Be still my little crochet heart because this sweet, spring Gingham Crochet Wine Cozy has me smitten.
Sigh. I can’t even. This sweet crochet wine cozy has my heart singing the praises of spring! That bright juicy flower? And that delightful gingham crochet plaid? Delicious!
A wine cozy is the perfect crochet project. Fast and fun. Scrap yarn or planned. Great for a gift, because popping a wine bottle into a beauty like this is a classy, fun gift to give. But there’s also something to be said for making one for yourself. To enjoy. Mine is currently residing in my dining room and I have to tell you? It makes me smile every time I look at it!
Are you wondering what the difference is between gingham, plaid and buffalo plaid? And maybe you’re thinking (and you’d be right) that this Gingham Crochet Wine Cozy has a lot in common with the Buffalo Plaid Wine Cozy?
Gingham consists of white and one other color.. in this case, white and dark purple. In fabric, where the 2 colors intersect, the colors blend, hence the light purple. So to relocate this effect, simply use a white yarn and then 2 shades of the same contrast color–in our case purple and a lighter purple.
Plaid, according to the Buffalo Jackson Trading Co is less orderly and the criss crossing striping can have varying widths. Buffalo plaid (also known as buffalo check) is similar to Gingham. It has even squares using 2 colors: Red and Black. However the interesting colors form a burgundy.
Put another way, Gingham and Buffalo Check (Buffalo Plaid) are TYPES of plaid.
But maybe you don’t even want to think about this because crocheting and enjoying the gorgeous fruits of our labors don’t warrant that kind of deep thought. You are going to just love the Gingham Crochet Wine Cozy.
I think you’ll really enjoy this . Start by picking out 2 shades of a contrast color you just love. Blues, Pinks, Purples, Greens all look lovely as Gingham Crochet projects. Then pick a white yarn. The wine cozy itself 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. (Or use this yarn winder which I completely love.) Then you simply hold 2 strands of yarn, using it as though it was one.
After the crochet wine bottle cozy is done and ends are woven in, it’s time to move onto the big flower. I’m kinda in love this beauty too.. so much fun to crochet. I finished it off with a crocheted little circle for the center, but you could use a button instead if you’d like.
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. 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 gingham crochet wine cozy, when it’s placed on the bottle, a simple re-adjustment gets the lines nice and straight!
Gingham Crochet Wine Cozy
Here is what you will need:
- US J 10/6mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- US H 8/5.00mm crochet hook (for flower)
- Worsted weight yarn, sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn:
- 1 oz Amethyst (Dark Purple)
- 1 oz Orchid (Light Purple)
- ¾ oz White
- ¼ oz Hot Orchid (for 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. Try the invisible seamless join when finishing off the piece for a professional look.
Finished Gingham Wine Cozy fits a standard wine bottle
Crochet 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 your 2nd strand.
R1: Using the larger hook and 2 strands of Dark Purple 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 Purple, ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, changing to Light Purple yarn in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, changing to Dark Purple in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Continue to alternate 3 dc in Light Purple and 3 dc in Dark Purple across row. End the row with Light Purple and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. (24 st)
R4: Continuing with Light Purple, 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 Purple in last stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Continue to alternate 3 dc in White and 3 dc in Light Purple across row. At the end of the row, change to Dark Purple 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 Purple in the last stitch and sl st to top of chain 3 at the start of the row. Fasten off White and Light Purple and weave in ends.
R17: Continuing with Dark Purple, 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.
Flower Crochet Pattern
With smaller hook and Hot Orchid yarn, make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 st). (Do not join, worked in rounds).
R2: 2 sc in ea st (12 st)
R3: *In next stitch work all of the following (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc), sl st in the next st. Repeat from * around. (6 petals).
R4: Work behind petals for this round, pushing the round 3 petals towards you as you work from behind them: *ch 3, sl st into the next sl st from the prior row. Repeat from *around. At the end of the round there are (6) ch-3 spaces.
R5: This round works into each of the ch-3 spaces from round 4. Continue to work BEHIND the petals from round 3. *In next ch-3 space, work (sl st, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl st). Repeat from * around. (6 petals)
R6: This round creates another round of chain spaces to prepare for the final row of petals. This time the slip stitch is worked AROUND the center dc of each petal of the round 5. Continue to work behind the petals from the previous row. *Sl st around the center dc of the next petal (inserting hook from behind the petal), then ch 4. Repeat from * around to form (6) ch-4 spaces.
R7: This round works into each of the ch-4 spaces from round 6. Continue to work BEHIND the petals from previous rounds *In next ch-4 space, work (sl st, hdc, 3 dc, 2 tr, 3 dc, hdc, sl st). Repeat from * around. (6 petals)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flower Center “Button”:
With smaller hook and Orchid yarn, make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 st). Fasten off, leave a long strand for sewing.
Using fastened off end from Flower Center, attach center to flower and then sew to one side of the wine bottle cozy, as desired.
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