Crochet Bottle Cover Pattern




What you need:
a plain, uncoloured, straight-sided, glass wine-bottle, rinsed out and from which you have soaked off the label;
some cotton yarn in assorted colours to suit your scheme;
a pretty button to close;
ordinary sewing thread to match your button and chosen motifs.

I used a 4mm hook and DK weight cotton yarn but because everyone's tension differs slightly I recommend checking for fit as you go especially if using a different weight of yarn or size of hook. You want the cover to fit nice and snugly but not be too tight.


What you do (in UK terms):
1 Make a magic loop. Now ch 3 and make 7 treble crochet stitches into the ring. (8 stitches in total) Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3 to close the round. Pull on the loose thread to tighten up the circle.

2 Ch 3 (I find it easiest to count this as the last treble of the round rather than the first, when crocheting in the round) Make 2 treble crochet stitches into each stitch treating your ch 3 as the last stitch of the final pair. Join your penultimate stitch with a slip st to the ch 3 to close the round. (16 stitches in total)

3 Ch 3 as before. *Make 1 treble crochet stitch into the next stitch and 2 in the following one. * Repeat between **s until you get to the last stitch where your ch 3 will be waiting for you to act as the last stitch of the final pair. Join your penultimate stitch to it with a slip stitch as you did before. (24 stitches in total)

4 Ch 3 as before. *Make 1 treble crochet stitch into the next 2 stitches and 2 in the following one. * Repeat between **s until you get to the last stitch where your ch 3 will be waiting for you to act as the last stitch of the final pair. Join your penultimate stitch to it with a slip stitch as you did before. (32 stitches in total)

5 For a standard size wine bottle this is a big enough circle to fit the base nicely but check with the bottle you are using. Assuming you are on target, size-wise, you are now going to stop increasing and crochet evenly around until you get to the required height. *Ch 3 and make 1 treble crochet stitch in each stitch around. Join to your initial ch 3 with a slip stitch.* Repeat between **s for another 20 rows or so until you reach the point where the shoulders of the bottle begin to slop inwards.

You are now going to stop crocheting in the round and turn the work at the end of each row so that you can make an opening that allows you to take the jacket on and off easily.

6 Ch 3, *make 1 treble crochet stitch in each of the next 5 stitches, tr2tog, make 1 treble crochet stitch in each of the next 6 stitches, tr2tog. (28 stitches in total including your initial ch 3 as first st)

7 Turn the work. Ch 3, *make 1 treble crochet stitch in each of the next 4 stitches, tr2tog, make 1 treble crochet stitch in each of the next 5 stitches, tr2tog. (24 stitches in total including your initial ch 3 as first st)

8 Turn the work. Ch 3 *make 1 treble crochet stitch in the next stitch, tr2tog, make 1 treble crochet stitch in the next stitch, tr2tog. (20 stitches in total including your initial ch 3 as first st)

9 Turn the work. Ch 1 and make one double crochet stitch in each stitch around to give a neat top edge. (20 stitches) Do not fasten off immediately but make a chain big enough to act as a loop, to fasten your button. Secure the end of the chain into the end of the previous row below with a slip stitch and fasten the end off neatly.

10 Sew on your button to match the position of the loop fastening.

11 Add flowers or any other decorative motif you fancy to a plain background or you could crochet the cover in stripes. My tulips were made from AterG's lovely pattern which you can buy for a couple of pounds on Etsy here. I found it easiest to put the jacket on the bottle and play around with the positioning of the flowers and stitch them in place in situ as it were. Stitch motifs in place by hand using matching sewing thread and small oversewing stitches for best effect.



Happy Hooking!


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