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“.
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
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?
using same materials as above
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