12.17.2012

Make it Monday // Last Minute Gift Quick Crochet Wine Bottle Cozie

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!

Happy Holidays!





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4 comments:

  1. I've seen patterns for these before - they are so quirky aren't they!

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  2. Oh those are nice. . . I need to learn how to knit & crochet

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