Crochet Wine Carrier

As I mentioned in my Chevron Koozies post, I also made a wine carrier to thank my cousin Amber for hosting my Indiana bridal shower.  I made up the pattern to give wine carriers to my friends Rachael and Cassie for hosting my Houston bridal shower last month.  I love how they turned out!

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Materials:

  • 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
  • US size K crochet hook

Stitches Used:

Instructions:

Ch 4, sl st in first ch to make ring

R1:  Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc (8 sc)

R2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st in first sc (16 sc)

R3:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, * 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc (24 sc)

R4:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in next two stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next two stitches, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc (32 sc)

R5:  Holding 1 strand from each skein of yarn together through the rest of the project, ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in next three stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next three stitches, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc (40 sc)

R6:  Ch 5, trc in same stitch, ch 1, trc in same stitch, ch 1, trc in same stitch, * ch 1, skip next 7 sc, 4 trc with a ch 1 between each trc in next sc, repeat from * four times, sl st in fourth ch of ch 5

R7:  Sl st in ch space, sl st in trc, sl st in ch space, * ch 9, skip next three ch spaces, sc in next ch space, repeat from * four times, ch 5, tr trc in sl st before first ch 9

R8:  Ch 5, trc in same stitch, ch 1, trc in same stitch, ch 1, trc in same stitch, * ch 1, 4 trc with a ch 1 between each trc in fifth ch of next ch 9, repeat from * four times, sl st in fourth ch of ch 5

R9-R14:  Repeat R8 and R9 three times

R15:  Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each ch space and trc around, sl st in first sc (40 sc)

R16:  Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, ch 13, skip next 13 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, ch 13, skip next 13 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, sl st in first sc

R17:  Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each sc and ch around, sl stitch in first sc, fasten off and work in ends (40 sc)

Difficulty: Medium to Hard (the stitches are somewhat difficult)

Time Required: 0.5 Movies

Overall Experience: Excellent

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Heart Cable Koozie

Knit koozies have become quite popular in Houston in the last few months.  After seeing some quite boring koozies at various local hotspots, I decided I should come up with some jazzier varieties.  Since then I’ve made koozies with cables, lace, camo, school logos, and super hero logos.  I’ve already posted the pattern for my most popular koozie, Batman.  The koozie that was most fun to knit had an interlocking heart cable.  I included the pattern below.

Heart Koozie 1

The pattern is slightly different from the koozie shown in the picture above.  I redid the “pointy” part of the heart cable so that it was more symmetric.  I haven’t made a complete koozie with the adjusted pointy part, but you can see what it will look like in the picture below.  (This is what your koozie should look like at Row 15.)

Heart Koozie 2

Difficulty:  Moderate

The heart cable is challenging.

Time Required:  2 Movies

Overall Experience:  Excellent

This is a quick project.  I carry one around in my purse to put on my glass when I go places.  I think someone has asked me about it every time I’ve used it.

Disclaimer:  Feel free to make this pattern for your personal use, for your platypus, for charity, or to sell.  The only thing I ask is that you please do not sell it on Etsy.  If you are interested in purchasing a koozie from my Etsy store, you may do so here.

Materials:

  • A small amount of worsted weight yarn in your color of choice
  • 4 US size 8 double pointed needles (DPN)
  • An appropriately sized cable needle (CN)

Directions:

All of the stitches are basic except for I2 (see below).  I tried to add links to anything besides a basic knit or purl.

I2 Stitch:  Increase 2 stitches by working (Knit 1 Through Back Loop (K1 tbl), Knit (K) 1) insert left needle behind the vertical strand running downwards between the 2 stitches just worked and work this strand K1 tbl.  Please leave me a comment if you need more details on this stitch.

Cast on 6 stitches using a cable cast on.  Distribute  the stitches evenly on three DPN

R1:  Purl (P) 6 (6 stitches)

R2:  Purl Front and Back (PFB) 6 times (12)

R3:  P12 (12)

R4:  *P1, PFB1, Repeat from * 6 times (18)

R5:  P18 (18)

R6:  *P2, PFB1, Repeat from * 6 times (24)

R7:  P24

R8:  *P2, PFB1, Repeat from * 8 times (32)

R9:  P32

R10:  *P3, PFB1, Repeat from * 3 times, P1, PFB1, P1, PFB1, *P3, PFB1, Repeat from * 3 times, P1, PFB1, P1, PFB1 (42)

