Monday, December 8, 2014

Santa Cup Cozy - Free Pattern!

We are getting down to the last minute for craft fairs and gifts.  Today is the craft fair here at work.  My friend and I have crocheted about thirty cup cozies with the thought that they are simple gifts with a lot of personality.  In our fever to make them all, I found myself swamped with IDEAS and one stood out from the bunch.  Meet the Santa Cup Cozy!

Santa Cup Cozy from Tw-In Stitches Blog


I knew I wanted to make something Santa-ish, but I could not fine the right pattern.  Then, yesterday, I had a flash of inspiration.  I'm sharing it with you because I love it so much!

You will need the following SUPPLIES:

Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors; white, red, and a color for skin.  I've used buff here.
An H (5.00 mm) hook
Two black buttons
One button for a nose
Tapestry needle
Black thread
white thread or color for nose

Stitches:

slip stich
single crochet
bobble stitch (Click here for a video by Moogly)

Pattern:

This pattern is worked in the round in rows.

With red yarn, chain 29.  Slip stitch to first chain to form a loop, being careful not to twist the chain. Chain 1.

Row 1: Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 2: Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Row 3: Switching to white yarn join and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 4: Single crochet in each of the next 12 stitches. *Slip stitch into the next stitch and chain 10. Working back along the chain, crochet 2 single crochets in each chain back to the initial slip stitch. Single crochet into the same stitch as the slip stitch. * Repeat from * to * three more times. Single crochet in each of the next 12 stitches. Join to the top of the first SC.

Row 5: Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Row 6: Switch to the flesh colored yarn, join, and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 7-11: Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.
At the end of row 11, Fasten off.

Row 12: Switch to white yarn, join, and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 13: Single crochet in the first stitch.  Bobble Stitch in the next. *Single crochet in the next. Bobble Stitch in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet.

Row 14: Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Row 15: Switch to the red yarn, join, and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 16 Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Sew your button for the nose in the flesh colored yarn.  Attach the buttons for the eyes.

I love the 3D effect of this cozy!

Enjoy!

P.S. If you like the Cup Cozy insert, you can find it a the Frogging Along blog here.

14 comments:

  1. This is adorable, can not wait to start it. thank you I do have a question for fellow crocheters where is the best online store to buy yarn from at the best price. thanks

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    1. Hi, Tamera! I think it depends on where you live. What country are you in?

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  2. Love, Love, Love this pattern. I am making a bunch for Christmas gifts. Thank you so much

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  3. Could you please add this to your ravelry page so I can save it there? Cheers!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us. I'm going to make this for myself soon..lol.

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  5. Hi, I really love this pattern, however; I am having trouble with row 5. After I complete the chain 10 and 2 single crochets in each chain, and then single crochet in the last 12 stitches. I'm not sure where to crochet around to in row 5. what would I crochet in for stitches where the "mustache" is? I have the 12 stitches on either side of the "mustache". I hope you can help me and this is not confusing. My email is dhowardgreer@aol.com Thanks

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    1. Hi, Debbie,

      In row 4, you should have crocheted a single crochet in each of the stitches where you created the slip stitch and chains for each part of the mustache.

      From Row 4: "Single crochet in each of the next 12 stitches. *Slip stitch into the next stitch and chain 10. Working back along the chain, crochet 2 single crochets in each chain back to the initial slip stitch. Single crochet into the same stitch as the slip stitch. * Repeat from * to * three more times. "

      Your single crochets in row 5 go in the top of each of the single crochets around in row 4. The mustache/beard spirals should be facing out on the right side of the crochet.

      I hope this helps!

      Jennifer

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  6. Hi Jennifer! I'm kind of a self taught crocheter, thanks to you and a few others for sharing. I made the owl cozy and it's adorable but my daughter in law saidit stretched out a little. Any hints for fixing this or for preventing it in the future? I really a visual learner. Do you have videos also?
    Have a great holiday season 🌲

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    1. Hi Susie,

      I don't have an owl cozy, but if you make the Santa one, you can run a row of slip stitches in the last row. That will keep the top from stretching. The bottom already has a row of slip stitches, so it should stay okay.

      With regard to the video, I'm so sorry, but I don't make them! :(

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    2. On my cup cozies I finish the top with a reverse single crochet (crab stitch.) It is a nice finished look and doesn't stretch. Takes a little practice, but it's not too difficult.

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  7. At the beginning of each row are you SC in the same Stitch as the chain 1 or are you sc into the next Stitch? Also how many stitches areally you to end up with at the end of each row? This would be helpful in the patter cause it can affects how the outcome is.

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    1. Hi, Danielle,

      Always SC into the same stitch as the chain 1. You should have 28 stitches around.

      Jennifer

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    2. Also on round 13 the Bobble Stitch is the single stitch after the five double together, is that the single stitch after the Bobble Stitch or is there a single stitch in between the Bobble stitches

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