Learn how to make an easy crochet coffee cup cozy with 100% cotton yarn and replace one-time use coffee sleeves. Includes a full video tutorial.
I finally did it. I have been wanting to design a coffee cup cozy, inspired by the Claire Bun Beanie for years now and I finally took the time out to do it.
This post may contain affiliate links meaning I may receive a small commission from purchases made at no extra cost to you.
I guess you can say the new wooden coffee cozy display stands from The Knotty Boss is what but the fire under my tail!
After an unbelievable amount of trial and error, I am happy to introduce to you the hot cup Claire Cozy. A crochet coffee sleeve to replace the one-time use sleeves given out at coffee shops (at least the ones here in KY use them).
You can find the paid ad-free PDF in my shop here.
And for my visual learning friends, I have created the full video tutorial as well. You can watch that here.
Here’s what you will need to make your own hot-cup crochet cup cozy.
*I have linked the supplies I used in the materials section above.
STITCH KEY (US TERMS)
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
PS = Puff Stitch (explained below)
PSDEC = Puff Stitch Decrease (explained below) BLO = Back Loop Only (explained below)
YO = Yarn Over
INC= Increase (explained below)
SL ST= Slip Stitch
YO, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. Now you have 3 loops on your hook. YO insert hook into the same space and pull up another loop ( 5 loops) repeat two more times (for a total of 4 times) until you have 9 loops on your hook, YO then pull through all loops. Secure with a CH stitch.
Puff Stitch Decrease
YO, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Repeat two more times until you have 7 loops on your hook. YO, Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. Repeat two more times until you have 13 loops total on your hook. YO and pull through all 13 loops. Secure with a CH stitch.
Back Loop Only
When you are looking on top of your work you will see a SC stitch makes a V shape. Put your hook under only the loop furthest away from you, and make your SC there. Instead of under both loops with a normal SC. If you are still having trouble with this stitch you can search Youtube for “single crochet back loop only” and you will see lots of tutorials.
Put two stitches in the same space. In this case, it will be two SC stitches.
3.5 x 3.5 square= 15 SC stitches by 15 rows
4.5 tall by 4.5 wide in the widest part.
Crochet Cup Cozy
Make a slip knot and chain 8
Row 1: skip the chain closes to your hook and SC 7 back down the chain.
Rows 2- 32: SC 7 in the back-loop-only, CH 1. Turn (7)
Pro tip: Be careful not to make your “CH 1’s” too tight. If you do your cup brim will not stretch enough to fit a typical to-go coffee cup.
This will create the brim of your crochet cup cozy. Now it’s time to join to the beginning of the brim so your work creates a circle.
After finishing row 32 still do your CH and turn as normal. Fold the band in half, with the RS facing together.
Working through both loops on each end of the band, SL ST to join.
CH 1, turn band right side out and turn your work 90 degrees to start working on the cozy body. (7 SL STs, ch 1)
Pro Tip: If you are familiar with the popular Claire Bun Beanie pattern, this is made in the same way. Refer to the video if you are having a hard time.
Now flip your brim inside out so that your join you just completed in on the inside of the cozy. This is the “good side” of your work. You never turn your work from here on out.
Row 1: SC 32 stitches around the brim by evenly spacing them out. Since you are working along the side of your brim you will need to make your own places to put your stitches. Join back into your first SC, then CH 1.
Row 2: PS in the same space as the CH 1 (Don’t forget the CH for securing your puff stitch after you complete each one) Skip the next stitch, PS in the next stitch. Continue around until you have 16 PS total. Join into the top of your first PS and CH 1.
Row 3: PS in the first CH 1 space that was created after securing your PS in Row 2. Continue putting a PS in CH 1 space from Row 2 until you have 16 PS. Join into the top of your first PS. CH 1.
Row 4: PS around starting in the space RIGHT next to your CH 1. Join back into your first PS, CH 1. (16)
Rows 5-6: Alternate Row 3 and Row 4 until you have 5 total rows of PS. (16)
Row 7: PS in the first CH 1 space that was created after securing your PS in Row 6.
PSDEC over the next 2 CH 1 spaces.
Continue placing 1 PS in each CH 1 space from row 6 all the way around this time giving us a total of 15 PS. Join into the top of your first PS. CH 1.
Rows 8: SC in the same stitch as your CH 1. SC in each stitch around. Be sure to SC into the actual stitch and not into the gaps. Join into the top of your first SC. CH 1. (30)
Row 9: SC around. Join into the top of your first SC. Tie off. (30)
Sew in your tails and you’re all finished!
That’s all there is to it! Now you have a super cute crochet cup cozy.
If you sell Claire Bun Beanies in your shop, these cup cozies will totally be on-brand for you and I bet your customers will love them.
Stay tuned for the Iced Coffee Cup Cozy coming this summer!
Need a cute way to package your new Claire Cup Cozy? Check out this cup printable by Anna of The Knotty Boss.
If you do end up making one (or a million) of these Claire Cup Cozies I would love to see them! You can tag me on social media @Acraftyconcept everywhere!
Thanks so much for hanging out today!