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This is a free practical cotton bowl cozy crochet pattern made with basic crochet stitches. This is a great beginner pattern with a video tutorial.
My absolute most popular crochet pattern is the infamous cotton bowl cozy. Well, after making a larger version for it, I thought it would only be appropriate to make one with handles and pockets. So this cotton bowl cozy is the 7th free crochet pattern of the Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along.
This handy gift pattern is the 7th pattern (December 7th) of the 24 patterns. The cotton bowl cozy with handles and pockets is amazing for hot soups, chili, and of course also ice cream or simply to add extra decor to your bowls as home decor. But most importantly the bowl cozies are very handy and practical to prevent you from getting burned or freezing your fingers while enjoying your food.
Quick side note, I can’t recommend you add any cotton bowl cozies to a microwave. I recommend adding your hot or cold bowls to the bowl cozy after using the microwave. But still, make sure to use 100% cotton yarn to prevent any issues or melting of your crocheted yarn.
This pattern is designed so that you can easily change up how big your want your bowl cozy to be, that includes the pockets (or remove them). I personally use the pockets to add crackers, a spoon, tissues, or treats. LOL But the handles are amazing for the transportation of your bowl with cozy.
This pattern as all the patterns in this Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along comes with a video tutorial to guide you through the pattern.
Ready to make this one?
Table of contents
- All Advent Calendar Mystery CAL Patterns
- Get the PDF of the Bowl Cozy with Pockets Pattern
- How to Crochet the Bowl Cozy with Pockets
- Free Written Pattern for the Cotton Bowl Cozy with Pockets
All Advent Calendar Mystery CAL Patterns
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Get the PDF of the Bowl Cozy with Pockets Pattern
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So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet the Bowl Cozy with Pockets
Materials you will need
- 4.5 mm hook -> I used a Furls Crochet Metal Streamline Hook – use NICKI15 for 15% off
- tapestry needle
4 sts x 5 rounds = 1 square inch
~6 inches in diameter and 3 inches in height
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- rev sc = reverse single crochet or crab stitch
- invisible join
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Free Written Pattern for the Cotton Bowl Cozy with Pockets
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First, you’ll start by crocheting the bowl cozy, working from the bottom up. Next you’ll add the loops and lastly, you’ll add the pockets.
Instructions for the Crochet Bowl Cozy with Pockets and Handles
Start with a Magic Ring
R1: ch 1, add 7 sc to the ring, close the ring, and crochet in continuous rounds (use a stitch marker)
R2: 2 sc per st
R3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R4: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R5: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R6: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R7: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R8: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R9: *1 sc in the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R10: *1 sc in the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R11: *1 sc in the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around (77 sts)
IF you want pockets then I recommend to crochet R12 like the following:
Crochet Pockets Preparation
R12: 1 sc in the next 28 sts through both loops, 1 sc in the blo in the next 10 sts, 1 sc in the next 29 sts, 1 sc in the blo in the next 10 sts
If you don’t want pockets or not sure yet where to put them or even whether to add them, crochet 1 sc per st for R12
R13 – 16: 1 sc per st
R17: *1 sc in the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around (84 sts)
R18-19: 1 sc per st
Switch colors to white if you want a Christmas theme
R20 – 23: 1 sc per st
R24: 1 rev sc per st all around
Crochet Bowl Handles
Make to 2 loops
Now mark the area between the pockets but on the last round you made. Mark an area of 10 sts per side.
For each loop, ch 11, sl st and turn and crochet 1 sc per ch, sl st
Crochet Bowl Pockets
R1: Attach your red yarn to one of the outer front loop in R12, 1 sc per front loop (10 sts), turn
R2 – 7: 1 sc per st, turn
Sew each pocket to the bowl cozy.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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