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How to Crochet a Cup Cozy – Free Tutorial

Who’s in the mood for a free cup cozy pattern?

So, how are you doing during this fun quarantine season? Are you staying sane, or are you ready to sell your children to the gypsies? Are you drinking all the coffee just to stay alert enough to not let the small humans kill themselves?

Well, if that’s the case then you could probably use a little something to cute up your daily routine. I’m bringing you a free pattern today, wahoo! If you’re looking for a quick make, stash buster project that will also be useful and practical, then you’ve come to the right place. This is also a great pattern to use to relieve stress & anxiety.How to Crochet a Cup Cozy - Free TutorialClick To Tweet

Purchase an add-free version of this pattern in my Etsy store here: 

This cup cozy pattern is so quick and easy to make! (That is, if you aren’t constantly misplacing your crochet hook like I do!) Made to fit a standard flat bottom mug, it is worked in rounds and then rows to achieve the perfect fit. Let your creativity out to play with the use of colors and textures as you create the perfect cozy for your cup!

Materials Needed: 

Yarn: Any worsted weight #4 yarn will work great. Some great ideas are Red Heart Super Saver, and I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby.

Hook Size: H/8 – 5.0mm

Button: Any small button will work. Use whatever you have on hand!

Yarn Needle



Sc– Single Crochet

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

Sl st– Slip Stitch

Ch- Chain

BLO– Back Loop Only

To Begin:

Magic Ring–6sc in the ring. Join pull tight, ch1

*If you don’t want to use a magic ring, you can ch3, and join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring. This technique is used in the solid granny square pattern here. *

Round 1: 2sc in each st around. Join, ch1 (12 stitches)

Round 2: 1sc in first st, 2sc in next stitch, all the way around. Join, ch1. (18 stitches)

Round 3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 st, 2sc in next, all the way around. Join, ch1 (24 stitches)

Round 4: 1sc in each of the first 3 st, 2sc in next, all the way around. Join, ch1 (30 stitches)

Round 5: 1 sc in each of the first 4 st, 2sc in the next, all the way around. Join, ch1 (36 stitches)

Round 6: In blo 1sc in each stitch around. Join, ch1

From this point on, we will be working in rows.

Row 1: 1 hdc in the first 34 stitches. Leave the last two stitches unworked. Ch1 turn

Row 2-12: 1hdc in every stitch across, ch1 turn.

Row 13: 1sc in each stitch across.

When you come to the end, put three sc in the corner, and continue to work around the piece adding a border as shown above.

Back at the start, ch12 and sc in the same stitch that you started the row in to form a loop. Cut a long string of yarn and thread all the way through the top stitches to the other side.

Attach a button with yarn. Secure, and weave in ends.

And voila! 

Use your new mug cozy around your favorite cup of coffee and keep it warm, and your hands cool all day long. These also look great in a variety of different colors, so let your creativity run free.

I sincerely hope you’re finding things to keep you busy, and enjoying this gift of time that we’ve been given. Even though things are a little uncertain right now, I know that we can always find things to be grateful for, and reach for joy!

Happy hooking!

A set of these cozies would make a great gift for a bachelorette party, or wedding shower. They’re great gift ideas for most any occasion, so get hooking!

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