Cozies are everywhere, on iPods, tea pots, coffee cups, and pretty much anything that could use some extra warmth or support. While cozies are usually functional, how about a cozy that is purely decorative and that adds a touch of design to something otherwise very plain? Ikea sells a lot of wood furniture that could use a little sprucing up. My bedroom is very colorful already, with 3 walls painted green and the 4th wall painted in stripes (4 colors). I wasn't ready to paint or decoupage my dresser for fear of a color explosion, but it still needed something. Enter my crochet skills: I decided to crochet some cozies that would tightly fit over the knobs, but that were stretchable enough that I could remove them. (Seasonal colors? Holiday variations? The possibilities are endless!)
The knobs are 1 1/4 inches in diameter and just over 1 inch in depth (from end to end, where it hits the dresser base). If your knobs are slightly different, do what I did, and every other round in the crochet instructions, see how it's going to fit.
Step 1: Prepare and Round 1
You will need small amounts of yarn and an F hook. I used worsted weight yarn for the pastel knob cozies, and the red/pink/orange yarn in the main picture, which did not specify its weight but is 4 sts to an inch.
With F hook, ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook, join.
Step 2: Round 2
ch 1, 2sc into each sc. Do not join (from here on out, never join). (12 sc)
Step 3: Round 3
2sc into next st, sc into next. Continue 2sc, sc all the way around. (18 sc)
Step 4: Round 4
Sc in each stitch, all the way around. It will start to curve into itself at this point. Make sure the right side is always facing you.
Step 5: Round 5
Sc all the way around again, EXCEPT, make one decrease in the middle and one at the end.
Step 6: Round 6
Sc all the way around again, EXCEPT, make one decrease at the beginning, one in the middle, and one at the end. (Now is a good time to see how it will fit on your knob)
Step 7: Round 7
Sc all the way around.
Step 8: Round 8
Decrease at the beginning and sc all the way around. Join and finish off. Weave in both yarn ends into the inside of the cozy.
Step 9: Repeat
Repeat the pattern for as many knobs on dresser there are.