Celtic Bottle Bag
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I like to give handmade gifts whenever appropriate. I find even if I’m giving a bottle of wine, a crocheted gift bag is always appreciated. With Father’s Day around the corner, I thought this was the perfect time to design a practical gift with Dad in mind!
The Celtic Bottle Bag is available with two options. The first is a combination of the Celtic weave pattern with a band of tapestry crochet in the center, that has been customized with the word “DAD” on it. The second is intended for more generic gift giving and is worked in the Celtic weave all the way up to the handles.
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I made this bag with Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie
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Celtic weave has always been one of my favorite stitch patterns. Some find it confusing, but really it’s simply working a front post treble crochet in specific stitches while skipping others, then going back to work in the skipped stitches. This process is what creates the diagonal basket weave. Once you do a round or two, you should see the pattern emerge and it will become intuitive!
Now if you haven’t tried your hand at tapestry crochet, don’t worry! This is a great project to try it out because it is a very simple graphic design in only two colors. I’ve also provided you with links to a few tutorials that you may find useful (see notes section below).
This bag is generously sized for a typical wine bottle, but if you want it in a different size, it’s pretty easy to adjust, just follow the guidelines in the pattern. I made the built in handles for extra stability and security when carrying a gift bottle.
Size: Approximately 10” circumference x 13” tall as shown with graphic design.
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie (153 yards per skein) or similar #4 worsted weight yarn. In solid color bag requires approximately 210 yards total. To duplicate graphic “DAD” design as shown:
- Color 1 (Royal) – 1 skeins
- Color 2 (Lime) – 100 yards
- Color 3 (Lemony) – 20 yards
Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
And to store my crochet hooks, I love this case!
Gauge: 20 sc x 18 rows in 4”.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
FPtc = front post treble crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
- I have a series of tutorials that may be helpful in working this pattern.
- Weave ends as you work.
- Stitch count is in ( ) at the end of the round.
- Beginning Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
- Join indicated rounds with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round.
This bag is designed to fit a typical wine bottle but can be made taller or shorter by adding or decreasing rounds. You can make the main part of the bag all in Celtic Weave or the first and last part in Celtic Weave and the center section is tapestry crochet with the charted design (see end of pattern for chart).
- The Celtic Weave rounds are joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch of each round not the beginning ch3.
- The tapestry rounds are worked in a spiral (no join) unless otherwise noted, however, if you prefer to join, see the tutorial section above for some tips.
- Color changes are made by completing the last stitch before the color change with the new color.
I urge you to review the tutorials linked on the first page for helpful techniques.
Round 1: With Color 1, ch4, join with sl st in first ch to form circle, ch3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in center of circle, join. (12)
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2dc in each st to end, join. (24)
Round 3: Ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, dc in next st, [2dc in next st, dc in next st] repeat between [ ] to end, join. (36)
Round 4: Ch1, [2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] repeat between [ ] to end, join. Approximately 4” diameter. (48 sts for remainder of rounds)
Round 5: Ch1, working in BLO, sl st in each st to end, join.
Round 6: Ch1, working around sl st and into BLO of Round 5, sc in each st to end, join.
Round 7: Ch3 (does not count as a st unless noted), [skip 2, FPtc in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made FPtc in 2 skipped sts], repeat to end, join to top of first FPtc. (12 sets of crossed sts throughout)
Round 8: Ch3, skip first 4 sts, [FPtc in next 2 sts, working behind the posts just made FPtc in the last 2 skipped stitches, skip 2 sts], repeat to end, join to top of first FPtc.
Round 9: Ch3, skip first 4 sts, [FPtc in next 2 sts, working in front of the posts just made FPtc in the last 2 skipped sts, skip 2 sts], repeat to end, join to top of first FPtc.
Rounds 10 to 15: Repeat Rounds 8 & 9. For bag without the Tapestry Crochet section, continue repeats until bag is desired height less 2”
Round 16: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join. (48)
For ALL Celtic Weave bag, skip to Handles.
Tapestry Crochet Section
Round 17: With Color 2, ch1, sc in each st to end, join.
Rounds 18 to 33: Ch1, working in BLO sc in next 10 sts; for sts 11 through 38 follow chart paying attention to color changes; working in BLO, sc in last 10 sts, join.
Round 34: Repeat round 7.
Rounds 35 and 36: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9.
Round 37: Repeat Round 8.
Handles – make in color desired
Rounds 1 to 3: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join. For Tapestry Crochet design fasten off after last repeat, find the center of the “A” in the word DAD, count 13 sts to the right, join Color 1 in that st. For ALL Celtic Weave design, DO NOT fasten off.
Round 4: Ch1, sc 6 sts, [ch12, skip 12], sc next 12 sts; repeat between [ ], sc last 6 sts, join.
Round 5: Ch1, sc in each sc and each ch st to end, join.
Rounds 6 to 8: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join.
Last Round: Turn to work from inside, working loosely, sl st in each st to end, join.
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