It’s that time of year! The kids are going back to school, Fall is fast approaching, and apples are in season. A sweet and simple crocheted apple cozy is the perfect accessory to your apples. Not only does it keep them from bruising but they dress up the fruit, making it a great gift for teachers, neighbors, friends and family! I love using variegated yarn for this project because it adds a lot of color. It works up quick and the use of fun button is a nice finishing touch! My boys brought one for each of their teachers on the first day of school.
– Size G crochet hook
– 1/2 or 1 inch button
– Tapestry needle
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
The pattern below fits a small apple (about 3 inches tall and 8-9 inches round) but you can easily add rounds and rows to make it larger.
Apple Cozy Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring (Continue to crochet in rounds.. do not join)
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (32 SC)
Round 5-6: SC in each stitch around (32 SC)
now you will work in rows, not rounds
Row 7-15: SC in first 30 stitches, chain 1, turn (leaving 2 stitches unworked) (30 SC)
At the end of row 15, single crochet along the edge of the open space, just before you get to the top of the other side of the dip, chain 20, join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
On opposite side, sew on button.
To make larger cozy:
After round 4 (this will be round 5), make another increase row: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3 (40 SC)
Rounds 6-8: SC in each stitch around (40 SC)
Round 9- top of apple: SC in first 38 stitches, chain 1, turn
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