FREE crochet pattern
Guys are hard to crochet for, at least in my experience. So many crochet patterns are for more feminine items, and finding masculine crochet is challenging. Scarves are easy, but not for summer. I needed something for my guys for Father’s Day, and this Dad’s Can Cozy is what I came up with. Whether he’s into beer or soda, or both, this can cozy is just what he needs. The back-loop-only stitches make it super textured for a firm grip. It will keep his hand and his can dry, and can be thrown into the washer and dryer along with everything else. Make him two in his favorite colors and he’ll never be without one!
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For a Lightening Quick Tutorial of the single crochet back loop only (SCblo) click here.
Stitches: Ch, sl st, SC, SCblo
Yarn: Worsted cotton, approx. 50 yards (I used Dishie in the samples shown.)
Hook: I/5.5mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Sizes: 3.75” tall when on can, circumference of can
Gauge: 4 SC x 4 rounds = 1”
After the base is finished, and you switch to white, ALL stitches will be worked in the back loop only.
1) Ch 2, 6SC in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st. = 6 SC
2) Ch 1, 2SC in each st around. Join. = 12 SC
3) Ch 1, SC in first st, 2 SC in next st, *SC in next st, 2SC in next st; rep from * around. Join. = 18 SC
4) Ch 1, SC in first two sts, 2SC in next st, *SC in next two sts, 2SC in next st; rep from * around. Join. = 24 SC
5) Ch 1, SC in first three sts, 2SC in next st, *SC in next three sts, 2SC in next st; rep from * around. Join. = 30 SC
6) Ch 1, SCblo in each st around. Join.
This is where I join the white and start making stripes. You can do this however you want: keep the whole thing one solid color, add another color and alternate each round to make stripes all the way up, or stripe it another way! The possibilities are endless. Just be sure to carry your unused color up each row by catching it at the join.
In the samples pictured above, the stripes are made on rows 17 and 19.
7-21) Ch 1, SCblo around. Join. Cut yarn. Weave in ends.
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