‘A Taste of Honey’ Wine Bottle Cozy – Free Pattern!!

I recently heard about ‘Christmas in July’ and just thinking about the holidays made me very happy! I always look forward to that time of the year because all of our festivals line up around the same time and we celebrate Diwali (which is our most important festival of the year) very close to Christmas. I think the traditions are similar in that we celebrate with our families and exchange gifts and just relax and have a good time 🙂

I designed this wine bottle cozy and made a few for gifting at the end of this year! This is an intermediate level Tunisian crochet pattern and comes with two options – one that ends at the neck of the bottle and another that goes all the way to the cap of the bottle and ends with a ruffle. The only tricky part is to work in a round with such a small circumference. If you know how to make a handful of basic Tunisian stitches and how to work in a round, this should not be too difficult and you will have some very pretty handmade gifts ready in no time!

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Pattern

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What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn: Aran weight yarn – I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn in colors Badlands and Acadia.
  2. Hook: You will need two hooks for this project:
  3. 2.5 inch pom pom maker
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch markers (optional)
  7. Tapestry needle to weave in tails

Experience level

Intermediate

Gauge

4 rows of 3 Tunisian Knit Stitches is a 1” square.

This document is a guide rather than an exact pattern. Since the circumference of a wine bottle is so small, little differences in gauge, tension, and style of crochet will make a big difference in the size of the cozy. You might have to change your yarn or hook size to make the cozy fit a bottle properly.

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

  1. ch – chain
  2. fs – first stitch – Skip the first vertical bar of the previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row. 
  3. ls – last stitch – Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row, yarn over, pull through both the vertical bars into a loop on the hook. 
  4. sc – Single crochet – Insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
  5. st – stitch(es)
  6. tfsTunisian Full stitch – Insert hook into the next space between two stitches, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  7. tksTunisian Knit stitch – Insert hook in the space between the two vertical bars of the next stitch, pull up a loop on the hook.
  8. tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch – Bring yarn forward, insert hook into the vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  9. tssTunisian Simple Stitch – Insert hook in the vertical bar, yarn over, pull tup a loop on the hook.
  10. FP – Forward Pass
  11. RP – Return Pass

Sizing

This pattern comes with two options – The short version ends at the neck and the long version goes all the way to the cap of the bottle and ends in a ruffle. Both versions fit a standard wine bottle of diameter ~3.5 inches.

Colors

  • Short version: C1 (main color): Badlands, C2 (other color): Acadia
  • Long version: C1 (main color): Acadia, C2 (other color): Badlands

Resources

Photo and video (left and right handed) tutorials for Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques used in this pattern:

  1. How to make the Foundation Row
  2. Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
  3. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  4. Tunisian Purl Stitch
  5. Tunisian Knit Stitch
  6. How to Bind Off
  7. How to work in a round

Pattern notes

  1. This pattern is written in US terms.
  2. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of a row. Move the marker up every time you complete the row.
  3. Make sure that your cozy fits a wine bottle snugly after Round 20. If it is too loose, go down a hook size.
  4. The forward and reverse passes are made with the same color until you reach the honeycomb section.

Instructions

BASE – Use a 5 mm crochet hook

Round 1: With C1, make 6 sc sts in a magic ring (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * 3 times (33 sts)
The base will measure approximately 2.5”.

BODY – Use a 8 mm doubled ended Tunisian crochet hook

Transfer the loop from the regular crochet hook to the Tunisian crochet hook. This loop will count as the first stitch for the next round.

Round 7

FP: With C1, make the foundation row for the Tunisian section in the back loops of the stitches from Round 6 (33 sts)

RP: Move all loops on the hook to the other end. Turn the project, join C1, chain 1, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until a few loops remains on hook. Move all the remaining loops to the other end and turn the project again – the right side of the project will be facing you now. 


If you need help with working in a round, please see the tutorial for working in a round with 2 colors. You can find a link to it in the RESOURCES section.


Note: 
1. After this round, the project will be continue to be worked in a round.
2. The forward and reverse passes will be made with the same color until you reach the honeycomb section.

Rounds 8 – 14

FP: With C1, tks in the next 33 stitches

RP: After every few stitches move all loops on the hook to the other end and turn the project. With C1, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until a few loops remains on hook. Move all the remaining hooks to the other end and turn the project again – the right side of the project will be facing you now. 

Round 15

FP: With C1, tks in the next 33 stitches

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C2

Round 16

FP: With C1, *tss in next st, tps in next st; repeat from * 15 times, tss in next st

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C2

Round 17

FP: With C1, *tps in next st, tss in next st; repeat from * 15 times, tps in next st

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C2

Rounds 18 – 33: Repeat Rows 16 and 17 until you reach Row 33 or until you reach the desired length.

Round 34

FP: With C1, *tss in next st, tps in next st; repeat from * 15 times, tss in next st

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C1

If you are making the short version, Round 35

FP: With C1, *tps in next st, tss in next st; repeat from * 15 times, tps in next st – Make this as the bind off row using the slip stitch method.

RP: There will be no RP. Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you are making the long version, Rounds 35 – 42

FP: With C1, tks in the next 33 sts

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C1

Round 43

FP: With C1, *tss, ch, skip next st; repeat from * 16 times 

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C1

Round 44

FP: With C1, *tks in next tss, tfs in next ch sp; repeat from * 16 times

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C1

Note: Rounds 43 and 44 together make space for weaving in a drawstring at the end.

Round 45

FP: With C1, *tks in the next tks, tfs, tks in the next tfs, tfs; repeat from * 16 times

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C1

Round 46

FP: With C1, *tks in the next tks, tfs; repeat from * 32 times

RP: Same as RP of round 8 made with color C1

Note: You should expect the stitch count to double on rows 45 and 46. The exact stitch count does not matter as long as you are seeing a ruffle.

Round 47

FP: With C1, tfs around – Make this as the bind off row using the slip stitch method.

RP: There will be no RP. Fasten off and weave in ends.

MAKE THE POMPOM AND ASSEMBLE

After completing the body of the cosy, chain a drawstring of length ~4.5 inches. Weave the string into the chain spaces from Round 43. Then, make a 2.5″ pom pom and attach it to the string and weave in all ends.

Pattern

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