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Free Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern: FPF

It’s Friday already?  Alrighty then, time for another free crochet pattern as part of JJCrochet’s Free Pattern Friday.

I woke up this morning and was brainstorming what I could make and offer as a free crochet pattern for FPF.  I wanted something quick for summer, something useful, something practical.  Something people could make that would work crochet into their everyday routines.  A couple months ago one of my good friends, C.J., suggested I made crochet coffee cozies.  I instantly loved the idea, but hadn’t gotten around to crocheting up a prototype until today.  So thank you, C.J. for your inspiration!

C.J.’s Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy


  • Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
  • Size F (4.0mm) crochet hook
  • Small amount Worsted Weight Yarn.  I used Vanna’s Choice Solids.


With smaller hook (size E), Chain 25. Join with sl st to first chain.

Round 1: Using larger hook, Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), hdc in each st around (25 st).  Join to first hdc with sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2.  *Ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 hdc in next st*  Repeat around until beginning.  Ch 1, 1 hdc in same last st.  Join to first hdc with sl st.

Round 3: Ch 2.  1 hdc in first ch-1 space.  *2 hdc in next ch-1*  Repeat around until beginning.  Join to first hdc with sl st.  (Note: Do NOT ch-1 between each hdc cluster.)

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across (25 st).

Round 5: Repeat Round 2

Round 6: Repeat Round 3

Round 7: Using smaller hook, Ch 2, hdc in each st across (25 st).

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Choose different colors for each round or alternate a striping pattern.  Below is the color scheme for the two coffee cozies pictures:

Crochet Coffee Cozy 1

  • Round 1: Bright Coral
  • Round 2: Gray
  • Round 3: Purple
  • Round 4: Bright Coral
  • Round 5: Purple
  • Round 6: Gray
  • Round 7: Bright Coral



Crochet Coffee Cozy 2

  • Round 1: Olive Green
  • Round 2: Grass Green
  • Round 3: Grass Green
  • Round 4: Olive Green
  • Round 5: Grass Green
  • Round 6:  Grass Green
  • Round 7: Olive Green

Experiment with your own colors to create your very own crochet coffee cozies to match your style.  They’re reusable, easy to wash, and a greener alternative to paper covers.  Happy crocheting!


  • Brenda

    October 18, 2010

    When do you switch between the two sizes of hooks? I don’t think it says in the pattern…

  • Linda

    October 31, 2010

    Do I switch to the larger crochet hook on round 1?

  • JJCrochet

    August 16, 2011

    Ah – my mistake. Yes, you switch to the larger hook after Round 1. This gives the crochet coffee cozy a tighter fit. You also use the smaller hook again for the final round as well.

    I’ve updated the pattern to correct the omission – thanks for catching that!

  • Monica

    September 9, 2011

    Round 2: Ch 2. *Ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 hdc in next st* Repeat around until beginning. Ch 1, 1 hdc in same last st. Join to first hdc with sl st.

    Had a question bout this step. It says ch 2 *ch1…..wouldn’t that just be ch 3…what am I missing hear? I love this pattern.

  • JJCrochet

    September 10, 2011

    Hi Monica,

    You’re absolutely right! You do chain 3 in Round 2. I’ve written it as ch 2 + ch 1 to separate the initial ch 2 at the beginning from the repeated *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc*. You’re correct that you do chain 3 – that’s just my reasoning behind it. Hope it helps – good luck!

  • Monica

    September 10, 2011

    Thank you soooo much……I’ve made about a dozen of these while watching some college football today. You are so sweet to share your pattern 🙂

  • Léanne :)

    September 28, 2011

    Great pattern, thank you! just wondering what is your policy for gifting/selling finished items made from your pattern? thank you!

  • JJCrochet

    October 5, 2011

    Leanne – Yes! I’d love for you to sell any finished items you make from my patterns. As far as my requirements go, I ask that you post a link back to my site and reference where the pattern was from if you choose to sell the hats online or locally. But that’s it! Also, should you happen to sell more than 50 hats from my pattern, there will be a $.25 licensing fee for each hat sold. Thanks for checking – best of luck with your crocheting! Jayna

  • YogaQT

    November 14, 2011

    Im still new at reading patterns….would love a video!

  • Amber

    November 16, 2011

    I am doing something wrong and I do not know what it is. I wind up having way more than 25 stitches by row 7. As I crochet it is not going down . Confused. Can anyone help?


    I am 90% sure I am doing hdc correct. It is yarn over, through the stitch , yarn over and pull through (3 on needle) then yarn over and pull through all three. Is this correct?

  • JJCrochet

    November 16, 2011

    Hi Amber – feel free to e-mail me with any problem you’re having with the pattern ( and I’d be glad to help you out!

    For the hdc – you are doing it partially correct from what I can tell. To make a dcd, you: yarn over, go through the stitch, yarn over, pull back through the stitch. THEN yo, pull through all 3 stitches on hook. That might be what you’re saying, but just wrote it out again to double check. 🙂

    Good luck with everything!

  • Klutzymama

    February 25, 2012

    Hi, thank you so much for this great pattern! I have a question…maybe this is a dumb question, but after the initial 25 chains, are we supposed to HDC back across the chains? I keep getting stuck when I HDC back across the initial 25 chains and then try to slip stitch into the first hdc. Does that make sense? I keep thinking maybe I should join the 25 chains with a slip stitch & then hdc around.

  • JJCrochet

    February 25, 2012

    Hi –
    After you make the initial 25 chains, you join them with a slip stitch so you have a ring. That should make it easier to sl st to the top of the first HDC, ha – Not a stupid question at all. Have fun!

  • linda olson

    October 2, 2012

    thanks so much for the free pttern for the cozies. Our church is getting ready for our holiday bazzar the info on selling them is just what i needed thanks again

  • JJCrochet

    October 3, 2012

    Glad you’re using the pattern, Linda – enjoy!

  • Jaymie Derden

    December 1, 2012

    On round 6 (repeat round 3) I ended up with less than 25 stitches. It made the cozy tight and then on the final round I didn’t have 25 stitches to do. I ended up just doing hdc in each st on round 6 and it worked, but I wondered what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks for your help. I love this idea and wanted to make several for Christmas gifts!


  • Marianne Erie pa

    February 14, 2013

    Love this I know what cup is mine too when I go places

  • Sarah

    May 23, 2013

    I made this pattern a couple times but they are not wide enough to fit over the cups…they are too tight. Should I move up hook sizes or should I add a few more chains/stitches?

  • Henrietta

    October 18, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I have some already to give as gifts, and going to try on sell. Once again Thank you for the allowance of selling the finished products. Giving you much credit for this.

  • Margaret Trousdale

    January 10, 2016

    Happy New Year, J.J. ! Thanks for the pattern! Best wishes! – The Yarn Marm of California

  • Lynne Crawford

    June 24, 2017

    Can you do a video tutorial for this cup cozy I’m not good at understanding written patterns at this time

  • Heather Chappell

    July 14, 2021

    Can you do more rows for extra coverage? Do I have to increase?

  • JJCrochet

    December 29, 2021

    Absolutely! You can add more rows without the need to increase. Add a few extra to make the cozy longer.

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