Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Get a Grip on Your can, Man!

A free crochet pattern by Sandi Hagan Designs. Items made from this pattern may be sold.

These are for holding soda cans or whatever is your canned drink preference. The crochet keeps your hands from warming the can, and keeps the rings off your tabletops. The handle helps you keep a grip on things!

This handle really works and supports the weight of a full can.

My inspiration for this pattern came by having bought so many of the kind they offer at the store and thinking "Gee, I would use these more if only they had a handle on them.

Materials List

Worsted weight yarn (number 4 on the label)--two strands worked together.
Size K (US) hook (6.5 mm)
Tapestry needle

Finished Size

Fits a 12 ounce can of soda pop, approx. 3 1/2 inches tall.

Gauge is not given because you will need to test the fit as you work by placing a can inside a few times. What matters most is that it fits the way YOU want it to. I like mine snug, but not so tight I have to force the can in or out of it.


Two strands of yarn held together throughout pattern.
Sc is used and sc in back loop only.
Sl st
Worked in rounds
Some basic sewing skills is required, nothing fancy.

The Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch2, 6 sc in second chain from hook, join with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (12sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc in first st, 2 sc in next st) around, join. (18sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (for this round only, sc in back loops), work one sc in back loops of each st around, join.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (working in both loops now and throughout), sc in each st around, DO NOT JOIN.

Continue in this way until can holder measures approx. 3 1/2 inches tall. Fasten off.


Ch 12, sc in second chain from hook and in next 9 chains.

Work 3 sc in last chain. Working on opposite side of chain now, sc 9 times in back of beg chain, work 3 sc in end loop. Sc all around once more. Fold handle in half and sc the two long sides together. Fasten off.

Using tapestry needle and two strands of yarn, sew handle to top and bottom of can holder. Be sure to anchor it very well so that it will be sturdy enough to support the full weight of the can. Check the fit of your hand to be sure it is to your liking. When you are satisfied that is is the way you want it then show it off and start taking orders to make more.

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