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caselita
« on: May 07, 2006 01:18:08 PM »


I made a couple of these apple cozies for my knitting friends who just had birthdays.  They had seen the pattern in my book and said they would love to have one.  They're silly but really fun and they only took me one evening to make!  The pattern is from the book Knitorama but the pattern was pretty poor so I modified it quite a bit.  If anyone is interested, I can give you my modified version.  I changed it enough that I don't think it would be a copyright violation or anything.  Or maybe I'm the only one who finds an apple cozy worth knitting!  I have another picture of them on my blog.

Sorry it's taken me so long to get the pattern up.  Thanks for being patient- life got a little crazier than expected for a while!  If this doesn't make sense to you, I may have time this weekend to put up a pictoral tutorial.  Here goes:

Materials: I used size 8 dpns and Lion brand woolease.  Guage doesnt really matter, you just want it to fit an apple.  If you get to the end of the increase section and it doesnt seem big enough, add a few more increase rows and the same number of decrease rows to compensate.  This will make your cozy both wider and taller to better hold those gigantic apples you can buy at the supermarket.  This will also work if your yarn is thinner than worsted weight.  Dont forget, though, that the finished product will stretch!

CO 12 stitches and divide evenly on 4 dpns. 
Row 1: knit across
Row 2: make 1 (m1) stitch at beginning of each needle 16 st
Row 3: on each needle knit to 1 stitch before end, m1 20st
Rows 4-13: Repeat rows 2 & 3 five more times 60 st

(This explanation might help you visualize the pattern. Each dpn holds the stitches for 1 side of the apple cozy plus 1 stitch to simulate a seam between each side.  So after casting on, 2 stitches on each needle are the beginnings of one side and the 3rd stitch is the seam stitch.  On the first increase row, you increase at the beginning of each of the four sides.  On the next row, you increase at the end of each side, then knit the seam stitch.  By doing this, you create evenly rounded sides and, therefore, an evenly rounded apple cozy.  If you use fewer dpns or magic loop, just place markers between the stitches for each side and follow the instructions.) 

Rows 14-15: knit across
Beginning with the next row, begin knitting back and forth, not in the round!  (you could switch to a straight needle but I found it easiest to stick with the dpns)
Row 16: On each needle, purl the first stitch (this is your seam stitch), purl 2 together (p2tog), purl to end 56 st
Row 17: slip, slip, knit (ssk) 1st 2 stitches on each needle, knit to end 52 st
Rows 18-25: repeat rows 16 & 17 four more times 20 stitches (5 on each needle)
Row 26: on each needle, purl 1, p2tog twice.  On last dpn, CO 8 stitches.
BO all stitches. 

Finishing:  With scrap yarn, sew end of 8 cast on-bound off stitches to the edge of the cozy, making a loop. 

Bobble button and leaf:  I knitted these as written in the book, Knitorama, so I wont post the patterns.  Its really easy, though.  For the bobble, CO a few stitches, increase a few more, decrease and cast off.  Then roll or fold up the tiny knitted piece you just made and sew it across from the loop you just made.  Viola- a button!
The leaf is knitted the same way only bigger.  CO a few stitches, increase a few more, knit several rows even, decrease down to 1 stitch to make a nice, pointy tip and bind off.  Sew it on wherever you would like to embellish the apple.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006 01:39:48 PM »

haha that is so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 02:07:41 PM »

Did any of you ever see an apple on your teachers desk in grade school?
This would be something great for a teacher, it is so cute and I love it!
Maybe when I finally become a teacher I'll make one and set it on my desk  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006 02:30:19 PM »

Oh, I would definitely like the pattern!  I found it intriguing, but I also thought that the one in Knittorama was a bit fiddley...

Very nice embroidery, by the way.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006 02:54:41 PM »

Ha ha!  I absolutely love that!  I would so knit one.
SO cute Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006 04:36:28 PM »

oh..mymy...that's so adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006 05:55:26 PM »

i'd love the pattern!

i too wanted something a bit more improved that the Knitorama version.
My apples always get bruised in my bag, so they're begging for the pattern too :-)
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006 12:08:25 PM »

pattern, pattern, pattern! Please and thanks
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006 03:10:39 PM »

Ooh I'd like the modified pattern Smiley Very cute
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2006 02:18:45 PM »

So cute! And also practical, in my opinion! I would love to have that pattern Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2006 03:04:22 PM »

oh yes we would love the pattern!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2006 06:41:55 PM »

I would like the pattern also.  ~Tricia
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2006 07:09:43 AM »

Me too!  That's so cute!   Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2006 01:29:19 PM »

Oh man, fruit cozies are the greatest. So much more practical than most cozies, but simultaneously more ridiculous!

