Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crochet Wine Glass Holder with Neck Strap

I've seen some hilarious pics of wine glass holders with neck straps floating around the internet.  I decided they would make great gifts for my book club buddies.  Unfortunately, all the links I tried were for paid patterns.  Now I am absolutely in favor of fellow hookers selling their patterns, but I'm a mom of three on a strict budget and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to make things myself.  I learned how to crochet and knit via free tutorials and videos posted by generous, experienced yarn lovers, and like to return the favor.  Here's what I came up with.   I fiddled around with some Lily Sugar & Cream I had on hand, but any cotton worsted weight yarn will work.  Acrylic yarns tend to stretch a lot, so you'll need to scale your project down if you're not using cotton.

Disclaimer...I am by no means an expert pattern creator!  Feel free to give it a go, but please refrain from any negative comments.  I don't check comments often, but will try to check for questions when time allows.

You will need:
• H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
• Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (way less than 1 skein)
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
• Wine Glass (mine had 2 3/4" diameter base)

Instructions:

Chain 20 and join with slip stitch to first chain, forming a loop. Check to make sure it will just slip around the base of your wine glass.  If not, adjust your loop by adding/subtracting chains in 2's.  You want your loop to have an even number of chains.

 
 
Chain 1, then single crochet (sc) around in each chain.  Slip stitch (sl st) to first stitch to join.
 

 
Chain 4, skip a stitch (sk st), then slip stitch into next stitch.  Continue *ch 4, sk st, sl st* all the way around your chain loop. 
 

 
 
After your last chain 4, skip a stitch, join with a slip stitch in same stitch as first stitch in the round.  It will look like a flower with 10 petals (more or less petals if you added/subtracted chains to adjust the size of your original loop).
 
 
Chain 4, slip stitch into the 1st chain 4 space from previous round. 
 
 
Continue *chain 4, slip stitch into next chain 4 space* around.  You will now work in a continuous spiral, without joining at the end of each round, until your "net sleeve" is almost as tall as you want it.  It will start looking less like a flower and more like a wine glass sleeve!  Mine was about 6 spiral rounds after completing the original 10 "petals." 
 




At this point, it is a good idea to try the sleeve on your wine glass.  Remember that the yarn will stretch a bit once your glass is full of vino, so leave some sipping space on top!  The "net" crochet stitches are fairly forgiving and stretchy, so your sleeve should fit both traditional and chunkier glasses.  If it doesn't fit the way you want, just go back and add some chains at the beginning.  The sleeves work up so quickly that you hardly mind frogging and starting over!  Once you're happy with the fit of your sleeve, it's time to add some substance to the top.

Chain 1, single crochet 3 times into same chain 4 space.  Then continue *single crochet 3 times into chain 4 space* all the way around the previous round.  When you reach the end, slip stitch into the first single crochet from the round to join.  Congratulations!  The sleeve portion is done!  Try it on your glass one more time, but don't cut your yarn.  Now it's time to make the neck strap.

 

Chain 80 somewhat loosely.  Loop the chain around your neck and add/subtract chains until you've got the length you want.  Make sure your chain is not twisted and slip stitch into opposite side of sleeve.  I counted 12 stitches backwards (to the right) and slip stitched into the 13th stitch.  You will need to adjust if you started with more/less "petals" at the beginning.



Slip stitch in the next stitch.  Then single crochet in each chain of your strap all the way back to the beginning of your chain.  Slip stitch into stitch next to beginning of chain, then slip stitch again in the next stitch.  Single crochet back to the other side of your strap one more time.  Slip stitch one more time and tie off  to secure your strap.  Finish your wine glass holder by weaving in yarn ends with a tapestry needle. 


 
Voila!  You now have a ridiculously silly wine glass holder with neck strap!  I'm pretty sure if I ever actually wear mine with a full glass of wine, I will end up with a very wet top, but am looking forward to sharing giggles with my book club buddies.  ;)
 
 
 

 

62 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! Great directions

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  2. I have had such a hard time figuring out how to make one of these and I do have some experience under my belt! ...call it blonde luck or just stupidity if you will hahaa! My best friend's wife is a huge vino drinker and he suggested that I make one of these for her... and now all thanks to you I finally can! Greatly appreciate the help and your sharing! HUGS and happy hooking!

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    1. Hope it works out for you. Thanks for the kind comment. :))

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    2. Really easy pattern to follow for a beginner. Can the pattern be adjusted so that the finished item can be adjusted to fit more than one glass of a different size at all?

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    3. As noted in the tutorial, the glass holder is quite stretchy and fits most stemmed glasses. If you have a particularly large glass, just add chains in multiples of two when creating your beginning ring.

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    4. This pattern was really easy...Thank you, made 2 in an hour or less...

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    5. Thank you for sharing. Great idea!

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    6. Hi. How do you get it over the bottom of the glass?

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    7. Hi Jane. The beginning of post instructs to make sure initial loop of chain 20 fits around bottom of glass. If not, add extra chains in multiples of two until the loop slips around bottom.

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  3. Love it! Thanks for sharing, I'm hopeless at making up patterns on my own. :o)

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  4. Thank you for this pattern! Love it!

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  5. Thank you for this pattern. Money is tight for me also and was looking for a free pattern so I could make these for my friends that like to drink wine. Thanks again

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  6. Thank you Heidi for taking the time to post this pattern for us. Just made up 6 in different colours. Works up quick and they look great!! Teresa

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    1. Glad the pattern worked out for you, Teresa!

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  7. looking forward to making one today for a hockey mom/friend. Thanks for taking the time to write this up so others can enjoy :)

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  8. Thank you so very much for posting this. I too wanted to make for someone else but could not find anything but paid patterns. Bless you for figuring this out and sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome. Hope it works out for you!

