Alll Cats all the Time--Maybe

 

Happy Saturday, Friends! I hope you have a fabulous weekend planned! Mine is actually probably going to be pretty dull. I’m okay with that.

 

I have finished all but one of my Christmas afghans.  Yep, you guessed it, the cats aren’t done. I’ve been toying with the idea of setting it on fire.  The recipient is the only thing that’s keeping that from happening.  Funny how grandchildren have that effect on you! I’m down to only needing to complete 2 cat squares though.  All of my filler squares are done and it’s partially put together, and miles and miles of sc edging on each row of squares. OMG! I am so tired of single crochet.  I just keep telling myself, it’s going to get done eventually and Audrey is going to be thrilled! I hope. If she’s not, I may have to trade her in for a different kid! ;-)

 

Today, I’m going to share my design for a wine bag and drink markers. I hope you all enjoy making it and find it a really delightful way to present a gift bottle this holiday season. 
Enjoy my friends and have a great weekend!

 

Eat Drink and Be Merry

 

Designed by Lori Baker

 

Materials

 

Bernat Happy Holidays Yarn, 1 ball each:

 

Color A—Twinkly White

 

Color B—Silvered Red

 

Color C—Glittery Green

 

Color D—Merrier Multi

 

Size H crochet hook

 

1 yard 3/8” silver cording

 

Yarn needle

 

Bag front and back

 

Make 2

 

Row 1: Starting at top, with color A, ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 2:  Sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, rep from * across.  Ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 3:  Sc in first st, in next st, *work sc, 2 dc, sk next 2 sts, rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, changing to color B in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 4:  Rep row 3, changing to color C in last st.

 

Row 5:  Rep row 3, changing to color D in last st.

 

Row 6:  Rep row 3 changing to color A in last st.

 

Rows 7—31:  Rep rows 3—6, 6 times more, then row 3 once.  Fasten off.

 

Sew or crochet sides and bottoms together.  Turn right side out.

 

Rnd 1:  Join D with sl st to top at side seam, ch 4, dc in same st, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in each st around. Join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

 

Rnd 2:  Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, work 3 dc in each rem ch 1 sp around, join to beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

 

Run silver cording through ch 1 spaces on row 2. Tie ends in knot about 1 or 2 inches from bottom and trim off even.

 

Scarves

 

Row 1:  With MC, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across, ch 1 and turn.

 

Rows 2—38:  Sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 39:  Sc in first st, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in last st.  Fasten off.

 

Join CC to center sc of row 1, *ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp of next row, sl st around next ch 1 sp of next row, rep from * to end, sc in center sc of row 39.  Fasten off.

 

Add small amount of fringe if desired.