The Beer Growler Cozy makes a great gift for beer lovers, summer or winter - you might just have to make a few of this free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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What is a Beer Growler?
A growler is (usually) a glass jug used to transport draft beer - commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs so you can take some home for later. Locally, we are blessed with a variety of breweries, as well as a few new growler filling stations.
I love picking up something new from a local brewery, but keeping it cold until it gets home can be a challenge. And if it's hot out, that glass can get real slick with condensation!
So a friend suggested I crochet a Beer Growler Cozy - and I had to say, "why didn't I think of that?!"
The Christmas in July Make Along
This pattern is also part of the Christmas in July Make Along, hosted by Underground Crafter! Marie from Underground Crafter is hosting 31 days of crafty fun to kick start the handmade holiday season. There are 5 weekly themes, and a giveaway too. It's a mix of crochet, knitting, sewing and crafting - and a whole lot of fun!
This just happens to be Gifts for Men week, but you can see the schedule below:
- Week 1 (July 1-7): Babies, Kids, and Teens
- Week 2 (July 8-14): Women
- Week 3 (July 15-21): Men
- Week 4 (July 22-28): Home
- Week 5 (July 29-31): Pets
For Dad... or Anyone!
When I was invited to join the Make Along, and saw there was an opening for Men's week, I knew it was time to finally create the Beer Growler Cozy!
While beer drinking and brewery visits aren't just for men, I think this is a good crochet pattern to make for a men's gift - men can definitely be tricky to crochet for! I've used a stitch pattern with a lot of texture, but it's not lacy or floral in any way - and in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie, it's practical too!
Beer Growler Cozy
US - H, 5.0mm hook - Clover Amour
135 yds Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie (100% cotton; 4/Medium/Worsted/UK 10-12 ply; 153 yd (140 m); 3.5oz (100g))
Color A: Blueberry (1 ball, 75 yds)
Color B: Grey (1 ball, 30 yds)
Color C: Loofa (1 ball, 30 yds)
Button: 1.5"/38mm shown (purchased at my local JOANN)
Gauge: 4.5" across after Rnd 4
Size: one size fits most standard beer growlers
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
This pattern is worked in Rnds through Rnd 24, then switches to Rows for Rows 25-28, and then finishes with Rnds 29 and 30. Be sure to read the instructions carefully.
If preferred, omit the ch-2 start and substitute a CSDC or the applicable chainless stitch (this is an advanced technique).
Unused yarns are carried along the inside of the piece so that only 6 ends are left to weave in when it is finished.
fptr/dc2tog - yo twice, insert hook around post of next st from front to back, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops twice (2 loops rem on hook), yo and insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops rem on hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to finish the stitch.
dc/fptr2tog - yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops rem on hook), yo twice, insert hook around post of next st from front to back, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops twice (3 loops rem on hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to finish the stitch.
Rnd 1: With Color A, make a Magic Circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 12 dc in the ring; join with a sl st in first dc. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, working entire rnd in BLO, 2 dc in each st around; join. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, working entire rnd in BLO, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, working entire rnd in BLO, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join. (48 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, working entire rnd in BLO, dc in each st around; join.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, *dc in next st, fptr in st directly below next st; rep from * around, join.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 6, join with Color B.
Rnd 9: Ch 1 *fptr in st directly below next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with next color.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, *dc in next st, fptr in st directly below next st; rep from * around, join.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 10.
Rnd 13 - 24: Rep Rnd 9-12, switching colors at the end of every sc row as directed.
The Handle Opening (switch to rows!):
Row 25: Ch 1, fptr/dc2tog in st directly below next st and next st twice, *fptr in st directly below next st, dc in next st; rep from * until 4 sts rem, fptr/dc2tog in st directly below next st and next st twice; turn. (44 sts)
Row 26: Ch1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 27: Ch 2, dc/fptr2tog in next st and st directly below next st twice, *dc in next st, fptr in st directly below next st; rep from * until 4 sts rem, dc/fptr2tog in next st and st directly below next st twice; turn. (40 sts)
Row 28: Rep Row 26.
The Button Loop and Finishing (switch back to rounds!):
Rnd 29: Ch 2, *dc in next st, dc2tog; rep from * across until 1 st rem, dc in last st (26 sts), ch 12 or as needed for button, sc evenly across opening (sides of Rows 28-25 and 25-28); join to first dc.
Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, working sc2tog in bottom 2 sts of opening; join and break yarn.
Sew on button opposite the button loop.
And that's how to crochet your own Beer Growler Cozy! These are a lot of fun to make, and work up quickly. If you've got a craft fair with a local brewery involved, I'm sure they'd be a hit there too!
If this pattern does inspire you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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