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Horn of Plenty Fruit Cozies

Horn of Plenty Fruit Cozies
Horn of Plenty Fruit Cozies
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Not sure what to bring the host of this year's Thanksgiving feast? How about some hand-picked goodies snuggled up in the Horn of Plenty Fruit Cozies? These incredibly cute fruit cozies make a wonderful knit gift idea as well as a practical way to store fruits and vegetables while traveling to and from work, school, and extra-curricular activities. Show your appreciation this Thanksgiving with a unique, yet seasonally appropriate Horn of Plenty Fruit Cozy.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Bernat® Handicrafter® Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz; 73 m/80 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) Hot Blue (13742) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Hot Purple (13317) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Pale Yellow (00030) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Banana Yellow (00089) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Hot Orange (13628) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Tangerine (13699) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Country red (13530) - 1 ball or 22 m/24 yds (27 m/30 yds)
    • Contrast A Hot Green (13712) - 1 ball or 11 m/12 yds (12 m/13 yds)
      NOTE: 1 ball will make 2 Small or 2 Large Fruit Cozies.
  • Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6 or G) crochet hook for chain.


21 sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stocking st.



Approx 2½" (3½)" [6 (9) cm] in diameter.

SIZES: Small and Large



alt = Alternate(ing).
approx = Approximately.
inc = Increase 1 stitch by
knitting into front and back of
next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
rem = Remain(ing).
rep = Repeat.
rnd(s) = Round(s).
rS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Yo = Yarn over




The instruction are written for smaller Cozy. For larger Cozy instructions are written in brackets ( ). If only one number is given, it applies for both sizes.


With MC, cast on 4 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles: (1, 1, 2).
Join in rnd.
1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. 8 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st) 8 times. 16 sts.
5th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K1) 8 times. 24 sts.
7th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K2) 8 times. 32 sts.
9th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K3) 8 times. 40 sts.
10th rnd: As 2nd rnd.

Larger size only:
11th rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st. K4) 8 times. 48 sts.
12th rnd: As 2nd rnd.

Both sizes:
Knit 12 (18) rnds even.
Next rnd: With B, knit.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: (Eyelet rnd). *K2tog. yo. Rep from * around.
Next rnd: Knit. Cast off purlwise.

First Leaf and chain: **With A, cast on 1 st.
1st row: (K1. yo. K1) in st. 3 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 5 sts.
7th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 7 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Knit. Rep last 2 rows to 3 sts. n
Next row: (RS). Sl1. K2tog. psso.** Do not fasten off. Place rem loop on crochet hook and make 27 (32) chains. Fasten off. Thread chain through eyelet rnd.

Second Leaf:
Work from ** to ** as given above. Fasten off, leaving a long end.

Sew Second Leaf to end of threaded chain.



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Adorable. Nothing else needs to be said. I see that there are notes in previous comments about the pattern. I hope that issue is resolved soon.

These are just adorable. Had I been knitting when my sons were younger, these cuties would have been in their lunch boxes. Still disappointed there is an error in the directions.

Does anyone know what row 5 in the ties/leaf section would be?

I checked the bernat site and it is missing there also, it has to be an increase to keep the pattern consistent. so what I suggest has happened is that the 5th row is incorrectly marked as the 7th row. The pattern appears correct as written, but it is numbered incorrectly. Hope this helps.


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