• Stephanie

1-UP Mushroom Beer Cozy

Get a life! ;)

Who doesn't love Mario? There's something about retro video games that everyone seems to love. I've fallen in love with tapestry crochet, which as it turns out, is a great way to create pixel art. So naturally, I had to incorporate some iconic video game imagery into my work! And now you can too. Enjoy :)


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You will need:

  • A 4mm (G) crochet hook

  • Medium weight yarn in green (or red) black, white, and a background colour (I used yellow)

  • A beer for when you're done! (or a non-alcoholic beverage, if you prefer!)


Before we begin:


This is one size: for a tall can only (500ml). If you're a fan of Iced Tea, or those gigantic energy drink cans, then this will be perfect for you!


Unfortunately, I don't have a smaller size available (for regular sized soft drink/soda/pop cans).


In order to make this cozy, you will need to know how to tapestry crochet in back loops only. There is a fantastic video tutorial via ChabePatterns explaining how to do both here:


When changing colours, my instructions will go as follows: "1sc in the next 14 stitches (change to green)" - this means you will change to green on the 14th stitch. The stitch itself will not be green, but the next one will be, so you must switch yarns on that stitch to continue. I hope that made sense.


Additionally, sometimes you will have to change from one colour to another for ONLY ONE STITCH. For example, 14 sc in green, change to white, 1sc in white, change back to green. This can get a little fiddly, but be patient! Here is an image you can use as a reference as you make your cozy:


Finally, one of the most painstaking tasks when using the tapestry crochet technique is having to untangle your yarn frequently. Since this is a smaller project, I'd recommend working with mini balls/skeins of yarn, as they are much easier to untangle. To prevent hair loss due to ripping it out from frustration, I'd recommend untangling your yarn at the end of each row.


With all that out of the way......


Let's get crocheting!

Row 1: 6sc in the second chain from hook, slip stitch to the first sc to join (6sc).

Row 2: Chain 1 (does not count as sc) 2sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (12sc).

Row 3: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next, *2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next* repeat ** around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (18sc).

Row 4: Chain 1, 2sc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches, *2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat ** around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (24sc).

Row 5: Chain 1, 2sc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches, *2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat ** around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (30sc).

Row 6: Chain 1, 2sc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, *2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat ** around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (36sc).

Row 7: Chain 1, 2sc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next 5 stitches, *2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 5 stitches, repeat ** around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (42sc).

Row 8: Chain 1, in BACK LOOPS ONLY, 1sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to first sc to join.


Row 9: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 15 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 10 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (16) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 10: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 14 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 8 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (15) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 11: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 14 stitches (change to black) 1sc in the next stitch (change to white) 1sc in the next 10 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (15) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 12: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 13 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 3 stitches, (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to BC), 1s in the remaining (14) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 13: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 4 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 4 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (13) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 14: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 10 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (13) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 15: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to green), 1sc in the next 5 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 4 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 5 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (13) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 16: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 6 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (13) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 17 & 18: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to green) 1sc in the next stitch (change to white) 1sc in the next 6 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to BC) 1sc in the remaining (13) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 19: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to green) 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 4 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to black) 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (13) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 20: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 13 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next stitch (change to green), 1sc in the next 10 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next stitch (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (14) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 21: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 13 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next stitch 2 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 4 stitch (change to white), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next stitch (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (14) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 22: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 14 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (15) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 23: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 15 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next stitch (change to green), 1sc in the next 2 stitches (change to white), 1sc in the next stitch (change to black), 1sc in the next 3 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (16) stitches. Slip stitch to join to the first sc to join.

Row 24: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 17 stitches (change to black), 1sc in the next 6 stitches (change to BC), 1sc in the remaining (18) stitches. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 25 - 29: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Fasten off, weave in ends.





Aaaand you're done! Time to crack open a tall beer (or iced tea) to celebrate your achievement!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and trying out this pattern! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed designing and making it! If anyone has any suggestions or critiques, I'd greatly appreciate your (constructive) feedback! You can either leave a comment below, send me a message through this website or an email! You can also reach me through instagram or facebook (I have provided the links at the top if this page).





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1-UP Mushroom is copyright Nintendo. I own NOTHING. Do NOT sell the pattern, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx

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