Oh fall.. how I love you so! And this Fall Plaid Crochet Wine Bag might just be my new favorite.Perfect for brightening up a gathering, this cute Crochet Wine Bag is fast to make. A few hours during evening crochet time and this cutie is ready to go on her next adventure. Slip your favorite bottle of wine into the crochet wine bottle tote and you have an easy, quick gift too!
I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve kept many of my wine cozies for myself! It makes me all kinds of happy to put a bottle of wine into the cozy for safe transport in my car to one my girlfriend’s homes. And out comes the wine bottle and it’s delicious cozy! Some of my favorite times in life are spent laughing with good friends over a glass of wine. This little bit of crochet goodness just makes me happy!
Let’s talk a bit about gingham vs plaid vs buffalo plaid. A Gingham pattern consists of white and one other color.. in this case, white and dark orange. In fabric, where the 2 colors intersect, the colors blend, in this case, making the light orange. So to recreate this effect, simply use a white yarn and then 2 shades of the same contrast color–in our case dark orange and light orange to create the pattern.
The lovely Gingham Crochet Wine Cozy is another example of a plaid pattern, but you can really pick any 2 colors in a dark and light shade and pair with white and you’ll end up with a lovely gingham wine cozy.
Plaid is less orderly and the criss crossing striping may have varying widths. Buffalo plaid (also known as buffalo check) is similar to Gingham. It has evenly shaped squares using 2 colors: Red and Black. However when black and red combine, they form the third color burgundy. So buffalo plaid substitutes the white in gingham with a black color and then the resulting “blend” is burgundy as with this buffalo plaid wine cozy pattern.
The crochet wine bag uses 2 strands of yarn held together at the same time. I find it easiest to just roll yarn off the skein before I start into a separate ball. Then you simply hold 2 strands of yarn, using it as though it was one. When changing colors, simply work over the unused color in the row, picking it back up when you need it next.
The flower is made with only one strand of yarn and uses a smaller sized crochet hook.
More Free Crochet Wine Cozy Patterns
When crocheting gingham or plaid, you might notice that the color changes slant ever so slightly in one direction. This is a perfectly normal phenomenon that happens when you work in one direction round and round. The work slights ever so slightly to the right if you’re right handed and to the left if you are left handed. If you find your wine bag slants a bit when you put it on the wine bottle, a simple re-adjustment gets the lines nice and straight!
Crochet Wine Bag Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- US J 10/6mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- US G 6/4.00mm crochet hook (for flower)
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- 1-1/4 oz Dark Orange (Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice Vanna’s Choice in Brick Color)
- 3/4 oz Ivory (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fisherman Color)
- 1-1/2 oz Orange (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Terra Cotta Color)
- Scrap of Gold Yarn for center of flower
- 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.
Plaid Wine Cozy Size:
Finished Crochet Wine Bag fits a standard wine bottle
Crochet Wine Cozy:
Wine bottle 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 the larger hook and 2 strands of Dark Orange 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 gingham pattern as follows:
R3: Continuing with Dark Orange, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, changing to Light Orange yarn in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, changing to Dark Orange in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Continue to alternate 3 dc in Light Orange and 3 dc in Dark Orange across row. End the row with Light Orange and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. (24 st)
R4: Continuing with Light Orange, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, changing to white yarn in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, changing to Light Orange in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Continue to alternate 3 dc in White and 3 dc in Light Orange across row. At the end of the row, change to Dark Orange 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 Dark Orange in the last stitch and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. Fasten off White and Light Orange and weave in ends.
R17: Continuing with Dark Orange, 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.
Crochet Wine Bag Flower:
With smaller hook and Light Orange yarn, make a magic ring
The flower is worked with one strand of yarn in light orange and the smaller hook. Follow the instructions for the Loopy Flower pattern here. When done, fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flower Center Faux Button:
With smaller hook and Gold yarn, make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 st). Fasten off, leave a long strand for sewing.
Crochet Wine Bag Finishing:
Using fastened off end from Flower Center, attach center to flower and then sew to one side of the wine cozy, as desired. Slip the cozy on the wine bottle and you’re done!
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