This wine tote is perfect for a dinner out or to give as a gift. And the felting makes it super durable … no sagging and stretched out stitches here! (What is Felting? Read my post here.) You can follow the basic wine tote crochet pattern below and customize your colors and striping for your own unique tote or follow my striping pattern also included below the pattern. Enjoy!
Felted Wine Tote Crochet Pattern
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Here is what you will need:
- 3 colors worsted weight wool yarn (not super wash), such as Cascade 220 <-affiliate link (less than 220 yards each)
- I hook
- scissors and yarn needle
- washing machine
- 750 ml wine bottle
Size: Fits 750 ml bottle after felting.
Gauge: 11 hdc and 9 rows = 4 in.
Make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), 9hdc in ring, join – 10 sts.
Round 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same ch as join, 2 hdc in each st around, join – 20 sts.
Round 3: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same ch as join, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join – 30 sts.
Round 4: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same ch as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join – 40 sts.
Rounds 5 through 31: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, join – 40 sts.
Round 32: Ch 1 (does not counts as st here and throughout), 1 sc in same st as join and each of the next 4 sts, ch 15, skip next 10 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, ch 15, skip next 10 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, join – 50 sts.
Round 33: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as join and each st and ch around, join – 50 sts.
Round 34: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as join and each st around, join – 50 sts.
Round 35: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as join and each st around, join – 50 sts.
Round 36: Sl st in each st around, join – 50 sts.
Fasten off and loosely weave in ends.
Weave a length of yarn around handles to reinforce
A = burgundy
B = light gray
C = dark gray
Felting Your Tote
You will notice that your tote looks a bit too large right now for a 750 ml bottle but that is because we needed to account for the shrinkage involved in felting. (You can read more about the math to calculate this if you’re interested in my Planning Your Felted Project post here.) My preferred method of felting is to just through the piece in the washing machine with a load of jeans or towels (take the same care to consider color bleed as you would with a new garment; that is, don’t felt a dark color with white towels). Wash in hot water and check your piece every 5 or 10 minutes until it is the size you would like, use a bottle of wine for sizing.
Once your tote is felted to size, rinse it in cold water and roll it between two towels to get out the excess moisture. Then put in your bottle of wine and let it fully dry. All that’s left is to make a reservation at your favorite “bring your own” restaurant!