Like it? Apple cozies are really easy to make and protect your apples when you carry them around in a backpack or purse. But mostly they’re just cute. There are several free patterns available online (like here and here). My friend Kitty sent me an apple cozy last fall before I was a competent crocheter. This is the one she sent:
I made up what I did as I went along instead of following a pattern or counting stitches (I hate counting stitches). It was really straightforward. I rarely had to undo rows and basically just did what felt right. Start with a magic loop, add stitches, decrease stitches, make a loop. As you can see, I opted for a leaf rather than a flower on my cozy. I found the leaf pattern here.