Party Mix Recipe and Crochet Football Jar Cozy

Party Mix Recipe and Crochet Football Jar Cozy

The party mix recipe is a staple during American football season. And we’re jazzing it up with a fun jar cozy! We’ve tweaked the recipe to add some of our favorite ingredients. Here’s our take on the original.

While this delicious party mix is cooling…whip up a cozy or two. They are super fast and fun!

Party Mix Recipe


  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Bugels
  • 1 cup cashew halves
  • 1 cup Goldfish pretzels
  • 1 cup Three Cheese Snyder Nibblers
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning


party mixIn large bowl, mix together the Rice Chex, Bugels, cashews, pretzels and Nibblers. Set aside.

Melt butter. Add Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and cajun seasoning. Pour over cereal mixture. Stir until evenly coated. Spread in 9×13 pan

Heat oven to 250°. Bake Party Mix for 45-60 minutes stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on paper towel. Store in an air tight container like pint sized canning jars!


Crochet Football Jar Cozy for Party Mix

Front and Back of CoziesThis crochet footall cozy fits a pint size canning jar…making it a great gift idea or fun home décor item for your next football party! Fill the jar with your favorite party mix and get into the game.

Crochet a brown cozy to represent an NFL football. Add white stripes to represent college and high school football. Crochet in pink for a feminine touch or to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

This is a great stash buster…pictured is Vanna’s Choice (a soft and vibrant yarn). I’m particularly fond of the Raspberry football cozy! =)

The cozy tapers in the back to give the cozy a football like shape.


  • 1 pint size canning jar
  • Vanna’s Choice Yarn: Medium Worsted Weight (4)
  • Crochet Hook: H
  • Yarn Needle


Chocolate (or Raspberry)

Note: Footballs used by the National League do not have white stripes. College and high footballs have white stripes. Use White for Rows 8 and 21 if you want stripes.

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across. (4)

Row 2: Working in the back loops now and throughout: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc. Sc across. (5)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc. Sc across. (6)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc. Sc across. (7)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc. Sc across. (8)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc. Sc across. (9)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc. Sc across. (10)

Row 8-21: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. (10)

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Sc across. (9)

Row 23: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Sc across. (8)

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Sc across. (7)

Row 25: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Sc across. (6)

Row 26: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Sc across. (5)

Row 27: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec,sc across. (4)

Row 28: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (4)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.


1. With White yarn, embroider football threads to the peaks and valleys of Rows 11-18. There are 8 short vertical stitches that cross one long horizontal stitch down the center. Weave in ends.

2. Join foundation ch with Row 28 with a whip st. Weave in ends.


More Cozies in Store

Coffee Cup CoziesLove this football jar cozy? There are more seasonal, holiday and just for fun cozies in the store. We’ve created an entire collection with over 20 designs. All 20 are available in 1 set. Read more about the pattern:

Blog: Coffee Cup Cozy Collection

Store: Coffee Cup Cozy Collection


Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns – Something for Everyone

We decided to make a crochet cup cozy or two. But once we got started, we couldn’t stop! As you can see, we made animals and holidays and seasons. Not to mention wild and crazy and elegant. There’s literally something here for everyone!

crochet cup cozy patterns

This set includes cozies for cups, mugs, cans, jars and more. The mug cozies fit through or around handled containers. The cup cozy fits nicely on a pint size canning jar making them great gift ideas as wells.

Over 20 crochet cup cozy patterns included!

BONUS: Star Trek cozy included!

Skill Level: Easy (with a few intermediate stitches)

Most projects use medium worsted weight yarn. This is a STASH BUSTER like no other!

