I’ve seen hearts on hats and hearts on shoes and hearts on mug cozies, and now I’m sharing my variation of the heart cup cozy in this free crochet pattern. By using half double crochet front post stitches, I could make a sort of elongated graph pattern. This pattern is worked in the round and makes for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day gift, or anytime!
H (5 mm) hook – I am in love with the Clover Amour Hooks*.
yarn in 2 colors, A and B, where A is your main color, and B is your heart color.
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain stitch
fsc – foundation single crochet
fphdc – front post half-double crochet, similar to the front post double crochet. Work a half double crochet as usual, but around the post of the previous row.
Instructions for Heart Cup Cozy
Round 1: With color A, work 32 foundation single crochet, join to first fsc stitch with sl st.
Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 fphdc into each stitch around. To better secure the join, I worked the last fphdc around the post and the first ch 1 stitch.
The fphdc is : yarn over, insert your hook under both loops from front to back, then insert the hook under the next stitch from back to front. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.
Round 3: Ch 1. Work 16 fphdc in color A, followed by 1 hphdc in color B, then switching back to color A, work 14 fphdc. Work 2 fphdc in the last stitch. Join to first stitch with sl st. (33)
Note: I didn’t carry the red yarn along when I worked the gray part of the cozy. Every time I finished a row of the red, I’d leave it hanging, and work the gray around. Then I’d bring the red yarn back up when I needed it, and carried the gray along behind the red. I left enough slack on the red yarn when I brought it up to my working stitch so that I could work over that slack as I went. You could also just cut the yarn on every row, but the ends won’t be fun to finish.
Round 4: Ch 1. Work 15 fphdc in color A, 3 fphdc in color B, 15 fphdc in color A. Join to first stitch with sl st.
Round 5: Ch 1. Work 14 fphdc in color A, 5 fphdc in color B, 14 fphdc in color A. Join to first stitch with sl st.
Round 6: Ch 1. Work 13 fphdc in color A, 7 fphdc in color B, 13 fphdc in color A. Join to first stitch with sl st.
Round 7: Repeat Round 6.
Round 8: Ch 1. Work 14 fphdc in color A, 2 fphdc in color B, 1 fphdc in color A, 2 fphdc in color B, 14 fphdc in color A. Join to first stitch with sl st.
Round 9: Work 1 fphdc into each stitch around. Join to first stitch with sl st. (33)
Round 10: Work sl st around to create finished border. Join to first stitch with sl st. (33)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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Loved this pattern, especially awesome for Valentine’s Day.
I’ve made your pattern for teachers gifts and was searching for it again. Search ‘heart love cup cozy’ on ravelry. There is a very similar pattern, person has gloves too. Free till 14th, so they will be charging for these patterns. I don’t know if a copyright applies but I thought you should know. I like your version better btw! Thank you for sharing.
I’ve just made two of these, and my front post stitches all slant to one side instead of staying vertical, and my heart doesn’t look great because of it. Any suggestions?