Cup - Jar - Mug Cozy

Introduction: Cup - Jar - Mug Cozy

I use glass jars in my family's lunch boxes. In order to protect them from clanking together & breaking, I crochet cozies. I could just make simple sleeves, but I like to personalize them. My daughter loves ducks, my husband is a big Star Wars fan & my son loves mice.

I've made these to go over mugs, baby bottles & baby cups. This pattern can be adjusted to fit any cylindrical item. You just need only to alter the the starting round to fit the size you need.

(This project requires you have a basic knowledge of crochet)

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS:

  • CH - Chain
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • HDC - Half
  • TR - Triple Crochet
  • SS- Slip stitch

Supplies

MATERIALS:

  • Cup or Jar or Mug (or baby bottle or ?)
  • G (4mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn in YELLOW, ORANGE,WHITE, BLUE for Duckling
  • Yarn in GREEN, TAN, WHITE for Baby Y
  • Scissor
  • Yarn needle

Step 1: DUCKLING DIRECTIONS

This pattern calls for chain 25 to start to fit around a jelly jar. If 25 stitches is not the correct size based on your mug/ cup /jar size,, then chain an even number accordingly.

DUCK FEET:

Using ORANGE Yarn

Round 1: CH 25, SS into first stitch to form a circle, be careful not to twist your chain

Round 2: CH 1, sc around, SS to join

Cut yarn & weave in ends

DUCK BODY:Change to YELLOW

Rounds 3 - 5: Ch2, in 1st stitch from previous round HDC around, SS to join

Round 6: Ch 1, SC around, SS to join.

Cut yarn & weave in ends

DUCK BILL: (Make 2)

Using ORANGE Yarn

ROW 1: CH 6

ROW 2: Skip first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches

ROW 3: CH 1, 2SC in same stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, 2SC in same stitch

ROWS 4 & 5: CH 1, Skip first stitch, SC in 7 stitches

Leave a tail to use to sew the bill to the body.

DUCK FEET: (Make 2)

Using ORANGE Yarn

ROW 1: CH 6

ROW 2: Skip first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches

ROW 3: CH 1, 2SC in same stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, 2SC in same stitch

ROWS 4 & 5: CH 1, Skip first stitch, SC in 7 stitches Cut yarn & weave in ends

ROW 6: CH 1, 1 TR, SS into next CH, 2 TR, SS into next CH, 2 TR, SC into same CH as last TR

Leave a tail to use to sew the feet to the body.

DUCK WING FEATHERS: (Make 2)

Using YELLOW Yarn

ROW 1: CH 6

ROW 2: Skip first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches

ROW 3: CH 1, 2SC in same stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, 2SC in same stitch

ROWS 4 & 5: CH 1, Skip first stitch, SC in 7 stitches Cut yarn & weave in ends

ROW 6: CH 1, 1 TR, SS into next CH, 2 TR, SS into next CH, 2 TR, SC into same CH as last TR

Leave a tail to use to sew the bill to the body.

DUCK EYES: (Make 2)

Using BLUE Yarn

CH 4, SS
ROUND 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into center of the loop created, SS(6 ST)

ROUND 2: CH 1, SC in same space as CH, 2 SC in each ST, SS (12 ST)

Cut yarn & weave in ends

Using WHITE Yarn

ROUND 3: Attch yarn using SS in any CH CH 1, SC in same space as CH, * 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC * Repeat from *to * SS (18 ST)

Leave a tail to use to sew the eyes to the body.

Step 2: PUTTING THE DUCKLING TOGETHER

I like to put the body on the jar & then position & pin all the pieces in place. I remove the body from the cup- jar - mug & sew everything on.

EYES:

  1. Place the body onto the cup - jar -mug.
  2. Using your yarn needle & compatible colored yarn stitch the eyes to the front of the body.
  3. Place them so the top of the eyes are even with the top of the head, or slightly higher.
  4. Sew them so that the outer edges of each eye touch each other

DUCK BILL:

  1. Using your yarn needle & compatible colored yarn stitch the bill to the front of the body.
  2. Place one as the upper bill. Place it directly below the eyes.
  3. Sew the second one directly below the first bill.

DUCK WINGS:

  1. Place the duck body back on your cup - jar -mug.
  2. Position the wings so that they are evenly placed on either side of the body.
  3. You might want to safety pin them on.
  4. Remove the body from the cup - jar -mug.
  5. Using your yarn needle & compatible colored yarn stitch the wings to the side of the body.

Step 3: BABY Y DIRECTIONS

This pattern calls for chain 25 to start to fit around a jelly jar.
If 25 stitches is not the correct size based on your mug/ cup /jar size, then chain an even number accordingly.

FEET:

Using GREEN Yarn

Round 1: CH 25, SS into first stitch to form a circle, be careful not to twist your chain

Round 2: CH 1, sc around, SS to join

Cut yarn & weave in ends

BODY:

Change to BROWN

Round 3: CH 1, sc around, SS to join

Rounds 4 - 5: Ch 2, in 1st stitch from previous round HDC around, SS to join

Cut yarn & weave in ends

COLLAR:

Change to WHITE

Rounds 6: Ch 2, in 1st stitch from previous round HDC around, SS to join

Cut yarn & weave in ends

HEAD:

Change to GREEN

Rounds 7 - 9: Ch 2, in 1st stitch from previous round, HDC around, SS to join
Cut yarn & weave in ends

EARS: (Make 2)

CH 3
ROW 1 – In 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc ( 2 ST)

ROW 2 – CH 1, sc 2

ROW 3 – CH 1, 2 SC in each ST (4 ST)

ROW 4 – CH 1, 4 sc

ROW 5 – CH 1, 2 SC in each ST (6 ST)

ROW 6 – 6 sc 6

ROW 7 – CH 1, 2 SC in each ST (8 ST)

ROWS 8 – 10 CH 1 , 8sc

After ROW 10 SS the first & last ST together to form a cone shape.

Leave a tail to use to sew the ears to the body.

EYES: (Make 2)

Using BLACK Yarn
CH 4, SS

ROUND 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into center of the loop created, SS(6 ST)

Leave a tail to use to sew the eyes to the body.

ADDING THE EARS & EYES:

I like to put the body on the jar & then position & pin all the pieces in place. I remove the body from the jar & sew everything on.

Using your yarn needle & the yarn you left as a tail, stitch the eyes to the front of the body.

Using your yarn needle & the yarn you left as a tail, stitch the ears to the either side of the body.

Step 4: ENJOY!

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    1 year ago

    Neat! I think that the duckling looks a lot like Tweety Pie (not a criticism). Thank you for sharing your work :-)