Fruit Cozy (to Knit)
- 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)
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.
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.