February 5, 2014

Crochet Cup Cozy

 Could I interest any of you dears in a good 'ole cup of hot tea?
It's soothing and calming and helps a person stay 
warm when it's cold and blustery outside.
Coffee would do the trick also.
Whatever your pleasure.
But my drink of choice is tea...
chamomile tea...
It's good by itself but even better with a little bit of sugar
I got the idea of making these little cozies one day when I 
was holding my cup and trying to sip on my tea while it was still hot, hot, hot.  
The cozies, which are like a sweater for your cup, not only look cute but 
also protect the hands while drinking a hot beverage. 
 I tried a few different patterns but for whatever reason 
they weren't working for me.  I wanted something simple.  No fancy 
stitches or complicated patterns... just something clean and simple...
so I made my own pattern.
 These were fun to make.  Quick and simple.  
Each one probably took me half an hour to finish.  
Add a few extra minutes to sew on a button and weave in the ends.  
I've included the pattern below for anyone interested.
Let me know if you try it.  Would love to know how it worked for you.

Crochet Cup Cozy

Worsted weight yarn
Hook size H

Begin with a chain long enough to go around your favorite coffee cup.  Leave a little bit of space for stretching.  The ends do not need to meet.  In my case, I chained 32.

row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each stitch across. chain 6, turn.

row 2: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in the next 4 st.  hdc to end of row ending with a sc in the last st. chain 1, turn.

row 3: sc in 1st stitch. hdc across stopping at the buttonhole flap (29 hdc). sc 3, chain 1, skip 1, sc 1, chain 1, turn.

row 4: sc in next 5. hdc to end of row ending with a sc in the last stitch. chain 1, turn.

row 5: sc in 1st stitch. hdc across stopping at the buttonhole flap (29 hdc).  do NOT turn.

row 6: sc around entire cozy.

row 7 (optional) : slip stitch all the way around.

Finish off  by sewing on a button and weaving in all the ends.


  1. What a good idea. Will put it on my 'to do' list once I've learned to crochet! Julie x

  2. They are absolutely darling! Wish I knew how to crochet... Lori

  3. Beautiful ! In all colors...
    My favorite tea is lemon verbena...
    Have a cozy day !

  4. These are so cute and clever. I'm gonna make a couple. I have a couple favorites: a green tea with orange blossom and a chamomile with vanilla. I touch of sugar makes them so yummy....thinking about it...I'm gonna go get me a cup now. LOL

  5. Hi Beca, I love your cup cozy's that you made and I will have to try and make one at some point. It looks like it would not be hard to make and I love quick little projects! Thanks for sharing this and now your hands can stay nice and warm too. Have a great day friend.

  6. Very pretty. I will have to try your pattern and will let you know how it turns out. I also like it's simplicity. Thanks for sharing your pattern with the rest of us. For me it would be coffee, but in the wintertime I do like a good cup of tea. Till next time,

  7. Love it! Looks like I have another thing to add to the list of must be crocheted! :) Hope you are having a great week.

  8. They turned out so cute. Well done! Thanks for the directions too.

  9. such a cute little cosy, thanks for the pattern

  10. Lovely cozyies! I'm glad you're feeling better and not so stressed. I'm sure your house will sell in no time. TFS instructions to make cozy.

  11. your cozies are also great :) maybe I will try to do some similar to yours:)
    it's nice to have you in my followers :)


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