Santa Can Cozy Crochet Pattern
Looking for a quick and easy DIY crochet Christmas gift idea or crochet stocking stuffer? This Santa Can Cozy Crochet Pattern is a free, fast and simple crochet pattern that holds a standard beer / soda / pop can and is sure to bring holiday “Cheers!”
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About This Pattern
- It’s a great Christmas crochet gift idea for beginners as the pattern only uses simple stitches…if you know how to single crochet, chain and slip stitch you can make this Santa Claus Can Cozy!
- It works up quickly (you can complete this pattern before the end of your favorite Christmas movie!) and uses only a small amount of yarn (less than a quarter of a skein in total).
- Designed to fit a 12 fl. oz / 355ml beer, soda or pop can.
- This Santa Can Cozy Crochet 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.
Finished Santa Can Cozy sizing using the yarn listed below and a H/8 (5.00mm) hook creates a can cozy that fits a 12 fl. oz / 355ml beer, pop or soda can. Please check your can’s measurements before starting.
Finished Bottom of Can Cozy: 2.75”
Finished Height of Can Cozy: 4.25”
Yarn: Any worsted weight (4) for the can cozy and bulky fleece (5) yarn for the fluffy top.
I used 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 and you only need less than a quarter skein in total.
I used the color “Cherry” for the main part of the can cozy; the color “Black” for the belt; and the color “Sunny Day” for the belt buckle.
For the fluffy top of the can cozy, I used Bernat Pipsqueak. This yarn is bulky (5) weight. The size is 3.50 oz. / 100 g. A skein is 101 yd / 92 m. You only need a few yards. The exact color is called “Whitey White.”
Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm)
Other: Yarn Needle, Scissors
st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
- This Santa Can Cozy is made from the bottom up.
- It is worked in the round. Do not turn your work at the end of each round (with the exception of Row 5, which is explained in the written instructions).
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Always start in the same stitch as the chain.
- If you need help creating a magic ring/circle, Crochet365KnitToo has a great step by step photo tutorial here.
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 Santa Can Cozy
With a H/8 (5.00mm) hook and red colored yarn, create a magic ring/circle.
Round 1: sc 11 times into magic ring/circle. Pull tight. Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Do not turn. (11 sc)
Round 2: ch 1. 2 sc into first st (the same st where you joined), 1 sc into next st. *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next st* repeat until there is one st left. 2 sc into last st. (17 sc). Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Do not turn.
Round 3: ch 1. 2 sc into first st (the same st where you joined), sc into next 2 sts. Repeat: *2 sc into st, sc into next 2 sts* around until there are 2 stitches left. 2 sc into next. 1 sc into last st. (23 sc). Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Do not turn.
Round 4: ch 1. 2 sc into first st (the same st where you joined), sc into next 3 sts. Repeat: *2 sc into st, sc into next 3 sts* around until there are three stitches left. 2sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts (29 sc). Join with a sl st.
Measure your work. The bottom of the can cozy should measure approx 2.75” (which is the size of a bottom of a can). If your work is smaller or larger, I recommend starting again with a smaller or bigger size hook.
Side of Can Cozy
Round 5: ch 1 and turn (you’ll be crocheting in the opposite direction and your first st will be into the last st you made, which is attached to the ch 1 st).
In back loops only (which are the ones furthest away from you), sc into same st as ch 1. sc in the back loops only of each st around (29 sc). sl st into both loops of 1st sc to join. Do not turn.
Note: From Row 6 on, work in both loops. And do not turn your work after each round.
Round 6 – 10: ch 1. sc in each st around (29 sc). sl st into 1st sc to join.
Round 11: change color: attach black colored yarn with a sl st.
You can leave the red yarn attached (as long as it’s in the inside of your work) and pick it back up again after the belt is completed.
Do not ch. sc in each st around (29 sc). sl st into 1st sc to join.
Round 12: Still with black yarn, sc in each st around (29 sc). sl st into 1st sc to join.
Side of Can Cozy (Continued)
Round 13: Change color: attach red yarn with a sl st. Fasten off black yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.
With red yarn, do not ch. sc in each st around (29 sc). sl st into 1st sc to join.
Round 14-18: ch 1. sc in each st around (29 sc). sl st into 1st sc to join.
Round 19: Change yarn: attach fluffy white yarn with a sl st. Fasten off red yarn and leave a tail to weave in loose ends.
With fluffy white yarn, do not ch. sc in each st around (29 sc). sl st in 1st sc to join.
Round 20: Still with fluffy white yarn, ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st in 1st sc to join (20).
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
With golden yellow colored yarn, ch 16.
1st Rectangle Side (short): In 2nd ch from hook, sc into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). In next ch, sc into back ridge loop. In next ch, sc x 3 into same back ridge loop.
2nd Rectangle Side (long): sc into next 4 back ridge loops. In next ch, sc x 3 into same back ridge loop.
3rd Rectangle Side (short): sc into next 2 back ridge loops. In next ch, sc x 3 into same back ridge loop.
4th Rectangle Side (long): sc into next 4 back ridge loops. sl st into 1st sc to join.
Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Weave in the first end to belt buckle. Using a yarn needle, attach belt buckle to can cozy on the front center of can cozy with the rows of black in the middle.
And that’s it! Your Santa Can Cozy is ready to be used or wrapped up…Cheers!
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