crocheted cotton can cozy

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I've been using Ravelry for years now to find crochet patterns and store information about the things I've made. This summer,however, I've finally branched out a bit--first modifying patterns I'd found in minor ways, and then finally coming up with my own pattern for an item that I needed.

Since Ravelry won't let you share a pattern that hasn't been published elsewhere, I'm publishing my first original pattern here so that I can then put it up on Ravelry. It's a can cozy, made from cotton yarn, intended to keep cans from dripping in the humidity. I made my first one a week or so ago, and have been using it daily since then. Now that I know it works well, I've written up the instructions for how to make one of your own!

The body of the cozy uses a spike stitch that results in a very sturdy weave. The top and bottom are embellished with bobble stitches, which also keep the cozy from slipping in your hand.

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Notes
1. Materials: Lily Sugar 'n' Cream yarn (~50 yards), F hook

2. Gauge: 3 rounds of DC (base) = 2.75"

3. Bobble Stitch (BS): *YO, insert hook into stitch YO and pull loop through* repeat* 4 more times, YO pull loop through all stitches on hook.

4: Spike Stitch (SS): SC over current stitch into space below.

Row 1 (base): Ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 11dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (11 sts)

Row 2 (base): Ch 2 (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (22 sts)

Row 3 (base): Ch 2, *dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (33 sts)

(All remaining rows will have 33 stitches.)

Row 4: Ch1, sc in back loop only of each st. Join with slipstitch in first st.

Row 5: Ch1, *sc, BS, sc* 11 times. Join with slipstitch in first st.

Row 6: Ch1, sc in each st. Join with slipstitch in first st.

Row 7: Ch1, sc in back loop only of each st. Join with slipstitch in first st.

Row 8: Ch1, sc in first stitch, *SS in next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first st.

Row 9: Ch1, SS in first stitch, *sc in next st, SS in next st*, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first st.

Rows 10-18: repeat rows 8 and 9

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each st. Join with a slipstitch in first st.

Row 20: Ch1, *sc, BS, sc* 11 times. Join with slipstitch in first st.

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in each st. Join with slipstitch in first st, finish off.

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