I Love You Can Cozy Crochet Pattern

I Love You Can Cozy Crochet Pattern


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Here’s a crochet anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift idea or any occasion where you want to tell someone who love them through crochet…make them this I Love You Can Cozy Crochet Pattern! This quick and easy free pattern makes a wonderful beer / soda / pop Can Cozy, perfect for your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or anyone that you love!


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I Love You Can Cozy Crochet Pattern

Crochet this thoughtful, personalized gift for that special someone in your life…it’s a crochet gift idea that will be loved and actually used!

The pattern (below):

  • Includes a complete walk-through guide with pictures
  • Is a great introduction to colorwork for beginners, only requires knowledge of how to single crochet, chain stitch, slip stitch and read a pattern.
  • Also great for more advanced crocheters who love colorwork (but experience with colorwork is not required)
  • Includes full written instructions for the pattern and a chart/graph

Worried this is too advanced? It’s actually super easy…you CAN do it!!! (sorry, couldn’t myself!)

If you’re new to colorwork or want a refresher, I would recommend reading my guide or watching my video tutorial on How to Crochet with Two Colors.

This I Love You Can Cozy Croceht Pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US crochet terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.


I Love You Can Cozy Crochet Pattern

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Size

The completed pattern will fit any standard 12 fl. oz / 355 ml can (a standard beer, soda or pop can) that is 8 1/4 inches around.

Skill Level

Easy – Colorwork and Simple Stitches

Materials

Yarn: Any two colors of worsted weight, medium (4) yarn. Less than a half a skein is needed for the main color and less than a quarter of a skein is needed for the contrast color. 

Yarn used in photos: Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid. This yarn is medium (4) weight and 100% acrylic. The size is 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. A skein is 285 yd./260m. Red & White Can Cozy – main color: “Cherry” and contrast color: “White.” Grey and White Can Can Cozy – main color: “True Grey” and contrast color: “White.”

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: scissors, yarn needle, stitch marker and measuring tape

Gauge:

  • The diameter of the bottom of the can cozy (diameter is the length of a line through the center that touches two points on the edge of the circle) is approximately 2.75 inches (7 cm).
  • The side of the can cozy is approximately 4 inches (10 cm) from top to bottom.
  • Each row (called rounds in this pattern) on the side of the can cozy is approximately 10 inches (25 cm).

Abbreviations:

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch: insert hook into stitch, pull through yarn

sc = single crochet: insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull yarn through both loops

ch = chain: yarn over, pull though loop on hook

MC or A = Main Color: The bottom and background of the Can Cozy

CC or B = Contrast Color: The letters and heart

BLO = Back Loops Only: work your single crochet stitch into the back loops only

PM = Place (Stitch) Marker


Pattern Notes

  • This pattern has two sections: The Bottom of the Can Cozy and the Side of the Can Cozy.
  • The Pattern Chart (below) applies to only the Side of the Can Cozy (not the bottom)
  • The Row numbers (called Rounds in this pattern) are reset when bottom is completed.
  • Chain 1 never counts as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not turn your work after each round (except when instructed to after Round 4 of the bottom).
  • If you need help creating a magic ring/circle, Crochet365KnitToo has a great step by step photo tutorial here.

I Love You Can Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

Please note: This pattern and all images associated with this pattern cannot be copied, shared, altered or sold on your own. You are welcome to sell the finished product but please include a link (if online) and reference jototheworld.com.


Bottom of Can Cozy

Before beginning, please ensure to measure your can to ensure it’s 12 fl. oz / 355 ml. 

With your MC and H/8 hook, create a magic ring/circle.

Round 1: Sc 11 times into magic ring/circle. Pull tight. (11 sc) Join with a sl st in 1st sc. Do not turn.

Round 2: ch 1. 2 sc into first st (the same st where you joined), 1 sc into next st. 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st repeat until there is one st left. 2 sc in last st. (17 sc). Join with a sl st in 1st sc. Do not turn.

Round 3: ch 1. 2 sc in first st (the same st where you joined), sc in next 2 sts. Repeat: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around until there are 2 stitches left. 2 sc in next. st. 1 sc in last st. (23 sc). Join with a sl st in 1st sc. Do not turn.

Round 4: ch 1. 2 sc in first st (the same st where you joined), sc in next 3 sts. Repeat: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts around until there are three stitches left. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. (29 sc). Join with a sl st. Do not chain.

Measure work. It should measure 2.75” (if it is bigger or smaller, start again with a bigger or smaller hook size)

Turn and start working in the opposite direction. Do not fasten off.

End of Row 4 instructions

Round 5: Sl st into the back loop of the last sc (not the sl st that is attached to the chain).

