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Monday, December 17, 2012


Holiday Wine Cover
By Berta Gilholm

 
Materials: 1 skein each of Village Yarn Basic Boucle in Roseberry and Village Yarn Basic Boucle in Lily and a small amount of Basic Boucle Green.
Crochet Hooks: US J/10 - 6mm and US H/8 - 5mm.
Yarn Needle
Size: For a Small 2 ¾"  wide x 12 ½ " high bottle.
Note: If you want a larger bottle size add 5 stitches across for each ½ " of width and the number of rows needed for height. Cover is worked from the bottom-up, Flower worked in 3 sections (5 leaves, 1 petal section and 2 seed heads) for each flower. I make a roseberry cover for red wine and a Lily white for white wine. A Lily flower with Roseberry seed heads gets attached to the Roseberry cover and A Roseberry flower with Lilly seed heads gets attached to the Lily white cover. You can substitute any Boucle or worsted weight soft yarn for the yarn used in this pattern.
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Dc = double crochet, FO = fasten off, Hdc = half double crochet, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first stitch of round, Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet, Slst = slip  stitch, St =stitch.

Cover Instructions: Use size US J and either Roseberry(A) or Lilly(B) cover yarn of your choice.
Ch 3, join with slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook to make small ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 7 times in ring, jwslst,
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst, (14 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, sc in last sc, jwslst, (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same space, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat around, jwslst, (22 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, * 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc,  jwslst, (24 sc)
Rnd 6 and Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, jwslst, (24 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in each sc around, jwslst, (24 hdc)
Rnd 9 through Rnd 12 : Ch 2, hdc in next hdc and each hdc around, jwslst, (24 hdc)
Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in next hdc and each hdc around, jwslst, (24 dc)
Rnd 14 through Rnd 30 : Ch 3, dc in next dc and each dc around, jwslst, (24 dc)
FO (A) or (B) and join (B) or (A)
Rnd 31 and Rnd 32: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 11 dc, 2 hdc in next dc, 1 hdc in each of next 11 dc, 2 hdc in next dc,  jwslst, (26 hdc) FO weave in ends.

Cover Tie: With yarn same color as main cover and US J, Ch 58, FO
Weave tie in and out of stitches in top main  color row under contrast color. Place wine bottle inside cover and tie  snuggly in bow.
Flower will be sown on to this covered bottle (easier).

Leaves:  (Make 5)
With green yarn and size US H hook, Ch 8 (leaving a 5" tail at beginning for sewing)
Work around chain :
Slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch, sc in next ch, slst in last ch;
Going up other side of leaf and working in opposite side of ch:
Slst again in last ch, sc in next back of ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 back of ch, sc in next back of ch, slst in last back of ch, (top of leaf) FO trim close to FO
Sew to Bottle: Sew each leaf in to bottle using it's tail and forming a circle with tips point outward (flower will be sown in center of this circle of leaves.

Flower: With the opposite color from cover (B) for (A color) and (A) for (B color) make flower as follows using size US H hook,
Ch 4, jwslst to first ch to form a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 8 times in ring, jwslst,
Rnd 2: Petal Round: *Ch 8, slst in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, slst in same st as beginning ch 8, slst in next sc on ring, Repeat from * 7 more times, **Slst around next front post of sc in ring, ch 6, Repeat from ** 7 times, slst in around last front post of sc in ring, FO and leave an 8" tail for sewing.

Seed Heads:  Using opposite color of the one you used for flower and US H hook do the following:
(First Pod) Ch 3, jwslst to first ch to form ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 8 times in ring, jwslst,
Rnd 2: Ch1, * sc 2 sc together for decreases, Repeat * 3 more times,
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc 2 sc together twice, close up pod with a slst,  Do not FO
(Second Pod) Ch 3, jwslst to first ch of ch 3 to form a ring,
Repeat Rnd 1, Rnd 2, and Rnd 3 of first pod, FO leaving a 6" tail

Finishing:
Sew pods to center of flower with pod tail, tie tight.
Sew Flower to center of leaf circle on bottle cover using flower tail, FO, weave in ends.

 

 

 

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