Today I present a re-creation of a free crochet pattern I used to have on another site. It has since been taken down and I had a request for the pattern on Ravelry, so here it is!
Cozy Milk Forever
Free Crochet Pattern for Baby Bottle Cozies
by Jessica Cook of Storied Yarns
- Worsted/Aran weight cotton yarn
(samples used Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in Walnut, Blueberry and Dusty Blue)
- Crochet hook size US I (5.5mm)
Note: For the samples, 1 skein of the LB cotton (106 yards per skein) was enough for two cozies.
Round 1 - Begin with a magic adjustable ring. Make 5 sc stitches in the ring. Do not join; just place a removable stitch marker on the first stitch of the round and move it up as you proceed to subsequent rounds.
Round 2 - 2 sc sts in every st around
Round 3: 2sc in the first st, sc in the next st; repeat around
Round 4: 2sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts; repeat around
Round 5: 2sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat around
NOTE: Continue to increase in this manner until the circle you are making is approximately the same size as the circumference of the bottle. For the Born Free bottles I made mine for, the circumference was 8 inches.
Next Round: Make one sc in the back loops of every st around (this helps to keep the base flat)
Following round: sc in every st around (both loops)
Repeat this last round until the cozy is tall enough to cover the bottle just past the neck (but not interfering with the nipple). If you like, switch to a contrasting color for the top round. Fasten off.
Make the drawstring: Make a chain length that is twice the circumference of the bottle. Fasten off. Use a darning needle or your crochet hook to weave the chain length in and out of the stitches in the second row down from the top of the cozy. Use this to keep the cozy snug around the neck of the bottle.
Please feel free to use this pattern for yourself, to crochet gifts or to crochet items to sell. All I ask is that you do not try to sell the pattern itself and that you do not copy the pattern somewhere else. If you want to refer to the pattern publicly, please link people back to this page. Thank you!!