It’s been 100 terrible degrees here this week so here is a pattern that you can enjoy while keeping cool! Perfect for Summer days at the beach! Crochet beer cozies!
I’ve made so many of these lately. My friend had the genius idea that I should make them in the colors of our local sports teams so we can sell them during games. So I’ve made some Dodgers & Kings colored cozies and we’ve been going to bars while their games are on TV and selling them to people for $5. It’s been pretty awesome to be able to go out and make more money than I spend! haha! ;)
Difficulty Level: Stripes (Blue) = Beginner. Spikes (Pink & Green) = Advanced Beginner.
Finished Size: Fits a regular 12 ounce can. You can easily add a few more rounds if you want it to fit a taller 16 ounce can or a water bottle.
Note about fit: Don’t worry if your cozies are a little snug and have to be slightly stretched over the can at first. They stretch out over time so I like to make them a little tight at first. They shouldn’t be super tight/difficult to get on though. If they are, you might need to use a larger hook or loosen up your gauge a little bit.
● Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors. (Just a small amount – this is great for scraps!)
● Size G (4.5mm) crochet hook
● Yarn needle for finishing
Yarn used in examples:
Stripes (Blue): Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Silver Blue (CA), Aqua (CB), Sapphire (CC)
Spikes (Pink/Green): Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Rose (CA), Poodle Pink (CB), Olive (CC)
● Invisible Join – Will be used at the end of each cozy for finishing off. Here is a video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsHggQGFq3A
● Spike Stitch (only used in the spikes version of the cozy) – Spike stitches are used in all odd numbered rnds starting with rnd 3.In those rnds you will be instructed to “1 sc in st below next st.” – this is the spike stitch. A spike stitch is simply a single crochet that is made in the previous rnd rather than the current one. If you were making a normal single crochet, you would put it where the X is in the photo below. Instead you will make it in the same stitch that that stitch is in, in the previous rnd, where the arrow is pointing in the photo below.
What you will do is insert your hook into that stitch (where the arrow is pointing, in the previous rnd), draw up a loop to the height of the current rnd and finish your single crochet as normal.
sc- single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
rep – repeat
rnd – round
ea – each
sp – space
st/sts – stitch/stitches
FO – finish off
CA, CB, CC- Color A, B, C
You are welcome and encouraged to sell any items you make using this pattern! All I ask in return is that when selling online, please credit Julie King / Gleeful Things & provide a link to www.gleefulthings.com.
You may NOT sell the pattern, distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own (this includes charts & translations to other languages). Copyright © 2014 Julie King / Gleeful Things. All Rights Reserved.
This pattern is worked in joined rounds. Join at the end of each round, when the pattern says to. Be sure to check your gauge!
Gauge: 3 hdc = 1 inch
Color changes: After slip stitching to end the round, to start a new color, simply start the ch 2 of the next round with a new color. There is no need to FO after each round, just drop the color when you’re done with it and pick up a new one.
With CA: rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 11 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. sl st to join. (12 hdc)
With CB: rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in ea st. sl st to join. (24 hdc)
With CC: rnd 3: ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in ea st. sl st to join. (24 hdc)
With CA: rnd 4: ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in ea st. sl st to join. (24 hdc)
With CB: rnd 5: ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in ea st. sl st to join. (24 hdc)
With CC: rnd 6: ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in ea st. sl st to join. (24 hdc)
rnds 7- 15: rep rnds 4-6 three times.
* after rnd 15, invisible join & FO rather than slip stitching to join *
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This pattern is worked in UNjoined rounds. Do not join at the end of each round. You may want to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Be sure to check your gauge!
Gauge: 3 sc = 1 inch
Color changes: When you get to the last stitch of each even numbered round, you will be changing colors. For the last stitch, you will draw up a loop, then to finish that sc, use the new color as shown in the photos below.
There is no need to FO after each round, just drop the color when you’re done with it and pick up a new one.
rnd 1: ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)
rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st. (12 sc)
rnd 3: [1 sc below next st. 2 sc in next st.] rep around. (18 sc)
rnd 4: [1 sc in ea of the next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st.] rep around. (24 sc)
rnd 5: [1 sc below next st. 1 sc in next st.] rep around. (24 sc)
rnd 6: 1 sc in ea st. (24 sc)
rnd 7: [1 sc below next st. 1 sc in next st.] rep around. (24 sc)
rnd 8: 1 sc in ea st. (24 sc)
rnd 9: [1 sc below next st. 1 sc in next st.] rep around. (24 sc)
rnd 10: 1 sc in ea st. (24 sc)
rnd 11: [1 sc below next st. 1 sc in next st.] rep around. (24 sc)
rnd 12: 1 sc in ea st. (24 sc)
rnds 13-24: rep rnds 7-12 two times
invisible join & FO