Friday, 8 February 2013

Valentine Wine Cosy

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It just wouldn't be FitzBirch Crafts without a wine cosy to mark a special occasion and what better time for a glass of wine than the early evening of Valentines night?

This cosy is one of our designs that has had a slight tweak to help cupid on the night.


Pattern Instructions:-


Using DPN's size 4 and M (Creme) cast on 48 stitches.
Establish a K2, P2 rib and continue for 7cm.

In you final row of ribbing, increase between each set of K2's.  This will increase your stitches to 60.  It is important for the gingham pattern that the stitches be in multiple of 3's.

Continue in stocking stitch using M for 2 cm.

Gingham Pattern:
Using M K3, Using C1 (light Pink) K3.  Continue to end.
Repeat this row 2 more times (3 rows in total)

Next row - Using C1, K3, Using C2 (dark Pink) K3.  Continue to end.
Repeat this row 2 more time (3 rows in total)

Next row -
Using M K3, Using C1 (light Pink) K3.  Continue to end.
Repeat this row 2 more times (3 rows in total)

Continue in M and stocking stitch until you are approximately 6cm from the bottom of the bottle.

Repeat the Gingham pattern once more.

Continue in M and stocking stitch until you are approximately 1 cm from the bottom of the bottle.

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of each needle for every row until 4 stitches remain on each needle.

Cut wool leaving a 10cm tail and using a wool needle, thread back through the stitches and pull firmly.  Secure tail.

Button Heart

I purchased a cheap heart decoration from a very large Swedish retailer which I covered in an assortment of buttons.  If you can't located one, then a sturdy cardboard heart covered in paper or fabric and then covered in buttons will do.   Then just glue the buttons in place.  It can be a bit fiddly and I have a blister to prove it, but it's worth it.  It's very cute.

It is then a case of hanging it around the neck of the bottle and enjoying quality time together.

Happy Knitting and Happy Valentine,
Louise

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Other Wine Cosy Patterns from FitzBirch Craft

Christmas Wine Cosies
Floral Wine Cosy
Halloween Wine Cosy - Creepy Cabernet
Halloween Wine Cosy - Tarantula
Halloween Wine Cosy


Disclaimer: We are all part of one big crafting community so please do not sell our patterns or claim them as your own. You are free to do what you wish with finished items but if you sell them online, please link back to us for pattern credit. Please use your own images if advertising an item for sale from our patterns.  We are not expert pattern designers and believe knitting and crochet is a wonderful art form.  Therefore, many of the ways we create things may not be according to established methods.

13 comments:

  1. That is so adorable! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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    1. Thanks Diana .. and thanks for hosting such a great link Party. .. Louise

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  2. So cute! Oh and I see you're a fellow Aussie :) newest follower xo

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    1. Thanks for the follow Mel .. I had a laugh at your 'Hey Girl' page and just have to follow a fellow Aussie. :-) You have a great blog. .. Louise

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  3. Love your project. Been wanting to make something for my door. I'm going to make a button heart after seeing yours:) Pinned! New follow. Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/lombard-gable.html

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    1. Thanks Michele - love your vintage inspired blog and thanks for the invite to follow - Deb

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  4. Such a gorgeous wine cosy!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Jill - really enjoying linking up to Round Tuit, loads of inspiring links to keep me busy! - Deb

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  5. I wish I was a knitter! I crochet! I love buttons heart! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!!!

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    1. Thanks Tonna and thanks for another great Submarine Sunday. ..Louise

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  6. What a cute idea! I love the buttons too :) I found you via a round tuit and now I'm your newest follower. Elisabeth x

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    1. Thanks for the follow Elisabeth. I am slowly turning into a button addict. I seem to be putting them on most things I am making lately. :-) Louise

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  7. So adorable and creative!! I love it. You did an awesome job! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Kathy
    www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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