I will start out here by apologizing. It has been a good 10 months since I last posted and for that I am sorry. Sorry to my readers, but also sorry to myself; with the lack of postings you can imagine the lack of crafting that has been taking place. I have been quite busy (and I’m sure I’ll continue to stay busy) but I have finished my Graduate work and will now be staying home. This will hopefully allow for some “naptime crafts”. My goal is to complete a minimum of one project a week. Now I don’t know if this is feasible, but I’d really like to try. I have approximately 12 weeks until another little one arrives to join our family, and I figure I can squeeze some stuff in before then.
During my first couple days out of school I wanted to attempt something fairly simple. I have been wanting a coffee mug cozy for some time now. What’s interesting is that when Mr. asked me what it was for I couldn’t really describe why one would use it on their mug, but that’s besides the point. What is the point? To keep your hands away from the too hot/too cold cup o’joe you just made/ordered for yourself. And of course, it is “in” thing right now and super cute!
I started out on my Pinterest page looking for different ideas I might like. There were so many that came close, but none fit the bill of exactly what I was looking for. So I came up with my own, based on this design.
I think it looks like a little sweater, don’t you? The color doesn’t come through great but is a very soft almost-mustard yellow.
The reason I picked this pattern is because I liked the stitches, kinda like little “v’s” all over. Here’s a couple up close.
Then today I made an iced coffee to go and tried it out on there. It kept my hands dry even though my coffee was sweating from the cold/heat. It’s not the best photo but…
Here’s what I did…
Worsted weight 4 medium yarn
Size H Hook
3 small/medium buttons
lsc=long single crotchet
Chain approx 30 sts. (If you have a cup you may use for a size tester, now would be good to make sure it fits around, with a slight overlap)
Row 1: sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: lsc in each st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: *dc in each st, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: lsc in each dc, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn.*
Repeat from * 3 times, or until desired height has been reached.
Finish off by sl st around entire piece. At one end, use 2 ch sts for each button hole.
Sew buttons on other side of piece, placing where they will fit in holes.
That’s it! You can play with the buttons, using more, less, or making them permanent parts of a slip in cozy for your to-go cup.
Hope you enjoy!