I’m happy to announce the release of my new free crochet pattern Santa 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 this 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.
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Basic Pattern Information
About the Pattern:
I’ve been having so much fun with coffee cup cozies that I just had to design a Santa one!
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: White
Color B: Red
Color C: Yellow
Color D: Black
Size US 7/4.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
dc: double crochet
FSC: foundation single crochet
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
SSC: standing single crochet
WS: wrong side
FSC: The FSC is a single crochet with an actual chain stitch at the bottom of the stitch.
Instructions: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up loop, ch 1, yarn over and draw through 2 loops [first FSC made], *insert hook through 2 loops of ch at bottom of previous FSC, yarn over and pull up loop, ch 1, yarn over and pull through 2 loops [second FSC made], repeat from * to make the number of FSC stitches required by pattern.
Linked dc: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook or in horizontal bar of previous dc, yarn over and pull through, insert hook in next stitch indicated in pattern, yarn over and pull through, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] twice.
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. You can carry the red yarn across along the wrong side behind the 3 white stitches in each row.
4. The cozy in the photo was made by a left-hander. When the pattern is made by a right-hander, the handle opening will be on the right side of the cozy.
5. 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. Finish off and weave in ends. TURN. (36 FSC)
Row 2 (WS): With Color B, SSC in first FSC and in each of next 24 FSC, change to Color A, sc in each of next 3 FSC, change to Color B, sc in each of remaining 7 FSC. TURN. (35 sc)
Row 3: With Color B, ch 1, sc in each of first 7 sc, with Color A, sc in each of next 3 sc, with Color B, sc in each of remaining 25 sc. TURN. (35 sc)
Row 4: With Color B, ch 1, sc in each of first 25 sc, with Color A, sc in each of next 3 sc, with Color B, sc in each of remaining 7 sc. TURN. (35 sc)
Rows 5-12: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 four times. Finish off and weave in ends. TURN. (35 sc)
Row 13: With Color A, SSC in first sc, sc in each remaining sc across, ch 1, join with slip stitch in top of first sc. Do NOT turn. (35 sc and 1 ch)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each sc and chain across, join with slip stitch in top of first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (36 sc)
Belt Buckle (make 1):
Row 1: With Color C, FSC 7. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), linked dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, linked dc. Turn. (5 dc, 2 ch)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across. (7 sc)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Belt (make 1):
Leave a tail on each end long enough to sew belt to cozy.
Row 1: With Color D, FSC 36. Finish off and weave in ends.
- Slide belt through buckle.
- Place belt on top of rows 7 and 8 and use belt tails to sew ends of belt to the edges of the cozy.
- Sew buttons onto cozy with needle and sewing thread.
Show Off YOUR Santa Coffee Cup Cozy
We would love to see pictures of your finished snowman coffee cup cozy. Here are some quick and easy ways you can share your finished projects with us:
- Upload a photo to the Crochetville Facebook page.
- Upload photos of your project to the Holiday and Seasonal Show and Tell area of our social community message board site.
- Create a project page on Ravelry using this pattern link.