Easy Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

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If you're going to have a few beverages, why not have crochet can cozy's around the cans to prevent your hands from getting cold and wet. Learn how here.

Easy Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

There’s nothing better than sitting and watching the sunset by the beach while having a delicious cold beer or cider – especially when your crochet cozy is keeping your hands from getting cold and wet.

It’s become a weekend tradition around here and every Friday and Saturday, we’ll find our group of friends slowly sauntering down to the beach after dinner. We all bring our lawn chairs and cheers our drinks as we watch the sun slowly sink down behind the trees on the opposite side of the lake.

Ahhh, lake life is the best life.

Now if you’re going to have a few beverages, why not have crochet cozy’s around the cans to prevent your hands from getting chilly and damp. My first cozy pattern turned out so well, soon I was getting requests from all my friends to crochet can cozy’s for them too. 

This is a really easy crochet project that you can complete in under an hour. You can keep it plain or spruce it up with different colors and stripes if you’d like. You have the power to customize this simple crochet pattern as you see fit.

Easy Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology



  •        Hook: U.S. 10/J 6.0mm
  •        Medium size 4 –  Bernat Maker Yarn (approx. 60 yards)
  •        Stitch Markers
  •        Tapestry Needle & Scissors


  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet


Ch4 – join

Round 1: Ch3, 11dc into the circle, join with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch3, 2dc into each st, join with a sl st.

Round 3: Ch1, *1sc in the next 3 st, 2sc in the next st*, repeat around the circle, join with a sl st.

Round 4: Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with a sl st (use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds).

Round 5 – 16: Repeat row 4 changing colors to make whatever design you prefer. Bind off and weave in ends.

Have fun with colors and creating stripes – change colors as you see fit. You can add stripes with a row of slip stitches once all the rows are complete (as I did in the blue and turquoise cozy). 

If you're going to have a few beverages, why not have a crochet can cozy around the can to prevent your hands from getting cold and wet. Learn how here.

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21 Comments on Easy Crochet Can Cozy Pattern

  1. Kasey
    February 24, 2018 at 3:23 PM (4 years ago)

    How can I find bernat marker yarn?

    • Cheyenne Johnson
      March 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM (10 months ago)

      I ended up getting some of the Yarn Bee Comfy Classic yarn from Hobby Lobby, works great as an alternative to the Bernat yarn.

  2. Nancy
    July 20, 2018 at 9:01 PM (4 years ago)

    I’m sorry but the crochet stitches in the picture do NOT appear to be dc. In Canadian terms, they appear to be sc. please confirm the correct stitch.

    • Preet
      September 12, 2019 at 12:24 AM (2 years ago)

      hey nancy, not OP but if you took the time to read the pattern, you’d see that she used double crochet to make the base, which is not shown in the picture.

      thanks to OP for writing out a free pattern for everyone to use! lovely colour combination, too.

  3. Pat
    September 24, 2018 at 6:34 PM (3 years ago)

    Luv this koozie pattern

  4. Kate
    November 2, 2018 at 5:52 AM (3 years ago)

    I love this pattern! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Doreen
      June 18, 2019 at 4:22 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you for posting this can cozy pattern. I will be making several for us to use at the lake this summer. I love the colors you used also. Thankscagain

  5. Tricia
    February 12, 2019 at 6:23 AM (3 years ago)

    Love this, so pretty

  6. Julia Shifflett
    May 7, 2019 at 11:41 AM (3 years ago)

    Do you join in the top of the first stitch of the last round?

  7. Judy Gutman
    May 11, 2019 at 6:25 PM (3 years ago)

    I got new glass 12 oz bottle sippy bottle, green glass.
    So, I ‘m doing NFL favorite team colours.
    This is very easy, and no counting involved, so binge watching dvr’ed shows, taped.
    Thanx for free pattern.

  8. Tobu Rae
    June 16, 2019 at 9:59 AM (3 years ago)

    thank you for this pattern! it is easy and quick to work up, and the other beer cozy/bottle cozy patterns I found were all in UK or AUS terms, and I’m not that familiar to translate yet! lol. Thanks again!

  9. Dora Aguilera
    June 26, 2019 at 7:39 AM (3 years ago)

    Some of the terms were abbreviated. For a beginner, these mean nothing. Can you please tell me what these mean? (EX: Ch3, 11dc, sl st)

    • Naomi
      October 25, 2019 at 8:30 PM (2 years ago)

      Chain 3 times, double crochet 11 times, slip stitch

    • Beth
      November 1, 2019 at 6:42 AM (2 years ago)

      ch3 means chain 3
      11 dc means 11 double crochet
      sl st is slip stitch
      I hope this helps. I have crocheted since I was 9 years old and I am not 54. You can always google crochet abbreviations to see what they mean. Most of the time they are universal. Happy crocheting!

      • AmberWhat a fantastic free pattern! I’m still pretty much a novice and this is the best one I’ve followed yet! Thank you so much
        June 14, 2021 at 2:58 PM (8 months ago)

        Yep. Google. It’s easy. What a fantastic free pattern! I’m still pretty much a novice and this is the best one I’ve followed yet! Thank you so much

  10. Lisa Pray
    January 9, 2020 at 5:42 PM (2 years ago)

    Would you happen to have a video? I am not good at reading patterns and I just love these!

  11. Anonymous
    December 18, 2020 at 10:36 PM (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the patteren it was very easy and fun to make

  12. Melanie
    May 8, 2021 at 7:59 AM (9 months ago)

    Hi everyone! I really enjoy this pattern! As a beginner and having started making koozies from a much more difficult pattern, I personally find it helpful to count the stitches. I also started my base with a magic circle so found it necessary to make 12 dc in the circle then followed the pattern exactly to end up with 30 stitches around. For other beginners, the most common mistake I constantly make is mistaking the slip stitch on the previous round as an actual stitch. Which is why counting is crucial for me. Last tip for this pattern is on round 4 to use the back stitch to sc into. I’ve done it both ways now but I prefer this method. It makes the koozie curve upward separating the base from the sides. Thank you for the fun and easy pattern!!!

    • Jenny
      May 29, 2021 at 4:19 AM (8 months ago)

      This is how I altered the pattern also!!! Great minds think alike 🙂

    • Charlotte Kidwell
      June 9, 2021 at 7:40 AM (8 months ago)

      Thanks for the tips, Melanie. I’m going to get started on my coozies right away!
      Phoenix, AZ. 🌵🌄🏜️

  13. Genie
    December 4, 2021 at 6:31 PM (2 months ago)

    IDoes the ch3 count as a DC? If so, I assume that at you sl st into the top of the ch3. That gives 12 DC for the first round. The 2nd round would have 24 DC. THE 3rd round does not work out if this is the case. HELP.


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