Valentine Cup Cozy

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Valentine’s Day – is it a day created by card, chocolate and flower companies to guilt trip you into buying something for someone in your life?  I think it is, but that is me.  

It’s a day I’ve never really celebrated, except when I was working at school and the kids loved to exchange cards.  But it can be a fun day to brighten up the winter months.

While I had the scraps of felt out making some little felt birds and critters I was inspired to make a Valentine cup cozy, or cup sweater as one of my visitors called them.  The quick and easy cup cozy that I shared before is for slipping over the take out cups from the coffee stores but didn’t work on my mugs at home.  So it was time to tweak the pattern a bit and add 2 buttons so that it would fit around a regular mug.

a Valentine cup cozy from

Here it is around my favourite mug that is just like a flower pot.  The mug cozy buttons up around the handle and helps to keep my tea a little warmer and stops my fingers getting burnt when the tea is first made.

You need some yarn, 2 buttons, hook, felt, needle, embroidery floss and scissors.

  • some yarn,
  • 2 buttons,
  • hook,
  • felt,
  • needle,
  • embroidery floss and scissors.

My Pattern

  • 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, 3, 4, 5 – Chain 2 (first dc) and then dc across, 40 dc in total.
  • Chain 5 and then slip stitch into the second opening on the side.  Slip stitch down the side to the bottom, chain 5 and slip stitch into the last opening.  This will make a looped button hole at the top and bottom of the side.
  • Draw yarn through last stitch to close tight.  Stitch on a button at each end of the side opposite the button holes.
  • Cut some heart shapes out of the felt and with a running stitch fasten them onto the middle of the cup cozy.
Valentine mug cozy

Here is the cup cozy on a heart designed mug … perfect for Valentine Day.

Valentine mug cozy

These make lovely little gifts for a co-worker, friend or craft sale.  One year at work we did a Secret Friend exchange during Valentine week.  It brightened up an otherwise dull month of February.  Names were drawn and a little gift was given each day.  This would of been the perfect little gift to receive.

Valentine mug cozy

If you are selling them at a craft sale, why not add a few packets of tea.

Valentine mug cozy

It really is a no-brainer pattern and one you can figure out from just looking at the image.  

I can see all sorts of seasonal cup cozies being made with all different shapes … perfect little gifts for during the year.

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7 Responses

  1. Myrtle

    I was thinking the same thing as Julie. They are cute Linda and certainly would keep the tea warm longer.

  2. Elaine

    That is so cute, nothing like a nice cuppa tea no matter what day it is for Papa and I, what tea grannies we are eh?! lol ! I am with you on the Valentines thing it’s all just a money grabbing gimmick . We got more today and now they are warning and watching for freezing rain I am soo looking for it all to end and melt , good thing is when we do have sunshine it is warmer and setting later each day I can handle that . Come on Spring !!Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  3. Margie

    Your cup cozy is so cute! We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at work with a tea social.

  4. Linda

    They are so cute and such a lovely idea. I’m with you on Valentines day I have never celebrated it either. 🙂 x

  5. Teresa

    So cute! I love the combination of the yarn with the felt. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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