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eyevah
« on: November 25, 2008 09:00:19 PM »

So I saw knitted cozies floating around on the forums and I thought to myself, "What a great, quick gift for just about everyone."

Well, My boyfriend and his family are Canadian, so TADA:  CAN-UCK COZIES!

These are designed to hold pounders, bottles and 12oz cans with two buttons and the ability to fold over!  Hooray.






I'm pretty sure they're awesome... except for the maple leaves.  I've never made a crochet project that's had very successful color-changing patterns.  Does anyone have any improvements on the leaves idea?  I was just winging it.




Quick tute (I don't know crochet pattern lingo, but it's pretty easy to understand, I think)

I used cotton worsted weight, with a 4 mm hook.

IN RED:
Chain maybe five or six stitches, and connect to make a loop-- for a circular piece.
"Cast on" 12 stitches for Row 1.
Row 2: increase to 24 stitches.
Row 3: increase to 30 stitches (double up on every fourth stitch).
Crochet three rows.

IN WHITE:
Crochet one row.
Then start working in a maple leaf as best you can over the next five rows.  (Sorry, I can't really help you with this.  I'm thinking for the next Canuck cozies I make, I'll just cross stitch the maple leaf on.  Tongue)

IN RED:
Crochet three rows, but don't connect them at the end, turn around like you're crocheting a flat piece.
On the last row, create a button hole by crocheting 1, chaining 2, and skipping a stitch on the row below.  Continue to crochet until the last stitch.

CREATE A "BUTTON FLAP"
Chain one.
Then "cast on" three stitches in between the last two stitches of the row below.
Crochet one row, and "cast off."

Sew a button on the flap, and sew a button so a bottle can cozy up.

Detail of the last row --



What do you think?

 Grin

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bethy_boo
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008 09:30:10 PM »

those Hoosier can use them for all the beer they drink  Tongue lol jk Those are an awesome idea!

I find this pattern online for a maple leaf I dont know how good it is but it may help you
http://webhome.idirect.com/~quanah/patsock3.html

edit: its a knitting pattern nvm maybe you can use the idea
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008 09:38:12 PM »

 Grin Hahahahaha.....these are great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008 05:49:50 AM »

I can tell that it's suppose to be a Canadian maple leaf so I'm sure he'll love it.  But if you want to improve the maple leaf and can't do color changes well... you can always make the maple leaf separate and then sew it on the cozy Wink  The rest of the cozy looks awesome and I love that metal button!
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008 07:07:02 AM »

fucking sweet dude! he'll love it
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009 11:36:49 AM »

These are sooooo cool!!!!  I used a maple leaf pattern from: Canadian Flag Graph from planetshoup.com http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/holiday/canchrt1.shtml, to make my "Canada Day Hat" on my web page< http://my.opera.com/north_star/blog/ >
I never thought of making cozies with it!  Great idea!!!!!
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eyevah
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009 11:57:56 AM »

Niccceee.... What I ended up doing to make them suitable christmas presents was applique-ing some felt red leaves on it.  Looks great!... i should post updated pictures.

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009 09:18:37 AM »

I just added your tutorial to the Crochet Pattern Archive! Smiley
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