During my time of single-hood, in between the unfortunate demise of my first marriage and the blessed wonderfulness of my second, I experienced a length of time I affectionately called my “sports sabbatical”.
It was a quiet, peaceful time of long stretches of HGTV, Hallmark movies and other non controversial, drama free — and most importantly–sports free television viewing.
I didn’t know the names of any of the sports players, watched the puppy bowl instead of the Super Bowl and actually made weekend plans without consulting “our team’s” schedule. When the time came at work to fill out sports brackets, I picked out my teams by “pretty uniform colors” or “states I liked to visit”. And really… I was ok with this.
And then along came Mr. Wonderful. And my world changed. Because this man? Well he loves his sports. College. Pro. You name it. And there never seems to be an offseason! So needless to say…most weekends will find me spending time with my favorite guy, crocheting away while some sporting event is on TV.
It was during one of these crocheting/football weekends that I had the most brilliant of ideas! The world of crochet just met football…in time for our next tailgating party! Because the perfect thing for the next Football Gathering just might be a bottle of wine in this cutie pie Football Wine Cozy.
Crochet Football Wine Cozy Pattern
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?)
- Brown Worsted weight, 2.75 oz, I used Bernat Super Value, Walnut
- White Worsted Weight (scraps), I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
- tapestry needle and scissors
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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 brown 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), 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:
R3-5: Ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Sl st to 1st st. Change to White color in joining slip stitch of last round.
R6: With White and using a double strand of yarn, Ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Change to Brown color in joining slip stitch of last round.
R7-13: With brown, using a double strand of yarn, Ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Sl st to 1st st. Change to White color in joining slip stitch of last round.
R14: With White and using a double strand of yarn, Ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Change to Brown color in joining slip stitch of last round.
R15-17: Continuing with Brown (double strand), working in both loops, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Sl st to 1st st.
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.
Using a double strand of yarn, and referring to photos, sew stitching lines on wine cozy.
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