September 8, 2016

Firene Wine Glass Lanyard -free crochet pattern-


This is dedicated to all of you wine lovers out there! Myself, oddly am not a big wine fan, amidst a family full of wine enthusiasts, but I do enjoy drinking my cider from a fancy wine glass, so this works!  This is not a new idea, you've probably seen more versions of this out there, but I wanted to try my own. I chose worsted weight cotton because it's sturdy and doesn't give off "the fuzzies" from the yarn like acrylic, because nobody wants yarn fuzz in their drink

These are quick, fun and easy to make! One little ball of Bernat Handicrafter yarn makes two lanyards with a little bit of yarn left over. I used a small hook with a thick yarn, so this is supposed to be worked up quite tight. I didn't set a gauge, however, try not to let the tension get loose. If you need the glass holder smaller, easily omit chains in each round. And for a larger holder, add chains in each round. The same goes for if you prefer to work with a smaller weight of yarn, you can go by the same pattern, but you will be adding chains in between each set of shells. This will make more sense once you try the pattern! 

When I first approached the idea of making my own version, I wondered if I needed to add some sort of elasticity to the bottom of the glass holder to get it over the stem of the wine glass and not slide up the actual glass, but the cotton yarn works great without needing to do this at all! The hole on the bottom is just big enough to slide over the bottom of the wine glass with slight stretching and is small enough to keep the wine glass in place. Enjoy!

Designed By: Firene Designs for 365 Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • 1 ball of Bernat Handicrafter Yarn; worsted weight (4); 1.75 oz/50g; 80 yds/73m; your color of choice
  • Size 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle to sew in ends


Size: Fits standard wine glass various heights; will not fit a big wide wine chalise.


Stitches Used:
  • Sl st= Slip Stitch
  • Ch= Chain
  • Sc= Single Crochet
  • Dc= Double Crochet

Special Stitch Used:
  • Shell= (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in same stitch or space


The Pattern

Ch 36, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. (careful not to twist chain)

Rnd 1: Ch1, do not turn; sc in same st as join, sc in next 35 chs, sl st in 1st sc to join. (36sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), do not turn; (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same st as join, (ch3, skip next 5 sts, shell in next st) 5 times, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (6 shells and 6 ch3 spaces)



Rnds 3-4: Sl st over to 1st ch2 space, ch3; (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same space, (ch5, shell in ch2 space of next shell) 5 times, ch5, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. 



Rnd 5: Sl st over to 1st ch2 space, ch3; (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same space, (ch2- work a sc over both ch5 spaces from rnds 3 and 4- ch2, shell in ch2 space of next shell) 5 times, ch2- work a sc over both ch5 spaces from rnds 3 and 4- ch2 sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. 

work a sc over both ch 5 spaces from rnds 3 and 4


Rnd 6: Sl st over to 1st ch2 space, ch3; (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same space, (ch5, shell in ch2 space of next shell) 5 times, ch5, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.



Rnd 7 (includes straps): Sl st over to 1st ch2 space, ch3; (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same space, (ch5, shell) in ch2 space of next shell, ch5, 2dc in next ch 2 space... (strap part 1) ch 63- dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 59 chs...  2dc in last ch 2 space, (ch5, shell in next shell) twice, ch5- 2dc in next shell... (strap part 2) ch 60- work 3sc in the end ch space of strap part 1 (careful not to twist), dc in 4th st from hook, dc in next 59 chs.... 2dc in last ch 2 space, ch5, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off. Sew in ends.

Strap part 1
work 3sc in the end ch space of strap part 1 



The End :)

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