A little bit of love. A whole lotta fun. And a good time. This crochet rooster wine bottle holder delivers!
Meet my newest make gifted for one of the sweetest people on the planet. We sometimes call each other “mother in law” because we basically set up our kids on a blind date and whelp.. they got married! From coworkers.. to friends.. to family.
Because not only did we gain a fun loving, cheerful daughter in law, we gained her amazing family in the deal too! It’s really the best of blessings. Janice is the kind of person who does all the little things that make life better. She remembers my birthday with amazing homemade candles. She bakes my parents a coffee cake at Christmas time without fail. She’s there to support all of us when we’re down and she laughs with us when times are good.
She also has the most amazingly decorated house. Like.. she should have her own HGTV show on how to tastefully decorate a cozy home with a lovely mix of antique, eclectic and just flat out beautiful things. Her kitchen has roosters scattered here and there. So when she celebrated a milestone birthday recently, I knew I wanted to design something that might fit in. Or at least might feel at home for a few minutes until her favorite Sangria wine was enjoyed.
The crescent shaped rooster motif idea has fascinated me for awhile.. and I loved the color changes in my Kaleidoscope Coasters… so I re-worked the coasters into a fun sturdy little rooster. Honestly.. can we just pause to admire him a little bit. I feel like he needs to be everywhere because he’s so darn cute. Like throw a magnet on the back and put him on your fridge. Or would a rooster garland be too much? Maybe?? Probably. But he’s cute and he definitely needs to out there loving life I think.
More Crochet Wine Bottle Cover Patterns
Ahem… you know how I love a good wine cozy! This time I used scrap yarn for the rooster & tie and then found a coordinating dark brown yarn for the wine bottle holder. Double up a strand of yarn (I wound another ball before starting) and you’re ready to go! This is a one evening project and so fun to make!
Wine Bottle Holder
Here is what you will need:
- US J10/6.00 mm crochet hook(Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- US G6/4 mm crochet hook
- US B1/2.25 mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn: 3 oz dark brown yarn (Sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Coffee color)
- Scraps of worsted weight: Dark orange, light orange, tan, gold, red, dark brown
- Small amount of DK weight yarn in white (for eyeball)
- 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.
Bottle Holder Size
Wine cozy fits a standard size wine bottle.
Rooster Wine Cozy:
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 the 2nd strand.
R1: Using 2 strands of dark brown yarn and J Hook, 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), 1dc 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:
R3-17: Ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Sl st to 1st st. Change to brown color in joining slip stitch of last round.
R18: Ch1, 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.
Wine Bottle Holder Tie
With Dark Orange Yarn and one strand of yarn chain 65, sc in 2nd chain from hook and across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Rooster (Make 2)
Rooster appliques are crocheted using the G6/4 mm crochet hook and scrap yarn as follows:
- Color A: Brick (Dark Orange)
- Color B: Gold
- Color C: Pumpkin Orange
- Color D: Honey (light tan)
- Color E: Red
With color A (Dark Orange), chain 4 and join.
R1: ch 1 (does NOT count as sc), work 16 sc in ring. Join with slip stitch to top of 1st sc. Fasten off color A. (16 st)
R2: With color B (gold), join to any stitch, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to top of 1st stitch. Fasten off color B. (32 st)
The next round is worked in the spaces between the 2 hdc in the previous row.
R3: With color C (Pumpkin Orange) join in between the 2 hdc in the previous row, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc, ch 1 into same space, work *2hdc, ch 1 into next space, skip next 2 st, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to top of 1st stitch. Fasten off color C.
R4: With Color D (Honey), join with a slip stitch to any space in the previous round. Ch 1, sc in same space as joining, sc in next st, work a dc front post stitch around the next stitch in row 2, *sc in next space, sc in next st, work a dc front post stitch around next stitch in row 2. Repeat from * around. Fasten off.
Fold piece in half, wrong sides together, to make a crescent shape. Join color E (Red) with a slip stitch near folded end with right side facing, ch 1 in same space as joining. Working through both thicknesses, sc around stitches until the opposite fold. Fasten off. Weave in any ends.
With color E (Red), join with a slip stitch in the corner stitch (starting stitch of previous round). Ch 8, sl st to starting st, ch 8, sl stitch to starting stitch again, ch 8, sl st to next stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
With color B, join with a slip stitch into the 2nd last stitch of row 4. Ch 4, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 2 st, sl st to next stitch on body. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With color E (Red), join with a slip stitch into the same starting stitch as start of beak. Chain 7, sl st to starting chain. Fasten off and weave in ends.
The head feathers are worked above the beak into the side of a stitch on the body. Note that while the directions refer to the “next” stitch for hook placement, you should approximate this and just work the feathers close together.
With color E (Red), join with slip stitch into the top point above beak. Ch 6, sl st in same stitch as joining, ch 6, sl st to next st, ch 6, sl st to next stitch. Note that this is worked close together on the top of the “head” which is into the side of a stitch.
Determine center 2 stitches at bottom of rooster. With Color B, join with a slip stitch into the right most center stitch. *Ch 5, sl st in 2nd st from hook and in next st (one toe made), ch 2, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sl st into next st, which is the base of the previous toe (toe 2 made), ch 2, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sl st into next st, which is same as the previous 2 toes (toe 3 made). Sl st in next 2 chains and in same stitch as joining on the body. Sl st to the next stitch and repeat from * for the 2nd leg. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using white DK weight yarn and B1/2.25 mm, make a magic ring, chain 1, 6 sc in ring. Fasten off using an invisible join method.
To form pupil, cut a piece of dark brown yarn, and tie a knot in the middle. Insert loose ends of knot through the center of the magic ring in the eye. Sew eye on to the head as shown.
Finishing the Wine Bottle Cover:
Starting at the left front as you are looking at the cozy, weave tie over and under 2 dc around row 16 and tie loosely to one side. Carefully sew roosters on to ends of each tie and up the tie, referring to the photo for reference. I found it helpful to make one tie considerably shorter than the other so that the finished roosters would not overlap. Slip the crochet bottle cover on to a bottle of wine and carefully tighten up the tie.
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