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Crochet Simple Cup Cozy

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This Crochet Cup Cozy is a great project for beginners, it’s so easy and quick to make. I’m using one of my favourite stitches – half double crochet. It’s one of the basic stitches and very easy to learn!

This cup cozy is made by crocheting in spiral rounds to eliminate the seam. Normally you connect the rounds with a slip stitch and chain in the beginning of the round. But this creates a visible seam on the side of a project. When crocheting in spiral rounds you don’t need to connect the rounds and just keep working your stitches on top of the previous round. This way you eliminate the seam and your crochet cup cozy will look nice from any side!

But if you prefer to connect the rounds as normal you can conceal the seam with something small and pretty. Take a look at my Flower Cup Sleeve where I made a little flower to put on top of the seam.

Crochet Cup Cozy Free Pattern

Scroll down for written instructions and a short video demonstration!


Yarn: Any 100% Cotton yarn, 8ply (DK, light worsted)

Hook: 3mm

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends at the end)



Ch = chain

HDC = half double crochet

Sl st= slip stitch

Cup Dimensions:

This pattern is for a 8.5cm (3,5″) in diameter and 12.5cm (5″) tall cup. You can adjust the initial number of chains to fit around your cup.

This is a general guide on how to make a cup cozy to fit any size cup. It’s pretty simple to adjust and quick to work up.

How to make the right size

Chain an amount of chains until you can wrap it around the base of your cup. The ends should just barely touch. As you start working on it should stretch a little.

You will be working in a spiral from the bottom up and won’t need to connect the beginning and end of rounds (apart from the foundation chain). That way the seam is eliminated and it looks beautiful from any angle!

Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern

Ch 40, join in a round with a slip stitch (Make sure to adjust the number of chains to fit around your cup as this will depend on the type of yarn you’re using and the size of your hook, see instructions above (in Note) on how to get the right amount of chains).

Round 1: Ch 1, HDC in first chain from hook and across the round. Do NOT connect this round with a slip stitch as you normally would. Simply continue on top of the stitches of the first round (see Round 2).

Round 2: work a HDC into the space between the first and the second HDC stitches of the first round. Continue working HDCs into the spaces between the stitches until you reach the desired size. (If you have stitch markers you can use them here to mark the beginning of each round. But you don’t have to. Stitch markers can make it easier to see where you have to finish in the last round.)

Refer to my short video demonstration on how to connect the first round to the second and continue in spiral rounds!

Crochet Cup Cozy Short Video

Note: Check the height of your cup sleeve and adjust the number of rows accordingly. It should not cover the whole cup, only the middle part. You may need less than 12 rows, it depends on the height of your cup, the thickness of your yarn and the size of your hook.

When you reach the desired height, work until the approximate end of this round. If you didn’t use stitch markers, you can determine the end of a round by locating the string of yarn (tail) from the foundation chain. This is where you connected your foundation chain and started working on the rounds – this is the start of each round.

Stop right above that tail and work a SC in each of the next two spaces and a Sl St in the next two. It will even out the height of the row and create a smoother finish. Refer to the video above for visual guidance.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet cup cozy! Take a look at the other cup cozy I made where I connected the rounds with a slip stitch and concealed the seam with flower 🙂

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