Grapey Goodness Wine Bag

This wine cozy features a unique stitch pattern reminiscent of a bunch of harvest grapes. And with easy-to-crochet handles and a pretty drawstring, it’s ready to delight any host or hostess. All you need is half a skein of Red Heart Boutique yarn to make this gorgeous wine cozy.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Fits standard 750 milliliters wine bottles

Gauge: 12 sts x 12 rows = 4” in main st pattern

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable (100% acrylic; 280 yards [256 meters]/100 grams): Petunia (1 ball)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

3-dc cluster: Yo, insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops remain on hook); yo insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops remain on hook); yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern

Rnd 1: Starting with a magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc into the ring, join with a sl st. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with a sl st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (30 sts)
Rnds 6-7: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st. (30 sts)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, 3-dc cluster in the first st, ch 1, skip 1 st, *3-dc cluster in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in top of first 3-dc cluster. (15 3-dc clusters, 15 chs)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the first skipped st of round before last, (enclosing ch-1 from previous round in the st), *sc in the next st, dc in the next skipped st of round before last; repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (30 sts)
Rnds 10-33: Repeat Rounds 8-9.
Rnd 34 (Eyelet Row): Ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 2, skip 1 st, *sc in the next st, ch 2, skip 1 st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st. (15 sc, 30 chs)
Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch sp around, join with a sl st. (30 sts)
Rnds 36-41: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st. (30 sts)
Rnd 42: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, ch 15, skip 10 sts, sc in next 5 sts, ch 15, skip the last 10 sts, join with a sl st. (10 sc, 30 ch)
Rnd 43: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, join with a sl st. (40 sts)
Rnds 44-45: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st. Break yarn and finish off. Weave in ends. (40 sts)

Drawstring

Ch for 20”, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and each st to end. Break yarn and finish off. Weave in ends. Weave drawstring through eyelets in Round 34. yarn ball

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