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Topic: Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy (16 oz) with tute  (Read 17278 times)
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mk_carroll
« on: June 18, 2007 02:17:19 PM »



More of a recipe than a pattern:
For a 16 oz. takeout cup:
With worsted weight yarn and a G hook, chain 30.  Join into a ring and hdc into each chain.  Increase 2 sts every other round (e.g. inc 1, hdc 12, inc 1, hdc rem), checking the fit every once in a while, working a plain round to tighten it up if necessary. I like a cozy about 6 rounds high.  Stretchy yarns like wool need fewer increase rounds - increasing 2 sts every third round might do the trick.  If you want it to fit lower, start with a shorter foundation chain. 

On the left: Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed cotton in expresso, lemonade, honeydew, and sky.  On the right, unidentified scrap wool in pink, Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton in poppy orange. 

I gave one as a small thank-you gift to a barista who makes me awesome dirty chai lattes (chai latte with a shot of espresso).  Barista was delighted, showed it around, people made many positive comments on it.  I need to remember not to downplay my skills - sure, it's something I just whipped up with scrap yarn and an empty takeout cup...but I don't have to say that.  I can just smile and say thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007 04:00:02 PM »

I'm a barista and would LOVE to receive a gift like this from a regular! That was super thoughtful and I'm way impressed...plus, freakin' adorable!

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GREAT job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007 04:18:48 PM »

so simple, so functional and SO CUTE!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007 04:30:24 PM »

That's so sweet of you!

I'll be making tons of these for my mom.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 05:54:49 PM »

P.S.... GREAT way to cut down on waste, frequent coffee drinkers go through those cardboard sleeves like crazy!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007 07:04:08 PM »

Great job on these! I love your colors.

I've been making these for a little while with all intentions of selling them in my local coffee shop. Getting around to actually packaging them and selling them, however, has taken me much longer than it took me to figure out the pattern!

One thing I do is make a bunch in single colors, and then add surface embroidery / embellishments. (I spill my coffee WAY too much, so I'm making a bunch in chocolate brown w/ bright colored accents for all of those fellow coffee-spillers).
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007 07:37:18 PM »

P.S.... GREAT way to cut down on waste, frequent coffee drinkers go through those cardboard sleeves like crazy!

Ooo, I'm going to have to make these for the eco-craftalong!

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007 01:05:35 AM »

cute and practical Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007 10:15:07 PM »

i'm making this right now for a friends birthday tomorrow, so what if its one in the morning....
i think that i'm going to try and incorporate functional buttons into mine, so i guess i wont complete it in the round and make a couple of extra large chains at the end!
i am compelled to use these really cute oversized woodgrain buttons i got!
this is such a cool idea Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007 06:18:56 AM »

Thanks so much for the pattern.
I'm just addicted to any drink that has espresso so I really need to make some of these!
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007 06:34:12 AM »

I love dirty chai lattes too, and I most definitely love your cup cozy. I wll be making a few of these for my fellow latte lovers for Christmas. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2007 01:39:27 PM »

I love that idea! What a simple (and fashionable) way to cut down on waste. I'm going to have to whip up a few of these for myself and my fellow coffee junkies...

Mary
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2007 11:48:39 AM »

Wow these are great!!  And thanks for the pattern.  Grin  What a good excuse for me to learn how to do a half double crochet stitch...  and what good presents my coffee and tea drinking friends will be receiving.  Lovely colors!  The first one is just striking with the pastel and the dark combined. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007 05:47:21 AM »

I love coffee cozies. The one with the buttons is great!
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007 07:13:30 AM »

Okay this is just GENIUS!!!  Shocked I work in an ad agency and there's a Starbucks in our building (like, what office building nowadays doesn't?!), and the people at our company downs coffee like water!!!

These are definitely going to be my Chrissie gifts for everyone!!!

And oh, will this work with acrylic yarn as well? Huh
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2007 06:58:34 AM »

I couldn't resist! I had to make my own!!! Cheesy The red and grey ones are for the "short" cups, and the pink and brown is for the "venti" and "grande" cups. Smiley



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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2007 11:13:23 PM »

And oh, will this work with acrylic yarn as well? Huh
This will work fine with any yarn - I use whatever scraps I have on hand.  Yours look great! 
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2007 01:06:58 AM »

And oh, will this work with acrylic yarn as well? Huh
This will work fine with any yarn - I use whatever scraps I have on hand.  Yours look great! 

Thank you so much for the tute! Smiley I'm going to make a bunch to give out as Christmas gifts!
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2007 12:50:28 PM »

I'm a barista, too, and I've been trying to make one for all the coffee slaves at my store. I swiped the idea out of a book called Knit Like a Manor something like that...

I've switched the pattern up a little, though. I do the whole thing in tunisian/afghan/idiot/whatever so that I can embroider people's names on them easily. My experimentation has also lead to double-thick ones for people who order extra hot drinks, reversible ones, and (my favorite) little stash pockets for whatever.

I'm so happy so many people are picking this little number up...it's so quick and good for waste-reduction.
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2008 12:06:22 PM »

Thank you so much for the pattern! This is a great stash buster.

Here's mine! I made it for Kiwi-Chickie in an astrology swap (she's a Taurus). I added a row or two to the top and bottom:

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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2009 12:41:56 PM »

This is perfect! I was looking for a project that used hdc. Thanks so much, I'll be linking to this. Now I also have a great excuse to get my husband to bring me a coffee on the way home. I need to "measure." =)
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2009 01:04:09 PM »

Thanks for the tute! Here's my version:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308423.msg3535905#msg3535905
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2009 07:25:56 PM »

love it!!
cery eco friendly Smiley
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