Monday, September 17, 2012

Awesome Coffee Mug Cozy pattern

A few days ago, I was looking through crafts one of my friends had pinned on Pinterest and I came across a photo and link to another blog.

This is the photo from All About Ami an awesome blog with lots of cool ideas. I made the cozy to her instructions and I loved it! It's worth trying if you like this style because it is easy to do and looks great.

After making one of this style, I realized that it does have a few drawbacks. It will really only fit the mug size and style you make it for. I wanted to come up with a pattern of my own that would fit any mug I wanted to put it on, (even the tall, no-handle style you get at gas stations or coffee shops) and still had a nice classy look.

So after a little planning and experimenting, I ended up with something that looks like this:
 I changed how the cozy loops around the handle of the mug so that it feels slightly more secure and to add the option to use it on handle less cups.
 By attaching three buttons, you can use the cozy on almost any size mug. I also reinforced my button hole to make it feel more sturdy.
 To use this cozy on a tall handle less cup, you simply thread the "strap" part of the cozy through the hole for standard mug handles before buttoning it.
This cozy looks awesome and works awesomely on any style and size of coffee mug!

Now for the pattern!

Awesome Coffee Mug Cozy:

You will need:
Cotton yarn in the color(s) of your choice
Three buttons
Size H crochet hook

Ch 11

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across.

Ch 1, turn and sc in first sc of previous row, ch 8 and sc in last sc of previous row.

Ch 1, single crochet in first sc and in top loop of each ch in the ch 8 from the previous row, sc in last sc of previous row.

*Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across* 

Repeat from * to * 24 more times.

Ch 1, sc in 2nd sc space (skipping the first sc) sc across skipping the 2nd to last sc and sc in last sc of previous row. (This is a decrease row.)

Do another decrease row.

*Ch 1 sc in each sc across.* 

Repeat from * to * 10 more times.

Do 2 decrease rows. 

Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc from previous row, ch 5, sc in last sc of previous row.

Sl st in same sc. ( to slip stitch, you work it just like a sc, instead of keeping the second loop on the hook, you pull it through the first.)

Ch 1, single crochet around the entire outside of the cozy with 6sc in the ch 5 loop. Join with a sl st, cut yarn, and use a yarn needle to hide the ends.

Attach your first button about 2" from the inside of the handle hole. Attach the other two buttons about 1" apart along the cozy. Use your yarn needle to hide the ends and you're done!

Enjoy your awesome coffee mug cozy.

19 comments:

  1. Can I sell from this pattern?

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    1. I do not mind you selling your finished product. After all, you did spend your own money and time on materials and making the coffee mug cozy.

      However, I ask that you do not sell the pattern itself as you it found for free on my blog.

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    2. Thank you so much, Stormi! It is a fantastic pattern!

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  2. What a great tutorial and coffee mug cozy! Thank you for sharing it with me. I can't wait to whip up a couple now.

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    1. I'm glad you like the pattern. I hope you have fun with it!

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  3. Dawn great pattern & cute idea. How much yarn do you need to make one. I have never done the decrease rows on anything I have made so this will be a give it a try! Thanks

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    1. For these, I used an all cotton brand from Wal-Mart. I think the brand name was Peaches and Cream. They come in small balls and I know I only used about half of it. I'm not sure exactly how much yarn that is, but it really doesn't take a whole lot.

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  4. "Ch 11, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every other chain" - that would be a sc in the 10th,8th,6th,4th,& 2nd chain. When I do this, I have one chain left over (the 1st foundation chain). Should I sc in it too? Thanks

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    1. Sorry that wasn't clear. It should read "in each chain" instead of "every other." There shouldn't be any chains skipped.

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    2. Thanks for your reply and thanks for sharing this cute pattern.

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  5. Super cute pattern however I only knit wondered if you have measurements on it or any idea on how to knit it instead?

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    1. This cozy measures approx. 15 inches long and 3.25-3.5 inches wide.

      I'm not the best knitter so I don't have a knit pattern written for this cozy but I'm sure it would be easy to figure out for an experienced knitter.

      I would start with the "Handle" end (I have no idea how you would make the opening for the handle. Sorry, like I said, I don't have much knitting experience.)and work 10 inches to go around the bulk of the mug.

      After 10 inches you want to decrease your stitches by about 1/4 so that your cozy tapers to easily go through the handle of your mug.

      Work about 4 inches and start decreasing with every row so that you end up with about 1/2 and inch when you make the buttonhole. (I also have no idea how to make the button hole. Sorry.)

      Then you would simply put cozy on the smallest mug you have to determine where the first button needs to be. The first button will be the closest the "handle hole." After you place the first button, add two or three more at about 1/2 inch intervals from the first (Working farther away from the the "handle hole" as you go) to make the cozy adjustable for larger mugs.

      I hope this helped. Sorry I don't have a written knit pattern to give you. Once I get a little more knitting experience I will have to write one.

      I would love to know how this works out for you.

      Happy Knitting,
      Stormi

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  6. Super cute pattern however I only knit so I wondered if you had measurements on it or know how to knit it?

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    1. This cozy measures approx. 15 inches long and 3.25-3.5 inches wide.

      I'm not the best knitter so I don't have a knit pattern written for this cozy but I'm sure it would be easy to figure out for an experienced knitter.

      I would start with the "Handle" end (I have no idea how you would make the opening for the handle. Sorry, like I said, I don't have much knitting experience.)and work 10 inches to go around the bulk of the mug.

      After 10 inches you want to decrease your stitches by about 1/4 so that your cozy tapers to easily go through the handle of your mug.

      Work about 4 inches and start decreasing with every row so that you end up with about 1/2 and inch when you make the buttonhole. (I also have no idea how to make the button hole. Sorry.)

      Then you would simply put cozy on the smallest mug you have to determine where the first button needs to be. The first button will be the closest the "handle hole." After you place the first button, add two or three more at about 1/2 inch intervals from the first (Working farther away from the the "handle hole" as you go) to make the cozy adjustable for larger mugs.

      I hope this helped. Sorry I don't have a written knit pattern to give you. Once I get a little more knitting experience I will have to write one.

      I would love to know how this works out for you.

      Happy Knitting,
      Stormi

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  7. I absolutely love this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. So far the buttons I have used have been 1/2 inch diameter buttons. However, you can really use any size you like. If you find buttons you love but they are too big or small for the button hole in this pattern simply change the number of chain stitches toward the end of the pattern where it reads: "Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc from previous row, ch 5, sc in last sc of previous row." So instead of "ch 5" you might actually ch 3 or ch 7 depending on the size of your buttons.

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  9. 3rd row ch 1...is it correct that we are not to turn this row?

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    1. You will turn on every row except the last where you work the edge. I'm sorry that wasn't clear.

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