When my local recycling plant stopped accepting glass bottles, I wanted to find a way to reuse them, so I came up with this simple crocheted cozy. The buttons make it easy to change out the bottle if you need to wash or empty your new “vase.” It also doubles as a great way to wrap a gift of wine, flavored vinegar, or anything else that comes in a bottle.

This pattern works up quickly using the double crochet stitch, so it’s easy enough for beginners. For a colorful display, make it in a variety of colors to use when you empty your next six-pack.

Finished size: 9" tall × 2½" diameter. This cozy will fit most standard beer or soda bottles. Check out my tips for customizing your cozy at http://craftzine.com/09/bottlecozy if you’d like to cover a different bottle.

Gauge: First 3 rounds measure 2½" diameter.

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