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns – Animals

When you make one animal crochet cup cozy…more are sure to follow. That was true for us, anyway. Let’s take a closer look at each:

animals cozies

  • SOCK MONKEY – Mug – Button eyes, 3D mouth and ears
  • OWL – Cup – Crocodile stitch wings
  • DOG – Cup – Spot behind eye, 3D nose and ears
  • BEAR – Cup – 3D nose and ears
  • LADY BUG – Mug – Button eyes act as clasp

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns – Holidays

Some holidays are super fun to crochet into a cozy. We’ll be decorating for several special occasions with these cozies. Here’s what’s fun with this set:

holiday cozies

  • HEARTS – Cup – Create one, two or a whole ring of hearts
  • PATRIOTIC – Jar – Star adorned lid cozy
  • CUPCAKE – Cup – Has a cherry on top
  • PUMPKIN – Jar – Cute vine lid cozy
  • MUMMY – Cup – It’s a wrap
  • SANTA – Cup – Make with fur cuff or without

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Seasons

It’s fun to get into the spirit of the seasons. We’ve created several seasonal cozies. We’ve even thrown in football season. Change the color and stitching and you can celebrate basketball or baseball season! Here are a few highlights:

seasons cozies

  • WINTER  – cup – two snowflake sizes
  • SPRING AND SUMMER – mug – Flower looks adorable in various colors
  • FALL LEAVES – cut – Cute 3D leaves
  • FOOTBALL – mug – Make with or without white striping

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Wild and Crazy

We had so much fun creating cozies that we couldn’t resist making some quirky designs as well. Some are happy, some are random and some are cute. Here’s what fits in this category:

fun cozies

  • SMILE – cup – Stitch any grin
  • STAR TREK – cup – Change colors for different personnel
  • COUNTRY HEART – cup – Sweet button detail
  • JEANS / PANTS – mug – Stitch pockets and zipper
  • RADIOACTIVE – mug – Caution, contents may be hot

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Frilly

Just for fun, we created a few frilly designs. These are more “girly” and are perfect for fancy yarns that will show off nice stitching. Cables and shells are a fun way to dress up any mug.

frilly cozies

  • SHELL – mug – Cute repeated pattern
  • SHELL WITH RUFFLE – mug – All dressed up
  • SINGLE CABLE – mug – Add buttons for flair
  • THREE CABLES – mug – Maximum fun with cables

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Available in the Store

This crochet cup cozy set is now available in the store. All the patterns mentioned above are included! What a screaming deal!

The Star Trek cup cozy is available FREE with or without purchase. You can get your copy of it in the store.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – FREE Crochet Pattern – Great for Any Team

d fence football christmas ornamentThis FREE D Fence Football Christmas Ornament is great for any American football fan. You know we’re passionate about sports. We love high school, college and professional football. We also know that a good offense is a good defense.

This football ornament is great for friends and family alike. It can be used as a Christmas tree ornament, a refrigerator magnet or applique for a hat or other accessories. And this is a great stash buster. Use whatever yarns you have in the house just so long as your colors have contrast so each element will stand out.

D Fence (defense) is a popular poster design that football fans take with them to football games. It’s our way of encouraging the defensive line (players) to play hard and win.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – The Pattern Details

The D Fence Football Christmas Ornament measures 3 inches x 3 inches. It’s design is inspired by the picket style fence.

Skill Level: Easy

footballThe pattern for the D Fence Football Ornament includes detailed written instructions, supply list, gauge info, abbreviation list, checkbox to mark your progress, photos and more.  The FREE pattern includes:

  • Picket slats
  • Horizontal supports
  • Letter “D”
  • Mini NFL style football

Bonus Garden PatternBONUS: This FREE pattern also includes instructions on crocheting a flower garden scene. We couldn’t resist making this fence ornament multi-purpose. The flower garden can be crocheted on the back or as a separate ornament all together.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – Download for FREE

This pattern includes all the great features found in all our patterns including photos, detailed instructions, gauge information, supply list, check boxes to mark your progress, and more.

FREE Crochet Patterns

Free Patterns Page: Download the pattern from the FREE Crochet Patterns page.
Store: Add the Fence Ornament Free to your cart in the Store.