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Checkered Can Cozy - Free Crochet Pattern

 

These cozies will fit a standard 12 ounce can or bottle. They are made with a simple single crochet stitch, but you are working with two yarns at once and switching colors often, so it might be a little challenging to a beginner.

 

The color blocks are created using a technique where rather than cutting the yarn after each color change, you will instead carry the yarn though the item. This technique also makes the item a little bit thicker, which is perfect for something like a can cozy so it will hold its shape better.

 

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CROCHET PATTERN: Checkered Can/Bottle Cozy


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate because of all the color switching, but it is explained thoroughly for beginners. 

MATERIALS
Crochet Hook size H8/5mm
Yarn Needle 
and Scissors for weaving in ends.
Two different colors of worsted weight yarn.
I use this kitchen cotton yarn.

ABBREVIATIONS
CH = Chain
RND = Round
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ColorA = Main color, the color on the bottom and the top trim.
ColorB= Accent color, to make the checkered pattern.


GAUGE
1 inch x 1 inch = 4 stitches and 4 rows of SC

 

NOTES

Working with two colors at once will cause the balls of yarn to get twisted. Stop and untwist them as needed.


BEGIN

With ColorA, begin with magic circle (Magic Circle Tutorial here). CH 1.

RND1: SC 8 in center of magic circle. Pull beginning yarn tight to close the circle. Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH1. 

RND2: 2 SC in same stitch and in each stitch around. (count=16). Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH 1. 

RND3: SC in same stitch. 2 SC in next stitch. Repeat the pattern (SC, 2SC) all the way around (7 more times). (Count= 24). Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH 1. 

RND4: SC in same stitch and in next 2 stitches. In same stitch, crochet one more SC, switching to ColorB. Do not cut yarn. 

 

(Switching colors: Begin SC normally, then when you have 2 loops on the hook, drop working color and complete the SC with the new color. Do not cut yarn.)

Place the working yarn of ColorA over the top of the next few stitches and crochet over it: SC in next 3 stitches with ColorB. 

 

In same stitch, SC, switching back to ColorA, by letting go of ColorB and completing the SC with the ColorA yarn you’ve been crocheting over. Do not cut yarn. 

 

*[Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches and crochet over it with ColorA: SC in next 3 stitches. In same stitch crochet one more SC, switching back to ColorB.

Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches and crochet over it with ColorB: SC in next 3 stitches. In same stitch crochet one more SC, switching back to ColorA.] 

Repeat from * (2) more times. Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. (Count=32). CH 1.

 

Stitch count for all remaining rounds will be 32.​

 

RND5: Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in same stitch and in next 3 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.


Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.

*[Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.

Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.]

Repeat from * (2) more times. Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH 1.

RND6: Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in same stitch and in next 3 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.

Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.

*[Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.

Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.]

Repeat from * (1) time.

Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.

Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, do not switch colors this time, keep ColorB.

Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH 1.

Your circle will start to fold in like a bowl at this point. Bend the edges outward so that the right side of your work (side facing you when you crochet) is on the outside. Now might be a good time to weave in the beginning tails, before the cozy sides get too deep. 

 

RND7: Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in same stitch and in next 3 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC. In this row, you are crocheting opposite of the colors in the previous row.

Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.

*[Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.

Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.]

Repeat from * (2) more times. Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH 1. (PIC 18)

 

RND8: Repeat RND7

RND9: = Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in same stitch and in next 3 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.

Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.

*[Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.

Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorB in 4th SC.]

Repeat from * (1) time.

Place ColorA over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorB, SC in next 4 stitches, switching to ColorA in 4th SC.

Place ColorB over the top of the next few stitches. With ColorA, SC in next 4 stitches. Do not switch colors. Do not cut yarn.

Join with SL ST in top of 1st SC. CH 1. 

 

 


RND10: Repeat RND 5.

RND11: Repeat RND 5.

RND12: Repeat RND 6.

RND13: Repeat RND 7.

RND14: Repeat RND 7.

RND15: Repeat RND 9.

RND16: Repeat RND 5.

RND17: Repeat RND 5.

RND18: SC in same stitch and each stitch around (count=32 SC). Join with slip stitch in top of first SC. Pull yarn tight to tighten.

CH 1, then pull yarn tight to tighten knot. Cut yarn of both colors, leaving a tail, and weave in the ends.

Congratulations on completing your project!! :)

 

~Amanda

Copyright: Written pattern and pictures are © Crochet To Z, 2015. To share this pattern, please link back to this page. Do not photocopy, rewrite, repost, redistribute or resell this pattern in any way. The finished product that you make from the pattern is YOUR creation to do with it what you wish – keep it, gift it, donate it, or sell it!

 

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