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A Small Crochet Counter Cozy for an Oil Cruet
Sometimes with just a little crochet an “almost perfect gift” can be transformed into “the most perfect gift,” as I think this crochet counter cozy demonstrates.
Granite is a popular counter material, and while it looks lovely, it can be a challenge to keep the counter top from being damaged; it can also be a challenge to keep the items put on it from being damaged.
Enter the life-transforming crochet counter cozy.
I recently received a lovely and elegantly functional oil cruet.
It worked perfectly! Gone were the errant drips of oil here and there — the only problem? It needed to be protected from the countertop I set it on.
I decided that a crochet counter cozy was just the thing my new oil cruet needed, and my goal for the crochet counter cozy was as follows:
It had to look better than the blue microfiber towel I had folded into fourths and put under the cruet.
With yarn from my stash, a 5.0 mm hook, and forty-five minutes, I was able to achieve my goal:
Materials & Tools
- Worsted weight yarn
- 5.0 mm hook
- Yarn needle
- Crochet tension regulator
- Chain stitch
- Single Crochet
- Stitch into the Back Loop Only (BLO)
Pattern for a four-inch round crochet counter cozy
Note this pattern is worked in a spiral. Beginning with Round 2, all stitches are worked in the Back Loop Only (BLO).
With worsted weight yarn ch 4, slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Work 8 sc into ring; do not join, work in continuous rounds — 8 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in the BLO of each st around — 16 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 8 times — 24 sc.
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st] 8 times — 32 sc.
Round 5: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 8 times — 40 sc.
Round 6: [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 8 times — 48 sc.
Round 7: Slip st into the BLO of each st around; join with a slip st through both loops of the first slip st of Round 7— 48 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.
One of the things I love about crochet is how it allows you to make exactly what you need and want.
I needed a cozy to protect the cruet, I wanted a splash of color in the kitchen, and in under and hour I had both!