Raspberry Surprise Front Post Wine Cozy by Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots & Cre8tion Crochet

Raspberry Surprise Front Post Wine Cozy

Crochet
February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in HDC
5.0 mm (H)
95 yards (87 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Two weeks ago, I worked up a wine cozy for gift giving. Today, I am sharing my Valentine version of it, and a free crochet pattern so you can work up one for yourself.

These are great because they are reusable. I don’t know about you, but I reuse gift bags when I give gifts. This cozy is something everyone will love to receive over and over again!

It’s also a great decor piece. For anyone who collects wine bottles. Place it in this cozy to display for the season.

Materials:
- 95 Yards(ish) of Worsted Weight Cotton - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Damask Ombre
- H8/5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends - I like to use a #18, or #20.
- Ribbon - I used Offray’s 5/8” in a tan color (found at JoAnn’s)
- Flame Source - I used a candle, but you could also use a lighter

Material Notes:
Yarn Alternatives: Bernat’s Handicrafter Yarn, Lion Brand’s Kitchen Cotton Yarn.
Cotton yarn is a little tougher when it comes to weaving in your ends. You will want a tapestry needle with a larger eye, and duller point otherwise, it will take you longer to weave in your ends and hurt your fingers from tugging at the needle and yarn.

Time Spent:
I was able to work up this cozy in about 45 minutes.

Measurements:
To fit the average bottle size of 3.25” in diameter.

Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
BLO - Back Loop Only (See Pattern Notes below)
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet (See Pattern Notes below)

Photo Tutorial Included for working in the Back Loop Only, Front Post Double Crochet and heat sealing.