Crocheted Apple Cozy

Wait. Before you make a judgement…I actually do have a legit excuse for crocheting a sweater for the apples.

My kids bring a snack in their backpacks everyday, the same backpack that gets thrown, kicked, stuffed under bus seats, violently slung over the hook and hackysacked around.

Yes, I could pack their fruit in a titanium lunchbox, but crocheting an apple cozy seemed much more civilized, creative and crafty idea.

Still a little silly though, I admit. And no, the cozy didn’t prevent bruised apples in their backpacks like I had hoped. Apparently, my kids are too rough for a little yarn cozy to stop them.

Thank goodness the boys are still at an age where “cute” is still in, though I reckon I don’t have much longer before they want to be cool, not cute. I’ll take what I can get.

Apple Cozy Patterns

These Apple Cozies only take a few minutes to crochet. Perfect for scraps of yarn and maybe make one for your kids’ teacher or something.

If you want to make your own, here are a few patterns:

These apple cozies make create gifts and place settings – Derricks Doll made these from Theresa Grant’s pattern on Ravelry. This is the pattern that I based my apple cozy off of. I didn’t follow the instructions completely (surprise) and pretty much winged it after I got the basic concept.

Not only does Vegan Lunch Box make Apple Cozies, but she’s got free patterns for a Banana Cozy and Orange Cozy too. Go cozy crazy!

Crafty Anna’s Apple cozy (and hey, if apple cozies are not your thing, Crafty Anna’s got a ton of other crochet patterns – everything from ice cream, doctor kit,Β  pizza party and 5 little monkeys) has a colorful apple cozy ties up beautifully. The pattern is $3.50:

If you’re more of a knit person, blogger “I Think I’m Gonna Purl” (cutest blog name ever) has this monogrammed version (left). On the right, blogger Warm Fuzzies version using the same pattern:

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Comments 35

  1. Mary

    Very cute! Will you make other cozies for other fruit? πŸ™‚

    Btw, the Vegan Lunch Box version is knitted, not crocheted.

  2. Simone

    While For sure something I would never make ( not a knitting person!!) this is just so incredibly cute! Love it!!

  3. Janice Harper

    I must say my first reaction was “What!?” A little too cute for me but then — a totally sensible, fun read followed and now I want a set of my own! Maybe it’s time for you to outsource — the perfect wrap for the teacher’s apple — add some padding and in no time they’ll be lunch box essentials!

  4. joey

    Make a judgement?? These are adorable! If apple cozies are foolish then I am the happy fool that wants one! I’ve already sent this post to my niece who knits and crochets in the hopes that she makes one for me πŸ™‚ I am determined to own one (even if I can’t knit or crochet)!

  5. Stacy Kong

    Thanks so much for sharing! These are just too cute! I will definitely try making them.

  6. cindy

    those are some very cute ones, and i must admit i saw those before and was not quite sure WHY someone would make one but now it makes sense!

  7. Barbara

    Can you pretty please post YOUR crocheted apple cozy pattern?
    Thanks very much! My son (12) wants to make these with me.
    By the way, I’ve now knitted 4 of those flower scarves for gifts & for myself. Thanks for posting these wonderful inspiring
    patterns. Keep them coming! Very hip!

  8. Rachel

    These are soooo sweet! I have two boys (almost 3 and 18-months). I think they would get a kick out of this. I may have to take up crochet just to try this out. πŸ™‚

    I just discovered your blog today and am now a fan!

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  10. Maribelle Steffy

    I don’t see my name often, although I spell mine Maribelle. Just curious about you. I love to knit and crochet and do crazy patch work. Live in Pa.

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