Crochet Bottle Cozy with Poinsettia
Worsted weight yarn: 2.5 oz green yarn and, sample used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn in Kelly Green;
Scraps of worsted weight red and gold for poinsettia, sample used Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry and Mustard;
Crochet hook 4 mm and 6 mm;
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.
1st row: Using the larger (size J) hook 2 strands of green yarn, make a magic ring, chain 3 (counts as 1st dc) 11 dc in ring (12 dc total). Sl St to 1st st;
2nd row: 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:
3rd-17th rows: Ch 3 for 1st stitch, dc in remaining stitches (24 st) Sl st to 1st st;
18th row: 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;
19th row: 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);
20th row: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and around row. (42 st). Fasten off and weave in ends.
The flower is worked with one strand of yarn. The petals are formed by working one half of each petal in one round and then coming back and working the other half of each petal in the subsequent round (and slip stitching over the previously worked stitches).
Using the smaller hook and yellow yarn, make a magic ring.
1st row: ch 1 and work 6 sc in ring, sl st to 1stsc. (6 sc);
2nd row: Working in the front loop only for this round, *ch 4, sl st to 1st ch, sl st to next st. Repeat from * around. (6 Picot stitches). Fasten off yellow and change to red in last stitch;
3rd row: Working in back loop only from round 1, 2sc in ea stitch around, join with sl st to 1st st at the end of the round (12 sc);
4th row: (Petals – 1st half) *Ch 9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, then working across the remaining chains, work: sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc. You are now to the base of the petal. Sl st into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * 5 more times to form 6 petal halves;
5th row: (Petals – 2nd half). You are now at the base of the first petal. *Working into the opposite side of the chain worked in the previous round, work: hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc. (Pause and look at your work. These stitches should match the corresponding stitch on the opposite side of the chain.) Now sl st around the rest of the petal to the base, sl st into the st between petals. Repeat from * around. At the end of the round, join with a sl st to the 1st st and fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.
Position poinsettia on wine cozy and sew down. Weave in all ends.