Designed by Donna Hulka, Copyright 2006
This pattern was demonstrated by Donna Hulka on the DIY Network show Uncommon Threads in the episode, It’s My Party, which first aired on October 6, 2006.
You may crochet items from this pattern for personal use, for charity, or for sale. You may not sell the pattern itself under any circumstances, neither individually nor in any compilation of patterns.
- Aunt Lydiaâ€™s Denim Quick Crochet or any worsted weight or light worsted weight yarn
- crochet hook, U.S. size H (5.00 mm), or size required to obtain gauge
- assorted beads (20 for body and at least 2 for tie) with holes large enough to thread onto your yarn
- clear nail polish (optional, to stiffen yarn end to thread beads and to secure knots on tie)
- stitch marker (or safety pin)
Rounds 1-6 = 3-3/8″ diameter
You can substitute any yarn that gives the correct gauge. Using the suggested yarn, one cozy will take about one-third of the 400-yard ball.
This cozy fits standard wine bottles fairly snugly. Test the fit as you work. If you prefer a looser fit or have a slightly larger bottle, use a hook one size larger (I/5.50 mm).
Although Aunt Lyida’s Denim Quick Crochet is listed as a worsted weight yarn, I find it tends to work up for me more like a light worsted weight yarn.
bb sc = back bead single crochet
beg = beginning
blo = back loop only
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dec sc = decrease single crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
bb-sc: Insert hook in st indicated, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), push up a bead very close to work, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Bead will lie on the back side of the stitch.
dec sc: Insert hook in st indicated, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Base of Cozy
Stiffen end of yarn with nail polish. Thread 20 beads onto yarn. Push beads along yarn as you are crocheting until they are needed.
Form an adjustable ring by placing the tail end of the yarn behind the working end, forming a large loop, draw yarn through loop, ch 1.
Note: More detailed instructions on the adjustable ring can be found at www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html.
Round 1: 8 sc in ring, pull tail end to tighten ring (note: before clipping tail, weave it in securely). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, sc in last sc (24 sc). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, (sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, sc in each of last 2 sc (32 sc). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc) around, 2 sc in last sc (40 sc). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc) around, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of last 2 sc (48 sc). Do not join. The base of the cozy is now complete.
Round 7: This round gives the base a well-defined edge. Sl st loosely in first sc, place st marker in sl st just made, sl st loosely in each sc around (48 sl st). Do not join. (Do not yet remove marker from first sl st; it will help you identify when you have reached the end of the next round).
Body of Cozy
Round 8: This round begins the body of the cozy. Ch 1, turn, sc in blo of each sl st around (note: the last sc goes in the marked sl st; remove marker) (48 sc). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 9: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each of first 4 sc, (dec sc, sc in each of next 4 sc) around, dec sc (40 st). Sl st in first sc to join.
Round 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc (note: take care not to mistake joining sl st for first sc), place st marker in sc just made, (bb-sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, bb-sc in last sc (40 sc). Remove st marker and sl st in first sc to join.
Round 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in first bb-sc, place st marker in sc just made, sc in each sc and bb-sc around (note: last sc is made in same sc as joining sl st from beg of this round) (40 sc). Do not join.
Round 12 and up: Remove st marker, sc in first sc and each sc around and around (do not join between rounds or count rounds) until cozy measures 9-1/2″ tall, then sl st in next sc to join.
Finishing Round 1: Note: This round creates the spaces through which you will thread the tie to close the cozy. Ch 4, (skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1) around, skip last sc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4 to join (40 st).
Finishing Round 2:
Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining sl st, (sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc) around, sc in last ch-1 sp (40 sc). Sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Tie for Cozy
Leaving a 5″ tail, ch 95. Fasten off, leaving another 5″ tail. Weave tie back and forth through spaces in Finishing Round 1. For each tail, stiffen end with nail polish; slide bead(s) onto tail, knot tail close to bead and cut close to knot; apply clear nail polish to knot to set.
The free pattern was originally available in 2006 on the DIY Network, but after a web site redesign/reorganization in 2009, it is missing, although the main page for the It’s My Party episode remains.