With almost no days left to spare I have finished my Christmas creations!! Most of the time I am up late on Christmas Eve stressing out about finishing up gifts for Christmas morning; which is why this year I am feeling pretty proud of myself! I can credit my awesome new sewing machine and tons of free patterns for my success.
After getting everyone out the door this morning I sat down to find a project I have been putting off…aka. scrolling Pinterest. I lost a whole hour drinking coffee and typing in different search words to find some wonderful patterns….maybe too many patterns…
I’m stuck with an idea and I can’t match a pattern with it…..yet…..
While I sort out which object I want to make, I’m going to take a few minutes to share a pattern that I created just this fall for a Travel Mug Cozy. This pattern is quick, easy and it’s a beginner pattern, so even if you haven’t been working with yarn for long, you can make something beautiful to gift as handmade!
To finish off the beauty of the gift, I’ll provide a link to a printable for wrapping your cozy around. Just print it on some nice card stock of your choice and it’s ready to go!!
Aren’t they great?!!?
The buttons are part of a multi-pack I bought from Wal-Mart. The one on the left is wood with painting on it and the other is made from coconut shell. You can add any kind of embellishment you want. If you know that the recipient loves flowers, charms, bling or plain; you can add anything to the piece you want to make it unique!
Grab your cotton yarn and your favorite hook…..heck, grab any yarn you have on hand….this pattern will work up right if you stick to the measurements…
Travel Cup Cozy
Button or other embellishment
Fabric measuring tape
You will need to know the following stitches:
sl st-slip stitch
*If you choose to work with a smaller yarn thickness or a different sized hook, you will need to adjust your beginning chain. Chain your beginning chain until your piece measures approximately 3″. Be sure to turn your piece and begin your work on an odd number (ie., ch 17, turn and begin in 2nd ch from hook). This way you are working the stitch pattern on an even number of stitches.
Start: ch 9.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, *dc in next stitch, sc in next st*, Repeat to end, ch1, turn.
Row 2: sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat to end, ch1, turn.
*Repeat row 2 until your piece measures 8″ or it fits around your travel mug without too much stretch. At the end of your last row, ch1, turn.
Last Row: Bring both ends together and sl st through both your 1st row and your last row at the same time. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Align your embellishment to the opposite side of your piece from the seam you created and attach using yarn or embroidery thread with a complimentary color.
That’s it!!!! Beautiful, right?
Let’s finish the piece with a beautiful printable to wrap it around and gift this baby like we worked on it all day!!!
If you like the cup cozy printable I wrapped my work around, you can find the link here.
This Southern Girl Can has patterns for her cup cozy too and they are beautiful and work up quickly too. She also has a ton of other patterns and printables, so go check her out and give her some love for the freebies!
If you decide to create some mug cozies of your own, please post some photos below. I would love to see what you make. If you notice any problems with the pattern, give me a heads up. This is one of my first patterns, so I hope you love it as much as I do.