Saturday, May 11, 2013

King of Beer Cozy Coaster

This one’s for you!
Let’s have one more for the road. 
If you have a husband who enjoys a good beer at the end of the day,
This cozy is for you.
It not only keeps the beer cold, but it will keep the hands warm.
And one added benefit is that it works as a coaster,
So there will be no marks on the coffee table…
That is unless it is knocked over and spilled. 

It’s another easy pattern that works up quickly,
And can be made in any color of your choice.
It uses two strands held together so it is heavy-duty.
You can use a single color or mix and match to use up scrap yarn.
It fits snugly around a beer can, and can be tossed in the washer and dryer.
Father’s Day is coming and it would make a quick, easy gift.
     So have a round of cheers for Grandma Perkins’ Beer Cozy.

Finished Size:  4” (10 cm) Tall / 3 ¼” (8 cm) in Diameter 

Gauge:  4 sc and 4 sc rows = ~ 1” (2.5 cm)
            3 dc and 2 dc rows = ~ 1” (2.5 cm)  

G / 4.5 mm hook
2 balls (2.5 oz.) WW Cotton yarn (Like Sugar n Cream):
Use any colors you like.
Total yarn: ~ 74 yards (~ 37 yards of each ball)
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Note: 2 Balls of 2.5 oz WW Cotton yarn can make 3 cozies 

Beg = Beginning
BLO = Back Loop Only
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Inc = Increase with 2 single crochets into one stitch
MR = Magic Ring
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
Ss = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)

US Terminology 

Cozy:  With 2 strands held together.
Rnd 1:  MR, Ch 1, 6 Sc in the ring. 
Pull the beg yarn-end tight to close the hole.  Join to the first sc with a ss.  (6)

Note: Work over the beg yarn so you will not need to weave it in later.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, Inc around.  Join.  (12)
Rnd 3:  Ch 1, (Sc, Inc) around.  Join.  (18)
Rnd 4:  Ch 1, (Sc in 2, Inc) around.  (24)
Rnd 5:  Ch 1, (Sc in 3, Inc) around.  Join.  (30)
Rnd 6:  Ch 1, Sc in BLO around.  Join.  (30)
Rnds 7 – 12:  Ch 3, Dc around.  Join in the top of the beg ch-3 with a ss.
Rnd 13:  Ch 1, Sc around.  Join to the 1st sc with a ss.  (30)
Rnd 14:  Ss in the next 29 sts.  FO and weave in the end.

Note:  You can also add an applique or surface crochet a name or slogan.            

P Perkins 2009