Tutorial – Waistcoat Stitch Cozy

In the last post you learned how to do the waistcoat stitch, also know as the knit stitch. I’ve recently been loving this stitch! It looks nice and makes really nice and thick fabric. This time you’re going to learn how to make cozies with the waistcoat stitch. There are two variations, one with cotton blend yarn, and one with velvet yarn. Lets’s start with the cotton blend.

I’m using Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton Blend yarn, but any similar weight yarn should work just fine. Start by chaining 38 and then slip stitch the first and last chains together to form a circle.

Then you’re going to chain 1 and then single crochet 38 around. At the end of each row you will slip stitch to the first stitch of the row, ending the row you’re on. You’ll start the waistcoat stitch on the second row and continue until you get to row 15. If you want your cozy to be longer you can easily add rows to make it the desired size. Once you’re to the end you can tie off and weave in all ends.

Now onto the velvet version! This one you’re going to do basically the same thing but a few modifications. You’ll start out by chaining 30, and then slip stitch the first and last chains to make a circle. Chain 1 and then single crochet 30 around. At the end of the rows you will slip stitch to the beginning stitch. Again you’ll start the waistcoat stitch on the second row, and continue until you have 11 rows. Continue adding rows as desired, but once you have the amount you want you can tie off and weave in all ends.

And there you have it! Two super cute cozies that are pretty easy to make!

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