What do you get when you mash my favorite wine cozy with buffalo plaid? Why the Crochet Buffalo Plaid Wine Cozy, of course!It might be true. I might just have a love affair with the crochet wine cozy. But really. What’s NOT to love. Hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together. Kick back for a quick evening project while you watch your favorite TV show or movie. The perfect crochet project in my eyes.
The wine cozy also makes a pretty nice gift. And this guy is a classy number, don’t you think?
Let’s talk a little bit about crochet buffalo plaid. Like previous buffalo plaid projects on the blog, I’m using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Burgundy and Black. I love this color combination! If you are going with another brand, be sure to check the 2 reds together under different lighting conditions to make sure they work well together.
Two colors are used in each row. The non working yarn for the row is carried along and crocheted right over with the working yarn. Check out this post on how to tapestry crochet for everything you need to know on this technique. Since this project uses 3 colors, I dropped the non-working color of the row and then picked it up the next row. I don’t know about you, but I hate cutting ends and weaving in when I don’t have to, and while there’s a bit of yarn in my lap, I’d rather do that then weave in more ends when I’m done with the project!
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You might notice that the color changes on the buffalo plaid wine cozy slant ever so slightly in one direction. This is a perfectly normal phenomenon that happens when you work in one direction round and round. If you are right handed, the work will slant to the right. If you are left handed, it will slant to the left. In the case of this wine cozy, when it’s placed on the bottle, a simple re-adjustment gets the lines nice and straight!
Buffalo Plaid Crochet Wine Cozy
Here is what you will need:
- US J10/6mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- 2.5 oz Worsted weight yarn in black, burgundy & red (sample used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in black, burgundy and scarlet)
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials. I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together.
Fits a standard wine bottle
Wine cozy is worked using 2 strands of yarn. So either pull a strand from the outside and inside of the yarn skein or wind a small ball to use as your 2nd strand.
R1: Using 2 strands of black yarn, make a magic ring, chain 3 (counts as 1st dc) 11 dc in ring (12 dc total). Sl St to 1st st.
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each of the remaining stitches. Sl st to 1st st. (24 st)
Now work in even dc in the buffalo plaid pattern as follows:
R3: Continuing with black, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, changing to burgundy yarn in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, changing to black in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Continue to alternate 3 dc in burgundy and 3 dc in black across row. End the row with burgundy and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. (24 st)
R4: Continuing with burgundy, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, changing to red yarn in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, changing to burgundy in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Continue to alternate 3 dc in red and 3 dc in burgundy across row. At the end of the row, change to black in the last stitch and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. (24 st)
R5: Repeat round 3
R6: Repeat round 4
R7-16: Continue to alternate colors as in round 3 and 4. At the end of round 16, change to black in the last stitch and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. Fasten off red and burgundy and weave in ends.
R17: Continuing with black, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Sl st to 1st st.
R18: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 2 st, ch 14, skip 7 st, sc in next 5 st, ch 14, skip 7 st, sc in last 2 st. Sl st to 1st st.
R19: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 2 st, sc 16 in ch-14 loop from the previous row, sc in next 5 st, sc 16 in ch-14 loop, sc in next 2 st. Sl st to joining. (42 st)
R20: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and around row. (42 st). Fasten off and weave in ends.
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