I’ve been craf-tea with this little pattern … actually I was craf-tea awhile ago but just never got around to sharing it.
It just took a little bit of time and a little bit of yarn to make up this cup cozy. The coffee/donut shop here in Canada started using these brown paper cup cozies on their cups of tea. And I find they just don’t work well.
If you have even had tea from one of these stores you know that it is extremely hot, hot, hot. Those flimsy little brown cup cozies they give just don’t stop your fingers and hands from getting burnt from the hot tea while carrying the cup from the counter to the table.
So this prompted me to create a thicker cup cozy that can be kept in my bag.
This is a simple pattern and you can adjust the size to fit the cup you usually buy. I actually bought one of the cups home so I could measure it for a good fit.
Using worsted weight yarn and a 3.75 mm crochet hook, chain 42.
Row 1 – The last 2 stitches count as the first dc. In the third chain from the hook make 1 dc, then make 1 dc in each stitch across the chain, 40 dc in total.
Row 2 – Chain 2 (first dc) and then dc in front loops of each stitch across, 40 dc in total.
Row 3 – Chain 2 (first dc) and then dc in back loops of each stitch across, 40 dc in total.
Row 4 – repeat row 2
Row 4 – repeat row 3
Draw yarn through last stitch to close tight.
Be sure to leave a long enough tail of yarn to stitch up the sides. As I’m putting this post together I realized I could of crocheted it in the round to eliminate the stitching.
With another colour of yarn I did some rows of running stitch around the cup cozy.
This size fits a small cup but will also give protection on larger sized cups.
It folds flat and fits into my bag so it is always available to slip around my favourite cup of peppermint tea.
Crafty is craf-tea
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- craf-tea tea towel
- Christmas tea
- Christmas tea bags
- floating teacup
- friendship tea
- friendship tea card
- never ending cup of tea
- tea magnet
- teacup feeders
- teacup planters
- tea thyme tree
- crochet teacup tree
- tea pot totem