Crochet Cup Cozy – Quick, Easy and Free Pattern

Crochet Cup Cozy – Quick, Easy and Free Pattern
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Crochet cup cozy patterns are really popular. And so they should be. They are quick, easy and make fantastic gift ideas for just about anyone.

This cup cosy crochet pattern is a little different from my usual cup copies. If you have been around Sunflower Cottage Crochet for a little while you will know what I mean.

It still fits a 20 oz Starbucks cup comfortably. This one is just a little easier so is more beginner friendly.

Inspiration behind the design

And that was intentional.

For this design I was looking for something simple that beginner crocheters could have a go at.

But I also wanted something that was unisex and could be gifted to people of any age.

I have modified the granny stitch a little in this crochet cup cozy design, using the half double crochet instead of the more traditional double crochets. I think this helps with the purpose of the cup cozy. Shortening the stitches means that there is more surface area of the cup covered. So there is less chance of the heat (or cold) from the cup hurting your hands.

That’s right – cup copies are perfect for those Ideas drinks too! In the summer months my daughter loves them. The problem is that her hands hurt from the cold of all that crushed ice. Cup copies are actually also perfect for these drinks too. They keep her hands warm and I have found that somehow the ice doesn’t melt as quickly in her drinks! Maybe it is because the light and sun does not hit the plastic cup when it is on the table as much.

Construction of the design

This crochet cup cozy is made from the bottom up in the round – no seaming necessary! The only thing you will need a needle for is to sew the two ends in once you have finished.


The Yarn

You will need about 70 yards of yarn at most for this one.

I highly recommend using cotton or a high content cotton blend. Acrylic can stretch so when you are carrying a hot coffee around with you you don’t need your cup slipping around in the cup cozy! That could lead to some pretty nasty scolds.

Acrylic will also not protect your hands from the heat as much as cotton will. I am all for practicality and functionality in my crochet as well as beauty. To me the primary purpose of a cup cozy is to protect your hands from the extreme temperatures of your cup while you are on the go. If it doesn’t do this it is unlikely to be used again and personally I question whether that was my time and effort wasted.

Get the PDF pattern!

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

Get the supplies I recommend!

There are several types of #4 weight (aran) cotton that I have personally used for cup cozy or two and would recommend. You can get them by clicking the images below! (Note: each link is an affiliate link, with which I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you.)

WeCrochet’s Dishie yarn
Paintbox Simply Cotton Aran
Momento Prima Cotton

Video tutorials:

I have full video tutorials for both right and left handed crocheters on my YouTube channel. You can find them below:

Pattern Specifics for the Crochet Cup Cozy


·       Approx 37-42 yards of 4 weight cotton
·       4mm hook 
·       Stitch markers (optional)
·       Scissors
·       Tapestry needle


8 sts and 6 rows of modified granny stitch in 2”


Will fit a 20 oz starbucks cup, (or a costa takeaway cup if you are in Europe) and is 3 1/2″ tall

Abbreviations used:

·      Ch(s)–chain(s)
·      St(s)–stitch(es)
·      FHDC – foundation Half double crochet
·      YO – yarn over
·      hdc – half double crochet
SS – slip stitch

Other notes:

·      Written in US terms.
·      Ch stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated. 
·      Pattern is written for #4 weight yarn 

Special Stitches:

Camel stitch:

The camel stitch is done by inserting your hook into the 3rd loop of an HDC stitch, which, for this pattern, is in the back of the work (since we’re working in rounds).  This pushes the top 2 V’s to face more outward, thus creating a “knit stitch” look.  Complete an HDC in the 3rd loop of the HDC from the previous row.

You can find my video on this at


Foundation hdc:

You can find a good tutorial on this here  at 14:20 mark.

Right handed –

Left handed –

The Granny Cup Cozy Pattern:

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Round 1:        FHDC 30      OR     Ch 32 ,hdc in third ch from hook and each ch 

across. SS to join (30)

Round 2:        Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join (30)

Round 3:        Ch2, (counts as a hdc), 2hdc in same st, sk2 sts, *3hdc in next st, sk 2 sts* 

Rep from * to * around. SS to join (10 sets of 3hdc)

Round 4:        Turn, SS to between the first and second sets of 3hdc, *work 3hdc between the 

last and the next set of 3hdc* Rep from * around. SS to join. 

Rounds 5-11: Rep round 4

Round 12:      Do not turn, ch1, hdc in the top of each hdc around. SS to join (30)

Round 13:      Rep round 2

FO and weave in ends.


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