I absolutely love a gift that is easy and thoughtful! A 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 for this Halloween Cup Cozy… all you need is the yarn and paper!
The Origin Of This Pattern
This Halloween Cup Cozy pattern is the third gift card cup cozy I have designed. I have had a fun time creating different versions for different occasions. One for Christmas and Valentine’s Day and another for Teacher’s Gifts. Now this one for Halloween. Each design has a corresponding printable to wrap up the package presentation.
The Yarn For This Pattern
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Since cup cozies will be wrapped around a beverage and get lots of handling, I like to use a cotton yarn so that it will be easy to clean. For this Halloween Cup Cozy I chose I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby. What I like the most about it is that it has a really nice sheen and softness, as far as cotton yarns go. It is also a thinner, more delicate size 4 cotton yarn , which really shows off the detail of a smaller stitch like a single crochet.
Lastly, it has a great range of bright colors. That made finding bright and festive Halloween colors even more fun! For my sample I used Papaya, Black and Bright Citrus. Some of my testers had some fun variation ideas… One used green for the main color and orange for the bean stitches, which made them look like little pumpkins lined up. Another used black, purple and orange, for a “witchy” look and also suggested green, black and yellow for Frankenstein. Lots of fun options in this yarn!
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1 “ = 4 sc and 5 rows
At this gauge, this cozy fits 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
(hdc) half double crochet
Special stitch: Bean Stitch
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
When the pattern calls for a bean stitch to be completed, this includes the final step of a ch 1 to finish it. When there is instruction to ch 1 immediately after the bean stitch, this is another chain in addition to the finishing chain of the bean stitch.
Colors referenced in this pattern are as follows:
Color A: Papaya (orange)
Color B: Black
Color C: Bright Citrus
How to crochet the Bean Stitch:
Insert hook into the stitch. Yo and pull through the stitch. You should have 2 loops on your hook. Yo and insert hook into the same stitch. Yo and pull through. You should have 4 loops on your hook. Yo and insert hook into the same stitch again. Yo and pull through. You should have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Complete a chain 1 to finish the bean stitch.
Using Color A, 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 14 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in the next 14 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch. Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (33)
Round 17: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (33)
Rounds 18-19: Repeat round 17. (33) Change to Color B. Finish off Color A.
Round 20: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc. (33). Change to Color C. Finish off Color B.
Round 21: Ch 2. Bean stitch in the same stitch. Ch 2. Skip 2 stitches. *Bean stitch in the next stitch. Ch 2. Skip 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. At the end of the row, sl st to the top of the first bean stitch at the beginning of the round. (11 Bean Stitches) Finish off Color C.
Round 22: Join Color B to the top of the bean stitch. Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch. Place 2 hdc in the chain space. *Hdc in the bean stitch. 2 hdc in the chain space*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (33) Change to color A. Finish off Color B.
Round 23-24: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (33)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Note: At this point my cozy was about 5 ¾ “ tall.
Folding the Cozy:
Turn cozy inside-out, with the wrong side out and bean stitch row on the downward end. Fold the bean stitch 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.