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I always love a quick and simple pattern and this crochet coffee cozy pattern is just that.  It takes a small amount of worsted weight yarn and a short amount of time to make.  Plus, you wind up with a very useful end product!

crochet cup cozy on white coffee cup

Do you dislike messing with those cardboard coffee sleeves that normally come on your hot coffees?  Still feel like the coffee is burning your fingers?  Then this crochet coffee cozy is the perfect solution!

It is just thick enough that it can absorb the heat without being overly bulky on your coffee cup.  Cup cozies can also absorb all the liquid that sweats from your cold drinks that seem to drip everywhere.  Plus, they make for a great gift idea!

About This Cup Cozy Pattern

I decided to use Brava Tweed Yarn from We Crochet.  It is a #4, worsted weight yarn and it works up perfect for this cozy crochet pattern. The colors pictured are goldenrod, heron and wren.

2 skeins of brava tweed yarn

I love the specks of tweed throughout the yarn and it works up great!  The tweed yarn makes for the perfect fall time cup cozies.

This yarn works great to make cozies for hot drinks, if you are going to use a cup cozy for cold drinks that will sweat, I’d swap it out for a 100% cotton yarn.

I also used a few fun crochet stitches like the Puff Stitch and the half double crochet in the 3rd loop to create this cozy and really give it texture.

What Yarn is Best to Crochet a Cup Cozy?

Both acrylic and cotton yarn can work great for making crochet cup cozies.  But, Depending on what you intend to use it for, cotton might be a better choice.

I used an acrylic yarn to make these with because I knew that I made is specifically for hot coffee.   If you intend to use your cozy sleeve for iced coffee and drinks that sweat, I would definitely recommend using a cotton yarn as cotton is more absorbent than acrylic.

Any #4 medium weight yarn will work for this pattern.  So, you can easily swap out your favorite cotton or acrylic yarn and use it in this free pattern.

Cup Cozies Make Great Gifts!

Pair a reusable coffee cup cozy with a gift card to a local coffee shop and you have the perfect gift!

3 crochet cup cozies on a cement like background

Especially if you know of someone that loves coffee, you can whip one of these up in no time for a super fast last minute gift.

Not only do these cup cozies make great gifts, they also make for great items to sell at craft shows and markets!  They are quick to make, require little supplies and so many people could find them useful!

I think that they would be a great thing to add to your market.  Try making some in different colors and even maybe making a few different styles and see how well they go over.

​You might could even have some reusable coffee cups there that you cold use to display them on or even to sell them as sets.

close up of crochet cup cozy on white coffee cup

What Size Cup Does This Cozy Fit?

​This cup cozy would fit most medium sized, average to go coffee cups.  Due to the stretch of the yarn, this crochet coffee sleeve would probably even fit larger cups.

If you wanted this cozy to be a bit shorter, you could always leave off a few rows.

You could easily make the cup cozy larger by adding extra stitches in the beginning.  Just make sure that you are working an even number of stitches around and this stitch pattern will work.

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Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern

All crochet terms are US terms.

Skill Level – Late Beginner / Intermediate 

Things you will need:

Finished Measurements:

  • Finished cup cozy measures approx. 4’’ wide and 4.5’’ tall

Stitch Key:

  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • tr = treble crochet
  • fdhc = foundation half double crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • mc = magic circle / magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • t = turn
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitches
  • st = stitch (es)

Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch (PS)= *yarn over and insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (as if you were going to do a double crochet), you now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop (5 loops on hook) repeat from * 2 more times until you have 9 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. Secure with a chain st.


  • 12 st x 10 r = 4” in  half double crochet


  • Cup cozy is worked in the round, joined by a slip stitch at the end of every row
  • I will include other notes throughout the pattern when needed.


Round 1: fhdc 26 st, being carful not to twist, sl st into the very first hdc to join (26)


ch 27, hdc in 2nd ch st from hook in each ch st across, being carful not to twist, sl st into the very first stitch to join (26)

blue crochet hook with yellow yarn showing completed 1st row of cup cozy pattern

Round 2 – 3: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to 1st st join (26)

Example of crocheting in the 3rd loop of a hdc
showing the 2nd row of the crochet cup cozy pattern

Round 4: ch 1, * ps, sk st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join (26)

*each puff st and each chain st used to close it count as a stitch

Round 5: ch 1, hdc in each st across, sl st to join (26)

Round 6 – 7: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop of each st around, sl st to join (26)

Round 8: ch 1, * ps, sk st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join (26)

Round 9 – 11: repeat rounds 5 – 7 one time.

close up of 3 crochet cup cozies on a cement like background

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Crochet Coffee Cozy Pattern or something else entirely, tag me!

Happy crocheting!

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  1. I keep going to find where to print the free pattern and I never am able to do so. Why does this happen to me?

    1. Hi, The pattern is free on this post. If you want the printable PDF, you can purchase it in my Etsy shop for a small fee.