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Crochet Football Can Cozy

Introducing the Crochet Football Can Cozy, the perfect accessory for any football fan! This unique and stylish cozy is designed to keep your favorite beverage cool while adding a touch of sporty flair to your game day experience. Made with love and attention to detail, this cozy is handcrafted using high-quality yarn in the shape of a football, complete with intricate stitching to mimic the texture of a real football. It's not just a practical item, but also a conversation starter that will make you the envy of your friends at tailgate parties or while watching the big game at home.

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:
  • RED HEART Soft: 1 ball 1882 Toast A; small amounts of 4601 Off White B and 4614 Black C
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:

Polyester fiberfill for stuffing

GAUGE: With double strand yarn, 12 hdc = 4″ (10 cm); 11 rows hdc = 4″ (10 cm). With single strand yarn, 14 sc = 4″ (10 cm); 20 rows sc = 4″ (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Cozy measures 9.5” (24 cm) wide by 4” (10 cm) tall and fits 12 oz. soda can.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

COZY

Lining

Lining is worked holding two strands of yarn throughout. With A, 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.
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 A, 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.
Football End (Make 2)

End is worked in continuous rounds without joining or turning. Using one strand of A, 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 B, yarn over with B, draw through both loops to complete sc; continue with B.

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” (30.5 cm) tail for sewing.
Finishing

Using photograph as a guide, stuff and sew the Football Ends to opposite sides of the Ball, creating a football shape.

For Mouth and Laces: With B, ch 8. Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across — 7 slip sts. Fasten off, leaving 24” (60.9 cm) 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.

For Eyes: using C 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.

ABBREVIATIONS

A, B = Color A, Color B; ch = chain; cm = centimeters; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
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