This Boho Wine Tote combines the bobble stitch with mesh on the top to create a beautiful tote bag perfect for gifting a bottle of wine.
THERE ARE TWO VARIATIONS OF THIS WINE TOTE. GET BOTH OF THEM IN ONE AD-FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF:
For a simpler version of this pattern, check out this blog post.
Boho Wine Tote
The Boho Wine Tote has it all. First, it features one of my favorite stitches: the Bobble Stitch. Next, it has open mesh giving it summery vibes. And lastly, it has a drawstring to keep it closed at the top.
This is the perfect way to gift a bottle of wine to the wine lovers in your life. Or maybe make a few to take wine tasting with you to put your purchases in.
Need a video tutorial? I also included a video tutorial for my visual learners 🙂
- approx. 1.5 oz./100.5 g of Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton (or other #3 yarn) G+ (4.5mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Beads with a 3mm opening
- Standard 750 ml wine bottle
- advanced beginner
- This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
- This bobble version has turning rounds. The simple version is worked solely in the round.
- The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
- You can get 4 totes (2 bobble and 2 simple) out of 1 cake of Sugarwheel Cotton 🙂
STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:
- yo = yarn over
- sp = space
- ch = chain
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- bbl = bobble You are basically making a double crochet, but stopping before pulling through the last two loops. You make a total of 5 ‘partial double crochets’ to make a bbl. (note: bobbles are worked on the wrong side and “pop out” on the opposite (right) side).
HOW TO MAKE A BOBBLE STITCH:
- yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining on hook)
- repeat first step four more times (you should now have six loops on your hook.)
- yo, draw through all six loops on hook.
do not sc to ‘close’ the bbl. You will close the bbl with a hdc in the next stitch 🙂
GAUGE: 4″ square = 16 hdc and 11 rows
Round 1: make a magic circle, ch 1 and make 10 hdc in circle, join with a sl st to first st, ch 1. (10 hdc)
Round 2: 2 hdc in first st and in each st around, join with a sl st to first st, ch 1. (20 hdc) Round 3: 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st], repeat from [ to ] around, join with a sl st to first st, ch 1. (30 hdc)
Round 4: 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts], repeat from [ to ] around, join with a sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (40 hdc)
Round 5: hdc in first st, bbl in next st, [hdc in next st, bbl in next st], repeat from [ to ] around, join with a sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (20 hdc, 20 bbl)
Round 6: hdc in first st and in each st around, join with a sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (40 hdc) Round 7: bbl in first st, hdc in next st, [bbl in next st, hdc in next st], repeat from [ to ] around, ch 1, turn. (20 hdc, 20 bbl)
Round 8: repeat Round 6. (40 hdc)
Round 9: repeat Round 5. (20 hdc, 20 bbl)
Round 10: repeat Round 6. (40 hdc)
Round 11: repeat Round 7. (20 hdc, 20 bbl)
Round 12: repeat Round 6. (40 hdc)
Round 13: ch 3, sk 2 sts, sl st to next st, [ch 3, sk 2 sts, sl st to next st], repeat from [ to ] around. For the last one, ch 3 and sl st to first ch 3 of that round. Instead of joining, you will continue working in the round. (14 ch 3 sp)
Round 14: ch 3, sl st to first ch 3 sp of previous round, [ch 3, sl st to next ch 3 sp], repeat from [ to ] around. Continue in the round like this until your tote reaches approx. 6.5″-7″ unstretched. You can also try it on your wine bottle. Since wine bottle necks vary in height, I stop when it reaches just slightly higher than the base of the neck when stretched out. See photo below.
Last round: make sure you have joined the last ch 3 to the next ch 3 sp. Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch 3 sp and in each ch 3 sp around. (42 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends.
MAKING THE DRAWSTRINGS:
Making sure to leave a tail (about 6″-7″), ch 48, sl st in 2 ch from hook and in each ch across. (47 sl sts.) before you fasten off, make sure to leave a tail long the same length as the first tail. You will use these to thread the beads on.
Take one drawstring and weave in it and out of 8 of the ch 3 spaces. Flip the tote over and do the same on the other side with the other draw string. Both drawstrings will share a ch 3 sp on each end.
Cut 2 pieces of yarn about 10″ each. Thread each piece through the end of each drawstring (that doesn’t have tails already).
If your tapestry needle is big enough, you can thread all 4 ends through at once. If not, you will have to thread them on separately. But you will need to have all four ends through your needle. Pick up a bead and thread it on. Push it up as far as it will go. Double knot the yarn to secure it and trim the ends.
Your Boho Wine Tote is now finished and ready to use! If you make this, please tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I absolutely love seeing your makes 🙂
WANT A SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF THIS WINE TOTE? LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE SIMPLE VERSION HERE.
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Both variations come in ONE handy, downloadable PDF. You can purchase it HERE
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