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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Santa's Helper Ice Cream Cozy- A Pint-Sized Cozy with a Handle!


Santa's Helper Ice Cream Cozy

by Elizabeth Mareno, Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2023


Hey, festive crochet friends! 🎅🍦 

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift that screams "ho, ho, ho" and makes you the crochet hero of the season? Look no further, because I've got the perfect pattern for you – the Santa-Inspired Ice Cream Cozy! And guess what? It's super simple, so you can whip it up in a jiffy!

Perfect for Ice Cream Lovers – and the Impatient Crafter!

Know someone who adores ice cream, no matter how cold it is outside? This cozy is a game-changer! And for those of us who love a quick project, you're in luck – this pattern is as straightforward as it gets. Perfect for when you need to whip up a thoughtful gift without sacrificing your precious time.

Warm Hands, Cold Treats – All-in-One Cozy Package

This little accessory isn't just cute; it's functional too. The handle makes it a breeze to carry your ice cream without the brain freeze on your fingers. It's the best of both worlds – warm hands, cold treats, and a sprinkle of festive charm.

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But, why stop at just one burst of holiday joy? While the Santa version is available for free here on the blog, there is a second Santa's Helper version plus downloads in both US and UK terminology available in the PDF upgrade. 



This season, let's crochet our way to a stress-free, cheerful celebration. The Santa-Inspired Ice Cream Cozy is here to make your gifting game strong, without the stress. So grab your yarn, spread the love, and let's craft our way to a Merry Christmas together! 🎄✨





Santa Cozy Pattern:

Materials:

Santa Cover:
Approximately 1-2 ounces per color: Black, Red
Small balls: Yellow, White

Hook: #7/4.5 mm
Large eye needle for sewing ends
Stitch markers
Ruler to measure the bottom

Gauge size: The bottom of the cover should measure 3” across using WW yarn and a #7 hook. 

Abbreviations (US Terms):

bpsc- back post single crochet (UK: bpdc- back post double crochet)
Ch- chain
dc- double crochet (UK: tr- treble crochet)
fptr- front post treble crochet (UK: fpdtr- front post double treble)
hdc- half double crochet (UK: htr- half treble)
sc- single crochet
tr- treble crochet (UK: dtr- double treble)

Special Stitches:

Standing SC- Start with a slip knot already on your hook, insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops as you would a regular sc.

The standing sc replaces the sl st-ch1-sc that is normally used to add a new yarn to a project. It leaves you with a neater and less bulky finish.

NOTE: It is helpful to have an empty/clean pint container for "fitting" purposes as you are working. 


With black & 4.5mm hook

Rd 1: MR, ch1, 6sc in ring, join. (6 sc)

Rd 2: ch1, 2sc in each st, join. (12 sc)

Rd 3: ch1, (sc, 2sc in next) around, join. (18 sc)

Rd 4: ch1, (sc in 2, 2sc in next) around, join. (24 sc)

Rd 5: ch1, (sc in 3, 2sc in next) around, join. (30 sc)

Rd 6: ch1, (sc in 4, 2sc in next) around, join. (36 sc)

Rd 7: ch1, (sc in 5, 2sc in next) 2x, sc in 11, (2sc in next, sc in 5) 2x, sc in the last sc, join. (40 sc)

Rd 8: ch1, bpsc in each sc around, join. (40 sc) Cut black.

Mark 1 stitch to the right of the join space on Rd7.

Using a Standing SC, rejoin with red in the join space.

Rd 9: sc in each bpsc around, join. (40 sc)

Rd 10-11: ch1, sc in each sc around, join. (40 sc)

Rd 12: ch1, sc in 9, chg to yellow- sc in 8, chg to red- sc in 12, chg to yellow- sc in 8, chg to red- sc in 3, join. (40 sc) Cut Red

Using a Standing SC, rejoin with black in the join space.

Rd 13: sc in each sc around, join. (40 sc)

Rd 14-16: ch1, sc in each sc around, join. (40 sc) Cut black.

Using a Standing SC, rejoin with red in the join space.

Rd 17: sc in join and next 9, chg to yellow- fptr around the first two yellow stitches from Rd 12, sc in 4, fptr around the last 2 yellow stitches from Rd 12, chg to red- sc in 10, chg to yellow- fptr around the first two yellow stitches from Rd 12, sc in 4, fptr around the last 2 yellow stitches from Rd 12, chg to red- sc in last 2. (32 sc, 8 fptr)

Rd 18-20: ch1, sc in each sc around, join. (40 sc) Cut red.

Mark the 6th stitch to the left from the join stitch on Rd20.

Handle/Top Trim

With the bottom of the cozy facing you, using a Standing SC, join with white in the marked stitch from Rd7.

Row 1: (RS) sc in next 5 sp. (6 sc)

Row 2: (WS) ch2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in 6sc. (6 hdc)

Row 3-12: ch2, turn, hdc in 6hdc. (6 hdc)

Row 13: (RS) ch1, turn, sc in each hdc. (6 sc)

Rd 14: (WS) ch1, turn, working through both thicknesses of the handle and the top of the cozy at Rd 20 in the marked stitch- sc in the marked stitch, (tr in the next, sc in the next) 2x, tr in the last set of double thickness stitches, continuing around the top, (sc in next, tr in next) repeat to the last sc. Join. (20 sc, 20 tr)

At this point you can stop unless the cozy doesn’t reach to the just under the pint lid. If you need to add another row to reach the top, then do Rd 15.

Rd 15: (WS) ch4 (counts as tr), (sc, in tr, tr in sc) around, sc in last, join. (20 sc, 20 tr)

NOTE: This handle fits an average 3.5” wide hand without being tight. If you need to make more space for a larger hand, repeat Row 13 as many times as necessary, always finish on a Right side so you are set up for Rd 14.

If you need to make it smaller, reduce the amount of hdc rows you do. Always finish with a “Row 13” on the right side.

© Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2023


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