Sunday 1 November 2020

November's Monthly Make - Crochet Can Cosy

This is a patterned that I actually created myself. It's a spiral pattern so there's no need to join each round making a nice seamless can cosy. You could just use a single colour, or use different coloured yarns to create a stripe effect - I made a nice cosy using up scraps of different yarns. I also made a lovely mini cosy for the mini drinks cans using multicoloured yarn.

At the bottom you will find my YouTube video tutorial on how to make this Can Cosy and it's great for beginners as I explain how to make loop, create chains and the different stitches etc.

Difficulty level ★☆☆☆ Beginner

What you need

  • 4mm yarn
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker (or alternatively a safety pin or paperclip will do)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations

  • CH = Chain
  • SC = Single crochet
  • BLSC = Back loop single crochet
  • SLST = Slip stitch

How to make your Can Cosy

This is a spiral pattern so at the end of each round you don't SLST to end the round

Step 1

Make a loop and CH 3

Step 2

Into the fist CH make 12 SC

Step 3

In the next stitch space make 1 SC, place your stitch marker in this stitch.
In the same stitch space make a second SC. Go around and create 2 SC as you go around.
Continue until you have created 24 stitches in total; this will bring you round to the stitch marker.

Step 4

Remove your stitch marker.
In the next stitch space make 1 SC, place your stitch marker in this stitch.
In the same stitch space make a second SC. In the next stitch space make 1 SC; then the next stitch space make 2SC. 
Continue this pattern of 2-12-1 until you have created 36 stitches in total; this will bring you round to the stitch marker.

Step 5

Remove your stitch marker
In the next stitch make 1 BLSC, continue and go around your spiral making 36 BLSC in total.

Step 6

You are now ready to start building your cup shape for your Can Cosy.
You now don't need to count your stitches anymore.
In the next stitch space make 1 SC, continue going around in a spiral making 1 SC in each stitch space.
A cup shape will begin to form. Carry on crocheting around until you have your desired height of Can Cosy.

To finish

Once you have your reached the desired height of your Can Cosy stop making SC. in the next stitch space make a SLST.
Cut off your yarn and weave in your yarn ends using your yarn needle 

Voilรก, you have finished your Can Cosy. Now all you need to do is pop in your can, open it and sit back and enjoy.


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