Red apple cozy for apple shaped soap dispenser with wooden button, crocheted by Susan Carlson of Felted Button | Colorful Crochet Patterns

Teacher Gift Idea--Hand Soap Apple Cozy

Let me show you what I whipped up this morning...

Cozies for Apple Soap Dispensers -- Perfect 2-in-1 gift for teachers and neighbors


A while back I picked up these apple-shaped hand soap dispensers at Joann. (I've since seen them at Wal Mart, too.) 

Cozies for Apple Soap Dispensers -- Perfect 2-in-1 gift for teachers and neighbors

Inexpensive and cute I thought they would make nice gifts for teachers--I was thinking Christmas or Teacher Appreciation Week. So I snagged them.

But then, because everything must be covered in yarn ;) I decided that I could whip up two gifts in one: 


1. Soap in a cute apple dispenser
2. An apple cozy for teacher's lunch later

With the Christmas rush on, I was not in the mode for designing my own, so I browsed a bit for a cute pattern and came across one from Bailee over at Little Abbee. It's a great little tutorial and easily adjustable to my dispenser size.

Cozies for Apple Soap Dispensers -- Perfect 2-in-1 gift for teachers and neighbors


The only change I really needed was to lengthen my button loop from 15 chains to 22 chains in order to reach around the top of the apple. 

I used I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby in Red for both cozies and Apple Green (appropriate, huh) and Pistache for the leaves since it is for a Christmas gift. But, can't you just see this in crazy fun colors--even stripes?!

Cozies for Apple Soap Dispensers -- Perfect 2-in-1 gift for teachers and neighbors


And don't you looove the nifty buttons I found in my button stash? (Yes, I have one of those, too. Hence: Felted BUTTON.)

Here's a peek at the back of the cozy...

Cozies for Apple Soap Dispensers -- Perfect 2-in-1 gift for teachers and neighbors

I'm thinking these would make really sweet gifts for neighbors, too. I'm off to check the store for more apple soap dispensers!

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