Your apple is positively compelling! I especially like that it's kind of retro, with the swooshy A. Suitable for an old-fashioned fruit like an apple.
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2006 11:05:48 PM »

awesome! i cant knit but i would totally learn so i can make one of these! lol
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2006 04:54:48 AM »

I would love the pattern to knit for my son's teacher.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2006 05:06:38 AM »

hehehe, i'd love the pattern too.. .it's pretty neat!
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2006 05:48:55 AM »

Very cute!  These would make great place settings for a party.  You could embroider each person's initial on it and put a big juicy apple inside.

Or fill it with a chocolate orange and give it as a gift.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2006 06:48:29 AM »

Does anyone volenteer to PM the person that started this thread and ask her to post the pattern?
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2006 08:31:50 AM »

It looks great!  I really like the little leaf, very nicely done.
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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2006 05:48:49 PM »

Sorry it took so long everybody!  I have now put the pattern on the origional post.
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2006 03:52:31 AM »

That is awesome!
Thank you for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2006 04:21:32 AM »

Thank you very much. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2006 03:44:49 AM »

Thank you so much for the pattern, I just loved it!



For details and other nonsense, you can read the post I made at my blog.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2006 06:00:16 PM »

Nice apple cozy, Cocoa Kitten!  I'm so glad you could follow my pattern!
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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2006 01:49:26 AM »

i was inspired by the amazing apple cozy! i dont knit, so i made up a pattern to crochet Smiley

here it is, it has a HUGE leaf, lol, i found a cool leaf pattern and eventhough i used a small hook it ended up very large, lol. here it is





can one of you post a pic of the apple cozy when it is open? i am trying to understand how it works so i can figure out how to crochet one with that kind of closure. thanks!  Kiss
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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2006 11:57:44 AM »

I love the Apple Cozy and I'm in awe of your skills. Thanks for posting the pattern. *big hugs and kisses*.
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« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2006 10:38:59 PM »

wow... not only would i have a reason to carry an apple in my bag all the time, but i could look super cool doing it. now i only have to figure out how to be amazing at knitting. err- atleast better at it than i am now.
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« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2006 10:49:09 PM »

i love this apple.
 once i get past the stage of only being able to make scarves this will be my first projest.

and i am very sorry about your beautiful bunny.
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« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2006 11:11:30 PM »

Did any of you ever see an apple on your teachers desk in grade school?
This would be something great for a teacher, it is so cute and I love it!
Maybe when I finally become a teacher I'll make one and set it on my desk  Tongue

I am a teacher, and I'd LOVE to have something like this on my desk.  This fall might be a good time to teach some high school kids how to knit and then give them some not-so-subtle hints!

Thanks for the pattern!
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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2006 03:13:21 AM »

This is a very cute idea!   Wink
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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2006 01:32:38 PM »

Oh, brilliant! Thanks!
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« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2006 06:05:12 PM »

My parents own an apple orchard and THIS is TOO COOL!! They would sell like hotcakes in their gift shop..

You guys are brilliant!
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« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2006 10:18:00 AM »

Did anyone else have problems from the book Knitorama? I tried making their garter for a wedding present and I couldn't make heads or tails of it!

And that's a cute apple!  Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2006 10:52:20 AM »

it took me ages to reply but i love this one. i want to knit up one right now so it can make me eat apples Roll Eyes so cute!
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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2006 11:37:55 AM »

i have a question though.. i read the pattern but couldnt understand Roll Eyes do you join while knitting on the dpns at some point or you just continue knit back and forth?
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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2006 04:26:10 PM »

i have a question though.. i read the pattern but couldnt understand Roll Eyes do you join while knitting on the dpns at some point or you just continue knit back and forth?

With DPNs you typically knit in the round, so you would join them- this is why you distribute the stitches evenly amongst the three needles.
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« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2006 07:10:05 AM »

That is great, thanks for the pattern. I have a few friends who would get a kick out of an apple cozy.
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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2006 11:05:40 AM »

Very cute and origianal Cheesy
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