I love coffee, who doesn’t? It always feels comfy to enjoy weekends holding a cup of fresh americano, latter or cappuchino. I’m also really passionate about recycling. Here, in South Korea people recycle bottles, cans, paper, plastic, everything you can think of. So, I believe we must help nature, even a little bit by making reusable kitchen ware including coffee mug cozies that is easy to put in your bag, beautiful and that you can use over and over again. More cozy patterns are available in my Etsy shop.
Size: cozy is 3″ tall and approximately 4″(9.5cm) wide. You can adjust it to your coffee mug by adding extra rows for length and extra stitches for width.
- 3.5mm (E/4) size crochet hook;
- Phildar Cotton Laine Yarn in grey and pink colors (you can use any DK yarn);
- Tapestry needle.
Terms (US): st- stitch; slst – slip stitch; sc- single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; dc – double crochet, petal (3 double crochet in 1 stitch).
Pattern: Cozy band
Round 1: ch34, connect your last ch to the first ch of round with slst. Be sure not to twist your whole ch.
Round 2: ch2(counts as hdc), hdc in next ch1 space, hdc all around. Finish with slst into the 2nd ch space of beginning ch2. 34 total (including beginning ch2)
Round 3-9: repeat round 2.
Round 10: ch1, sc in next st, *skip 1 st, 3 dc in next st, skip 1 st, sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * for 7 more times. You have 8 petals in total. Finish with slst into beginning ch1 space of this round. Cut and weave in the ends.
Heart: you can find heart pattern from Planet June website.
After you finish your heart, attach it to the center part of your coffee cup cozy with remaining thread yarn. And your beautiful coffee sleeve is ready. Enjoy!
Note: always make sure you fit Round 1 ch count to your paticular cup. Depending on yarn you use and size of your mug, you might need to increase or decrease number of chains. Pattern stays same. Make sure you count number of your sitches each round as you go, not to add unneccessary stitches. I prefer using cotton yarn (it’s soft, easy to wash and becomes softer with each wash), but it can be a bit expensive; other option is a mix of material (50% cotton, 50% acrylic or any other cheaper version).
Hope you liked this pattern. Do you have any questions about this pattern as you crochet it along? Write a comment. And I would be glad to see your coffee cozy pictures on Facebook and Instagram (tag #cozycitylife).