Free Ribbed Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

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Try my free ribbed cup cozy crochet pattern to create a cozy that fits perfectly around your favourite cup. The crochet ribbing creates strong, yet flexible texture that allows you to cradle your mug comfortably in your hands. What’s more, the best part of making this ribbed cup cozy is that it’s fast and easy to crochet so it’s an ideal project for all crochet beginners. So whether you’re looking to add a bit of flair to a cup of coffee or present a handmade gift to a friend, this free crochet pattern offers plenty of possibilities.

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Free Ribbed Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern – Pattern Notes

Skill level: begginer crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size: if using a 3mm hook = C/2 and Light Worsted #3 = DK yarn

– width: 8cm (3 inches)

– length: will depend on the size of your cup; measure the circumference in the middle of your cup and make your cozy 2.5cm (1 inch) shorter as it will stretch

– my cup’s circumference is 23.5cm (9.25 inches) so I made my cozy 21cm (8.25 inches) long

– you can easily customise the length of your cozy by increasing or decreasing the number of rows

Terminology: US crochet terminology

Gauge (2″ x 2″): 14 stitches x 15 worked rows

 

Free Ribbed Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern – Materials and Tools Needed

Yarn: 

– this pattern will work nicely with 100% cotton, 100% acrylic or a blend of both

– the cozy is likely to be more stretchy if using acrylic so you may need to adjust the size to allow for the stretch

– I recommend using this yarn weight: Light Worsted #3 = DK

 

I used 3 different colours to make 3 cup cozies:
– Light Worsted #3 = DK

– 100% cotton

– 1x ball of claret yarn – James C. Brett/It’s Pure Cotton – colour Claret IC23 – (100g/215m)

– 1x ball of sage yarn – James C. Brett/It’s Pure Cotton – colour Sage IC16 – (100g/215m)

– 1x ball of mustard yarn – James C. Brett/It’s Pure Cotton – colour Mustard IC21 – (100g/215m)

 

Crochet hook: I used 3mm = C/2 but refer to the instructions on your yarn label if using different weight of yarn I recommend this crochet hook set that includes many crochet hook sizes but also yarn needles, stitch markers and other handy bits.

 

Tools used: scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape, ‘handmade’ label (optional)

 

Free Ribbed Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern – Crochet Terminology Used

This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. Download my free Crochet Terminology Chart for UK terms here. You can print it and keep forever so you always have it to hand.

FCH: foundation chain

R: row

ST: stitch

CH: chain stitch

SC: single crochet stitch

BLO: back loop only

TO: turn your work over

FO: fasten off

{…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

 

Start with Your Free Ribbed Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

You will crochet the cup cozy using the single crochet ribbing stitch, which means you will work single crochet stitches into the back loop of each stitch apart from the first and the last stitch in each row, where you will crochet into the whole loop. This is a double sided stitch so your work will look identical on both sides. Use tight tension as you want to achieve quite a dense texture.

Watch this video tutorial that will show you step by step how to crochet the single crochet ribbing stitch, how to change colours and how to count rows when working on a project using this crochet stitch. Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to receive an update every time I publish a new video. 😉

 

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Pattern:

FCH: Chain 22 – chain more if you would like a wider cup cozy or less if you would like a narrower cozy

 

R1: SC in back bump of each chain across starting from 2nd CH from the hook; CH1 and TO {21 excl CH1 at the end}

 

R2:

– SC in the whole loop of the 2nd chain from the hook (Pic 1)

– SC into BLO across in the next 19 stitches

– SC into BLO = insert hook into the back loop only (Pic 2), yarn over and pull through the stitch – you will have two loops on the hook (Pic 3), yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on the hook (Pic 4)

– that’s your first SC into BLO completed

 

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– repeat SC into BLO for the next 18 stitches

– SC in the whole loop of the last ST, watch out as the last stich can be easily overlooked

– CH1 and TO {21 excl CH1 at the end}

Note: when working on a project using the single crochet ribbing stitch, the edges tend to stretch a bit more than the middle of your work. This is why you will work SC into the whole loop of the first and last stitch in each row. This helps to keep the edges a bit tighter.

 

R3:

– SC in the whole loop of the 2nd chain from the hook

– SC into BLO across in the next 19 stitches

– SC in the whole loop of the last ST

– CH1 and TO {21 excl CH1 at the end}

 

R4 onwards:

– repeat R3 until you have achieved the desired length of your cozy

– remember to measure the middle circumference of your cup and make your cozy 2.5cm (1 inch) shorter as it will stretch

– make sure to complete the last row so your finishing tail will be in the opposite corner from your starting tail – this will help you achieve a nice neat seam when you crochet the cozy closed

 

Last row:

– SC in the whole loop of the 2nd chain from the hook

– SC into BLO across in the next 19 stitches

– SC in the whole loop of the last ST {21}

– don’t FO and don’t cut the yarn off – you will now close the cozy by crocheting the two short sides together using slip stitches

 

How to close the crochet cup cozy:

– fold the cozy in half so the foundation chain is in the front and the last row in the back

– you will be left with a yarn loop at the end of the last row so leave your hook in this loop

– insert the hook into the first stitch of the foundation chain – whole loop (Pic 5)

– then insert the hook into the first stitch in the last row – back loop only (Pic 5)

– slip stitch

– continue to slip stitch the cozy closed by inserting your hook in the whole loop of the next stitch in the foundation chain and the back loop of the corresponding stitch in the last row {21} (Pic 6)

 

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– once you have slip stitched all the way across, turn the cozy inside out and put it on your cup to test the size before you FO and weave the yarn ends in

– if your cozy doesn’t fit the size of your cup, you can adjust the size by increasing or decreasing the number of rows

– if you are happy with the fit, then FO and weave both yarn ends in

– you should be left with a neat looking seem

– attach the ‘handmade’ label and you are done! 🙂

 

How to change colours:

If you would like to change colours and create a stripy cozy you can follow the steps below:

– SC across the row using one colour

– when working on the last SC: insert hook into the back loop of the last stitch; yarn over; pull through the stitch, then yarn over with new colour and pull it through the two loops on the hook (Pic 7)

– then CH1 using new colour (Pic 8) and TO

– when working on the first and last SC in the next row, SC into back loop only instead of the whole loop

– continue to crochet as per row R3

 

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Free Ribbed Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern – Watch the Video Tutorial

Watch this video tutorial that will show you step by step how to crochet the single crochet ribbing stitch, how to change colours and how to count rows when working on a project using this crochet stitch. I have included both right handed and left handed versions for you. Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to receive an update every time I publish a new video. 😉

 

Right handed

 

Left handed

 

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