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...
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.