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!
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!