Do you always plan to crochet a gift for your kids’ teachers or a homemade gift for a colleague or friend?
Then do you buy the yarn and find a cute pattern on Pinterest or Ravelry?
And after all that, do you still end up stopping at the gas station on the last day of school or on the way to the party to guy a gift card because you never even started the pattern?
I answered yes to all of these questions! I always find myself with the greatest of plans and then life gets in my way and I end up feeling badly because I didn’t put anything personal into my gift. So, I decided to come up with a quick and simple pattern that I could use to combine the best of both worlds – homemade and gift card!
This is a simple cup cozy that will fit a standard refillable coffee cup. You can adjust the count to fit whatever size you have. We purchased a few cups with lids from our local Walmart.
You can find them on Amazon here: Aladdin 5 Reusable To-Go Cups – “Just Have Fun”
I wanted to create something super simple that my daughter could also easily make for her teachers. So, we created this easy cup cozy and then put the gift card in the cup. I will share some ideas for spicing up the basic pattern in a later post.
- cotton yarn of a color to match the cups or school colors – we used:
Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids Yarn, Bright Navy, Single Ball
- H hook (US)
- cup of choice
Ch=chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc=single crochet, dc=double crochet
(all US terminology)
Ch 26, sl st to join –
(slide this on and make sure it fits snugly at the lowest spot you want it to rest)
Row 1 – ch1, sc in each st, sl st to join
Rows 2 – 5 – ch2, dc in each st, sl st to join
Row 6 – ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to join
Weave in ends to finish.
Slide the finished product on the cup, stick your gift card in the cup, and give yourself a pat on the back!
This takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. However, my 9 year old daughter takes about 25 minutes because she has to stop more often to check her work. Since this is a popular gift, there are many great cup cozy patterns out there, so I will be sharing some of my favorites in another post soon.
If you make this pattern or have another favorite to share, post it in the comments below!