Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy

Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy made in red, white and blue yarn hanging from a light brown leather purse zipper on a brown table with background of green grass

Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy

This Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy is easy to make and very practical to use any time of year! This crochet cozy project uses a small amount of cotton yarn and a simple stitch that is a variation of the beginner-friendly single crochet stitch!

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Red, White and Blue

I love the colors of red, white and blue together and love how it is a way to show pride for America and the blessings we have in this country. This cute little project could be the perfect gift for a veteran or a military spouse – They sacrifice so much for our country every day. This stitch pattern looks the best when using at least 2 colors so you could make this quick crochet sanitizer cozy in any color combination for so many different looks!

Close up of entire crochet sanitizer cozy on a white wooden background made in red, white and blue yarn with a silver star button on the top and a swivel clip

Single Crochet Stitch – Easy Transformation

The special stitch used in this Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy is the waistcoat stitch. This is your common single crochet stitch worked into a special place that gives it this pretty knit look. It works best if it is crocheted in the round which works well for this cozy design! I explain how to do the stitch below but if you are someone who does better with a demonstration, I have you covered. 🙂 You can watch a short video tutorial of how to do the waistcoat stitch here. It makes a thick and strong crochet fabric.

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Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

2” wide x 3 ¼” tall (when laid flat and sanitizer bottle not inside)

Gauge:

1” = 4 1/2 Wsc; 1” = approximately 7 rows of Wsc

Supplies needed to make this project - yarn in red, white and blue, crochet hook, needle, star button, stitch marker, swivel clip and small hand sanitizer bottle

Supplies Needed for the Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy:

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Size 3 (DK weight) Cotton yarn  – 1 skein of each color Red, White and Blue

(I used Fundamental Cotton by Hobby Lobby but it looks like the deep cobalt blue is no longer available 😌 so here are some other options for you:

Sinfonia by Omega

Lionbrand 24/7 Cotton)

F (3.75mm) crochet hook

Jumbo Tapestry needle

Stitch marker

Sanitizer bottle (1 fl. oz – Approximate bottle dimensions = 1 ½” w x 3 ½” t x ¾” thick)

Decorative star button

Swivel Clip

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Wsc (Waistcoat Single Crochet) = Insert hook into body of next single crochet stitch; YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on how to make this stitch

Join with Wsc (join with waistcoat single crochet) = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into body of single crochet; YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

Notes:

Project is worked in the round from the bottom up (after a base rectangle is made)

Instructions for the Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy by Jennifer Ryan:

Special stitches are printed in bold and italicized text and defined above

Bottom of the cozy with center hole for top of sanitizer bottle on a white wooden background with pink crochet hook

Base Rectangle:

With Red ch 4

Row 1:

Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: 

Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: 

Ch 5, sk each of next 2 sts; dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: 

Ch 1, sc in dc and in each of the next 2 chs; Turn. (3 sc)

Row 5: 

Repeat Row 2

First several rounds of the Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy on a white wooden background - all in red yarn for now with stitch marker and crochet hook

Sides of Cozy:

Now you will work in rounds around the base rectangle

Round 1: 

Now working down sides of rows of base rectangle, work 7 sc evenly across to next corner; sc in each of the next 3 sts (across next short side); work 7 sc evenly across to next corner; sc in each of the last 3 sts (across next short side); join with a sl st to 1st sc.

For the remainder of the cozy you will work in a spiral and not join to the first st with a sl st – Use the stitch marker to mark the first st of each round

Round 2: 

Ch 1, Wsc in each st around. (20 Wsc)

**Remember, you can watch a short video tutorial of how to make this stitch here on the Celtic Knot Crochet Youtube Channel**

Rounds 3-6: 

Repeat Round 2. Fasten off.

Round 7:  

With White join with Wsc in 1st st of Round 6; Wsc in each st around.

Rounds 8-12:

Repeat Round 2. Fasten off.

Showing the sanitizer cozy in progress while working on the blue section near the top on a white wooden background

Round 13:

Repeat Round 7 with Blue

Rounds 14 – 19:

Repeat Round 2

Round 20:

Wsc around until reach the 3 center stitches on front of cozy (This should be about 10 sts from beginning of this round); ch 3, sk each of the next 3 sts; Wsc in each of the remaining sts in the round.

Round 21: 

Wsc in each st around and work 3 Wsc in ch-3 sp. Fasten off.

Finishing:

Sew on star button using photo as a guide

Hanging Loop:

Ch 9

Sc in the 2nd ch and in each ch across. Fasten off.

Showing how to sew on the hanging loop and swivel clip

Thread clip onto hanging loop and fold loop in half

Sew loop ends to inside of top center of cozy opposite ch-3 sp

Insert sanitizer bottle into cozy and thread clip through ch-3 sp to clip onto your bag

Completed Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy close up photo on the light brown purse zipper

Your Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy is Complete! Tada!

Your Patriotic Crochet Sanitizer Cozy is complete! I love how the red, white and blue cotton yarn looks with the waistcoat stitch pattern. Did you get the hang of how to make each stitch? I love how putting each single crochet in a different place creates the knit-look of these stitches – such a simple adjustment with great results!

If you really like the waistcoat stitch, check out the Easy Crochet Zipper Pouch pattern here for another easy way to use the stitch with 2 colors!

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Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Long image for pinterest showing the Patriotic crochet sanitizer cozy on a purse and in progress while crocheting

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