R11:  *P1, K2, P7, K1, P7, K2, P1, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R12:  *P1, K2, P5, Purl 2 Together (P2tog), I2, P2 tog through back loops (P2tog tbl), P5, K2, P1, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R13:  *P1, K2, P6, K3, P6, K2, P1, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R14:  *P1, Slip (Sl) 2 stitches to CN and hold in front, P1 from left hand needle (LHN), K2 from CN, P3, P2tog, K1, I2, K1, P2tog tbl, P3, Sl 1 stitch to CN and hold in back, K2 from LHN, P1 from CN, P1, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R15:  *P2, K2, P4, K2, P1, K2, P4, K2, P2, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R16:  *P2, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in front, P2 from LHN, K2 from CN, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in back, K2 from LHN, P2 from CN, P1, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in front, P2 from LHN, K2 from CN, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in back, K2 from LHN, P2 from CN, P2, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R17:  *P4, K4, P5, K4, P4, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R18:  *P4, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in back, K2 from LHN, P2 from CN, P5, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in front, P2 from LHN, K2 from CN, P4, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R19:  *P4, K2, P9, K2, P4, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R20:  *P2, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in back, K2 from LHN, P2 from CN, P9, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in front, P2 from LHN, K2 from CN, P2, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R21:  *P2, K2, P13, K2, P2, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R22:  *P1, Sl 1 stitch to CN and hold in back, K2 from LHN, P1 from CN, P13, Sl 2 stitches to CN and hold in front, P1 from LHN, K2 from CN, P1, Repeat from * 1 time (42)

R23-46:  Repeat R11-R22 twice

Bind Off and Work in Ends

Batman Koozie

Knit koozies have become quite popular in Houston in the last few months.  After seeing some quite boring koozies at various local hotspots, I decided I should come up with some jazzier varieties.  Since then I’ve made koozies with cables, lace, camo, school logos, and my most popular creation, Batman.  I’ll disperse some of the other patterns in the blog in coming months, but for now, here is Batman.

Batman Koozie

Disclaimer:  Feel free to make this pattern for your personal use, for your platypus, for charity, or to sell.  The only thing I ask is that you please do not sell it on Etsy.  If you are interested in purchasing a koozie from my Etsy store, you may do so here.

Yarn:  Small amounts of four-ply black (B) and yellow (Y)

Needles:  Four US Size 6 double pointed needles (DPN)

Instructions:

Cast on 48 stitches with B and distribute among three DPN

Row 1:  Working in rounds, *Knit B (KB) 2, Pearl B (PB) 2, repeat from (*) until end (48 stitches)

Rows 2-4:  Repeat Row 1

Row 5:  KB 48

Row 6:  KB 48

*Note* After joining the yellow, I twisted the yarn on the wrong side every two or three stitches.  Long sections of yarn inside of the work make it difficult to place a glass inside.

Row 7:  Join Y, KB 17, KY 14, KB 17

Row 8:  KB16, KY 2, KB1, KY3, KB1, KY2, KB1, KY3, KB1, KY2, KB16

Row 9:  KB15, KY 2, KB1, KY4, KB4, KY4, KB1, KY2, KB 15

Row 10:  KB14, KY2, KB2, KY4, KB4, KY4, KB2, KY2, KB14

Row 11:  KB13, KY2, KB3, KY4, KB4, KY4, KB3, KY2, KB13

Row 12:  KB12, KY2, KB5, KY2, KB6, KY2, KB5, KY2, KB12

Row 13:  KB12, KY1, KB22, KY1, KB13

Rows 14-15:  Repeat Row 13

Row 16:  KB12, KY2, KB20, KY2, KB12

Row 17:  KB13, KY2, KB18, KY2, KB13

Row 18:  KB14, KY2, KB16, KY2, KB14

Row 19:  KB15, KY2, KB2, KY1, KB1, KY1, KB4, KY1, KB1, KY1, KB2, KY2, KB15

Row 20:  KB16, KY2, KB1, KY4, KB2, KY4, KB1, KY2, KB16

Row21:  KB17, KY2, KB1, KY3, KB2, KY3, KB1, KY2, KB17

Row22:  KB18, KY12, KB18

Row 23:  KB48

Continue in B

Row 24:  *k2tog, K2, Repeat from (*) 12 times (36 stitches)

Row 25:  *k2tog, K2, Repeat from (*) 9 times (27 stitches)

Row 26:  *k2tog, K1, Repeat from (*) 9 times (18 stitches)

Row 27:  *k2tog, K1, Repeat from (*) 6 times (12 stitches)

Row 28:  *k2tog, Repeat from (*) 6 times (6 stitches)

To finish, pull a loop through all 6 stitches on needle and pull tight.  Work in ends.

Difficulty:  Easy

Time Required:  2 Movies

The knitting is very quick.  Twisting the yarn behind the project is the largest time-suck.

Overall Experience:  Excellent

This is a quick project.  I carry one around in my purse to put on my glass when I go places.  I think someone has asked me about it every time I’ve used it.