I absolutely love a gift that is easy and thoughtful! This Gift Card Cup Cozy is one of my very favorite ideas! Complete a handmade item that is quick and inexpensive, yet cute and unique… tuck a coffee shop gift card inside… and finish off the package with a cute label! I’m providing the pattern and the printable label… all you need is the yarn and paper!
Free Teacher Gift Printable
This particular set of labels was created with teacher gifts in mind. I have three sons, so I am always looking for fun teacher gift ideas! Click the photo below for your free label download, then scroll down for the free Cup Cozy Pattern.
If you’re looking for printables and/or labels for other occasions, you can find those HERE.
If you would like to purchase an inexpensive, ad-free pdf version of this crochet pattern, you can find it here at my Etsy shop. (scroll down for the full free pattern)
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1 “ = 4 sc and 5 rows
At this gauge, this cozy fit a tall (12 oz.) or grande (16 oz.) Starbucks disposable cup comfortably.
Finished size: About 8 ½“ diameter around the top edge (4 ¼ “ across the top edge when laid flat).
A note on sizing: It is important to pay attention to sizing in this project, since it is meant to fit a specific item. Several factors can affect the sizing: 1) thickness of your yarn, 2) your personal gauge (tension of your stitching) and 3) what size of cup you want your cozy to fit.
1) In regards to yarn thickness, the yarn I used for my cozy is a thinner size 4 100% cotton (I Love This Cotton). So, if you use a thicker yarn, your cozy may be a little larger.
2) In regards to gauge, my gauge tends to be tighter than most. So, if you have a more loose gauge than me, your cozy will again be larger.
3) In regards to the cup you want the cozy to fit, if you want it to fit a travel mug or large size coffee cup, you may want to make the cozy bigger.
To make the cozy larger, go up a hook size or two. If your cozy is coming out too big, go down a hook size or two. I found that changing my hook size gave me about a ½ inch difference per hook size.
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(sc2tog) single crochet two together
(dc) double crochet
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
Chain 30. (my chain was about 8 inches long, unstretched) Being careful not to twist the chain, join the last chain to the first chain with a slip stitch to create a circle.
Round 1: Chain 1. Sc in the same stitch and around. Join to the top of the first sc with a sl st. (30)
Rounds 2 – 5: Repeat Round 1. (30)
Note: At this point you want to check your sizing. Try it on the coffee cup you will be using, or measure the width at row 1. Mine was about 4 ¼ inches across the cozy when laid flat. If it is too large or too small, start again with a smaller or larger size hook.
Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and the next 12 stitches. Sc2tog. Sc in the next 13 stitches. Sc2tog. Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (28)
Round 7: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and around. Join to the top of the first sc with a sl st. (28)
Rounds 8 – 14: Repeat round 7. (28)
Round 15: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and the next 8 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in the next 8 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in the next 8 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Join to the top of the first sc with a sl st. (31)
Round 16: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and the next 9 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in the next 9 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in the next 9 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (34)
Round 17: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (34)
Rounds 18-24: Repeat round 17. (34)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Note: At this point my cozy was about 5 ¾ “ tall.
Adding Surface Crochet Embellishment:
Using a contrasting color yarn, surface crochet around the cozy (right side facing out) between rows 20 and 21 and rows 22 and 23. You can find a photo tutorial on doing surface crochet HERE.
Turn cozy inside-out, with surface crochet facing downward. Fold the surface crochet side up so that the crease is at about round 14 (see photos).
Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.