Year of Projects: More Wine Gift Bags

Last week I showed off the two wine bag cozies that I made to kick off my work on the Year of Projects hosted over on Ravelry. This week I’m still working on wine bag cozies but using a different pattern.

Last week the pattern I used was CrochetSpot’s Easy Wine Bottle Cover. This week I used the Wine Bottle Gift Bag by Suzie’s Stuff. This is a super simple pattern but it uses a lovely V-stitch that creates a nice effect that makes the wine bottle gift bag look a bit fancy.

I did two wine bottle gift bags in this pattern. The first one I did using Red Heart Super Saver that I had left over from a project that I did a couple of years ago. I knew that I tend to crochet “big” with this yarn so I went down a hook size from the recommended I hook in the pattern. Other than that I followed the pattern to a T. For the wine bottle tie I used a thick green corded yarn that had come in a yarn lot I got this summer at a yard sale. The Christmassy colors will work well for gifting a bottle of wine this holiday season but in general I think this yarn is too thick for me to want to continue using it for wine bottle gift bags. A looser, lacier, lighter yarn creates a “richer” effect that I think complements a bottle of wine nicely.

I decided to test this theory by doing the same pattern in a different yarn. This yarn also come in a yarn lot and I have no idea what it is but it’s a white yarn that has some sparkle running through it. As I expected, I preferred this effect. I added a blue cord tie to this one because I love the combination of blue and white.

This is a really easy pattern and a great way to dress up a bottle of wine that you’re bringing to someone as a gift when you go to their home.



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  1. Nuts, not pictures, can’t wait to see them. The white one sounds very interesting.

  2. Can’t wait to see them!! It will be interesting to see them in the different yarns!

  3. also would love to see pictures. I’m always looking for ways to dress up hostess gifts.

    • I know – I didn’t want to post without pictures but i didn’t want to fail to get the post up either. I’ll add them to the post tomorrow.

  4. I love the look of the v stitch one and in fact have put one of these on my WIM list for a Christmas pressie. I really enjoy your blog (I”m a regular) .. always a very interesting read. Thanks for all the effort you put into it. Cheers xoxox

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  6. Any patterns?

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