Last Updated on January 10, 2023 by Cyprianne Nolan
Looking for a free crochet can cozy pattern that’s perfect for using up your yarn scraps!
Do you like to crochet? Do you have a lot of leftover yarn scraps? Well, then I have the perfect project for you! These crochet can cozies are quick and easy to make in under an hour. Plus, they’re adjustable so they can fit any size cup.
You can use any type of yarn and any size crochet hook to make this cozy. Just be sure to adjust the hook size and number of increase rounds if you’re using a different kind of yarn than what’s called for in the pattern.
To get started, you’ll need to know how to crochet in the round. If you’re a beginner, I recommend you watch the crochet video tutorial. You can make along with that a few times and then, you can follow this free crochet pattern to make your own cup cozy.
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When I designed this crochet can cozy pattern – I tried with a few crochet hooks using a large hook and one a bit smaller – both work great! So if you are making a bunch or in a hurry consider using an 8 mm hook.
Something to note, if making in cotton yarn then the 8mm won’t always work that well so you may want to do a test swatch to start. However, a nice acrylic seems to work up very well in this stitch and an 8mm hook.
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Easy – Advanced Beginner
For the crochet can cozies here I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. Any worsted weight will work well.
Note: If making the striped version you will need 3 colours.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rnd – round
- rsc – reverse single crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- slst – slip stitch
- rpt – repeat
Not needed for this pattern.
MEASUREMENT Laying flat
4″ x 5″
Crochet Can Cozy is worked bottom up.
Measurement laying flat 4”x 5”. To change the height of the can just continue adding additional rounds after round 17. Then move on to rounds 18 and 19.
Rounds 1 thru 6 are worked continuously . Do not join. Use a stitch marker at the beginning of round for easier counting.
To make striped version choose three of your favourite colours and change your yarn/colour at each round. I have made my base in one solid colour. Then started colour changes at round 6.
Crochet Can Cozy Instructions
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd st from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st and each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in 1st st *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* rpt from * to * till end of rnd. (18)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in 1st 2 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd. (24)
Rnd 5: Sc 1st and each sc around. Join with slst, ch 3 turn. (24)
Note: You will start joining and turning at each round as written below.
Rnd 6: Chain 3 of previous rnd counts as first (dc, ch1). Skip 1st st, *dc in next, ch 1 and skip next st* rpt from *to* till end of rnd. Join with slst in 1st ch 3 sp. Ch 1 turn. (24)
Rnds 7 – 17: Dc in 1st skipped st under ch space, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in skipped st under ch space, ch 1 skip next st* rpt from *to* till end of rnd. Join with slst to ch 1. Ch 1 turn. (24)
Rnd 18: Sc in 1st ch space, dc in skipped stitch under ch space, (sc, dc in skipped st under ch space) rpt () in each ch 1 space till end of rnd. Join with slst. Fasten off and weave in ends. (24)
Rnd 19: Sc or rsc in 1st st and each st around. Fasten off and weave in ends. (24)