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« on: September 23, 2011 01:46:17 AM »

Hi everyone!
Are you looking for a quick and simple gift idea?
Does the giftee like wine? Do you like to crochet? Then here you go!
Crochet wine bottle holder, with leather and cardboard gift tag:

I happened to have a wool and acrylic mix yarn in variegated green, that reminded me of a wine bottle and inspired me to make these wine bottle holders. But you could use any kind of yarn. The thickness of the yarn doesn't matter much (just not too thin, since you want the holder to be sturdy).

Abbreviations: st = stitch, ch = chain, sc = single crochet (UK: double crochet)
Crochet in spirals (so without closing your rounds).
You could mark the start of each row with a safety pin.

- start: ch 2, sc 6 in second chain from hook
- first round: sc 2 in every st (= 12)
- weave in tail
- *sc 1 in first st, sc 2 in second st*, repeat * * untill end of row (= 18)
- *sc 1 in first/second st, sc 2 in third st*, repeat * * untill end of row (=24)
- etc. (next row increase by sc 2 in each 4th st, then in each 5th st, etc.)
Stop crocheting in spirals when your circle is almost as wide as the bottom of the wine bottle (it should be a little smaller).
From here on you continue to crochet in spirals, but with the same amount of stitches (so you get the tube).
- sc one round in backloop only (that makes a nice little ridge at the bottom edge)
- sc around and around untill you reach the desired height of your wine bottle holder (try it on the bottle)
- finish, weave in tail

For the gift tag: cut a piece of cardboard and a piece of leather in the same shape (we made it square with rounded corners). Glue them together. You can write your note on the cardboard later on.
Draw a shape (for instance a wine leaf, like we did, or a christmas tree) on the back of a second piece of leather of a different colour. Cut it out. Glue it onto the tag.
Instead of leather you could use felt or craft paper.
Puch a whole in the gift tag and use a piece of leftover yarn to attach it to your bottle holder.

Now all you have to do is pick up a nice bottle of wine, package it in your brand new wine bottle cozy and take it with you to the party!
Enjoy!

PS: since English is not my first language, please let me know if anything is unclear.

PPS: I would love to know what you think of it!
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011 07:54:11 AM »

Great idea! I have a ton of yarn to use up, and know a few folks who drink wine, so you just gave me an inexpensive gift idea. I could make it in a blue yarn, and add a crocheted snowflake for the "tag." It'll make a fantastic hostess gift for holiday parties.

Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011 12:55:57 AM »

Thanks, craftADDchick!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011 02:13:16 PM »

Nobody else interested?
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011 01:07:59 PM »

Hm, that would be great for keeping white wine cool. Pretty choice of yarn!
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011 02:09:02 PM »

Thanks!
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What size hook? Or does it matter? H work?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011 03:13:45 PM »

Hi amray767,
I used a 4mm hook.
But it depends on the yarn you use.
I have written the pattern so that you can use any kind of yarn with a matching crochet hook.
If you still have questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Have fun!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011 05:48:21 AM »

Hm, that would be great for keeping white wine cool.

That could give my "snowflake themed" one a double meaning! I'm going to look for that blue yarn I bought a while back to make a Special Olympics scarf (but never had time to make). I think it'll be perfect for this!
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