Thursday, 4 October 2012

Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy


I like to crochet whilst watching TV and the other day I found myself making flannel after flannel just to keep my mind busy while I was catching up on my soaps. I needed something quick and simple and useful aswell since I now have more flannels than any one house could ever need :P

I decided to try my hand at making a coffee cup cozy. I have had eczema on my hands since I was younger and the skin on my hands has gotten really thin after years of using steroid creams on them. I always find that cups of coffee burn my hands so I can't hold them when they are first made. It's hard enough carrying a 3 year old, 2 year old in her pushchair and all the things that two young children need, never mind juggling a cup of coffee that's burning your hands aswell. Not fun!

Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy

You will need:

DK yarn
4mm crochet hook
3 buttons, sized to fit buttonholes

Main:

1. ch12, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (11)
2. ch1, turn, sc in 1st st, ch2, sk1st, sc in next 3sts, ch2, sk1st, sc in next 3sts, ch2, sk1st, sc in last st
3. ch1, turn, sc in 1st st, sc in chsp, sc in next 3sts, sc in chsp, sc in next 3sts, sc in chsp, sc in last st
4-40. ch1, turn, sc across (11)

You should end up with a long rectangle that fits around your cup and three buttonholes at the very start of the rectangle.

Straps:

41. ch1, turn, sc in 3sts (3)
42-48. ch1, sc across, bind off
49. with wrong side of st facing and working at the other end, join yarn in the third st, ch1, sc in 3sts (3)
50-56. ch1, sc across, bind off
57. locate the middle three stitches, join yarn in the third st, ch1, sc in 3sts (3)
58-64. ch1, sc across, bind off

You should now have three straps on your cozy for the three buttonholes you worked earlier. Check the fit around your cup and make sure the cozy fits snugly. Shorten the straps a little if necessary. I found this size was good for a medium sized cup.

Weave in all ends and add a button on the end of each strap.

Flower: Using contrasting yarn, I made a simple flower as shown in this tutorial, and stitched it on to the cozy.


Very cute!

4 comments:

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh so pretty, I wish I could crochet!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Very impressive making up your own crochet patterns!

netra nagaraj said...

WOW !!!!!!! Very nice pattern Thank you.

can I have the permission to see what i make from this pattern .
Thank you.

Adele said...

Feel free to sell anything you make from my patterns :)

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