There’s something special about an August Summer Day. The leaves are lush and green. The garden is overflowing with deliciousness. The sun warms the air and I feel just like a contented cat, stretching in the sunshine, soaking up all the last bit of summer goodness. And that’s kind of how I feel about this beautiful, yet simple sunflower wine cozy.
My mom is a summer baby and her birthday has always been a special time full of summer memories with family. This year seemed even more precious for some reason. Probably because we lost the last of John’s parents this past year. And I realize how life is just so fleeting. An ebb and flow of beginnings and endings. You really have to savor the moments you have with the ones you hold dear.
And so I ended up with a hodge podge of unrelated birthday gifts for my mother this year. This lovely sunflower wine cozy and a bottle of wine. The Seed Stitch Dishcloth. A big fat jar of unfiltered honey from the Farmer’s Market. And a few other odds and ends.
We couldn’t quite coordinate all the family at once for our usual out-to-dinner celebration. So mom was perfectly happy being celebrated twice! So I took my bag of gifts and she was just delighted with everything. My mom is very gracious and can make you feel like you’ve given her the world when you’ve made something special just for her.
Maybe you’d like to make this sunflower wine cozy for someone you love. As you can probably tell, the wine cozies are some of my favorite things to make. It all started with the Fall Wine Cozy, then came the Snowman wine cozy and two more Christmas cozies here and here. And I almost forgot the Football wine cozy and Flag wine cozy! They are just too much fun to make. They look good when they are done and they make for a nice gift!
If you haven’t made a wine cozy yet, you should give it a try; you just might get hooked!
Crochet Sunflower Wine Cozy
Here is what you will need:
- US J10/6mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- US G6/4mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn: 2.5 oz blue yarn, sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Sea Blue
- Scraps of worsted weight gold and brown for sunflowers
- 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 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:
R3-17: 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.
Sunflowers (Make 3):
The flowers are worked using just one strand of yarn and a G size hook. When finished, sew on to wine cozy, referring to photo.
With Brown, make a magic ring.
R1: ch 1 and work 6 sc in ring, sl st to 1stsc.
R2: ch 1, work 2 sc in each stitch in round, sl st to 1stst. Fasten off brown (12 sts)
R3: Attach yellow with a slip stitch to any stitch. *In the same stitch, work (ch 2, dc, ch 3, sl st in 1stch, dc, ch 2, sl st), sl st to next stitch. Repeat from * around to form 12 petals. Fasten off.
Sew on to wine cozy.
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