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Keep your can cold and your fingers comfortable with this can cozy crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream. This version is crocheted in patriotic red, white and blue stripes.

Crochet Can Cozy


  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g / 2.5 oz)  Quantity for 4 Can Holders.

Color A - #00095 Red 1¼ oz [34 g]; 36 yds [53 m] or 1 ball
Color B - #00001 White 1 oz [28 g]; 48 yds [44 m] or 1 ball
Color C - #00009 Bright Navy 1¼ oz [34 g]; 36 yds [53 m] or 1 ball

  • Crochet Hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 13 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].


To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook at end of row. With new color, draw through 2 loops on hook, then proceed.

Holder 1 (Red and White with Blue base) (make 2)
With C, ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 10 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st in first sc. 15 sc.
3rd rnd: As 2nd rnd, ending 1 sc in last sc. 22 sc.
4th rnd: As 2nd rnd. 33 sc. (Base measures approx 2¾ ins [7 cm])
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in back loop of each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.
6th and 7th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. Join A at end of 7th rnd.
8th and 9th rnds: With A, as 6th and 7th rnds. Join B at end of 9th rnd.
10th and 11th rnd: With B, as 6th and 7th rnds. Join A at end of 11th rnd.
Rep last 4 rnds twice more, then rep 8th and 9th rnds once. Fasten off.

Holder 2 (Blue and White with Red base) (make 2)
Work as for Holder 1, substituting A for C and C for A.

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These are super quick to make and great for summer. I like them because they keep my cans from leaving condensation puddles that might end up wetting my work. I noticed someone found them to be too big. I wonder if maybe their gauge was off. I used Lily Peaches and cream (which is the same as Sugar and cream) with a 5mm hook. Mine turned out fine.

My cozy came out much to large. I tried a couple of times, but each time it was huge.

If the can holder comes out too big, measure the work to the can. Make the bottom and if it looks too big, take out a row. You can also decrease at the top to make it fit a little better also.

Sounds good. But why can't I print the instructions in larger print.

@Maxielee803 if you select the text with your mouse and copy and paste it into a word document, you'll be able to make the text bigger there. Thanks for asking!

When you make this you "can" use them for in the car and not leave rings in the cup holders. Which over time is very hard to get out. If making these for the car you can make them to match the interior of the car or do them in a contrasting color, to show off your handy work. If you use this handy cozy, for every day use, they can be washed, where as a foam cozy can not. My 2 sons birthdays are in the month of June and I'm going to put their initials on each of them for a personal touch. Hope my ideas spark some ideas of your own... Happy Crocheting... Crocheter-In-Fl

This looks easy enough! I can't wait to make some!


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