Two weeks ago, I worked up a wine cozy for gift giving. Today, I am sharing my Valentine version of it, and a free crochet pattern so you can work up one for yourself.
These are great because they are reusable. I don’t know about you, but I reuse gift bags when I give gifts. This cozy is something everyone will love to receive over and over again!
It’s also a great decor piece. For anyone who collects wine bottles. Place it in this cozy to display for the season.
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– 95 Yards(ish) of Worsted Weight Cotton – I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Damask Ombre
– H8/5mm Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends – I like to use a #18, or #20.
– Ribbon – I used Offray’s 5/8″ in a tan color (found at JoAnn‘s)
– Flame Source – I used a candle, but you could also use a lighter
Yarn Alternatives: Bernat’s Handicrafter Yarn, Lion Brand’s Kitchen Cotton Yarn.
Cotton yarn is a little tougher when it comes to weaving in your ends. You will want a tapestry needle with a larger eye, and duller point otherwise, it will take you longer to weave in your ends and hurt your fingers from tugging at the needle and yarn.
I was able to work up this cozy in about 45 minutes.
To fit the average bottle size of 3.25″ in diameter.
Using an H8/5mm Hook and Lily Sugar n Cream – 4″ x 4″
Chain 17, HDC in the 2nd chain, and each chain across. (16 HDC)
R2 – 10: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st stitch, and in each stitch.
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only (See Pattern Notes below)
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet (See Pattern Notes below)
Join to the first stitch, not beginning chain.
Working in the Back Loop Only (BLO):
|The arrow is pointing to the back loop.
You will insert your hook into the center of the stitch, working the stitch around this loop.
|As you continue working into the back loop, you will notice a ridge forming.|
|In the end, you will notice this round begins to create a cup form.|
Front Post Stitches:
|This is how the pattern of this wine cozy will look.
The front post stitches are the raised ones.
Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2, work 10 DC into the ring. Join. (10 DC)
R2: Chain 1. In the back loops only, SC in each stitch around. Join.
*I suggest stopping after Round 4 to weave in your beginning tail, otherwise, it may too tight to turn the crocheted piece inside out to complete the weaving.
R3 – 8: In both loops, Chain 2. Work a FPDC in the same space as the chain, and 1 DC in the next 4 stitches twice. Join.
Fasten Off, and Weave in Your Ends.
Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 1, work 10 HDC into the ring. Join. (10 HDC)
R2: Chain 1. Work 2 HDC into each stitch around. Join. (20 HDC)
R3: Chain 1. Work 2 HDC into the first stitch, and 1 HDC into the next stitch, (2 HDC into the next stitch, and 1 HDC in the next stitch) around. Join. (30 HDC)
*Here the diameter should equal 3″.
You may want to take this opportunity to weave in your beginning tail piece.
R4: Chain 1. In the back loops only, SC in each stitch around.
R5 – 22: In both loops, Chain 2. Work a FPDC in the same space as the chain, and 1 DC in the next 4 stitches, (FPDC in the next stitch, and 1 DC in the next 4 stitches) around. Join.
Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.
Thread your needle with your ribbon, you may need to fold the ribbon in half to get it to fit through the eye of your needle. Alternatively, you can use a safety pin for ease in weaving the ribbon in and out.
I placed by ribbon in each out of every other post from Round 21 (shown in Round 22 above – I took it out afterwards and redid my threading). It should come out that your beginning tail piece and end tail piece of the ribbon are sticking out so you can tie them together to form a bow.
Without this ribbon, your cozy will not hug the bottle.
Please feel free to make and sell this Front Post Wine Cozy, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, please link to it instead.
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