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  9. Thank you so much for the pattern! I just made a holder to match a beach tote I made as a birthday gift. A bottle of wine, and a wine glass with the holder, will go in the tote. It looks great!

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    1. What a fun gift idea! Lucky friend!

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing! Saw people using these at a Wine Fair I attended this weekend and wanted to know how they were made so my friends & I can have some to use next year!!

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  11. Hello, thanks for this, great tutorial! I am new to crochet but found it easy to follow unlike others I have seen. I am having a few problems though....instead of eventually looking like a sleeve it ends up getting wider and wider and turning into a circle, looking more like a coaster. I am certain I am doing something wrong, have you any idea what I might be doing to make this happen? Thanks!

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    1. It sounds like you may be increasing as you work around. Try adding a stitch marker (or just tie a scrap of yarn) after you complete your first ten "petals" and make sure you have the same number of "petals" every time you complete a spiral. It will definitely look like a flat flower at first, but should look more like a sleeve after several rounds. Good luck!

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    2. You were right! I successfully made 9 of these for a hen party at a music festival and they went down very well. Complete strangers were complementing me on them - I pointed to your tutorial of course. Thanks for your help!

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    3. I'm so glad it worked out for you! Great idea to use them at a music festival!

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  12. I'm so happy to find your post! Thanks, Heidi! I saw people at a local farmers market carrying wine glasses (because there is a representative from a local winery at the market selling by the glass or bottle) and thought "hey! that's what those holders are for!" Great gift idea for my market-going friends!

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    1. You're very welcome! They seem silly at first, but are quite useful at wine tastings. I hear they are a fun idea for bachelorette parties, but after almost 20 years of marriage, I haven't attended any lately. Lol! Happy hooking!

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  13. Thank you for this easy to read pattern! I attempted to make a one last night with a paid pattern and I was unable to complete it. I just finished one using your pattern and it turned out great.

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  14. Glad to hear it! You're very welcome.

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  15. Thank you for the pattern! I am making a ton of these for a girls night out event as favors to go with the wine glasses! I can't wait to see the reaction!

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  16. fantastic pattern, thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love these what a good and fun idea crochet 4 of them and give a bottle of wine with it!

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  18. Would you be willing to make a youtube video? I'm much better at following visually...thank you

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    1. Afraid I don't have time to make videos now. I am a special education teacher and have three, active boys of my own. Maybe one of my teenagers can help create an instructional video over summer break. Thanks for the interest!

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  19. Love this pattern, thanks so much for sharing. It is quick and simple and I am pairing the necklace with a wine bottle cozy for Christmas gifts for a few work friends.

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    1. You're very welcome. Lucky coworkers!

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  20. Thanks so much for this pattern...my 30 year old son now wanted to learn to crochet so he can make some of these to sale.....thanks again

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    1. Great to hear of a guy 'Crocheter'. My son knits and learned at about 21, he's 30 now! But not enough patterns for men with crochet I find!

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  21. Thank you very much for sharing your wine glass holder crochet pattern with us. We have been seeing these on Facebook but no one had a pattern to share. You're very kind for doing this. Thank you again.

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  22. Thank you so much!!! Do you have a YouTube channel?

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    1. I'm afraid no time for a You Tube channel at this time in my life. Maybe someday when I'm an empty nester.

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  23. To be honest, I have trouble walking & have to use a walker. I can't carry stuff like a normal person & this is brilliant!!!! Can't wait to make this! Thanks so much for the pattern!

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  24. cheers for this. My boozy friends have been sending me the link with a plea for me to make them for them. Guess that's my evenings covered for the week lol.

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    1. Perhaps your boozy friends will thank you with a bottle or two of vino. ;)

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  25. They look great can't wait to get some yarn to try this !!

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  26. Made my first one last night. Having an annual get together with family for Spring break in March, this will be such fun to serve up their favorite wine and watch the fun begin!Thank you for sharing!!

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  27. Hi. Thanks for sharing this pattern. A silly question maybe, but how do you het the glass in and out? X

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    1. No such thing as a silly question! The original chain 20 should be large enough to slip around the base of most wine glasses. If it is too small, add chains in multiples of 2 until you can slip the loop around base of glass. This pattern is for an average sized wine glass. If you have a large glass, it is easy to adjust the size. Refer to first part of instructions. Good luck!

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  28. I just made one...great directions!!! Will be using it this weekend at our local Wine and Seafood Festival!!! Thank-you!

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  29. I've just made one for my friend as a surprise! Thanks very much for the pattern

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  30. Thanks for sharing, very easy to follow.

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  31. HI Heidi, Thank you for sharing. Like you I could only find pay for patterns and I wanted to make them for fun for friends. I love the pattern and it works perfectly for my wine glasses. Gave me a fun filled Sunday morning xxx

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  32. My first ever written pattern that I've followed without a YouTube accompanying video lol. Thanks! Super cute and relatively quick to compete. I'll post a pic when in use on instagram under @Rat_Tails

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  33. Fabulous pattern! Thank you! You are clever, I have been looking for this type of thing for ages to make a cheeky present for a girlfriend (talks with her hands too much and either loses her glass or her wine) :))

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  34. I added a few heads, beautiful! Thank you for the pattern!!

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  35. Just made one!! Thanks for the pattern!!

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  36. thank you for this i am going to have a go, is there any chance you know how to crochet a wine glass cover with dangly beads

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  37. Thank you for sharing, I may make some for silly Yuletide gifts - I am used to English terms but it was no problem for me to change single to double crochet.
    I really appreciate you posting this.

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  38. your elaborate step by step direction will make easy to make it.. Thanks for sharing .. it can be a great stocking stuffer!!

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  39. I love these what a good and fun idea crochet 4 of them and give a bottle of wine with it!

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