Fruit Cosy

This pattern is written in British crochet terms.

This lovely crochet fruit cosy will keep your fruit looking lovely whilst out and about.

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Abbreviations

  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • tr2tog – crochet the next 2 trebles together to decrease
  • 2 ch picot – ch 2, sl st into
  • 2nd ch from the hook to form a little blob

 

You will need

  • Yarn – Aran weight yarn. I used creative cotton by Rico.
  • Hook– 4mm or 4.5mm hook

Main Body

  • Magic ring
  • Row 1: 2 ch then 10 htr into ring. Join with sl st. (11 st)
  • Row 2: 2 ch and 1 htr in first st. 2 htr in each st to end.
  • Join with sl st. (22 st)
  • Row 3: 2 ch 1 htr in first st. 1 htr in next st. 2 htr in next st.
  • Repeat 1 htr, 2 htr in alternate stitches to end. Join with sl st. (33 st)
  • Rows 4-8: 2 ch then htr into each htr. Join with sl st at end of each row. (33 st)

Handle Version

  • Row 9: Add 1 more row of htr
  • Row 10: Ch colour. 1 row dc
  • Row 11: Ch colour. dc into next 5 st, 7 ch, miss 7 st, dc into next 10 st. 7 ch, miss 7 st, dc into next 4 st (33 stitches)
  • Row 12: 1 row dc
  • Row 13: 1 row dc but add 1 extra dc in middle of handles
  • Row 14: Ch colour. 1 row dc, but add 2 dc in top of handles.
  • Finish invisibly and weave in ends.

Button Version

  • Main body as above, then
  • Row 9: 1 ch, dc into same stitch then all stitches until 4th st before the end of the row (29 stitches)
  • Row 10: Turn, 3 ch, 1 tr in same st, then tr2tog. Repeat 1 tr, tr2tog in alternate stitches to end (20 st)
  • Row 11: Add row of dc round in contrasting colour, adding a 12 ch for button loop on one of the corners.
  • Finish invisibly and weave in ends.

Butterfly for Decoration

  • Magic ring
  • Row 1: 5 ch, dc, 5 ch, dc, 3 ch, dc, 3 ch, dc, all into magic loop.
  • Pull the magic ring tight. You should have four rings.
  • Row 2: 3 dc, 2 ch picot, 2 dc, into first ring. 2 dc, 2ch picot, 3 dc into second ring. 3 dc into each of the next two rings.
  • Weave in ends. Tie a contrasting piece of yarn around the butterfly for the body, leaving longer ends at the top for the ‘feelers’.

Flower for Decoration

  • Magic ring.
  • Row 1: 2 ch, 1tr, 2 ch, sl st all into magic ring. Repeat another 4 times. Pull magic ring tight and weave in ends.