Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cup Cozy

Can you tell I'm on a yarn kick lately? I think it's my crafting medium of choice right now because it's such a snuggley material. I want to put tiny scarves and hats on everything (a few of our ceramic animal knick-knacks are already donned with mini knits)...everything including my coffee mug. Actually this quite a handy one, I've bought a hot cup of coffee many a time and forgotten to grab the little cardboard sleeve. If I had one of these in my bag, I'd never again have scalded palms! Plus I think it's just so darn cute.
You will need:
-yarn
-1 medium button
-knitting needles (mine are ridiculously long, I know...)
(This little sleeve is composed of purls only, but you could do a knit if you wanted..or any little pattern!)
Start by casting on, I made mine 10 stitches wide. Purl all the way down, completing a total of 30 rows.
Cast off and choose your medium button.
Stitch your button in the center of one of the ends of your piece.
Using an extra piece of yarn, make a tie on the the other end of your piece. Pull it tight. You can tie a knot into this to make a loop, or leave the ends free to tie around your button once you've wrapped it around your mug. I left mine free for wrapping.

Place your new "cozy" around your cup!! I like the way this make a "bow" shape once I pulled it around. Another perk is that there will be no confusion as to which coffee/tea is mine! No more scribbled names across the lids of my cups.

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7 comments:

  1. Love this idea! Also a lot quicker than knitting a scarf for a human :)

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  2. awww! this is so pretty! :) i love the blue you used, too :) fall/winter is always a good time to pick up knitting ;)

    xx.

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  3. Omg I have had such an urge to knit/crochet lately! I don't know if it's because it got cold early this year or if I've just been inspired by all the wonderful knit things I see popping up everywhere. I haven't actually knitted or crocheted anything in several years, and I've probably forgotten how. Regardless, I think it's probably a sign that I need to carve out some time for "fun" crafting soon and get some yarn! I love your little cosy and that blue yarn looks dreamy. :)

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  4. This is darling! I wish I could knit or crochet... I'd make dozens to give as gifts this Christmas! I wonder if I tried to sew something similar if it would have the same cozy appearance? Love the blue with the shell button. Great choices.

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    1. I'm sure a fabric sewn cozy would be adorable! Go for it Jessica! ;)

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