Vacation with a Capital V!

Just back from a great week of vacation. I had a great time visiting family and friends back East. It was so relaxing. There was lots of eating, beaching, and wine! It’s always a vacation when someone else cooks and cleans for you!

When I am staying in someone’s home I love to leave little impromptu gifts. Coasters, dishcloths, and other items work up quickly and are always useful. This time my brother expressed a need for a beer bottle cozy. If there’s one thing we knitters/crocheters can’t resist making, it’s a good cozy!

In the featured picture you can see one of the fantastic tablescapes of the talented Marianne Mahoney. Please check out her blog “Everyday Lifestyle“.

So here’s the “Vacation with a Capital V Bottle Cozy and Coaster”Close up cozy

Materials:

one quarter of a skein of Lily Sugar & Cream crochet cotton (I used Wooded Moss)

size G crochet hook

Gauge: about 4 st per inch

Finished size: 6.5 inches circumference and 3.5 inches long

Instructions:

Foundation round: ch 30, sl st to 1st ch, ch 1

(project is worked circularly. Sl st to join rounds. Ch to begin next round)

Round 1: sc around (30 st) sl st in back loop of 1st sc to join, ch 1

R2 : sc around in back loops, sl st to join, ch 1

R3: sc around in back loops, sl st thru both loops to join, ch 3

R4: * skip 1 sc, dc thru both loops in next sc, ch 1* repeat around, sl st, ch 1

Repeat rows 1 to 4 two more times. Fasten off and weave in ends. Slip over a frosty bottle and enjoy!

How about a coaster to go with that cozy?

Quickie Coaster

using same materials as above

Ch 32

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc 29, ch 1, turn

Row 2: sc in back loop of each sc, ch1, turn

Row 3: sc in front loop of each sc, ch 1, turn

Row 4: ch2, *skip 1 sc, dc, ch 1* repeat across, turn

repeat rows 2 to 4 once

repeat rows 2 and 3.  fasten off and weave in ends.

fasten off and weave in ends

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