I needed a super quick gift and decided to whip up a coffee cozy to go with a mug I picked up at my local Wal Mart. I wanted a handmade gift but with all the things going on this holiday season I just didn’t have the time to crochet a larger project. I just finished making all the hats for my sons’ teachers and just ran out of time for anything else before Christmas Day. But this gift is for a coffee lover so I created this cozy and had a few moments to create a knit version as well, then threw in some nice bags of coffee and the gift was done! This version took me less time because I crochet so much faster than I knit. In fact, it actually took me a little less than 30 minutes. If you’re looking for a project with instant gratification, this is it! 🙂
30 Minute Coffee Cozy
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky in Pristine
Hook: Size K (6.5 mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, 1″ wooden toggle clasp
Gauge: 15 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in seed st
Finished Measurements: Approx. 12″ long and 3 1/2″ wide to fit mug 12″ in circumference and 4 1/2″ tall
Notes: This length worked for my particular cup. After you work quite a few rows keep trying it on your cup to see how long it needs to be. You may find it needs to be a little shorter or longer than mine.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 6 sts.
Row 2 (Buttonhole row): Ch 1, sc 2, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in last 2 sts; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st; turn.
Rows 4-6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 8 sts.
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * one time, ch 1, 2 sc in last sc; turn – 10 sts.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat to last 3 sts, ch 1, sc in last 2 sts; turn.
Rows 10-34: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * to last st, sc in last sc; turn.
Fasten off. Sew toggle clasp in place.
That’s it! Pair with some coffee or gift card and you’re good to go!
I hope you and your family are having a great Holiday season – we sure are here! 🙂