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I love cup cozies as they are fun to make and add a little personality to your travel cup. They are easy to make and perfect for a last minute gift too! This one is using the same stitches as my Goldberry Beanie and Goldberry Earwarmer so you can make a great MATCHING SET! Isn’t it lovely?
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Difficulty: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Size: To fit a 12 oz. /340 ml travel coffee cup
- 5 mm (H) size hook
- approx. 18-20 grams (31-34 meters/33.5-37 yards) of any 100% cotton, aran/worsted weight yarn (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Rose Red)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Stitches used and Abbreviations:
CH = chain
ST/STS = stitch/stitches
SP = space
SK = skip
SLST = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
SC3LO = single crochet 3rd loop only
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
SW Puff ST = Sideways Puff Stitch
*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols
Additional terms/ Special Stitches:
Stitches in the HDC 3rd loop only (SC3LO):
Look at the top of the stitch and locate the sideways ”V”, bend the stitch to look at the back and you should see another ”V”. You will be working into the back loop of that ”V”. This creates a nice, braided look.
Sideways Puff Stitch (SWPuff ST):
Before you make a sideways puff stitch you always have 3 DC STS first.
Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch (this is going to be the ST you put the first DC into, the base of the first DC, NOT the DC itself!), pull up a long loop through that stitch/space (3 loops on hook)
Yarn over hook again and insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) 3 more times. You should have 9 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through 8 loops, (2 loops remained on your hook), yarn over and pull through both loops.
If you are more visual, here’s a photo tutorial with step by step photos:
Gauge: 4 HDC = 1”
- If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 or Chain 2, that is not counted as a stitch.
- Slip stitch doesn’t count as a stitch.
- US terms used throughout
- You can easily resize the cup cozy:
to make it bigger just add 4 more or a multiple of 4 chains to the staring chain
to make it smaller, simply take 4 or multiples of 4 chains from the starting chain
- When you’re about to work in a stitch with a stitch marker in it, just simply take it out, I won’t include a separate note for that J
- Notes are written in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
To start: CH 32, SLST to first CH, make sure you don’t twist it when joining
Round 1: CH 1, 1 HDC in same CH (put a stitch marker in the first HDC of the round and in the 3rd loop of that very same ST, this will help in the next round), 1 HDC in each CH around, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 2: CH 1, 1 SC3LO in same ST, 1 SC3LO in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 3: CH 2, 1 DC in the same ST, 1 DC in next 2 STS, 1 SW Puff ST into the ST you just put your first DC into (check the photo tutorial if unsure), SK 1 ST (make sure you skip the right ST, as all of the 3 DC STS are a bit pulled to the side under the SW Puff ST) * 1 DC in next 3 STS, 1 SW Puff ST into the first DC ST, SK 1 ST* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first DC
(8 SW Puffs, 24 DC)
Round 4: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first SC
Round 5: SLST to next ST, then work as Round 3
(8 SW Puffs, 24 DC)
Round 6-7: Same as Round 4-5
(8 SW Puffs, 24 DC)
Round 8: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (put a stitch marker in the first HDC of the round and in the 3rd loop of that very same ST, this will help in the next round), 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 9: Same as Round 2
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
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