is a sneak preview of what’s to come.
Now onto the pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, Vanna’s Choice or any medium (4) yarn. (2 colors)
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 3.25″ across first 4 rounds.
Finished Size: Fits a wine bottle that is just under 3″ in diameter.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
FO = Fasten Off
Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
CA = Red/Dark Red
CB = Green/brown
You might want to check out this tutorial on how to do the Cross-over Long DC
When you do your first cross-over long dc in the round, make sure that you work it into the last st made in previous rnd and NOT into the joining sl st. You might find it helpful to mark your last st in the round before you make your join.
For a larger cozy, increase the bottom to the desired size making sure to end with a multiple of 4 before starting rnd 5.
This cozy is a tight fit, which then draws the last rnds in around the top of the bottle.
With CA, Ch 2,
Rnd 1: Work 8 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. (16 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. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, work 2 sc into same st as join, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, bpsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bpsc.
Rnd 6: With CB, Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of previous rnd, *skip next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (32 sts or 8 sets of cross over long dc’s)
Rnd 7: With CA, Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 8: With CA, Ch 1, bpsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bpsc.
Rnds 9-29: Rep rnds 6-8. FO at last Rnd.
Bottle Cap Cover
With CA, Ch 2,
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc into 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Same as rnd 5 above.
Rnds 4-12: Rep rnds 6-8. FO at last rnd.
Thank you so much to Mary and Mistie for testing this cozy. You guys rock!