A bottle of wine or drinks themed basket is a classic gift - and you can make it even better by including these Crochet Cocktail Napkins, all dressed up with Cricut Iron-Ons - I'll show you how in this Quick Cricut Craft!
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First, you need the crochet pattern! It's very very simple. And if you don't crochet, you can personalize fabric cocktail napkins instead - just skip the pattern to the rest of the tutorial below! I do recommend using 100% cotton yarn if you crochet them, or purchasing cotton or linen napkins if you go that route.
Crochet Cocktail Napkins
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US - G, 4.0mm hook - Furls Crochet
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie (100% Cotton; “4”/Medium/Worsted/UK: 10-12 ply; 153 yd/140 m; 3.5 oz/100 g)
Color shown: White (20 yds per napkin)
Size: 4.5" square
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Row 1: Ch 24, sc in the 4th ch from the hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn. (11 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch sp; rep from * across, turn. (11 sc)
Row 3 - 20: Rep Row 2, then after Row 20 break yarn and weave in ends.
Once you've got your napkins made or purchased, it's time to add some personalization! I found a bunch (no pun intended!) of great pre-made wine files in Cricut Design Space as part of Cricut Access - and that made it super easy!
I loaded all the images I wanted to use into one Design Space Project, and then changed the colors so they all used the same two colors.
This way each will have a two-color design, and I can cut them out in just two sheets. I used Cricut Everyday Iron-On in Black and Silver, but of course, you can use whatever colors you like! I don't usually bother matching the colors in design space to what I'm actually cutting, but it's an option, and a handy way to visualize your design ahead of time.
Remember to mirror your project in Design Space before cutting iron-ons - both sheets, if it's a two-fer like these!
Finally, it was time to iron them on! This is why it's so important to use 100% cotton yarn or otherwise heat resistant fabric. I set my Cricut EasyPress to 350 degrees, preheated each napkin, and ironed each side of the napkin with the design on it (front and back) twice. With yarn, you really want to make sure it *sticks!*
This was the first time I'd layered vinyl - but it was super easy! Just do one piece, then line up and iron on the other!
Et voila - Personalized Crochet Cocktail Napkins!
The silver was a little tricky to capture on camera, but I love the way these turned out!
Another great idea for this project is monogramming the napkins - perfect for a wedding or housewarming! You can also customize them for the holidays, or really any gift-giving occasion. And if you don't have a Cricut, you can use prepurchased iron-ons too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick Cricut craft! If it inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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