Hi there! Last post of 2016 (how scary is that thought)!
I hope you had some great holidays this last week or more – good food, great company, and possibly the exchange of presents! It felt like a very busy and very long weekend for me, which I expected, so I planned for a simple and cute design that could be completed in one evening and I wanted to add to the Willow Line. It’s not super cold here so I’m torn between designing for the Spring or still making Winter items. I guess I’ll see where my hook takes me, it’s the brains of the operation after all.
So, as I said above, this week’s design is for the Willow Cup Cozy. I love cup cozies, they make great gifts and they’re super cute and quick. This design is easy enough to make smaller if you have a tiny cup or wide enough to go around your Starbucks cup too. While I might not be able to decide if I want Winter or Spring designs just yet, coffee is forever and a cup cozy is perfect for that.
- US H (5.00) mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight/ size #4/ medium weight yarn
- 1.00 Oz/ 52 yards
- I used Red Heart Super Saver
- Yarn needle
- 1 button
- 4.5” x 4.5” = 16 scs x 17 rows
- RS: right side
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- Spike sc: spike single crochet
- This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, with a turn at the end/ beginning.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked from the bottom up.
- You can replace the chain row with a foundation single crochet row.
- You need to know how to make a spike single crochet for this pattern.
- I like to do the overlap of the spike sc in the same color because it creates a lovely texture – this is a deliberate choice on my part and not an error in the pattern.
- This pattern is worked in 2 sections: the body and the button flap.
- If you want to make this design smaller or larger, just add it in multiples of 2 (make sure it’s an odd number at the end).
- Color A: is light blue and Color B: is any other blue.
- Height: 3.5″
- Width: 10.5″ (body), 12.25″ (including strap)
Row 1: A: Ch 34, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 33 scs
Row 2: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 15 more times – 16 spike scs, 17 scs
Row 3: B: Ch 1, turn, spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st, spike sc around the next st,* repeat from * to * 15 more times – 16 scs, 17 spike scs
Rows 4 – 15: repeat rows 2 – 3, changing colors every 2 rows.
Row 16: A: When you’re done row 15, fasten off and weave in all your ends. Using any color you’d like, create a slip knot on your hook and begin where you began row 15, sc across (33 scs) ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece, sc down the row ends (15 scs), ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece, sc across the other side of row 1 (33 scs), ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece, sc down the row ends (15 scs), ch 1, slip st into the first st to secure – 96 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Row 1: A: Create a slip knot on your hook and on either short side (with the nicest side of your piece facing you), skip 4 sts from the ch-1 at the corner from row 16, sc into the next 7 sts – 7 scs
Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 7 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first 2 sts, ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, sc into the last 2 sts – 4 scs
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the first st, sc into the next st, sc 3 times into the ch-3 space, sc into the next st, slip st into the last st – 5 scs
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
Adding the button:
Line up the short sides of the cozy and overlap the flap on one side (with the right side facing out), and see where your button hole lines up and place your button there on the side opposite the strap (like the photo above).
So there it is! I hope you like this pattern and make a billion… or one is fine. :p
See ya in 2017!