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Free Beer Koozie Pattern – Knit and Crochet


This year I am devoting the first quarter of the year to weaving.

Wapring board for rigid heddle loom

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.

Warping the loom

Handwoven scarf

After much annoyance with using my loom on the table, I finally decided to purchase a stand.

Warp 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.

Knitted Beer koozie
Bernie

 

Knitted Beer Koozie
Kosar

 

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.

Materials

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
Polyfiberfill

 

Abbreviations

K – Knit
P- Purl
SC – Single Crochet
Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch
DEC – SC two stitches together
FLO – Front Loops Only
DC – Double Crochet

Gauge – 4 stitches per inch

Notes:
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 drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

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

Knitting chart

Ribbing
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
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (INC, 3 SC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Fasten off. Sew to the bottom of upper portion.

Alternate version

Knitting Chart for a Beer Koozie

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.

Dieken

Now you can make your own 3 Salty Dogs Beer Bottle Koozies.

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Weaving

Weaving


Yes I am still working on my sweater. I almost have one sleeve done. I think it might be next fall before I get it done. In the mean time, I have been trying my hand at other yarn crafts. A long time ago, I bought a rigid heddle loom. Then as happens sometimes, I never used it. I bought a basic class on Craftsy (if you haven’t heard of or used Craftsy, you should click the link).

First, I learned how to direct warp my loom. This was challenging as my loom did not come with a warping peg. In a pinch, we used a paper towel holder on a chair in my dining room. 2015-04-20 12.37.09

My husband should not be allowed to take pictures of me. Here I am warping away. I always tend to over warp. At least I know it will be long enough.

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Then I had to thread it through the heddle. As you can see wine was involved on a few of these projects. In the upper picture, you can see the very first scarf I ever finished. I didn’t calculated correctly and it is rather short. (I learned to pay attention to the worksheets that came with my Craftsy class). This one is made out of the leftover warp and scrap yarn laying around.

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I also learned how to do a twisted fringe. I have always liked the look, but I was never able to figure it out.

This is what is on my loom now.

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I’m planning on a series of placemats all with the same color scheme, but a different plaid.

I can’t wait to finish them. All in all, it takes a bit of time to finish a project, but I can stop and come back to it.

I need to get back to crocheting. I have some ideas for new amigurumis.