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Gift Bottle Sweater
- Red Heart Sparkle Soft – 1 skein
- 8 Stitch Markers (one for each braid)
- Buttons or other decorations as desired
Hook/Gauge: Hook US H (5.00mm); 13hdc x 10 Rows = 4”; Hook US G/4.00mm for collar
BLO: back loop only
BPtr: back post treble crochet
dc: double crochet
dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together
FPtr: front post treble crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Size: Will fit typical wine or liquor bottle – approximately 3 1/2″ diameter at base
- Weave ends as you work
- Ch1 or ch3 at beginning of row does NOT count as stitch
- Stitch count for row/round in ( ) at end of row/round
- Work instructions in [ ] as designated
- When a number precedes a stitch you will complete that number of stitches in the next stitch. Example: 3hdc means you will make 3hdc in the next stitch.
- As you work the “sweater”, it will appear to be too wide, but don’t worry, once you braid up the cables, it will tighten up!
Wine Bottle – Hook US H/5.00mm:
Join each round with a sl st in the first st.
Start each round in same st as join.
Round 1: Ch2, work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Round 2: Ch1, 2hdc in each st, join. (16)
Round 3: Ch1, [2hdc, hdc next] around to end, join. (24)
Round 4: Ch1, [2hdc, hdc next 2] around to end, join. (32)
Round 5: Ch1, [2sc, sc next 3] around to end, join. Approximately 3 ½” diameter. (40)
Round 6: Ch1, working in BLO, sc in each st around, join. (40)
Round 7: Ch2 (does not count as st), [FPtr, dc next 2, ch2, dc next 2, ch2, dc next 2, FPtr, dc next 2], repeat between [ ] to end, join. (40 not including chs)
Round 8: Ch2 (does not count as st), [FPtr in FPtr, dc next 2, ch7, dc next 2, ch7, dc next 2, FPtr in FPtr, dc next 2], repeat between [ ] to end, join. (40 not including chs)
Note: the ch7 sections will be braided for the cable effect. There will be 8 braids in all.
Rounds 9 to 22: Repeat Round 8, 14 times or until piece measures 8” from beg of Round 6.
Braiding the Loops: At this point you are ready to “braid” the loops. Starting at bottom and working from right side, pull ch7 from Round 8 through ch2 of Round 7, *pull ch7 of next round through ch7 of current round*, repeat between * to end and add stitch marker in last ch7 loop to hold it in place. Repeat for all ch7 sections.
Round 23: Ch1, hdc in each st and sl st in each ch7 loop around, join. (48 including the sl sts)
Round 24: Ch2, [dc, dc2tog] around, join. (32)
Round 25: Ch1, sc in each st, join. (32)
Collar – Hook US G/4.00mm:
You will work the collar stitches vertically and sl st them to Round 25 at each turn.
Row 1: Ch16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, sl st in next 2 sts on Round 25. (15)
Row 2: Turn, working in BLO, sc in each st to end. (15)
Row 3: Ch1, turn, working in BLO, sc in each st to end, sl st in next 2 sts on Round 25. (15)
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until there are no more stitches on Round 25.
Next Row: Repeat Row 2 one more time.
Last Row: Ch1, turn, working in BLO, sc in each st to end, sl st in next st on Round 25. Fasten off. (15)
For open collar, fasten off.
For turtleneck, bring two collar ends together, working through both loops of the side closest to you and the BLO of the other side, sl st loosely to end. Fasten off.
Add buttons, beads, or ties to decorate the sweater.
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Week 7 will be hosted by The Hooked Haberdasher
- The pattern will be released on 10/23 by The Hooked Haberdasher.
- Finished projects posted in the pinned post at Crochet Playground Facebook Group, by 10/29 will be entered to win the Red Heart Yarn Prize package ($50 Value).
- Here is the material list so you’ll be ready to get started right away:
- Red Heart Soft, Worsted weight yarn, in two colors; 1 skein of each color – you will not use it all
- 5.0 mm hook
- stitch marker
- *optional: Red Heart Boutique Fur – 1 skein
- Yarn/Tapestry needle for weaving ends
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CRYSTAL ANN says
Hello! I absolutely love this pattern and as I’m new to crocheting, I’m already starting on these as Christmas presents.. I made it all the way to Row 22 (red and white one) but I’m having trouble with the braiding. Do I thread some yarn through all those loops or make Single Crochets or something? I would really like to conquer this, it looks great in the pictures! Thanks in advance!
No there is no additional yarn or stitching necessary. You simply take the loop from one row and pull it through the loop of the previous row and just keep working that way. You may find this video tutorial helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHJTB4B6Lpw
CRYSTAL ANN says
Ahhhh ok I get it now.. Thank you! 🙂
Having problems with pattern. on round 8 when I chain 2 it makes everything lay wrong and look crooked. And is this the correct first stitch. FPtr and are the last two stitches of round ending 2 DC?
Thanks! Love these pattern hoping to get it so I can make a lot
for the holidays!!
Hi Mary, thanks for your note. I’m not sure why it is going crooked for you. The pattern has a row of posts the whole length of the cover, so each row you will work the post stitches in the same one as the previous row. As for the ch2, it is simply to get you to the correct height for the row, in my sample I pulled them fairly tight and they just disappear into the background. Be sure you are joining to the top of the post stitch not the ch2. Hope that helps.
Julie D says
I am LOVING the way the braided sections turned out, and I am wondering if you have any other patterns that use this technique. I would love to try it on something else.
Thank you very much. I don’t have any other patterns at the moment, but I’ve been toying with a baby sweater in my head 🙂