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See how to make an adorable knitted coffee cozy to keep your drinks snug and warm. Because coffee cups need hugs too, right?

How to Knit a Coffee Cozy

Coffee cozies are a great way to keep your coffee or tea warm (or your hands from being scalded on the cup). Here we’ll show you how you can knit your own! These coffee cozies make great gifts too, so make up a few of them and keep them on hand.

The cozy is worked in a rib pattern, which gives it the elasticity it needs to stretch over a cup without sagging, and the Little Twist I’ve added to it, adds a little more depth.

Little Twist Coffee Cozy Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Little Twist – see below for the how-to
  • Bind Off

What you’ll need to knit a coffee cozy

  • Worsted weight yarn ( 1 ball)
  • Size 7 mm knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Alternatively, you can get all of these items at your local craft and/or dollar store – no yarn snobbery allowed here.

Little Twist = worked over two stitches. Slip the first stitch as if to knit, and then knit the next stitch.  Bring your left needle over to the stitch you slipped, and insert your left needle into that stitch, and pass it over the stitch you just knitted.  You’ll have a strand of yarn drawing a slightly twisted arch over the knitted stitch.  Knit that stitch that you just moved back over to the left needle. (Sl, K1, PSSO, K)

Slip 1

Knit the next stitch off the left-hand needle.

Using the left needle, pick up the stitch previously slipped, and slip it over the stitch just knitted,

and bring it back to the left needle and proceed to knit it.

Directions

CO 36 sts

Row 1: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Row 2: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Row 3: *P2, Sl, K1, PSSO, K, repeat from * across

Row 4: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Repeat rows 1 – 4, two more time

Bind off.

Cut yarn leaving about a 12” tail, and attach darning needle.

Secure the last stitch, and put the cast on edge next to the bind off edge, and stitch closed the top 1/2 inch of the seam.

Weave the sewing yarn down through one side of the seam, leaving a nice little gap for the handle of your mug to fit through.

Stitch the remaining 1/2 “ of the seam.

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  1. Little Twist = worked over two stitches. Slip the first stitch as if to knit, and then knit the next stitch.  Bring your left needle over to the stitch you slipped, and insert your left needle into that stitch, and pass it over the stitch you just knitted.  You’ll have a strand of yarn drawing a slightly twisted arch over the knitted stitch.  Knit that stitch that you just moved back over to the left needle. (Sl, K1, PSSO, K)
  1. CO 36 sts
  2. Row 1: *P2, K2, repeat from * across
  3. Row 2: *P2, K2, repeat from * across
  4. Row 3: *P2, Sl, K1, PSSO, K, repeat from * across
  5. Row 4: *P2, K2, repeat from * across
  6. Repeat rows 1 – 4, two more time
  7. Bind off.
  8. Cut yarn leaving about a 12” tail, and attach darning needle.
  9. Secure the last stitch, and put the cast on edge next to the bind off edge, and stitch closed the top ½ inch of the seam.
  10. Weave the sewing yarn down through one side of the seam, leaving a nice little gap for the handle of your mug to fit through.
  11. Stitch the remaining ½ “ of the seam.

 

 

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