Crochet Freeze Pop Holder
At our house, we call them freezies and the moment they are available in the stores (usually mid-spring) my kids become obsessed! However, their hands always get so cold holding them. One day, my six year old asked me to crochet her a holder for her freeze pop. I asked what she would like it to look like and she said a flower. Fast forward a short amount of time later…. tada!
Freeze Pop/Freezie Holder
One thing I didn’t know before designing this Freeze Pop Holder is that the name for a freezie (or freeze pop) varies significantly between regions. The name freezie is most commonly used in Canada, which is where we are.
I was quite interested to learn that in the United States, it is often called a freeze pop, freezer pop, Icee, Otter Pop, Fla-Vor-Ice, and Pop-Ice. In Australia – icy pole, in India – sip up and Pepsi Ice, in the Philippines – ice candy and in the UK – Mr. Freeze.
Those are a lot of names for the same thing! So whether you call it a freezie, freeze pop, freezer pop, icy pole or Mr. Freeze, this pattern for a holder/cozy is designed to hold frozen confection inside plastic casing (the definition of a freezie as stated on Wikipedia).
It can also be called a holder or cozy or hand protector. So now you know a little bit more about freeze pops, let’s get to the pattern!
Crochet Flower Freeze Pop Holder
As you can see, the flower on the freeze pop holder in the photos are sunflowers. But you don’t need to make your freezie cozies as sunflowers. Simply change the colors to make any flowers you’d like! I will be making a whole bouquet in the near future as I already have a ton of requests to make them for my friends’ kids.
The pattern is really easy and works up super quickly (approx. under 45 min!). It uses only a small amount of yarn, making it a great scrap-busting project. And a huge plus for me is that the sections are all worked continuously so other than the ends, there’s no sewing involved.
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Flower Freeze Pop Cozy Pattern Details
The final size is approx. 1.75” wide (when flat) x 4.5” high (not including the flowers) and 4” around.
2” x 2” = 7 hdc and 5 rows
Yarn: Any worsted weight (size 4) or cotton (size 4) yarn (I recommend a washable yarn!). You’ll need approx. 15 yds for the stem, 5 yds for the center of the flower and 10 yds for the petals. For the sunflower, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable, Solid in the colors: “Fern” for the stem, “Chocolate Brown” for the centre of the flower and “Sunny Day” for the petals.
Crochet Hook: G/6 (4.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Other Materials: yarn needle and scissors.
This pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology.
ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = triple/treble crochet
YO = yarn over
- Always work into the 1st st (the st attached to the chain), unless instructed not to.
- Chains never count as stitches.
To change colors, attach new color when instructed by placing the new color on your hook and pulling the new color through the loop of your current color. Pull all strands tight. Fasten off old color. With new color, follow instructions for the next round.
Triple/Treble Crochet Stitch (tr): YO twice, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook.
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Flower Freeze Pop Holder Pattern Instructions
Foundation/Chain Round: With your stem color, ch 12. Sl st into 1st ch to join, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Continue to use same color for all of the stem.
Round 1: Ch 1 and turn (you will be working into the last ch made). Hdc in each ch around (12 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1. Do not turn. Hdc in each st around (12 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.
Rounds 3 – 9: Repeat Round 2.
After Round 9, work should measure approx. 1.75” wide (when flat) and 3.75” high.
CENTER OF FLOWER
Change colors: attach color you will use for the center of the flower.
Rounds 10 – 12: With new color, repeat Round 2.
After Round 12, work should measure approx. 1.75” wide (when flat) and 4.5” high.
Change colors: attach color you will use for the petals.
Round 13: With new color, ch 1 and turn (you will now be working in the opposite direction). Sk 1st st (the st attached to the ch). *In the next st, sc. Ch 3. Make 2 tr into the same st. Ch 3. Sl st into the same st.* Repeat from * to * in each st around (12 petals made in total). Sl st into the middle of the back of the 1st petal made to join (you can sl st into any st on the back of the 1st petal).
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
And now you have a new Flower Freeze Pop Holder!