Welcome back friends! Do you crochet? I dabbled in crochet off and on for a few years, always fascinated, but never fully catching on. I kept at it, and suddenly, it clicked! I feel calm and cozy when I’m crocheting, and fiercely proud whenever I complete a project.
It’s that time of year for enjoying hot beverages! Let’s protect our hands from said beverages and add our own flair to the cups by crocheting our own cup cozy, or zarf!
- Crochet hook (size 5.0mm)
- Medium yarn (size 4)
- Yarn needle
- Create a slip knot and then chain 30 stitches.
- Careful not to twist the chain, bring both ends together and slip stitch into the first chain stitch to join them into a circle.
- Chain 1 stitch and then loosely slip stitch into the back bump of each of the 30 chain stitches, then join with a final slip stitch.
- Chain 2, then turn the work around so you’ll be working around the outside of the circle. Double crochet in each of the 30 stitches around, then join with a slip stitch.
- Chain 2 and front post double crochet in a stitch and then double crochet in the next stitch. Continue alternating around the circle, then join with a final slip stitch.
- Chain 2 and double crochet in a stitch, then front post double crochet in the next stitch. Continue alternating around the circle, then join with a final slip stitch.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6, four or five more times around and at the end of round 8 o 9, slip stitch to join.
- Chain 1 and loosely slip stitch in each of the 30 stitches around, join and tie off the yarn.
- Flip the cozy inside out and weave in the loose ends using your yarn needle.
- Flip the cozy right side out and you’re done! Enjoy!
*This pattern will fit a Starbucks reusable travel cup. Before getting too far into this project, I recommend slipping the joined chain onto the cup you are making the cozy for. If it doesn’t fit well, adjust how many chain stitches there are up or down to fit.