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I have seen these everywhere. You can find them all over Etsy, not only crochet or knit ones but really cute sewn ones too. I may try to sew one in the future…I think I do have a pattern somewhere around here for it. Anyway, I was searching thru the patterns I have saved on my computer and I across Coffee Time. This pattern was from the February 2011 issue of Crochet World magazine. I signed up for a free magazine way back when and when you become a customer you get to see and download all the patterns from previous editions. It was a good deal to me! If you are interested, you can get this pattern for $3.29 on Ravelry from the designer, Debra Arch.
I made 2 with the same yarn and they came out pretty much the same size. Since it is so hot and humid here in TX now, I am not drinking anything hot but I found these cozies work just as good catching all the condensation on the outside of the cup so it isn’t wet when you pick it up.
Both cozies measure 9″ around but will stretch to accommodate a larger cup. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Green Meadow.
The pattern was very easy to follow. I completed each cozy in under 30 minutes. The Coffee Time pattern actually has 2 different styles of cozies. The one that is crocheted all the way around is the one I worked up. The other you crochet a thick strip and sew on hook-and-loop tape to either side that works for the closure. I don’t have any hook-and-loop tape lying around at the moment. I will have to look for that the next I hit the thrift store.
I have found a couple more great cozy patterns that I will try and most of them are free so watch out for when I post about them. Have you found any that are easy to work up? I like to try to find ones that are a little different not just single crochet all the way around. If you find any, share the link in my comments so I can try it out. Thanks!