Make for Anyone Gifts: Cup Cozies

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Every week on Facebook I stream live video from my home studio (or wherever I happen to be at the time) in a segment I call, “Ask Me Monday”. It’s an opportunity for me to answer questions that viewers have asked (either live or through posts on social media) about knitting, crochet, craft, business and lifestyle. Often I’ll choose a themed topic to get the video started. This week I focused on my 3 Tips for Successful Holiday Gift Making. In part, I talk about the peripheral people in our lives that we’d like to give a token of appreciation that isn’t time consuming, but still seems personal. I love cup cozies for this purpose, because paired with a beautiful mug and a gift card to a coffee shop, they’re general enough to give to anyone without seeming completely generic.  Here are instructions for both knit and crochet versions. Pick yer poison, and get stitching. Only 5-6 more weeks until the Winter holidays!

cup cozies

Mosaic Knit and Ribbed Crochet Cup Cozies

MOSAIC KNIT VERSION
MATERIALS
Small amounts (approx .5 oz each) of two colors (A & B) of bulky-weight yarn. (I used Bernat Roving & Patons Classic Wool Roving)
Size U.S. 10.5 (6.5 mm) Clover Takumi Bamboo Needlesor size needed to obtain gauge
Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needle

FINISHED SIZE
11″/28 cm (or desired) circumference
4″/10 cm width

GAUGE
13 sts x 24 rows = 4″/10 cm in mosaic pattern stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

Note: If you’d like to adjust the width for a smaller cup, CO multiples of 3 + 1 edge stitch.

DIRECTIONS
With A, CO 13 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Join B when necessary.
Rows 2-3: *With A sl 1, with B k2; rep from *, ending with A and a sl 1.

Rows 4-5: With A, knit.

Knit CozyWIP

Pro Tip: 2 double-pointed needles are often a better length for straight knitting smaller pieces. Simply add Point Protectors to one end (to prevent stitches falling off), and you’re good to go!

Repeat Rows 2-5 (mosaic pattern stitch), until piece measures 11″/28 cm or just a smidgen shorter than the circumference of your cup.

BO.

FINISHING
With jumbo tapestry needle and yarn, seam together short ends.

Weave in ends.

Crochet Coffee Cozy


RIBBED CROCHET VERSION
MATERIALS
Small amount (approx .8 oz) of bulky-weight yarn. (I used Patons Classic Wool Roving)
U.S. Size K (6.5) Clover Amour Crochet Hook
Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needle

FINISHED SIZE
10″/25 cm (or desired) circumference
3 1/2″/9 cm width

GAUGE
10 sts x 4 rows = 4″/10 cm in ribbed pattern stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

Note: If you’d like to adjust the circumference for a smaller cup, CO multiples of 4 + 3. This is a very stretchy stitch pattern, so consider making your cozy 1″/2.5 cm than cup circumference.

DIRECTIONS
Ch 27.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in every ch to end. Turn. –25 sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), *FPhdc, BPhdc; rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, *BPhdc, FPhdc; rep from * to end. Turn.

crochet cozy 1

Repeat Rows 2-3 (ribbed pattern stitch) until piece measures 3 1/2″/9 cm. or desired width.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

With jumbo tapestry needle and yarn, seam together short ends.

Weave in ends.

Interested in hearing more about Holiday Gift making? Watch this week’s, Ask Me Monday!

xx,
Vickie
Yarn Arts Ambassador, Clover Needlecraft

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