Crochet Vino Holder - Free Pattern
Thursday, December 10, 2015
This cool bottle holder helps you to get to that party or picnic with wine safely in tow!
What you need
- Cones of T-shirt yarn in two contrasting colours (A and B)
- 9mm (UK00:USM/13) crochet hook
This cool bottle holder helps you to get to that party or picnic with wine safely in tow! We have combined bright stripes and vertical weaving to achieve an on-trend plaid pattern. For this project, the brighter or more contrasting the colour combination, the better!
91⁄2in (24cm) long x 31⁄2in (9cm) in diameter
6 dc sts and 8 rows to 4in (10cm) using T-shirt yarn and 9mm hook.
To work into back loop only, the hook is inserted only into the back loop (the part of the stitch farthest away from you) instead of through both of the loops. This has the effect of creating a ridge (see below).
1 Using yarn A, ch4 and sl st to join into a ring.
Foundation Round: Work 10dc into centre of ring.
Round 1: *1dc into next st, 2dc into next st; rep from * to end (15 sts).
Round 2: Shape base: dc into back loop only of every st. This will pull the yarn into the right position to work in the round all the way up to the top.
Round 3: Dc into every st (picking up both loops of st), sl st to join, break yarn.
Round 4: Change to yarn B, dc into every st to end, sl st to join, break yarn.
Round 5: Change to yarn A, dc into every st to end, sl st to join, break yarn.
Round 6: Change to yarn B, dc into every st to end, sl st to join, break yarn.
Rounds 7–15: Change to yarn A, dc into every st to end, sl st to join, break yarn.
Use your hook to weave in the cut ends.
Woven plaid detail
2 Cut 2 lengths of yarn B approximately 39in (100cm). Starting at the top and as a single strand, weave the yarn running stitch fashion in a straight line to the bottom edge of the piece.
3 You don’t have to go through the whole thickness of the crochet; you could just pick up the top part of the dc st, making sure your weaving is evenly spaced.
4 Repeat the row with the second half of your length of yarn, staggering the first stitch that you weave through at the top so that the whole length doesn’t pull out. Let the long ends hang at the bottom edge until you have finished the second and then the third rows. The second row is spaced approximately 3⁄4in (2cm) to the right and the third another 15⁄8in (4cm) to the right of that.
5 Once you have finished your weaving and are happy with its spacing, loop the long ends back over the edge/fold of the base of the holder and inside, then pull them all out again through the central hole in the crochet base.
6 Knot all six ends together as close to the crochet as possible and trim down to make a tassel.
7 Cut six 60in (150cm) lengths of yarn A, split into two lots of three, and knot each at the very end.
8 Place the yarn cone on the end of your length to hold fast while you braid (or ask a friend to hold it if there is someone nearby!). Braid, keeping the tension firm, then tie off close to yarn ends. Repeat this for both braids.
9 Take your first braid and weave it into the very top row at the opening, miss 2 st sps and weave back out. Repeat this until you have woven right back to the start of your row.
10 You will now be able to pull this like a drawstring to make sure your bottle is safe and secure.
11 Now make a carrying strap with the second braid. Push the knotted end of the braid through the first row from the top (inside to outside).
12 Knot the ends once, pulling tight and stretching the yarn to make sure it is extra secure.
13 Knot a second time and repeat on the opposite side of the circular rim.
14 You now have a useful wine bottle holder complete with handy strap.
15 This will keep your beverage safe and sound as it accompanies you to any party or picnic.
The thick crochet will keep your wine cool, so all you have to worry about is which cheese to bring along to the party!
Several of the projects require you to work into the back loop only to create a ridge. This can be achieved using any stitch; we use dc in this example. This technique creates a distinct front and back.
Technique: Working into back look only to create a ridge
In this sample, we pick up our pattern a few rows in, and we have used different colours to show the method more clearly. First make the correct number of chain stitches for your project and crochet the first row in the chosen stitch.
1 In your next row (Row 2) you will work into the back/wrong side of your ridged crochet work to create texture on the front/right side. You pick up the back loop of your dc stitch (the closest stitch to you) and crochet your stitch.
2 Work the whole row, working into the back loop only of your work.
3 The back of your crochet should remain flat…
4 …and the front should be appear to be ridged.
5 Make your turning chain and continue to the next row.
6 On your next row you will pick up the front loop of your stitch (that’s the one furthest away from you) as the right side is now facing. Work in this way to the end of the row.
7 To achieve the ridged effect, keep alternating this method. You will begin to see a flat (back) side and a textured, ridged (front) side.