I recommend that you read through the instructions and look at the photos before you begin. It looks more complicated than it really is, I promise!
This cozy is made using the sc in the back loops (bl) only.
Do not turn at the end of each round; the entire project is worked with the right side facing.
The color changes are done tapestry-style. Don't worry, I have pictures to help you along!
Red Heart Super Saver in Red, Black, and Yellow
Size I hook
Chain 28, join to first ch to make a circle.
Row 1: With red yarn, Ch 1, sc in same ch, then sc in each ch around. Join with sl st. (28 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in bl of each sc around. sl st to first st to join.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in bl of 10 sc; switch to yellow and sc in bl of 8 sc; switch back to red and sc in bl of 10 sc. Pick up black yarn and sl st to first sc to join.
To switch to yellow, work the 10th red stitch as follows: insert hook into bl of the 10th stitch, pull up a loop, drop the red yarn, pick up the yellow yarn, yarn over once (with yellow), and pull through two loops. Here's a picture:
To pick up the black yarn, finish the last sc, insert hook into the first red stitch, drop the red yarn, pick up the black yarn, yarn over, and pull through the stitch and one loop:
Row 4-6: Ch 1, 10 sc in bl of 10 sc, switch to yellow, sc in bl of next 2 sc, switch to blk, sc in bl of next 4 sc, switch to yellow, sc in bl of next 2 sc, switch to blk, sc in bl of last 10 sc. sl st to first sc to join. (Row 6 ONLY: switch to red to join last st)
Here's what this should look like:
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Row 8-9: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.
Here's what the wrong side looks like with the yarn that was brought along the back side:
Tuck in and tie up loose ends on the wrong side of the cozy and you're all done!
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