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I picked up a fun book called “Lunch Bags” recently that contains 25 patterns to help you dress up your lunch in style.

Most of the patterns are for sewing, but I couldn’t resist testing out the retro crocheted apple cozy pattern by Shannon Fowler-Wardrep.

I love all things vintage (doesn’t this look so 70s?), and since I’m an apple fan… I like that the cozy will help keep those beauties from getting bumped and bruised in my work bag.

crocheted apply cozy

My crochet skills are rudimentary… but I found the pattern fairly forgiving along the way (just don’t look too closely at my stitches!) It’s easy enough for a beginner to complete in one evening.

I used 100% cotton yarn in Hot Green and Natural (Sugar ‘n Cream), but I think the pattern would look great with a number of different color combinations.

Crocheted Apple Cozy

…and ready to go.

Interested in making one for yourself? Click below to take a peek inside the book.