Strawberry Lemonade Recipe and Crochet Pirate Cozy for Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19
Ahoy, mateys. For Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), we’ve got a fun crochet pirate mason jar cozy and Strawberry Lemonade Recipe. If ye don’t want to get scurvy on this voyage…you’ll need lots of Vitamin C!
Let’s make some grog before we get to the crochetin’.
Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Aye, a pirate’s diet is sorely lacking in fresh fruits and veggies when long out to sea. We’ll keep scurvy at bay with this recipe of fresh squeezed lemonade.
Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients:
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 cup agave nectar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)
Strawberry Lemonade Directions:
- Mix 1 cup water with ¾ cup agave nectar in a 2 qt pitcher.
- Hull strawberries (cut off top and fiber from core).
- Juice lemons (best if they are room temperature) and strain to remove seeds.
- Blend 3 cups water, ¼ cup agave nectar and strawberries until smooth.
- Pour strawberry mixture into pitcher. Stir.
- Add more of any ingredient as needed to desired taste.
- Keep refrigerated. Serve over crushed ice.
Crochet Pirate Cozy
Avast ye scallywags, it’s time to grab yer crochet hooks before we make ye walk the plank!
We’ll be drinkin’ this lemon booty from mason jars and crocheting with Vanna’s Choice Yarn. Though this be a great stash busting project, Vanna’s rich and vibrant colors are a treasure to be sure.
Skill Level: Easy
Stitches Used: Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet
Technique Used: Crochet in rows, crochet in the round, increase
Pirate Cozy Supplies:
- Vanna’s Choice Yarn: worsted weight (4)
Red Cozy: BEIGE, CRANBERRY, BLACK, CHOCOLATE, WHITE, COLONIAL BLUE
(Green Cozy: Kelly Green, Beige, Black, Chocolate, White)
(Blue Cozy: Colonial Blue, Beige, Black, Chocolate, White, Kelly Green)
- Crochet Hooks:
- Yarn needle for sewing
Pirate Cozy Instructions
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across. (16)
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (16)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 12 sc, sc dec. (14)
Row 5-6: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (14)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 10 sc, sc dec. (12)
Row 8-9: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (12)
Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec. Finish off and weave in ends. (10)
Attach Cranberry to bottom right corner (the 1st ch from foundation ch).
Row 11: work 9 sc across the sides of Rows 1-9. Work a sc inc into the corner. Turn to Row 10, sc across. Work a sc inc into the corner. Turn to sides of Rows 1-10. Work 9 sc across. (32)
Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (32)
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. 5 sl st, 5 sc. Leave remaining sts unworked. (10)
Row 14-32: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (10)
Row 33: 5 sc, 5 sl st. (10)
Row 34: *Ch 6. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc, 2 hdc, sc* twice. Join with sl st through center of tails to end of Row 33. (10)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Join Row 33 to 12 with whip st across.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends. (5)
Attach Colonial Blue to any stitch.
Rnd 2: Sc inc around. Join with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends. (10)
Attach White to any st.
Rnd 3: Working in the back loop only, *sc, sc inc* around. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. (15)
Sew a reflective spot on eye if desired.
Row 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc inc across. (12)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. *Sc, sc inc* across. Ch 26. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. (44)
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc inc, sc, sl st, sc, sc inc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, sl st. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. (17)
- Pin then sew Eye, Patch and Mustache to cozy. Weave in ends.
Shiver me timbers, we’re done! Let’s grab us some black jacks (mason jars) and drink to yer health.
Talk Like a Pirate:
Just for fun, here are some pirate words and phrases:
Ahoy – Hello
Arrr (Aargh) – An expression
Avast – Stop or Pay attention
Aye – Yes
Black Spot – Death Threat
Blimey – An expression of surprise
Blow the man down down – A command to kill someone
Feed the fishes – Someone will die
Heave Ho – Put some muscle into it
Hornswaggle – To cheat
Landlubber – Person who doesn’t know how to sail
Loaded to the gunwalls – a drunk person
Scalleywag – Mild insult
Scurvy – Vitamin C deficency that causes swollen gums and tooth loss
Shiver me tinbers – An expression of surprise
Son of a buiscuit eater – An insult
Thar she blows! – Sighting of a whale
Walk the plank – Death by walking off the ship and drowning
Yo Ho Ho – An expression of cheer
More Cozies in Store
Looking for the cup and mug version? They’re in the ebook.
Each design in the ebook has instructions to fit Mugs, Cups and Mason Jars. Every design has a delicious recipe or fun craft.
All 3 pirates pictured at the beginning of this post are in this ebook! AND the ebook includes 4 new designs – Dracula, Vampire, Mummy and Blue Jeans.
Store: Coffee Cup Cozy Collection