With color yarn of your choice and a size H hook,
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (24), ch 1, turn.
Now you are going to work in rows
Row 6: sc in next 22 sc, ch 1, turn (22).
Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 18 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (20).
Row 8: sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn (24).
Rows 9-14: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (24).
Continue to sc evenly around the opening on the side of the apple cozy until you reach the top of Row 14 on the other side of the opening.
Ch 20 (this will create the loop that goes around the button to close the cozy).
Row 15: Continue to sc in next stitch on Row 14, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog twice, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog twice, sc in next 4 sc, sl st in next sc.
Finish off and weave in ends.
I love the idea of adding a little pocket for love notes by Shawn Mazon.
"add a little pocket to the back for little "lovie" notes. Chain 9, turn, sc in 2nd St from hook, sc in each until end 8sc. Ch1, turn sc in ech. Repeat until you get the size pocket you desire. I did 8 rows. Then I center it in the back and stitch it leaving the top open to form the pocket"Feel free to share your projects and photo's on our Facebook Page. We would sure love to see them!