Felted Knit Amigurumi Champagne Bottle

A new year, and FINALLY, a new pattern to celebrate!

Finished Size: Approximately 4.75″ (10.5cm) tall, depending on yarn used and amount of felting. Yarn: Use only 100% wool, worsted weight. Do not use a “superwash” wool as this will not felt. Bleached white yarns do not felt and many off-white yarns may not felt well. Test a sample knit swatch of white yarn before using. Yardages are approximate:
  • GOLD, 1 skein.
  • DARK GREEN, 1 skein.
  • WHITE, 1 skein.

Needles: Straight needles, size 10 US (6mm).
Other Supplies:

  • Felt: black.
  • Embroidery floss: black, white.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle; embroidery needle.
  • Stuffing.
  • Polyester Pellets, Approximately 1oz (28g) per project .
  • Small amount of waste cotton yarn to temporarily secure seams.

Stitches & Abbreviations:
M1: (Make one): Insert left needle, from front to back, under the horizontal strand between the stitch on the left needle and the stitch just worked, forming a loop on the left needle. Knit this loop through the back when working a knit row, purl through front when working a purl row.
K2TOG: Knit two stitches together.


BOTTLE

Cast on 9 stitches in GOLD, starting from top. 

Row 1: Knit. 
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl. 
Rows 3-11: Knit. 
Continuing in DK GREEN
Row 13: K1, (M1, K1) 7 times, K1. (16 sts) 
Row 15: K1, (M1, K2) 7 times, K1. (23 sts) 
Row 17: K1, (M1, K3) 7 times, K1. (30 sts) 
Row 19: Knit. 
Continuing in GOLD

Row 21: Knit. 

Continuing in WHITE: 
Rows 23-27: Knit. 
Continuing in GOLD
Row 29: Knit. 
Continuing in DK GREEN: 
Rows 31-33: Knit. 
Row 35: (K2TOG, K1) 10 times. (20 sts) 
Row 37: (K2TOG, K1) 10 times. (10 sts) 
Row 39: (K2TOG, K1) 10 times. (5 sts)
Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20cm) tail. Using a tapestry needle, insert the needle through remaining stitches and pull tight. Turn inside out, with right sides facing each other and whipstitch, leaving a 1-1/2 inch opening in back. Continue with CORK below.
CORK

Cast on 12 stitches in GOLD, starting from bottom.

Row 1: Knit. 
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl. 
Row 3: Knit. 
Row 5: K1, (K2TOG) 10 times, K1. (7 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a tail. Using tapestry needle, insert the needle through remaining stitches and pull tight. Turn inside out, with right sides facing each other and whipstitch. CORK will be attached after felting.

Next Step: Work in all yarn ends on wrong side. Check your knitting for any holes and stitch them together loosely. With colorfast NON-WOOL yarn, baste the opening closed on back.


Felting: In a small container or dishpan, fill with about an inch of hot water. Add a small amount of dish soap. Place body and parts into water and let soak for about five minutes. This will open up the wool fibers for felting. Vigorously squish each piece. Repeat process until individual knitted stitches are not visible. If the pieces get too sudsy, rinse to check your progess. Some colors may felt faster than others!

Shaping: Remove cotton yarn from opening at back of bottle and stuff firmly with temporary stuffing while damp and mold into shape. Stuff neck of bottle firmly. Do not stuff bottle cork, position over bottle neck as shown (See DIAGRAM 1). When you are happy with the shape, let dry overnight. 
Stuffing: When completely dry, remove stuffing completely. Fill bottle bottom loosely with poly pellets. Stuff body and neck firmly. Using matching yarn or embroidery floss, stitch opening together as invisibly as possible. 
Attaching Parts: Attach bottle cork with matching yarn or embroidery floss as indicated in DIAGRAM 1. Thread yarn through bottom to back of bottle, pull to create a small indent at base and repeat if necessary until bottle stands. Using pattern pieces, cut out two eyes from black felt. Separate one strand from black embroidery floss and attach eyes with applique stitch as shown in DIAGRAM 1. Using three strands of embroidery floss, back stitch mouth as shown. Using three strands of white embroidery floss, make a french knot and straight stitch for each eye. 
© 2012 Crafty Alien, Design by Lisa Eberhart
NOTICE: The written instructions, illustrations, photos, and patterns herein are protected by copyright law. Reproduction of this pattern is strictly forbidden by United States and international copyright law. By using this pattern, the buyer is granted a cottage license to handcraft and sell finished items. This license is non-transferrable and is not applicable to commercial mass-production. (Revised 12/26/2013)

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