This post was sponsored by Yarnspirations
Need to make a quick last minute gift?
If you have 30 minutes to spare, you can make this adorable set of Santa and Reindeer Bottle Toppers! This is a free pattern from Yarnspirations new Gift Guide Look book and I couldn’t be more in love with them!
Now I know you’re short on time this season so we’ll keep this short and sweet. The Bernat Santa and Reindeer Bottle Toppers will save you in a pinch – when a personalized gift is a must but time is a limited resource. Here’s what you’ll need to make this quick project come together.
To make both Santa and Reindeer, you’ll need four colors of Bernat Super Value yarn – cherry red, chocolate, oatmeal and natural. You definitely won’t use all of it for one set (you could make dozens of sets!) but Bernat Super Value is a great staple yarn to have on hand.
The next thing you’ll need is the pattern.
For the wine enthusiast
Since time is of the essence, I’m recommending these bottle toppers because you can complete an entire set in about 30 minutes. Now, I have to be honest and say this little project blends three of my favorite things: crochet, saving time and wine but three years ago that wouldn’t have been the case. My husband and I went on a trip of a lifetime back in 2015 to Italy – basically wine country! Prior to that trip, I hated wine and could only tolerate the varieties that tasted like fruit juice.
My husband said, “now Brittany, I need you to be able to take a drink of red wine and not make that bitter wine face”.
We tried everything from Pinot Noir, to Chianti, to Cabernet…all bitter wine faces. Our attempts led us through a full palette of red wines and white wines. We were both looking for “THE wine” that I could drink with a normal face. What we should have realized was that it wasn’t going to happen in this ah-ha!, yep, that’s it! moment.
It’s about the journey.
That’s what these little Bernat Bottle Toppers signifies for me – the journey one takes on their road to fewer “bitter wine faces” (does anyone really love bold wine on their first sip?) and the journey of creating something out of yarn.
Santa was my favorite topper to make. I opted for a more abstract approach and leave the eyes off. He’s perfect for my (now favorite wine) Meiomi Pinot Noir!
As you can see, the Santa incorporates a few color transitions but don’t let that scare you if you’ve never changed colors mid-project! It’s really quite simple and I show you exactly how to do it in the tutorial. You can find the tutorial on Yarnspirations YouTube channel.
The Reindeer topper came to life in such a fun way and the pattern will show you some clever techniques to keep in your crocheters toolkit. Would you guess that the nose is crocheted right in? It is!
Whether you’re looking for a quick project (the kind you need tonight), a homemade gift that comes together lightning fast or are on your journey to fewer bitter wine faces, the Bernat Bottle Toppers are a must try.
If you need a little guidance, have a look at my video tutorial. You can find it on Yarnspirations YouTube Channel. I cover the entire process for both Santa and Reindeer! Just go right ahead and do it – download the free pattern and order your Bernat Super Value yarn!
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