Saturday, November 14, 2015

Festive Beer Cozy

This pattern is for a beer cozy. These cozies are very popular among beer drinkers! They are pretty and festive and keep the cold bottle from touching your hands. I'm not a beer drinker but I've had some requests for these from my family members! These cozies are very easy and quick to make.

Skill level- Easy
Materials used- Cotton yarn
            size H crochet hook
            tapestry needle
Abbreviations- st=stitch ch=chain sl st=slip stitch tc=triple crochet
sc=single crochet dc=double crochet dtr=double triple crochet
hdc=half double crochet
From the bottom up:
Row 1- ch4, join, ch 1 and 12 dc in circle. Use the magic circle if you like.
Row 2- 2 dc in each dc around. join (24dc)

You'll have something that looks like this.
Row 3- this row begins the sides. dc in each dc around. join (24)
Rows 4-12- repeat row 3. Fasten off.

 At this point your cozy is finished except for the trim if you are choosing to add trim.

Rows 13-14- sc in each dc around with the trim of your choice. 

   I really like this trim. It's Yarn Bee haute fur wild- Golden Marmoset. This was easy to work with and looks cool. The yarn I used was I Love this Cotton in Taupe Ombre. I really do love this yarn, it's so soft and pretty.

   Sorry, I didn't have a beer bottle so this is a coffee flavoring bottle. This example uses the same trim but I tried adding some trim in the front loops of Row 2. I didn't really care for how this turned out.

  This trim is faux fur trim that I sewed into the top of row 12. This was hard to work with and although it looks ok I don't think the fur will stay nice looking. 

 This is the trim I liked the best. This is Yarn Bee gilt Eyelash in Kelly green. This was easy to work with and looks good. The variegated yarn is Peaches and Cream in Yuletide.

I'm sure experienced crocheters could figure this pattern out on their own but I hope this pattern will make it a little easier to  make one of these. Even though the pattern is easy to figure out for yourself, having the hook size and the stitch count already tested makes it more fun to just sit down and accomplish something. I hope you enjoy making this cozy!


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