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Recycled Plastic Can Cozy

Posted on March 21, 2009

Plastic Can CozyHere is a quick and easy little crochet project for all those green crafters who love recycling trash into treasures. It’s a handy can cozy that can be used for a soda or beer can. Keep your favorite beverage cold and save some plastic bags from the landfill all at the same time.

This project is completed by creating plastic bag yarn by cutting about 9 recycled plastic sacks into strips. If you are not familiar with the process, I have a picture tutorial found here that gives you all the details on creating plarn.

So grab those plastic bags and crochet yourself a recycled plastic can cozy today!

Free Crocheted Can Cozy Pattern

Materials needed:
Blue and white plastic bags cut into strips 1 inch wide and interlocked to create plarn to crochet with. (Approx. 7 blue bags and 2 white bags)

Hook:
J (6 mm) size metal crochet hook

Description:
Recycled Plastic Can Cozy – measures 3 inches wide and 4-1/2 inches tall

Directions:
Using blue plarn, Ch 4 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.

Round 1
Ch 1, then work 9 Sc in ring, join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (10 sts)

Round 2
Ch 1, Sc in same st, *Sc in next st, 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * – * to end of round, joining with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (15 sts)

Round 3-4
Ch 1, *work 1 Sc in ea of the next 2 sts, 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * to end of rnd. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (Should have 3 inch round bottom at this point. Add a st if necessary to get the correct 3 inch round base.)

Round 5
Ch 1, Hdc in FLO in ea st around. This creates a bend for the bottom edge of can cozy. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1.

Rounds 6-12
Ch 2, working in both loops now, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 2.

Rounds 13-16
Switch to white plarn, Ch 2, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 2.

Rounds 17-20
Switch back to blue plarn, Ch 2, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of ch 2.

FO and weave ends under. Cut and trim any loose ends too.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FLO – Front Loop Only
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. ©2009

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7 Responses to “Recycled Plastic Can Cozy”

  1. Nicole
    Mar 21, 2009

    Cool idea!

    Nicole’s last blog post..I not ok.


  2. Nicole/Madlab Post
    Mar 22, 2009

    That’s a cute way to handle cold drinks and warm drinks like coffee and tea. It’s like drinking in style!

    Nicole/Madlab Post’s last blog post..How I lost a 2009 Nissan Murano watching Friday Night Lights


  3. All Things Eco Blog Carnival Volume Fourty Three | Focus Organic.com
    Mar 23, 2009

    […] package a cool way to save Energy posted at Japan Technology Information. RecycleCindy presents Recycled Plastic Can Cozy posted at My Recycled Bags.com. RecycleCindy says, “Keep your favorite beverage can cold and save […]


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  5. Maria
    Mar 28, 2009

    Great idea and it looks good too!!!


  6. Kathy
    Nov 30, 2009

    My son got one of these for his birthday, so now I am looking you up so I can make these for Christmas gifts. I am unemployed so this is an easy and cheap gift. Thanks so much for helping me recycle one more thing.


  7. LaWanda
    Apr 28, 2013

    Great idea for center pieces. Just use the cans, put something in bottom of can for weight, them put small piece of styrofoam on top of whatever you have used for weight ( I use small pebbles ), (this would be a good way to repurpose cups, plates, bowls), make the pattern to come over the top of the can and decrease around until you have small opening. Then use crocheted flowers, or plastic flowers on stems to push into styrofoam (as many as you want). Here you have a centerpiece.



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