It’s theme month time with #MyFavoriteBloggers! This month, we’re bringing you a collection of homemade Gifts Under $20, just in time for the holidays. “Just in time” is a good thing too, since this is quite the group and you’re going to need some time to make all the fun projects we’ve got for you, starting with this Basketweave Cup Cozy!
The other day, I woke up (somewhat) to find my husband asking me if he could take one of my mug cozies from the stash in the attic. He had bought one of those semi-non-disposable cups from Starbucks and wanted a cozy for it since those cardboard ones don’t really last. I was a bit surprised to find that he wanted a cozy in the first place, but I told him where they were and went back to sleep. (LM was still sleeping, and well, I sleep when the baby does!) Then he came home from work and said that his colleagues wanted some too, and were willing to pay, but only if they were in manly colors, like gray and black. Hmm, ok, then.
On the other side of things, in bloggy land, some readers told me that the pattern for my mug cozies was no longer available for purchase, and can I please provide the pattern? Since I bought the original pattern, it’s not my intellectual property, so no, I can’t publish it, but I can make up my own. So, between the requests from my husband’s work friends and requests from my readers, I figured it’s high time for me to sit down and generate my own pattern already!
This pattern uses a basketweave pattern, and it’s made to fit around a Starbucks cup. I don’t drink Starbucks, but I’m told all their cups are the same in diameter, so this cozy should fit any of them. You can always modify this pattern to be wider if you need it to fit a larger cup. The pattern below assumes you know the concept of the basketweave, using Front Post DCs and Back Post DCs. If you need to learn a general basketweave stitch, check out this video before continuing.
Basketweave Cup Cozy
Worsted weight yarn. I would recommend a thinner worsted weight yarn since this pattern works up pretty thick.
Scissors, tapestry needle
FPDC : front post double crochet stitch
BPDC: back post double crochet stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet
Row 0: Chain 36.
Row 1: Starting with the 3rd chain from hook, DC in each chain across – 33 DCs. Chain 2. Turn.
Row 2: *2 FPDC, followed by 2 BPDC.* Repeat from * to * 7 more times. 1 SC in the next chain to secure the row. Chain 9. Turn.
Row 3: Work 1 SC in each of the next 9 stitches, starting with the 2nd chain from hook. *2 BPDC, 2 FPDC* 8 times. 1 SC in the next chain to secure the row. Chain 2. Turn.
Row 4: *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* 8 times. 1 SC in the next chain stitch. Work 1 SC into each of the next 3 stitches. Chain 3. Skip next 3 stitches then work 1 SC into each of the next 2 stitches. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 5: 1 SC in each of the next 9 stitches. *2 BPDC, 2 FPDC* 8 times, 1 SC in the next chain stitch. Chain 2. Turn.
Row 6: *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* 8 times, 1 SC in the next chain stitch. Chain 2. Turn.
Row 7: *2 BPDC, 2 FPDC* 8 times, 1 SC in the next chain stitch to secure last row.
Round 1: Work 1 SC in the same stitch as the last SC. Continue to work 1 SC in each stitch around the piece, but work 2 SC into the same stitch on corners.
Round 2: Work 1 slip stitch in each stitch around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add a button between the first set of *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* and the second set of *FPDC, 2 BPDC* on row 4. Fasten off and weave in ends. (Make sure the button faces the obvious front of the piece)
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