How to Crochet a Cup Cozy – Free Tutorial

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Who’s in the mood for a free cup cozy pattern?

So, how are you doing during this fun quarantine season? Are you staying sane, or are you ready to sell your children to the gypsies? Are you drinking all the coffee just to stay alert enough to not let the small humans kill themselves?

Well, if that’s the case then you could probably use a little something to cute up your daily routine. I’m bringing you a free pattern today, wahoo! If you’re looking for a quick make, stash buster project that will also be useful and practical, then you’ve come to the right place. This is also a great pattern to use to relieve stress & anxiety.

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This cup cozy pattern is so quick and easy to make! (That is, if you aren’t constantly misplacing your crochet hook like I do!) Made to fit a standard flat bottom mug, it is worked in rounds and then rows to achieve the perfect fit. Let your creativity out to play with the use of colors and textures as you create the perfect cozy for your cup!

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Materials Needed: 

Yarn: Any worsted weight #4 yarn will work great. Some great ideas are Red Heart Super Saver, and I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby.

Hook Size: H/8 – 5.0mm

Button: Any small button will work. Use whatever you have on hand!

Yarn Needle





Sc Single Crochet

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

Sl stSlip Stitch

Ch- Chain

BLOBack Loop Only



To Begin:

Magic Ring–6sc in the ring. Join pull tight, ch1

*If you don’t want to use a magic ring, you can ch3, and join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring. This technique is used in the solid granny square pattern here. *

Round 1: 2sc in each st around. Join, ch1 (12 stitches)

Round 2: 1sc in first st, 2sc in next stitch, all the way around. Join, ch1. (18 stitches)

Round 3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 st, 2sc in next, all the way around. Join, ch1 (24 stitches)

Round 4: 1sc in each of the first 3 st, 2sc in next, all the way around. Join, ch1 (30 stitches)

Round 5: 1 sc in each of the first 4 st, 2sc in the next, all the way around. Join, ch1 (36 stitches)

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Round 6: In blo 1sc in each stitch around. Join, ch1

From this point on, we will be working in rows.

Row 1: 1 hdc in the first 34 stitches. Leave the last two stitches unworked. Ch1 turn

Row 2-12: 1hdc in every stitch across, ch1 turn.

Row 13: 1sc in each stitch across.

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When you come to the end, put three sc in the corner, and continue to work around the piece adding a border as shown above.

Back at the start, ch12 and sc in the same stitch that you started the row in to form a loop. Cut a long string of yarn and thread all the way through the top stitches to the other side.

Attach a button with yarn. Secure, and weave in ends.

And voila! 

Use your new mug cozy around your favorite cup of coffee and keep it warm, and your hands cool all day long. These also look great in a variety of different colors, so let your creativity run free.

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I sincerely hope you’re finding things to keep you busy, and enjoying this gift of time that we’ve been given. Even though things are a little uncertain right now, I know that we can always find things to be grateful for, and reach for joy!

Happy hooking!



A set of these cozies would make a great gift for a bachelorette party, or wedding shower. They’re great gift ideas for most any occasion, so get hooking!

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30 Responses

  1. Amber,
    Thank you for the link-up. Cute cozy!

  2. Alexandra says:

    What a fun idea – cozy and coasters in 1. Looks very nice.

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Alexandra,

      Thanks for dropping by. This is one of my favorite patterns I’ve ever created. My cups are all kinds of snuggly! LOL

      I hope to see you around again soon.


  3. Michelle says:

    These cup cozies are so cute! Seems a great way to use up excess yarn too. Pinning!


    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the pattern! They are a great stash busting idea, and have done exactly that a few times. Thanks for the pin and I hope to see you around again!


  4. Ania says:

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team
    Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Ania DT Member for

  5. That’s so cute!#AnythingGoes

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Lydia,

      Thanks for stopping in! I am glad you enjoyed this pattern, and I hope to see you again soon.


  6. A great thing to crochet for December gift giving! A set in the person’s favorite colors or favorite team colors could be great! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hey, thanks for stopping in! These are a hit during the holiday months. I hadn’t thought about team color sets, that’s a great idea! I hope to see you stopping in again soon.


  7. Marie says:

    My coffee cup could use one of these! I’m so sick of my coffee getting cold so quickly. Pinned

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Marie, thanks for popping in. These are a great way to keep your coffee hot. I use them all the time. Thanks for the pin, and I hope to see you around again!


  8. hellen says:

    These cup cozies are so cute! Thanks for share!

    Have a nice day!

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Hellen,

      Thanks for stopping by! I am glad you liked the cup cozies. I hope to see you around again soon!


  9. Julie says:

    That is such a clever idea, I love the built in coaster idea, it makes so much sense.
    I find often a coaster sticks to the bottom of the mug too sometimes and then drops off as you move it – very annoying!! This solves all that!
    I hope you are all keeping well at this difficult time, thank you for joining us at Handmade Monday 🙂

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for dropping in! Yes coasters are usually really annoying, and no one ever uses them for all the reasons you said. That’s why I wanted to try to solve that problem with these cozies! I hope to see you popping in again soon.


  10. Those are so cute!

  11. Michelle says:

    These are so cute! I’m saving this post so I can make some. 🙂

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I’m so glad you liked the cozies! I sincerely hope you make a few of these, and then come back and show them off! Have a great week and I hope to se eyou back again soon.


  12. Kelly-Anne says:

    Oh they are so sweet, I love that idea thought. I can’t say I have ever tried crochet. Thank you for linking with us for #kcacols and we hope to see you next time.

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Kelly-Anne,

      I”m glad you like these cozies! They’re so fun to make, I hope you decide to try this fun craft one of these days! THanks for stopping by!


  13. This is so cute! It would make an awesome Mother’s Day gift, too 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • Amber @ Craftaboo says:

      Hi Britt,

      I’m glad you liked the cup cozy pattern! And yeah it would be a fantastic Mother’s Day gift. I hope to see you around again!


  14. Judy V says:

    Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 8 at Gem of a Challenge!

  15. Amber @ Craftaboo says:

    Awesome, thanks for the feature! Your parties are always fun to link up to!


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