How to Crochet a Beer Koozie

By Pamela Martin

A cold beer on a hot summer day is many people’s idea of heaven, but the condensation that can disfigure furniture takes away some of the enjoyment. Use yarn scraps to crochet a koozie to keep things cool and dry.

Beer Band

Row One

Make a linked treble stitch in the second, third and fifth chains.

Make a linked treble in the rest of the chain.

Chain one and turn your work.

Row Two

Single crochet in the first two linked trebles from the first row.

Chain three.

Skip three linked trebles. This makes the button hole.

Single crochet across into all the remaining linked trebles.

Chain four and turn your work.

Row Three

Make a linked treble in each single crochet across to the button hole.

Make three linked trebles in the button hole.

Add a linked treble into each of the last two single crochets.

Chain one and turn your work.

Row Four

Repeat the second row.

Row Five

Repeat the third row.

Finish off before stitching the buttons on the opposite end from the buttonholes.

Beer Can Sleeve

Row One

Chain two and make 10 double-crochet stitches into the ring.

Tighten the ring and slip stitch to join the first row.

Row Two

Chain three.

Make two double crochets in the next stitch.

Make two double-crochet stitches in each stitch around the circle, plus one in the first chain of this row.

Join and chain two.

Row Three

Make a half-double crochet in each stitch around.

Join the row with a slip stitch.

Rows 4-14

Repeat the third row 11 times.

About the Author

Pamela Martin has been writing since 1979. She has written newsletter articles and curricula-related materials. She also writes about teaching and crafts. Martin was an American Society of Newspaper Editors High School Journalism Fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching in elementary education from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Arts in curriculum/instruction from the University of Missouri.