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This is a tutorial/pattern for a crocheted coffee mug cozy! It functions as an insulator and a coaster! The following are the materials needed:

-worsted weight wool yarn
-4.25mm (G) crochet hook
-coffee mug
-tapestry needle

Step 1: Making the base..

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The base is made similar to crocheted amigurumi. It's worked in the round until it's as big as the base of your cup. I had a standard coffee mug and this is how I got the base:

Round 1: Start with 6 sc (single crochet) into a double-ring
Place a stitch marker into your first stitch and move it as you go along, into the new first stitch of each new round. Do not join your rounds!

Round 2: make 2 sc into each stitch (12 sc total)
Round 3: *make 1 sc into the first stitch, 2 sc into the next* around (18 scl)
Round 4: *make 1 sc into each of the first 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next* around (24 sc)
Round 5: *make 1 sc into each of the first 3 stitches, 2 sc into the next* around (30 sc)
Round 6: *make 1 sc into each of the first 4 stitches, 2 sc into the next* around (36 sc)
Round 7: *make 1 sc into each of the first 5 stitches, 2 sc into the next* around (42 sc)
Round 8: 1 sc in each stitch.

You should now have a circle about the size of the base of your cup. If you have a wider cup, do one more increase round before round 8.
Great Idea! is this easy to make?
mnavoy5 years ago
I don't understand how you make the whole for the handle, i'm very confused
Gicca mnavoy7 months ago
Instead of continuing around the circle, stop there and go the other way around, back to the other side. You can adjust to the width of the handle then. So you can leave a small space and check if it's wide enough for the handle, if it is, then just turn back the same way you came.
When you're above the handle, make the strings for the bow.
yarnattacks (author)  mnavoy5 years ago
the hole is made by crocheting back and forth across the stitches, instead of in the round. on the very last row, you make two ties. when you tie the cozy, there's a hole for the handle.
aqualabs2 years ago
love it., this is so nerdy-cool
ImHis3 years ago
well, it looks like I am gonna have to try this pattern! It looks simple enough, and I can make some to give away at the Ladies Tea.
rita tra3 years ago
how do you make aherringbone half double also Ilike the patterns of those kids hats on the last page
jaymeb5 years ago
Yay! I made this, and it's pretty cute. I needed an easy first project to learn crochet and this fit the bill perfectly. Thank you!
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bojax5 years ago
made this as a present. great pratice for crocheting and really well recieved. a much more personal idea than just throwing chocolate at them. THANKS!!
 (great directions)   : )
flataffect6 years ago
This is fantastic. I now have my Christmas list taken care of. :)
moonmama6 years ago
I was wondering if this pattern is for sale somewhere? I love the pattern and have made several for friends and family and now people are asking if they can buy them from me. I've changed the pattern a bit but it is still basically your pattern. I don't want to charge for it without your permission.
mawwwm7 years ago
I found a way to make recyclable crochet coffee sleeves just intime for late Christmas gifts...keep on in my pocket and when that takeout drink is too hot, or cold, or i need it to stay that way longer, i just slip it on....I like these for my friend who are athome or the school bus stop enjoying their tea! Thanks for sharing
Hey. Have you made an 'ible for the coffee sleeves? I'd be interested in seeing it if you did!
sgsidekick6 years ago
Terrific way to use up some of those wild scraps of yarn I have! Thanks!
brokahontis7 years ago
Thanks so much! Great pattern! So easy to make and change the size of too.
andi67 years ago
Thank you! Thank you!! Not only did I learn two new stitches, but I made a fantastic cozy. I've been collecting mugs, honey , tea and hot chocolate I've gotten on sale and clearance. These will make wonderful gifts!! This is also a great way to use up scrap yarn.
regisd7 years ago
i made one of these the other day -- it went quickly and now my tea stays warmer. i hadn't used the hhdc stitch before, but it makes for a nice texture. great pattern -- thanks!
Ingenious idea! Very creative!
bearswife7 years ago
I love gifts like these! What a great idea! Thanks for the pattern.
Wow, great job! Add the results into a new Slideshow and add it to the new contest, this is a great thing you have made here!