Wine and Chocolate Free Crochet Pattern

My Wine and Chocolate Truffle pattern is my newest food-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

The cutest crochet food ever!

I don’t make a whole lot of crochet food, but this adorable wine and chocolate truffle set was conceptualized as a gift you might bring to a dinner party for your host!

I wanted to create a truly fancy wine bottle for champagne some other kind of wine, complete with a gorgeous wine label (which is really how I choose my wines). I loved adding small details to shape the cap and neck of the bottle.

The top of all in gold to emulate the gold foil found on some wine bottles, which matches the chocolate truffle beside it.

The chocolate is based off of Ferrero Rocher truffles, which are one of my all time favorite treats! For this section, I created a brown wrapper and gold center that evokes the iconic Ferrero Rocher packaging.

This set was originally created as part of a collaboration with other amigurumi designers like Lu at Luluslittleshop and a whole host of other amigurumi designers.

Together we formed an entire miniature feast with lobster! You can buy the whole set of eight food patterns as a discounted bundle here 🙂

I love all the detail that each designer put into their works, and I love how they all coordinate so well as miniatures!

Here’s the whole feast for scale on a regular kitchen countertop!

Tips for making mini foods!

This set of wine and chocolate are smaller than most amigurumi, so if you’ve never crocheted miniatures before, here are a few tips to get you going on your way.

I wouldn’t recommend this as a first project for beginners because of the size and more advanced techniques, but definitely give it a go if you’re comfortable with amigurumi already!

  • With mini amigurumi, the challenge is always going to be making sure your hook is going in the right place. This sometimes means redoing your piece if you find that you accidentally ended up with one less or more stitch, since this makes a big difference in an amigurumi this small, but it will be well worth it.
  • Stuff your amigurumi with yarn tails, and push it in with the back of a crochet hook. This will help you avoid messing around with finicky polyfill and will ensure that you don’t overstuff.
  • Crochet under good lighting, and take your time. You can do this! Be patient and it will work out, I promise!

The Pattern

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Description

This adorable set of wine and chocolate truffle are perfect for bringing to your next dinner party. They are both beginner friendly, but are extra small so may require some extra patience — but it’s so worth it!

Yarn

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Hobbii Amigo (sport)

  • Egg Yolk (gold)
  • Emerald (dark green)
  • Chocolate (dark brown)

Notions

  • Size C 2.5mm Clover Amour hook
  • pink and brown embroidery thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • embroidery needle
  • white felt
  • fabric glue

Abbreviations

  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  1. Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them.

Color Coding

For this pattern, MC is gold, CC1 is dark green, and CC2 is dark brown.

Special Stitches

  • How to embroider a daisy: see this tutorial

Final Size

Wine: 1.5″ Chocolate: 0.5″

WINE (Begin in MC, see Technical Notes for color coding.)

  • Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5 sts)
  • Rounds 2-3 (2 rnds): in BLO, sc around (5 sts) Round 4: (inc, sc) x2, inc (8 sts)
  • Switch to CC1.
  • Round 5: in BLO, (sc, inc) x4 (12 sts)
  • Rounds 6-12 (7 rnds): sc around (12 sts)
  • Stuff firmly.
  • Round 13: in BLO, (sc, dec) x4 (8 sts)
  • Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Using a tapestry needle, insert the needle through the front loops of all 8 stitches in the last round. Cinch tight and hide the tail (fig. 1).
Fig. 1: Finished bottle.

Making the wine label

To create the wine label, cut a 1/2″ (1.3 cm) x 3/8″ (0.95 cm) rectangle out of white felt.

Then, using brown embroidery thread, embroider the letters “VIN” in the top half of the rectangle using short stitches.


Below the letters, follow this tutorial to embroider a daisy in pink thread (fig. 2).

Use fabric glue to attach the wine label between rounds 1-5 (counting from the bottom). Your finished wine bottle should look like figure 3.

Fig. 2: Finished wine label.

Fig. 3: Finished wine bottle.

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE (This Ferrero Rocher style chocolate is made in two sections, with one ball shaped section for the truffle and one hemisphere section for the wrapper.)

Wrapper section (in CC2):

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: (sc, inc) x3 (9 sts)
  • Round 3: sc around, sl st to first stitch (9 sts)

Finish off and weave in end.

Truffle section (in MC):

  • Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5 sts)
  • Round 2: (sc, inc) x2, sc (7 sts)
  • Round 3: sc around (7 sts) Stuff lightly.
  • Round 4: (sc, dec) x2, sc (5 sts)

Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Use the tail to sew to the wrapper, making sure to push the truffle snugly into the wrapper until around half of it is showing above the brown wrapper (fig. 4).

Fig. 4: Finished chocolate truffle.

Your Wine and Chocolate Setis all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.