It is official – September has hit and the world smells like Pumpkin Spice. Today, in particular, has crisp air and grey skies and it truly feels like autumn. I am wrapped up in one of my coziest sweaters and am pretty certain I will not feel warm again until June 2021. So it seems like the perfect day to write-up my first of 3 fall-themed coffee cozy patterns.
I stated out my little crochet business selling hand made items. Overtime, and as I have gotten exceptionally busy with my full-time job, I have focused more on design and pattern writing. But I do still carry my items in 2 retail stores, and one of my top sellers is consistently my coffee cozies. A few things that make this a terrific item to always have in stock: First – they work up really quickly, which is hugely important to me as I am always short on time. Second – once you get the basic pattern down, there is no end to the creative designs you can come up with. Third – they do not take a lot of yarn and make a perfect project to use up the leftover bits. Lastly – they have a low price point, so are any easy add-on purchase. I sell them for $5 a piece, and market them on a cute coffee cozy template that I print on kraft paper and cut out. It makes a good spontaneous purchase, or I often have people give them as a gift. They could easily be given with a coffee gift card slipped inside or on a nice reusable mug. So have I convinced you to give them a try?
Ok, enough of my spiel about the wonders of coffee cozies…lets get onto the first pattern.
- small amount of worsted weight acrylic yarn. Shown here is Caron Simply Soft in the colour pumpkin.
- 5.25 mm crochet hook
4 3/4″ wide by 3 1/2″ tall when laying flat. I have found this fits most typical coffee cups. Size can be adjusted to fit larger or smaller cups by adjusting the number of chains. Pattern is a repeat of 3 stitches.
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- fpdc – front post double crochet
- yarn over, insert hook behind the post of the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.
Note: this pattern is worked in the round
ch 30, join to first chain, ch 1
Round 1: sc in each chain around, join to first sc, ch 1 (30)
Round 2-12: *sc, sc, fpdc*. Repeat around, join to first sc, ch 1 (30)
Note: in rounds 3-12 the fpdc will go around the fpdc of the row below.
Fasten off. Weave in ends