This year I am devoting the first quarter of the year to weaving.
First I made some cotton tea towels. Now I am working on a scarf using a self-striping yarn from Knitpicks. The yarn is Felici, but they don’t carry this color any more.
After much annoyance with using my loom on the table, I finally decided to purchase a stand.
It is so much easier now. I love the way the self striping yarn creates big blocks of color. The stripes are so much different woven than when I have used this yarn for knitting. Sadly, when I did the finishing on this scarf it ended up getting destroyed. Alas, live and learn.
In true drunkenauntwendy fashion, I had a request to create a beer bottle koozie that looks like my friend’s Pomeranians.
Can you guess she is a Cleveland Browns fan. My husband has decided my new tagline should be “Your wish is my crochet.” I think it is fairly clever. This koozie is a combination knit and crochet because the crochet wouldn’t show the pattern as well.
I love this yarn – Royal
I love this yarn – White
I love this yarn – Black
Size E crochet hook
Size 5 knitting needles
Large eye blunt needle
K – Knit
SC – Single Crochet
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch
DEC – SC two stitches together
FLO – Front Loops Only
DC – Double Crochet
Gauge – 4 stitches per inch
Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.
The bracketed number  is the number of stitches at the end of each row.
I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.
Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Portion in Blue
Note this portion is Knit
Cast on 32
Following the chart
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Continue following the chart in stockinette until the piece measures 5 inches. See chart below
Row 1: (K 2, P 2) across, K 2
Row 2: repeat row 1
Continue until piece measures 7.5 inches.
Bind off in pattern.
Bottom in blue
Note this portion is in crochet
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook .
Round 2: INC in each stitch .
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times .
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times .
Round 5: (INC, 3 SC) 6 times .
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times .
Fasten off. Sew to the bottom of upper portion.
Use black for the dark grey. I did the chart in dark grey so you could see the guidelines.
Use Dark grey for the nose.
Let’s say it was a success and I have one left to make for her last dog.
Here’s the chart for Dieken. If you look closely you can see a couple of spots that will require embroidering.
I recommend duplicate stitches for the dots.
Now you can make your own 3 Salty Dogs Beer Bottle Koozies.