Instructions

GAUGE: When working in dc with a size H/8 hook, 6 dc and 4 rows = 2 inches.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Attach yarn with a dc: Begin with a slip knot on hook. Yo, insert yarn in a st of previous rnd as directed in instructions and pull up a lp so there are 3 lps on hook; [yo, draw yarn through 2 lps] twice.

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. With size H hook and white, ch 5 (remembering that the lp on hook never counts as one of the chs); sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
  2. Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 13 dc in ring; join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 14 dc.
  3. Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp; work 2 dc in each dc around; join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 28 dc. Fasten off.
  4. Rnd 3: With red, attach yarn with a dc in top of beg ch-3 of previous rnd; dc in each dc around; join with a sl st in top of beg dc: count 28 dc. Fasten off.
  5. Rnd 4: With orange, attach yarn with a dc in any dc of previous rnd; dc in each dc around; join with a sl st in top of beg dc: count 28 dc. Fasten off.
  6. Rnd 5: With yellow, repeat Rnd 4.
  7. Rnd 6: With green, repeat Rnd 4.
  8. Rnd 7: With red, repeat Rnd 4.
  9. Rnd 8: With orange, repeat Rnd 4.
  10. Rnd 9: With yellow, repeat Rnd 4.
  11. Rnd 10: With green, repeat Rnd 4. Use tapestry needle to weave in loose ends.

 FINISHED SIZE: Can cozy measures 4 inches high x 3 inches across.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Colorful Crocheted Can Cozies from Cynthia Peecher of Kirksville, Missouri