This easy lace crochet piece, threaded with ribbon, can be used for decorative bottle trims or wrist cuffs.
Skill level: Easy
Size: Approx. 8” w. x 2.5” h.
25 yds. size 5 3-ply cotton (sample shown in America’s Best 100% Cotton Cabled, Art. 940, from Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co. Inc. Color: 138 Mistletoe)
Size F (3.75 mm) hook
2 yds. ¼” ribbon (red or color of choice)
Optional for wrist cuffs: 2 buttons
Gauge: In pattern, 1 shell = 1” on size F (3.75 mm) hook
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), loop (lp), opposite (opp), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st)
Shell: Work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same stitch
Picot: Ch 3, then slip stitch back into the first chain of the ch-3
Foundation Rnd 1: Ch 32, sc in 4th ch from hk, (ch 5, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch)7 times, ch 3, sc in same ch as last sc was worked in; now working on opposite side of foundation ch, ch 3, sc in same ch, (ch 5, sk 3 ch, sc in ch opp next sc)7 times, ch 3, sc in same ch as last sc was worked in, turn (7 ch-5 lps on ea side of foundation ch)
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, *in next ch-5 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)(shell completed), ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, rep from * twice; work shell in last ch-5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in last ch-3 sp, turn (4 shells)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in center sp of next shell, ch 3, shell in next sc, rep from * twice, ch 3, sc in center sp of next shell, ch 3, sc in first of the last 3 dc, ch 3, sk 1 dc, sc in last st (i.e., top of beg ch-3), turn (3 shells)
Row 4: Ch 3, in first ch-3 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, sl st back in first ch of ch-3 (picot completed), 2 dc); ch 3, in next sc work (2 dc, picot, 2 dc), ch 3; *in center sp of next shell work (sc, picot, sc), ch 3; in next sc work (2 dc, picot, 2 dc), ch 3; rep from * twice, in last ch-3 sp work (2 dc, picot, 2 dc). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Cut a 20” piece of ribbon and thread through spaces at top of piece. Gather piece and tie in bow. Place over top of wine bottle. For wrist cuffs, sew a button to one end of foundation round and use space on other end as buttonhole.
Copyright 2009 – Designs by KN
For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.