Crochet Can Cozies
Designed By: Whitney Christmas
Skill Level: Beginner
RED HEART® Team Spirit™: 1 skein in color of your choice will make several cozies. Colors photographed are 976 Burgundy/White, 948 Green/Gold, 936 Gold /Black, 940 Red/Blue and 984 Orange/White.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Directions are written for small cans to fit 1½” diameter cans; directions for large cans to fit 2½”-3” diameter cans and bottles.
Gauge: 14 sts = 4”; 10 rows = 4” in hdc/sc pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Round 1: Ch 5; join with a slip st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, 7 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc – 7 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 14 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times; join – 21 sc.
Size Large Can Only-Round 4:
Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times; join – 28 sc.
Round 1: Working in back loops only, ch 2, hdc in next sc and in each sc around; join with a slip st in top of ch-2; TURN.
Now work in both loops.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each hdc around; join; TURN.
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in next sc and in each sc around; join; TURN.
Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 for height desired, ending on Round 2.
Choice of Edgings
Reverse Sc: With right side facing, working from left to right, sc in each st around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sc Edging: With right side facing, ch 1, sc in each st around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ch= chain; hdc= half double crochet; mm= millimeters;
sc= single crochet; st= stitch; = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.