The end of the school year is coming up, and time is running out for getting teacher’s gifts! If you love to crochet, and have a few minutes, my Apple Cozy Pattern makes the perfect gift! It is a treat for the eye, and keeps an apple clean and helps prevent bruising.
When your littlest has a fantastic teacher and excellent TA’s, and wants an apple in different colours, you can end up with some pretty cute combinations! I love the bright colours she chose with each teacher in mind.
The older 2 decided on traditional red/green colours and I really do think they are my favourite.
This apple cozy doesn’t have to be used just for teachers either! I first made it up because I had watched many times as my daughter took an apple to school for lunch. Now, an apple is a bit of an awkward size and shape and does not fit in a container well – and she didn’t want it cut up. I don’t know how many times I watched her apple fall out of her bag and roll across the hallway! I tried not to cringe at the thought of the dirt that must be on it after rolling across all manner of dirty footprints (which she didn’t think needed to be washed off), or the bruises that inevitably happen when fruit is dropped! So I made up an apple cozy to keep it clean and offer some protection should it bounce off the table or floor! And it’s super cute, so my daughter loves it and uses it all the time.
The pattern to make up this apple cozy is pretty simple. It uses front post and back post double crochet, so it does have some stretch to it, which helps it fit over apples from little ones to a bit bigger ones. The leaves are just for decoration, but they really make it look like an apple. I like to use cotton yarn because it washes up well, but acrylic can also be used. A simple loop for a button keeps it closed, and you have a great way to take an apple to school, the office, or where ever you need a quick, healthy snack!
You may notice the adorable wooden buttons that I have used on these apples…. My youngest chose hearts, the older 2 choose an owl, moose, deer, and chevron. I get these wooden buttons from an amazing lady at Brickbubble. The buttons come in so many different shapes and sizes, that it is hard to choose which I like best! A beautiful button, wooden or other, really finishes off this apple cozy nicely.
The pattern for the Apple Cozy can be bought on ravelry, or etsy, and I will also be giving away a couple copies of the pattern! If you would like to enter the giveaway, please fill out the form below.