Get A Grip On Your Can, Man!


Sandi Hagan


These are for holding soda cans or whatever is your canned drink preference. The crochet keeps your hands from warming the can, and keeps 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 I thought, “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 (U.S.) hook (6.5mm)

Yarn or 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 is required, nothing fancy

The Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st.

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

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

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (For this rnd 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 ch from hook and in next 9 chs.

Work 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch now, sc 9 times in back of beg ch, 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 yarn (or 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 it is the way you want it then show it off and start taking orders to make more.

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