Pattern of the Week: Rag Yarn Vase Cozy
As soon as Maria O’Keefe’s Rag Yarn Vase Cozy came into the office, I was immediately attracted. I am an avid quilter, and I love projects where I can use up my scraps! Featured in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018, Maria’s design is perfect for anyone with fabric lying around (or if you’re like me, an entire tote of fabric . . . alright, maybe two).
The Rag Yarn Vase Cozy is the perfect stash-buster! Just mix and match sheet-weight clothing or fabric remnants to complement any décor. I’m drawn to the yellow and gray used in the example, but I’m also thinking about using scrap fabric from a rust orange and tan quilt I just made for my living room. How cool would a matching vase be? There are so many wonderful options for this pattern! Using single crochet stitches, the cozy works up quickly for the perfect holiday gift. With my stash of scraps, this will make an affordable and easy last-minute gift option for almost everyone on my list.
If you loved Maria O’Keefe’s Shibori Dyeing from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018, you won’t want to miss this fun and innovative project. Make this vase cozy for yourself first—then for all of the friends and family on your holiday gift list!
DESIGNER Maria O’Keefe
FINISHED SIZE About 51/2″ in diameter
and 133/4″ tall.
YARN Sheetweight 100% cotton; 44–45″
wide fabric yardage: 3–5 yd desired
color or color combination.
HOOK Size P/16 (11.5 mm). Adjust hook
size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS 43/4″ in diameter x 13″ tall
cylinder glass vase (or desired size); sewing needle; coordinating color thread; scissors; stitch marker (m) (or safety pin).
GAUGE 10 sts and 9 rnds = 4″ in sc, using fabric strips.