I’m happy to announce the release of my new free crochet pattern Janus the Owl Coffee Cup Cozy. I hope you have as much fun making and using this cozy as I had designing it for you!
A FREE version of the pattern is provided in this post. The pattern is available on Ravelry for a small fee for those who prefer the convenience of a PDF pattern download.
Basic Pattern Information
About the Pattern: This cute little owl is named after Janus, the two-faced Roman god of beginnings and endings. With Janus the Owl on your favorite coffee cup, what a perfect way to begin and end your day!
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 14 sc and 16 rows = 4”
Sizes: One size
Measurements: 3-3/8” tall (not counting ear peaks) x 11.25” outer circumference
Small amounts of worsted weight yarns
I used the following colors:
Color A: fuchsia (bottom half of owl)
Color B: turquoise (top half of owl)
Color C: burnt orange (beak)
Color D: black (eyes)
Color E: light blue (eyes)
Color F: white (eyes)
Size US 7/4.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sc dec: single crochet decrease
SSC: standing single crochet
tr: treble crochet
WS: wrong side
Magic Ring: Donna Hulka’s tutorial is available here on our blog.
Single crochet decrease: insert hook and draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Standing single crochet (SSC): Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.
When first starting with this stitch, you may need to experiment with the amount of yarn you pull up to ensure your SSC is the same height as your regular sc stitches.
Please read all notes prior to starting project.
1. The pattern consists of 3 rounds and 11 rows. Pay attention to the turning instructions given in the pattern.
2. SSC stitches count as regular single crochet stitches throughout pattern.
3. Using a magic ring to make the eyes eliminates the small hole in the center of the circle. Leave a long enough tail for sewing eyes onto cozy.
4. Do not join at end of rounds in sleepy eyes.
5. Finish off and weave in ends at the end of each color.
6. The pattern is very easy to customize:
a. Add or remove FSC stitches to fit the circumference of your mug.
b. Add or remove as many rows as necessary to fit the height of your mug.
c. For a narrower handle, work a total of 35 sc in Row 2 and 1 ch in Round 13.
d. For a wider handle, work a total of 33 sc in Row 2 and 3 ch in Round 13.
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Round 1 (RS): With Color A, FSC 36, join with slip stitch in first FSC to form ring. TURN. (36 FSC)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first FSC and in each of next 34 FSC. TURN. (35 sc)
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Finish off and weave in ends. TURN. (35 sc)
Row 6: With Color B, SSC in first sc, sc in each remaining sc across. TURN. (35 sc)
Rows 7-12: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. TURN. (35 sc)
Round 13 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 1, join with slip stitch in first sc. Do NOT turn. (35 sc, 1 ch)
Round 14 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of first 4 sc, *hdc in next sc, (dc, tr, dc) in next sc, hdc in nextd sc, sc in next sc,** slip stitch in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc,*** repeat from * to ** once, sc in each of next 7 sc, repeat from * to *** once, sc in each of last 3 sc, join with slip stitch in first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Making the Beak (make 1 or 2):
Row 1: With Color C, FSC 4. Turn. (4 FSC)
Row 2: Ch 1, [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice. Turn. (2 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc dec. Finish off & weave in ends. (1 sc)
Making Awake Eyes (make 2):
Do not turn at ends of rounds.
Round 1: With color D, 6 sc in magic ring, join with slip stitch in first sc. (6 sc)
Round 2: With color E, SSC in any sc, sc in same stitch, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc, join with slip stitch in first sc. (12 sc)
Round 3: With color F, SSC in any sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times, 2 sc in last sc, join with slip stitch in first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (18 sc)
Making Sleepy Eyes (make 2):
Do not turn or join at ends of rounds.
Round 1: With color F, 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each of next 6 sc. (12 sc)
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times, join with slip stitch in first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (18 sc)
Use black yarn to sew eyelashes in space between Rounds 2 and 3.
- Use tapestry needle to sew eyes and beak on to coffee cup cozy.
- Sew awake eyes and beak onto one side.
- Sew sleepy eyes and beak onto the other side.
- If you prefer, you can sew eyes and beak onto one side only.
Show Off YOUR Janus the Owl Coffee Cup Cozy
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