Row 5 instructions

Place stitch marker as this is the first st of the round. Sl st into back loops only of the next 2 stitches. Sc into BLO around. (29 sts). Sc into back loop of the 1st sl st (the st with the marker) to join.

This now concludes the bottom section of the pattern.

Side of Can Cozy Pattern Notes

General Notes

  • The round numbers are now reset.
  • The pattern chart (below) now applies.
  • Each round has 29 stitches.
  • Never chain at the end of the round, join row with a sc.
  • Do not turn at the end of the round, continue working in the same direction.
  • Place your stitch marker (PM) on the first stitch of each round.
  • Work into the back loops only (BLO) of every stitch (until the last round).

Changing Colors Notes

  • As the side of the can cozy is worked in a continuous round, you will be working on the right side only (the right side is also referred to as the front, outside or RS). 
  • When it comes time to add the contrast color, you will add/pick up and use the contrast color when working on the letters and heart symbol and carry the main color along the wrong side (along the inside/the back) and it will always be nearby whenever you need to use it. Please refer to my guide on How to Crochet with Two Colors for how to add/change colors. 
  • Once you add the contrast color on Round 4, you will be carrying it all the way around until the letters / heart symbol are finished (at the end of Round 9).
  • Ensure all strands of yarn are always kept on the wrong side (the inside of the Can Cozy). 
  • Always add/change colors when you have two loops on your hook with the current color on the sc stitch BEFORE the new color stitch.

Catching Float Notes

  • To ensure the strand of yarn that you are carrying doesn’t get too long, you will “catch” your “float”. Please refer to my guide on How to Crochet with Two Colors for how to catch floats. 
  • The pattern does not indicate when to catch floats. You need to remember to do this every 2-3 stitches.
  • Always check each “catch” to ensure the opposite colored yarn is not visible from the front.
I Love You Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

Side of Can Cozy Written Instructions

Round 1: Still using your main color, sc in BLO of next st (the sl st you made from the previous row). PM. sc into BLO around.

Round 2 & 3: Join by sc into BLO of the 1st sc (the st with the marker). PM. Sc in BLO around. 

Notes About Rounds 4 – 9: 

Every stitch is a single crochet (sc). The instructions for these rows do not say to sc because it gets too jumbled with all the back and forth between A (Main Color) and B (Contrast Color). Instead it says something like: A 3, B 4, which means: using the main color, single crochet for 3 stitches, add the contrast color on the last stitch of the main color and now using the contrast color, single crochet for 4 stitches.

Join every round by sc into BLO of the 1st sc. PM. Remember: sc into back loops only. 

Round 4: A 3, B 2, A 3, B 2, A 4, B 1, A 6, B 1, A 4, B 1, A 2

Round 5: A 2, B 4, A 1, B 4, A 3, B 1, A 5, B 3, A 3, B 1, A 2

Round 6: A 2, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 1, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 3, B 1, A 4, B 5, A 2, B 1, A 2

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Round 7: A 2, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 1, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 2, B 3, A 2, B 7, A 1, B 1, A 2

Round 8: A 2, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 1, B 4, A 1, B 2, A 1, B 2, A 1, B 3, A 1, B 3, A 1, B 1, A 2

Round 9: A 2, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 2, B 2, A 2, B 1, A 3, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 3, B 1, A 2, B 1, A 2. You can cut off the contrast color. Leave a tail to weave in.

Note: Depending on the weight of your yarn, you may find that you don’t need to do as many rounds after the letters. I recommend placing your can in your cozy to test the height after Round 10. If you find it quite high at this point, you can skip Round 11 and/or Round 12.

Round 10 – 12: Join by sc into 1st sc (where the marker is). PM. Sc into BLO around.

Round 13:  Sl st in both loops of 1st sc (where marker is). PM. Sl st in same same (2 sl sts made into the same 1st st). 2 sl st into each st around. Join with a sl st in 1st st made (where the marker is) 

Fasten off and weave in loose ends. Weave main color into main color parts and contrast color into contrast color parts. 

I Love You Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

Pattern Chart

I Love You Crochet Can Cozy Pattern Chart

Pattern Chart Legend:

  • White Square = single crochet with main color
  • Dark Grey Square = single crochet with contrast color
  • (black circle) = slip stitch (very loosely)
  • (white circle) = 2 slip stitches into same stitch

Note: Depending on the weight of your yarn, you may find that you don’t need to do as many rounds after the letters. I recommend placing your can in your cozy to test the height after Round 10. If you find it quite high at this point, you can skip Round 11 and/or Round 12.


I Love You Can Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

And now you have a wonderful gift for your loved one!

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