Looking for a quick gift idea? Try this free Wine Bottle Cozy pattern

Looking for a quick gift idea? Try this free Wine Bottle Cozy pattern
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When is a wine bottle cozy a go-to crochet pattern?

Last year my husband caught me off guard. He called me from work to tell me we were going out for the evening. Turns out we were invited to a friend’s house the week before and he had forgotten to tell me about it. I immediately went into panic mode. The dogs needed walking, I had to find a babysitter for our daughter …. and I had no gift appropriate for them!!

Then suddenly the idea came to me. We had around 10 bottles of GOOD wine and champagne in the garage. Our friends like a glass or two and I knew that one of the bottles was their favourite. If you know me I like to give a little handmade something too. It is my way of showing my appreciation of them. To be honest I think most of our friends look forward to their handmade gifts!

So off I went to raid my stash for some yarn suitable to make a wine bottle cozy with!

Inspiration behind the design

This wine bottle cozy had to meet several requirements:

  1. Be a quick make (after all I only had about 3 hours to make it and knew that if I fell into the Pinterest rabbit hole looking for a pattern that would take up 2 of my 3 hours).
  2. Use simple stitches so that I didn’t have to worry too much about the required stitch counts.
  3. Be pretty but unisex.

Overthinking this design was not an option – I just had to get on with it. But I think that it turned out rather well and worked up in less than 2 hours. So there was still time to walk the dogs.

Construction of the design

This wine bottle cozy pattern is worked from the bottom up in one piece so there is no seaming or sewing to be one (other than weaving in your ends).

The base of the cozy is solid so does not have any chain spaces in it. This really helps it to keep its shape and make it a sturdy cozy.

I toyed with the idea of creating a handled version but instead opted for the tie around the neck of the bottle.

The Yarn

I am not going to lie here – I am not 100% certain what yarn I used to make this version. I found it in one of my scrap buckets without the label around it. A little research and I suspect it was Rico Fashion Cotton Metallise DK  which is 53% Cotton 35% Acrylic 12% Metallic.

 

Get the PDF pattern!

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The pattern specifics:

Materials:

·       any #3 weight yarn – I used approx. 70 yards
·       4mm hook 
·       Stitch markers (optional but recommended
·       Scissors

Gauge:

12 hdc and 8 rows in 2”

Sizing:

Your wine bottle cozy will measure approx. 5” wide and 11.5” tall when laid flat.

Abbreviations used:

·      CH – chain
·      MR –  magic ring
·      St / sts – stitch / stitches
·      Sk – skip
·      Sl st – slip stitch
·      Hdc – half double crochet
·      Sp / sps – space / spaces
·      Rep – repeat
·      FO – fasten off

Other notes:

·      Written in US terms
·       Your wine bottle cozy will fit a standard bottle of wine.
·       Ch’s at the start of the row do not count as a st unless specifically stated otherwise.
·       The stitch multiple is 2 if you are adapting this to fit other bottles
·       This pattern is worked in one piece from the base up to the neck and is seamless

Special Stitches:

Camel Stitch:

The camel stitch is done by inserting your hook into the 3rd loop of an HDC stitch, which, for this pattern, is in the inside of the work (since we’re working in the round).  This pushes the top 2 V’s to face more outward, thus creating a “knit stitch” look.  Complete an HDC in the 3rd loop of the HDC from the previous row.

 

The Pattern:

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Round 1:        In MR hdc 8 (8)

OR CH3, hdc 7 in third ch from hook (ch2 at start counts as a hdc) Sl st to join. (8)

Round 2:        Ch1, 2HDC in each st around. Sl st to join (16)

Round 3:        Ch1, hdc in first st, 2hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st.  Rep from * around. Sl st to join (24)

Round 4:        Ch1, 2hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts. Rep from * around, Sl st to join (32)

Round 5:        Ch1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st. Rep from * around. Sl st to join (40)

Round 6:        Ch1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc on next st. Rep from * around until you have 2 sts remaining, hdc in last 2 sts. Sl st st to join. (48)

Round 7:        Ch1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st.  Rep from * around. Sl st to join. (56)

Round 8:        Ch1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st. Rep from * until you have 3 sts remaining, hdc in last 3 sts, sl st to join (64)

Your base should be approx. 4.5” wide at this point.

Round 9:        Ch1, hdc in each st around. Sl st to join. (64)

Rounds 10-11:          Rep round 9.

Round 12:     Ch1, camel stitch in each st around. Sl st to join. (64)

Round 13:     Ch1, hdc in first st, ch1, sk1, *hdc in next st, ch1, sk1. Rep from * around. Sl st to top of first hdc to join (32 hdc, 32 ch1 spaces)

Round 14:     Ch1 (counts as a ch1 sp), hdc into ch1 sp from previous round, *ch1, sk1, hdc in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Sl st to ch1 to join. (32 hdc, 32 ch1 sps)

Rounds 15-18:  Rep round 14

Round 19:     Ch1 (doesn’t count), 2hdc in each ch1 sp around Sl st to first hdc to join (64)

Round 20:     Ch1, camel stitch in each st around. Sl st to join. (64)

Round 21:     Rep round 13

Rounds 22-37:          Rep round 14

Your cozy should measure approx. 9.5” tall at this point.

Round 38:     Rep round 19

Round 39:     Rep round 20

Round 40:     Rep round 13

Rounds 41-44:          Rep round 14

Round 45:     Rep round 19

Round 46:     Rep round 20

FO and weave in ends.

For the tie:

FSC 75 OR CH 77, hdc into 3rd ch from hook and each ch across (75)

FO and weave in ends. 

Weave tie into Ch1 spaces in round 37.