What started out to be a cabled koozie became this amazing cacti koozie (mistakes can be beautiful!)!
The fun textures make this koozie not only fun to make but also to use. It feels so fun on the hand and is perfect for that person in your life who is constantly fiddling with something.
It’s a quick make (think an episode of your favorite show) that uses around 60 yards of worsted cotton and a 4.25mm hook. My favorite cotton to use for it is the Dishie Solids or Dishie Cone from WeCrochet (affiliate links).
The Cacti Cosy Koozie Pattern
Finished size: 3” H, 5.5” W, 11” Circ.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
- Hook: G/4.25mm
- Yarn: WeCrochet Dishie; Big Twist Cotton; worsted cotton
- Yardage: 60 yards
- Stitch markers (optional)
Gauge: See round 1 of pattern.
- All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise specified.
- The first stitch of each round is worked in the same stitch as the ch2.
- DC 2 is DC in next two stitches. 2DC is two DC in the same stitch. This format applies throughout the pattern, though the required stitch may change.
- Chain stitches at the beginning of a row/round do not count as a stitch and are not worked into throughout the pattern, unless otherwise noted.
Terms & Abbreviations:
DC: double crochet; worked through both loops
F/O: finish off
FPDC: front post double crochet
FPTR: front post treble crochet
SC: single crochet
Slst: slip stitch
Special Stitch Instructions:
Twist (counts as 2 stitches): skip a stitch, FPTR around the post of the next stitch. Working in front of the stitch just made, FPTR around the post of the skipped stitch.
Round 1) Working in a magic circle (leave a long tail for weaving), Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), DC 15. Slst to first DC. (15 stitches)
GAUGE CHECK: Round 1 should measure just shy of 1.5” across.
Round 2) Ch2, 2DC in each stitch around. Slst to first DC. (30 stitches)
Round 3) Ch1, SC around. Slst to first SC. (30 stitches)
Round 4) Ch2, DC same stitch as chain. DC, 2DC in next stitch, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC in next stitch*. Repeat * to * around. Slst to first DC. (40 stitches)
Round 5) Ch2, FPDC 2, DC 2, Twist, DC 2, FPDC, DC, FPDC, DC 2, twist, DC 2, FPDC 2, DC, FPDC 2, DC 2, twist, DC 2, FPDC, DC, FPDC, DC 2, twist, DC 2, FPDC 2, DC. Slst to first stitch. (40 stitches)
Round 6-9) Repeat Round 5
Round 10) Ch2, FPDC 2, DC2tog, twist, DC2tog, FPDC, DC, FPDC, DC2tog, twist, DC2tog, FPDC 2, DC, FPDC 2, DC2tog, twist, DC2tog, FPDC, DC, FPDC, DC2tog, twist, DC2tog, FPDC 2, DC. Slst to first stitch. (32 stitches)
Round 11) Ch2, FPDC 2, DC, twist, DC, FPDC, DC, FPDC, DC, twist, DC, FPDC 2, DC, FPDC 2, DC, twist, DC, FPDC, DC, FPDC, DC, twist, DC, FPDC 2, DC. Slst to first stitch. (32 stitches)
Round 12) Ch1, SC around. Slst to first SC. F/O. (32 stitches)
Weave in the ends. Enjoy your koozie!
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