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Missoni-Style Vase Cozies

Make a plain vase fabulous.

Missoni-Style Vase Cozies

Flowers aren’t the only way to add a pop of color to otherwise plain-Jane vases. With just a bit of yarn and an evening in front of the TV, you can whip up a craftier solution! These vase sleeves are worked up in the current pattern-craze du jour (see my Ode-to Missoni Blanket): the chevron stitch. Make them in your favorite colors, then change ’em out to fit the season… or your mood!

Project originally posted on CRAFT.



Step #1: Chevron Stitch Pattern

Missoni-Style Vase Cozies
  • Row 1 (RS): K1, K2tog, *K4, dbl inc, K4, dbl dec; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2togtbl, K1.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Repeat two rows for pattern.
  • You can play with the stripe placement as you like, or follow my choices as a guide.
  • Always change colors on a RS row!

Step #2: Instructions

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  • CO 39(48,60).
  • Work in Chevron Stitch Pattern until piece measures 1 1/2" shorter than the vase, at top point of chevron.
  • Vase 1 pattern pictured.
  • Vase 2 pattern: Two-row stripes, using colors C and E.
  • Vase 3 pattern pictured.
  • BO, leaving a long tail for seaming. Weave in ends. Wrap piece around the vase and seam shut.
Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a mother, self-taught designer, writer, viral marketing consultant and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Art