Fruit Cozy (to Knit)
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Fruit Cozy (to Knit)

Never let your fruit get bumped and bruised before lunch again. Keep your snacks safe and protected in these cute cozies.
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Yarn (70.9 ga./2.5 oz.; 109m/120 yds.), 1 Ball of Each – Yellow* (MC) and Kiwi (Contrast A)
  • *Alternate MC ideas – Mango, Hot Orange, Tangerine, Watermelon, Blackcurrant, Blueberry or Lily® Sugar ’n Cream® Scents Yarn (56.7 ga./2 oz.; 86m/95 yds.) – Strawberry (MC)
  • Double-pointed Needle (Set of 4), Size 4mm (U.S. 6) as or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Crochet Hook, Size 4mm (U.S. 6/G)

Project Instructions

Stitch glossary

Alt = Alternate(ing).

Approx = Approximately.

Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K = Knit.

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.

Rem = Remain(ing).

Rep = Repeat.

Rnd(s) = Round(s).

RS = Right side.

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

St(s) = Stitch(es).

Yo = Yarn over.


The instruction are written for smaller Cozy. For larger Cozy instructions are written in brackets ( ). If only one number is given, it applies for both sizes.


With MC, cast on 4 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles: (1, 1, 2). Join in rnd.

1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. 8 sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st) 8 times. 16 sts.

5th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K1) 8 times. 24 sts.

7th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K2) 8 times. 32 sts.

9th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K3) 8 times. 40 sts.

10th rnd: As 2nd rnd.

Larger size only: 11th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K4) 8 times. 48 sts.

12th rnd: As 2nd rnd.

Both sizes: Knit 12 (18) rnds even.

Next rnd: With B, knit.

Next rnd: Purl.

Next rnd: (Eyelet rnd). *K2tog. yo. Rep from * around.

Next rnd: Knit. Cast off purlwise.


First Leaf and chain:**With A, cast on 1 st.

1st row: (K1. yo. K1) in st. 3 sts.

2nd and alt rows: Knit.

3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 5 sts.

7th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 7 sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows to 3 sts.

Next row: (RS). Sl1. K2tog.

psso.** Do not fasten off.

Place rem loop on crochet

hook and make 27 (32) chains.

Fasten off.

Thread chain through eyelet rnd.

Second Leaf: Work from ** to ** as given above. Fasten off, leaving a long end.

Sew Second Leaf to end of threaded chain.


MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 2½ (3½)" [6 (9)cm] diameter GAUGE: 21 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking st