Red Heart Soft Football Can Cozy

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by Sue Hamach, Red Heart

Red Heart Soft Football Can Cozy

A cute way to keep your drinks cold!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 12 hdc and 11 rows with double strand yarn (4 inch) or a gauge of 14 sc and 20 rows with single strand yarn to crochet a cozy that measures approximately 9-1/2 inch wide by 4 inch tall. A 12 oz. soda can should fit inside the cozy. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
  • 2
    Lining:
    Lining is worked holding two strands of yarn throughout. With Chocolate, ch 2.
    Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first st — 6 sc.
    Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc] 6 times; join — 12 sc.
    Round 3: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next sc] 6 times; join — 18 hdc.
    Round 4: Ch 1, [Hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc] 6 times; join — 24 hdc.
    Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in back loop only of each hdc around; join — 24 hdc.
    Rounds 6-12: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around; join — 24 hdc. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
  • 3
    Ball:
    Ball is worked in continuous rounds without joining or turning. Use a stitch holder to mark the beginning of each Round, moving up as work progresses. Using one strand of Chocolate, hold Liner with the top facing and join yarn in any back loop of Liner Round 12.
    Round 1: [Sc in back loop of next st, 2 sc in back loop of next st] 12 times — 36 sc. Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc] 12 times — 48 sc.
    Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 5: [Sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 12 times — 60 sc.
    Rounds 6-13: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 14: [Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 sc] 12 times — 48 sc.
    Round 15: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sc] 12 times — 36 sc.
    Round 17: Sc in each sc around.
    Begin stuffing to create round ball shape. Stuff firmly to define shape but do not overstuff or stretch stitches (this helps prevent stuffing from showing through work). It may be helpful to place a soda can inside the Lining to hold its shape while working. Continue stuffing as you close.
    Round 18: [Sc2tog, sc in the next sc] 12 times — 24 sc.
    Round 19: Join Ball to Lining by single crocheting Ball Round 18 and open loops of Lining Round 5 together. Match and sc together each st and loop around, stuffing and shaping. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
  • 4
    Football End (make 2):
    End is worked in continuous rounds without joining or turning. Using one strand of Chocolate, ch 2.
    Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook — 6 sc.
    Round 2: [2 sc in next sc] 6 times — 12 sc.
    Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times — 18 sc.
    Round 5: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 6: [Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times — 24 sc.
    Round 7: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 8: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc] 6 times — 30 sc.
    Round 9: Sc in each sc around.
    Round 10: Sc in each of the next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc] 5 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc — 36 sc.
    Round 11: Sc in each sc around to last sc; insert hook into last sc, yarn over and draw up loop (2 loops on hook), change to Off White, yarn over with Off White, draw through both loops to complete sc; continue with Off White.
    Round 12: [2 sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc] 6 times — 42 sc.
    Round 13: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off ends, leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing.
  • 5
    Finishing:
    Using photograph as a guide, stuff and sew the Football Ends to opposite sides of the Ball, creating a football shape.
  • 6
    For Mouth and Laces:
    With Off White, ch 8. Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across — 7 slip sts. Fasten off, leaving 24 inch tail for sewing. Position Mouth about two-thirds of the way down on the Ball and sew on. Using the extra length of tail, satin stitch 4 Laces evenly across the Mouth.
  • 7
    For Eyes:
    Using Black and working over 2 or 3 sts, satin stitch the Eyes about 4 rounds above the Mouth and 3 stitches apart. Add Eyebrows. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Chocolate 104212377
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Off White 104212369
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Black 104212372
  • Susan Bates Aluminum Silvalume Crochet Hook 5 mm H8 104236320
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Yarn Needle
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