Next week is Christmas!! Are you kidding!! I've got all my handmade gifts almost finished up, I've been procrastinating a few of them...just out of laziness, lol. But if you find yourself stuck with a last minute gift for a last minute party or if (dare I say it!) you forgot someone, you can put this simple crochet project to work. If your proficient enough, you may finish it on the car ride over!
This is a super simple pattern & works up reeeeaaaallllyy quick....seriously! You'll need a size H hook, worsted medium weight yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver), & to know the single crochet stitch. I've made quite a few of these using scrap yarn from all the blankets I've been making so this project is perfect for using up the little leftover bits. Here's the pattern:
Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with slp stitch to first stitch, ch1 (DO NOT turn, you won't turn your work at all while working this up)
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around, join with slp stitch to first stitch, ch1.
Row 3: 2 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch. *2 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to first stitch with slip st, ch 1
Row 4: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches. *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to first stitch with slp stitch, ch 1.
Row 5: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches. *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to first stitch with slp stitch, ch 1.
Row 6: working only in back loop, 1 sc in each stitch around, join with slp stitch to first stitch, ch1.
Repeat row 6 for as many times as needed to fit up to the neck of the wine bottle, then fasten off & weave in ends.
Add a little ribbon to hold a gift tag if you want, but I like them just as little cozies. You could also keep repeating row 6 until it's log enough to cover the top of the bottle & tie a ribbon or extra string around the neck for a more formal look. It's a cool handmade addition to a little last minute hostest gift or party. I love the way they look displayed! After all the wine is gone, the receiver can slip an empty soup can into the cozie & use it as a pencil cup or brush holder or the like. Two in one gift!
Hope you enjoy working this up! Seriously, if you've procrastinated all the way to now & don't have any gifts....this is perfect! Impress people with your crochet skills!