I am a 25 year old with a moderate to severe craft obsession. I mainly crochet (amigurumi for the most part) and knit for my Etsy shop, but I also really love to sew and dabble in embroidery, cross ...
I am a 25 year old with a moderate to severe craft obsession. I mainly crochet (amigurumi for the most part) and knit for my Etsy shop, but I also really love to sew and dabble in embroidery, cross stitch and needle felting.
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In 2009 I moved from Cupertino, California to Orland, a small town in northern Cali, with my boyfriend and was, as I like to call it, a stay-at-home-girlfriend while he worked as a car salesman. I was not used to living in such a rural area, not to mention without my friends and family, and fell into a sort of funk.
Sitting at home alone one day, I realized I needed a hobby if I wanted to keep my sanity. I thought for a few minutes and just randomly decided to teach myself to knit. Even now I could not explain to you why I landed on knitting - literally no one in my family does it - and I had only ever done that silly finger knitting kids do that makes a long pointless chain. Whatever the reason was, I hopped in my car and drove the 30+ minutes to Chico (see: civilization) to buy my first set of knitting needles.
I immediately loved it. I don't know if I have ever been so committed to learning/doing something and even when I got stuck and felt like giving up, I took a breath and tried to troubleshoot. This even meant posting on a knitting forum a few times. I don't think there is anything more satisfying that finishing a project and looking at it, realizing you just made that with your two hands.
After a bunch of normal knitting projects (hats, baby sweater, a few potholders, etc), I made a stuffed knit rabbit which I really liked but, when I compared it to pictures of crocheted stuffed creatures, there was no contest. Thus, I decided to learn to crochet too. It was much harder for me to teach myself to crochet that to knit, possibly because there wasn't a good crochet resource website as there had been for knitting, but I finally got the hang of it. In no time I was popping out amigurumi (crocheted or knit stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures) and discovered my real passion.
My family and friends were so supportive and enthusiastic about my crocheted goodies that they successfully convinced me to open up an Etsy shop and share them with the world. The rest is history!
When designing for my shop, I am inspired by all things cute. I love to take normal things, a teacup for example, and give them a little face and personality. Also, I am kind of a gamer geek and I think it's so fun to create items/characters from games and make something people can relate to.
Celebrate our great country with an Uncle Sam inspired patriotic hat and bow tie for your wine bottles! Great for dressing up a hostess gift or for your own holiday decor.
This 9 page PDF pattern contains instruction on how to crochet the Christina's Yarn Crafts Patriotic Wine Bottle Topper. Written in standard American terms
Your PDF will be available for download immediately after purchase!
If any questions/confusion arise while working on your topper, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to help and will respond in a timely manner :]
When purchasing this pattern, you purchase the right to use it for your own private, non-commercial use. You do not have permission to share, recopy, rewrite, redistribute or otherwise resell this pattern in any form. Feel free to sell your finished wine bottle toppers at local craft fairs but PLEASE do NOT sell them online or commercially!
Interested in purchasing a finished wine bottle topper? Follow this link or search the Cozies tab in my Etsy shop:
Using a 3.5 mm crochet hook, my gauge for this project is approx: 7 sts/7 rows =1"
With the above gauge, your hat will measure approximately 1 3/4" tall and the bowtie measures approximately 2 1/2" across. It must be said that I crochet very tightly and
most people could probably go down a hook size or two and still get the same size results.