A Duo of Crochet Cup Cosies
These cup cosies are ideal for taking into the garden. I am going to use one at work because somehow my tea always gets cold before I get to it. One is worked in a traditional Granny Stripe, the other in Crocheted Rib. These are very quick to make for a gift for ‘Someone who has everything.’ They would also be good fundraising makes.
UK crochet terms:
Chain = Ch
Treble crochet = trb
Double crochet = dc
Granny Stripe Cup Cosy
Make a chain to fit around your mug with multiples of 3 plus 1 ch for turning.
Work the foundation row by making 3 trb into the second stitch from the hook and then every alternate stitch along the row. 1 chain to turn.
Change colour and make 3 ch, make three trb into each cluster space of the previous row to the end, end with 1 treble in the last stitch, 1 ch to turn.
Repeat these two row three times. Work 1 more row to end with your main colour.
To Make Up
Sew in the ends and add two buttons, I used the spaces between the granny clusters as button holes.
Crocheted Rib Mug Cosy
Make a chain of 13 stitches. Turn,
In the second stitch from the Hook working through the back strand only, work a row of Double crochet, 1 chain to turn at the end of the row.
Repeat this row, changing colour as required until your cosy will stretch around your mug. Remember rib is stretchy.
Work two rows of double crochet loosely and evenly around the whole cosy to finish off.
To Make Up
Sew in the ends and add to buttons. Work button loops out of chain stitch and sew these to the cosy.