Floral Crush Flower Pot Cozy

Add some charm to your household plants with this simple yet striking pattern. Just place this crocheted cozy over a container and instantly add a splash of color to your surroundings.
Designed by Nirmal Kaur Khalsa.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Cozy measures 5 ¼” bottom diameter x 7 ¼” tall (13.5 x 18.5 cm)

Gauge: 14 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern; 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in single crochet

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #726 Coral (A, 1 skein), #505 Aruba Sea (B, 1 skein), #668 Honeydew (C, 1 skein), #320 Cornmeal (D, 1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle, 0.71 gal. nursery container (available at Home Depot), 4¾” bottom diameter x 7” tall x 6½” top diameter (12 x 18 x 16.5 cm)

Pattern

Cozy

Beginning at bottom, with A, ch 3; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): With A, ch 1, [2 sc in ring; change to B, 2 sc in ring; change to A] twice; join with slip st in first sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: With A, ch 1, [2 sc in next 2 sts; change to B, 2 sc in next 2 sts; change to A] twice; join with slip st in first sc. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: With A, ch 1, *[2 sc in next st, sc in next st] twice; change to B, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] twice; change to A; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 4: With A, ch 1, *[2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice; change to B, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice; change to A; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc. (32 sc)
Rnd 5: With A, ch 1, *[2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] twice; change to B, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] twice; change to A; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc. (40 sc)
Rnd 6: With A, ch 1, *[2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] twice; change to B, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] twice; change to A; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc. (48 sc)
Rnd 7: With A, ch 1, *[2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] twice; change to B, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] twice; change to A; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc. (56 sc)
Rnd 8: With A, ch 1, *[2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] twice; change to B, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] twice; change to A; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc. (64 sc)
Rnd 9: With A, carrying B on wrong side, and working in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnds 11-14: With A, ch 1, sc in next 2 sts; change to B, [sc in next 4 sts; change to A, sc in next 4 sts; change to B] 7 times, sc in next 4 sts; change to A, sc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 15: Repeat Round 10.
Rnds 16-19: With A, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts; change to C, [sc in next 4 sts; change to A, sc in next 4 sts; change to C] 7 times, sc in next 4 sts; change to A, sc in last st; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 20: With A, repeat Round 10.
Rnd 21: With A, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts; change to D, *sc in next 3 sts; change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; change to D, [sc in next 3 sts; change to A, sc in next 8 sts; change to D*] twice; repeat from * to * once, sc in next 3 sts; change to A, sc in last 4 sts; join with slip st in first sc. (66 sc)
Rnd 22: With A, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts; change to D, [sc in next 5 sts; change to A, sc in next 6 sts; change to D] 5 times, sc in next 5 sts; change to A, sc in last 3 sts; join with slip st in first st.
Rnd 23: With A, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts; change to D, [sc in next 2 sts; change to A, sc in next st; change to D, sc in next 3 sts; change to A, sc in next 5 sts; change to D] 5 times, sc in next 2 sts; change to A, sc in next st; change to D, sc in next 3 sts; change to A, sc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in first st.
Rnd 24: With A, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts; change to D, [sc in next 6 sts; change to A, sc in next 5 sts; change to D] 5 times, sc in next 6 sts; change to A, sc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in first st.
Rnd 25: With A, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts; change to D, [sc in next 4 sts; change to A, sc in next 7 sts; change to D] 5 times, sc in next 4 sts; change to A, sc in last 3 sts; join with slip st in first st.
Rnd 26: With A, repeat Round 10.
Rnd 27: With C, repeat Round 10.
Rnd 28: With A, repeat Round 10.
Rnd 29: With B, repeat Round 10.
Rnds 30-31: Repeat Rounds 28 and 29.
Rnd 32: With A, repeat Round 10.
Rnd 33: With A, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts] twice; join with slip st in first sc. (70 sts)
Rnd 34: With A, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts] twice; join with slip st in first sc. Cut B. (74 sts)

Edging

Rnd 35: With A, ch 3, bobble over first 2 sts, *bobble over next 2 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

Optional Open Bottom

With A, ch 65.
Rnd 1: With A and working over B, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch around; join with slip st to first sc. (64 sc)
Continue working same as Rounds 10-35. Weave in beginning tail to join lower edge of Round 1.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Insert container. yarn ball

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