Striped Can Cozy
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
I love can cozies for parties. They are like attached coasters, and if they all look a little different they work to identify which drink is whose! Plus they keep your beverage cool without freezing your hand. This simple cozy pattern works on a can or bottle, and can be made as short or tall as you desire. It’s made with hdc stitches and can be made in stripes or solids. Enjoy!
Fits around a traditional beverage can and most bottles, and is easily made to another size.
Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton: 100% cotton, 2 oz/57 g/99 yd/90 m per skein
Suggested Colors: 106 Blueberry, 113 Hot Pepper, 98 Vanilla
US 9/I/5.50 mm
14 sts x 11 rows in hdc
Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
hdc ~ half double crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
The diameter of this pattern can be easily adjusted by changing the base. Make a flat circle until the diameter is correct, then continue working in rounds without any increases. Find a tutorial on flat circles in sc, hdc, and dc in the Stitchopedia, here.
This pattern is written using the hdc flat circle pattern (with a slight adjustment) for 3 rounds, and then is continued without increases to the desired height. Change color after each round, or as you wish for stripes.
Round 1: Ch 4, sl st into first ch made to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as first hdc) 10 hdc into loop. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 9 times, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (30 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), hdc in first st and in each st around, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (30 hdc)
Repeat Round 4: as many times as needed to desired height. Samples seen in this pattern are made with 8 repeats, making a total of 12 rounds in the entire cozy.
Use and enjoy!
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