The “Little Bit Fancy” Beverage Coozie

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Sometimes, we all need a little something extra in our lives.  Something that brings us a little color and a splash of personality.  That’s why I’ve created The “Little Bit Fancy” Beverage Coozie.  Now, you can make yourself one, of course, as you definitely should, but you can also spoil your friends, or even your mama (Oh, hello, Mother’s Day…) with a nice little something for their beverage of choice.

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This is where the fancy comes from. Perfect little something to add to a simple coozie!

First things first, Measure your beverage container of choice.  This pattern goes super quick (I can make one in 20 minutes, and I’m slow as can be), but first you have to get the bottom (the first two rows (or more, if need be)) the correct size.  Since we all crochet with different tension, I’m going to let you figure out what hook is best for you.  I’ll list what I used below, but remember, as always, I have very tight tension!


 

What you’ll need:

Hook – I used an I hook (5.5mm)

Yarn – I used two different kinds.  The pink is Loops and Threads Capri yarn in Pink/Rose (I truly, deeply love this yarn).  The Pink/Orange and Orange/Yellow ones pictured above are made with the new Target line of yarn called Hand Made Modern (I find it to be a little pricey, but I had a gift card, so…).  The color is called “Golden”, but it is made like a cake, with color changes throughout (see below).

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Hand Made Modern in “Golden”

A tapestry needle


Stitches you need to know:

slip stitch (slst)

chain (ch)

single crochet (sc)

double crochet (dc)

shell stitch – sc-dc-sc all in one stitch


 

Pattern: (A ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of a row always counts as a sc or dc)

Ch 3, slst into first ch to form a circle (You can also use a magic circle, but that is not something I’ve mastered yet, so this is my go-to starting move)

Row 1 – ch 2, 11 dc into center of circle, slst to join at top of ch 2 (12)
Row 2 – ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, 1 dc in same st as ch 2, sl st to join at top of ch 2 (24) *This can also be done as ch 2, 1 dc in same st as ch, 2 dc  in each st around.  Just make sure you have 2 dc in each stitch around*

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Row 2 complete

Row 3 is where I start on the body of the coozie, but if your bottom is not big enough yet, you can do another increase row which would be ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* *Repeat around.  If you need more rows, continue increase rounds just like you would if you were making a beanie hat. Once your bottom is big enough, go on to Row 3 instructions, keeping in mind that your row numbers will no longer match up to the instructions.

Row 3 – Ch 2, dc blo in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 2

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Row 3 complete

Row 4 – Ch 2, dc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 2
Row 5 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1
Row 6 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1

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Row 6 complete

Row 7 – Ch 2, dc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 2
Row 8 – Ch 2, dc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 2
Row 9 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1
Row 10 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1
Row 11 – Ch 2, dc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 2
Row 12 – Ch 2, dc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 2

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Pardon this poor, sad looking picture of row 12 complete.

Row 13 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1
Row 14 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1
Row 15 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1
Row 16 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to join at top of ch 1

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Row 16 complete

Row 17 – ch 1, Shell st (sc, dc, sc in same st), slst in next two st, *Shell st, slst in next two st* *repeat around, slst to ch 1

Leave enough yarn to weave in end, and finish off.

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So pretty in pink.

Ta-da!  Are you fancy or what?

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