I think it’s official – I’m obsessed with these mason jar/can/bottle cosies. They’re quick and fun to make and I just love ‘em! I mean just look how cute this Foxy Mason Jar Cosy is:
For this fox cosy I used the same pattern as the bear mason jar cosy, except I’m not sure why – could be the yarn I used or I made looser stitches – but this one turned out slightly bigger so I just did less rounds (20 in total).
This pattern is for a 500ml mason jar but you can adjust the size by increasing/decreasing the base circle stitches. Pattern is worked in the round in both loops (or v’s) with the exception of Round 7.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – triple crochet
inc – increase (2sc in same st)
BLO – back loop only
sl st – slip stitch
-Worsted weight yarn. The yarn I used is called Pumpkin by Bernat and scrap yarn in a creamy colour for the tail.
-Crochet hook size 4.00mm
-7mm safety eyes (I purchased mine from 6060 on Etsy)
-Scrap piece of felt in cream or white and black.
-Embroidery thread and needle.
Round 1: start 6 sc in ring.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [inc, sc] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [inc, sc 2] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [inc, sc 3] repeat 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [inc, sc 4] repeat 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: sc in BLO
Rounds 8-20 (or 22 if you use tight stitches): sc around.
Final round: sc in next 13 sts, in next st (dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, dc, ch 2), skip next st, sl st in next 6 sts, in next st (dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, dc, ch 2), skip next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off and weave ends.
Starting with orange yarn, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 7 sts, switch to cream yarn and make 4 sc in last ch, switch back to orange yarn and continue on bottom of foundation ch to end. Fasten off and sew to body.
Cut out two almond-shaped pieces of felt. Mark where you want the eyes to be and then cut a tiny slit, big enough for the safety eye to fit. Attach the safety eyes and trim the excess stem if necessary (with this cosy, because there is the layer of felt in between, I didn’t find it necessary to trim the excess safety eye stem). With black felt, cut out the nose and stitch it on.
You’ll notice there’s a bit of a gap in the pointy ears – option to stitch the gap closed with a bit of yarn.
Voila! Another cute animal cosy!