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Beaded Crochet Wine Glass Covers

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Going through my photos, I realised I hadn’t shared this Christmas present that I made for my Aunt in Spain.

The outdoor lifestyle means that flies are at risk of getting into your sangria at any time and that will never do! My Aunt already makes use of this type of thing, although only offcuts of net mesh with a few large, heavy beads attached to weigh the doily down, so I thought I’d make her some proper crocheted ones, much more delicate and artisan in feel.

I bought these two online from Etsy or Folksy a few years ago but, try as I did, I couldn’t find the original source, so decided to have a go at deciphering the pattern in order to replicate them.

I already had some #8 cotton, which coincidentally was bought on a previous visit to Spain, and some blue and red 5mm beads.

I used a 2.5mm crochet hook but will try a 2.75 or 3mm hook next time, as they came up about 1cm smaller in diameter with a denser stitch making them ever so slightly less drapy than my own.

The beads are threaded onto the cotton at the very beginning and only incorporated into the crochet on the last round.

Here are the finished doilies which are a near identical match to mine.

I made His ‘n’ Hers versions; one with red beads and the other with blue beads so that they can tell their drinks apart.

I think I’m going to have to make another two with different coloured beads for when we visit – I can always leave them there as a little ‘thank you’ gift.

If anyone is interested in the pattern, let me know and I’ll write it up – it’s just a series of scruffy notes at the moment!

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37 thoughts on “Beaded Crochet Wine Glass Covers

  1. Such a thoughtful present and I think you will surely need two more, you can’t beat a nice glass of Sangria. Just don’t drink the whole jug full!!

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  2. What a great idea! So beautiful and elegant looking, too. If only I could crochet with thread….

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  3. That is a lovely pattern and I would like to make some! Pattern please – and a bigger one for the jug too? ❤

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  4. Love these! And I’d like the pattern too, I don’t mind the thinner cotton to crochet with, and should do it before my eyesight starts to fail 👀 I’m at the age where all my friends are needing to share glasses to read menus🙈

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    • You’re doing pretty well then – I needed reading glasses at forty, although I think my eyes have stopped deteriorating now. As I said to Pauline, I’ll try and write the pattern up in the next few days. It’s quick and fun to crochet😀

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  5. Lovely work, Sheila! The pattern looks lovely and, if not too much trouble, think a larger one for the Sangria jug would be most appropriate. Never been interested in crocheting thread, but admire those who do!

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  6. That is such a lovely and thoughtful present and very pretty 💐

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  7. Pretty. I especially love the red beads.

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  8. They are lovely and quaint.

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  9. A pattern designer too, along with all your other skills 🙂 I was also going to suggest you made a larger one for the jug itself as that is more likely to be left to sit unguarded – even for just a few minutes – than the glasses themselves.
    I will leave the thread crochet to you in case I set my hand off again – it was a 2.5mm needle I was using for my socks which is when it all started. I am hoping to get back to them soon but I’ll take it slower this time.

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    • I haven’t got enough beads to do a jug cover yet, so that will have to wait, but it’s on the cards. It might sound funny, but if knitting sets off pain, then I switch to crochet for a while, and vice versa, as they each tend to work different muscles in my hand. Hope you’re back to your socks very soon.

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  10. Oh they look very useful and pretty. It’s such a shame when things you like stop getting sold but you’ve done a wonderful job on your own pattern!

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  11. Brilliant idea and yes a matching larger one for the jug. I am hoping to eat outside more this year and these are perfect. Yes please I would buy a pattern from you K xXx

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  12. Wow! I’m sure this is not a novel idea but I’ve never seen them before. We just wave the flies away over here and it’s a continual outdoor nuisance. Those are so very pretty and what a wonderful gift. I saw them in your SS post but had no idea they were to cover glasses. I’d like to sew something similar (because I can’t crochet) but it would have to have a definite rugged vibe to go over with my crew. Maybe a small mesh with some sort of dangle. Hmmm, now I’m thinking! So pretty Sheila! Love them!

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  13. Such beautiful work, I remember my Gran having one for her cream jug, thank you for sharing … and the walk down memory lane xx

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  14. Great to see these 🙂 Although you clearly don’t drink your sangria quickly enough to have such a problem 😉 Funnily enough I though about these the other day when a friend was telling me about a friend of here’s who has to cover her glass of water by the bed at night so the cat drinking from it. These would be great for her.

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  15. Absolutely love them, and so functional and pretty too. Great idea to make more 🙂 I am sure they will be loved and appreciated.

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  16. these are lovely! I’ve seen versions for covering food, they would be useful too. I think the ones I saw were made from bought doilies, but I suppose it’s easy enough to crochet a doily to use! Very clever how you made up the pattern though, I’d have to follow a written pattern.

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  18. Beads make them live. Excellent idea. What do You think about these Finnish Lacies?

    Hooked on lace

    Have a wonderful day!

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  19. These are just what I’m looking for 🙂 I’d love it if you made the pattern available 🙂 XX

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