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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fruit Cozy with Ties

I created this pattern because I was looking for a type of fruit cozy that could be adjusted to fit different sized fruit and did not include buttons.  It is free on my Ravelry store too!  If you make them, let me know.  I would love to see your finished products!!

Fruit Cozy with Ties
This is a crochet pattern for a fruit cozy with ties.  It can be adjusted to fit different size fruit.  Ties may be placed where desired.

Yarn: Worsted weight
Hook size: G-6
Stitches & abbreviation used
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
sl: slip stitch
ch: chain
sc2tog: single crochet two together
adjustable ring (see for a good tutorial)

Special stitches:
Make tie: [ch 21, sl in 2nd chain from hook and across (20 sl)]. 
Round 1: Begin using the adjustable ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 14 dc in ring. Sl to chain 3 of beginning chain.  (15 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3 and dc in same stich. 2 dc in each dc around.  Sl to chain 3 of beginning chain. (30 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in back loop only (BLO) around.  Sl to top chain of ch 2. (30 hdc).

**From here on do not join rounds, work back and forth in rows**

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in BLO around, DO NOT JOIN (30 hdc). Turn.
Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in front loop only (FLO) around.  DO NOT JOIN. Turn (30 hdc).
Rounds 6-9: Repeat rounds 4 & 5 two more times.  (add more repeats if you wish to make a taller cozy).
Round 10: Ch1, sc2tog around, BLO (15 sc). Turn
Round 11: Ch 1, sc FLO around (15 sc). Turn.
Round 12: (edging round)
  • ·      Ch 1, sc in both loops across (15 sc).
  • ·      Make tie.
  • ·      Sc in last stitch you sc’d in.
  • ·      Place 8 sc on edge of cozy around opening, until you reach the 6th round.  [If you want to place ties in a different position, sc until you get to that spot].
  • ·      Make tie.
  • ·      Sc in last stitch you sc’d in.
  • ·      Sc around until you reach 6th round on other side of cozy.
  • ·      Make tie.
  • ·      Sc in last stitch you sc’d in.
  • ·      Sc until you reach top of cozy.
  • ·      Make tie.
  • ·      Sl in 1st sc of the 12th round.

Finishing: Cut yarn and bind off.  Weave in ends.


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