Happy New Year! I’ve been wanting to do something champagne-bottle themed for a long time. I’m gonna say right up front, that I don’t think a scarf made out of these champagne bottle motifs would be the greatest scarf, because the thin portion along the neck of the bottle would be a weak and stretchy point, also with a tendency to twist. HOWEVER, I could not help myself but try! I am running out of time this year to complete a full scarf, but these little bottles were so cute, that I wanted to share them with you anyway.
My buddy Candace pointed out that you could also make a cute garland out of this motif. And champagne isn’t just for NYE. You could make a scarf or garland for any kind of celebratory occasion, and you can put whatever words you like on the labels with surface crochet, felt letters, or puffy paint.
I fully intend to complete my scarf and shoot non-phone-cam pics. Until then, this pattern will be free on my blog. When I get the chance to convert it into an actual scarf pattern, I might pull it from here and add it to my Etsy shop. Not sure yet!
What ever your plans are tonight, stay safe and stay warm. I think 2017 is going to be a really weird year for me (maybe more on that later), but I hope for all of us to be happy and healthy. Cheers!
What You’ll Need
- Worsted weight yarn in Gold, such as Lion Brand Yarn in Mustard – approx. 8 yards per bottle
- Worsted weight yarn in Bottle Color (BC), such as Lion Brand Yarn in Kelly Green or Aquamarine – approx. 9 yards per bottle
- Worsted weight yarn in White, such as Lion Brand Yarn in White – approx. 6 yards per bottle
- Worsted weight yarn in Black, such as Lion Brand Yarn in Black – approx. 5 yards per bottle
- Worsted weight yarn in Red, such as Lion Brand Yarn in Scarlet – approx. 2 yards per bottle
- H8/5.00mm hook
- tapestry needle
- optional: straight pins, felt, puffy paint
Gauge is not super important since your champagne bottles don’t need to be a particular size.
ch (s) – chain(s)
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together
sk – skip
sl st- slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
( ) – work everything inside the parenthesis in the next stitch
[ ] – repeat everything inside the bracket as many times indicated
– With Gold, ch 7.
Row 1: Sk 1st ch from hook, 6 sc. – 6 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc, (2 sc), 2 sc. – 7 sts
Rows 3-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 7 sts
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog. – 4 sts
Rows 6-10: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 4 sts
Row 11: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 2 sc, (2 sc). – 6 sts
Row 12: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 4 sc, (2 sc). – 8 sts
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 8 sts.
– Break off Gold. Join BC.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 6 sc, (2 sc). – 10 sts
Row 15: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 8 sc, (2 sc). – 12 sts
Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 12 sts
Row 17: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 11 sc. – 13 sts
Row 18: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 12 sc. – 14 sts
Row 19: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 14 sts.
– Break off BC. Join Gold.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 14 sts
– Break off Gold. Join White.
Rows 21- 27: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 14 sts
– Break off White. Join Gold.
Row 28: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 14 sts.
– Break off Gold. Join BC.
Rows 29-32: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 14 sts
Row 33: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 10 sc, sc2tog. – 12 sts
Row 34: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 8 sc, sc2t0g. – 10 sts
– Break off and weave in all ends.
Band – Make 2
– With Black, pull out a 24 inch yarn-tail, then ch 3.
Row 1: Sk 1st ch from hook, 2 sc. – 2 sts
Rows 2-11: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly. – 2 sts
– Break off and weave in end.
– Save long yarn-tail for sewing later.
– With Red, make magic ring, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. Don’t join rnds. – 6 sts
Rnd 2: (2 sc) 6 times. -12 sts
– Sl st to next st to join.
– Break off leaving 18 inches of yarn for sewing later. Weave in short end.
- Due to the fact that we are using sc in rows, your Bottle will probably be curling. This is just a frustrating fact of life when using sc. I would suggest blocking your Bottles at this point before assembling it further. I’m using acrylic yarn, which can be difficult to block or you might melt it. Here’s another method. My friend Candace uses the blow-dryer method. So use your favorite blocking method or Google some and experiment!
- Arrange 2 Bands in an X-shape on the Bottle where the Gold top meets the Bottle Color. You can use pins here if you wish. Sew each Band to Bottle.
- Sew Wax Seal on top of the intersection of the Bands.
- Optionally, you can embroider, use surface crochet, or use fabric paint to put a word or short phrase on the label or white area of the Bottle.