This design idea has been sitting in the back of my mind for months now, and I’m so happy to finally have them all stitched up! The story on how this stitch came to life is while exploring how to create different Tunisian crochet stitches, I made a mistake, and ended up with this beautiful ribbing. Definitely a happy mistake!
The goal is to create a simple pattern, with minimal sizing, and one where makers can customize easily or use different hook & yarn sizes.
Tunisian crochet has to be one of my favorite types of crocheting. Tunisian has so many different possibilities and what I love about it most is it creates a thick fabric. However, there are also ways to create loose fitting or thin fabrics with Tunisian (I’ll have one of those patterns coming fairly soon).
The Cosmic Coozies pictured are made with 100% cotton. I used I Love This Cotton! by Hobby Lobby – all the details are below.
Are you a newbie to Tunisian crochet? If yes, please check out this post on what Tunisian crochet is and how to work the simple stitch, then come back here and create these beautiful coozies!
Are you ready to make the Cosmic Coozies!?
Let’s do it!
- Curry (yellow)
- Rosey II (pink)
- Deep Teal (turquoise)
- Amethyst (purple)
- CC – Brights Print (rainbow colorway)
Less than a skein of each color (Tunisian Crochet uses less yarn than traditional crochet).
5.5 mm or 6 mm double-ended Tunisian Crochet hook (I used 5.5 for this project)
|tss||Tunisian simple stitch|
+ Stitch Guide:
tss – Tunisian simple stitch
see this post to learn to create the Tunisian simple stitch
working with your main color…
Row 1 (FwP):
tss entire row, turn hook.
Row 1 (RetP):
Join CC, and return pass as normal. (20)
Row 2 (FwP):
drop your CC, pick up your MC and work tss in each vertical bar across row, turn hook.
Row 2 (RetP):
pick up your CC and complete return pass as normal. (20)
Repeat Row 2 until your project is the desired height. Although you are working horizontally, when sewn up, your work will be vertical as pictured below. That’s what is so fabulous about this ribbing!
Remember to make your width slightly smaller than the object you’ll be wrapping it around because it will stretch.
Here are a few pinnable graphics – so pin away ladies & gents!
For all the visual learners out there – here is a complete video tutorial I’m going to include this stitch in the Stitch Explorer Saturday Series soon too.
I added some fun spirals to the bottom of my water bottle for this one. I actually ended up doing this orange and green cozy for my friend Woodrow. He loves it! Here is a good tutorial on how to do spirals by Be Hooked. I didn’t have time to make a tutorial, but I’ll update it once I do!
You just make it to size, then sew it to the bottom after you’ve seamed the cozy, and of course, I used single crochet.
Lemme see your projects!
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