Well it is finally here! Pumpkin Spice season has arrived and I am celebrating with a pumpkin spice latte tucked into this adorable crochet pumpkin coffee cup cozy. I’m not sure what I am more excited for – pumpkin spiced everything or it being acceptable to start all my fall/winter crochet projects. I can’t wait to start sharing more crochet patterns on the blog, I have so many already started. I know, it is September 8th – slow down Emily. Are you working on any fun fall crochet/knitting projects yet?
What You Need:
- Cotton yarn in beige, orange and green
- 4mm crochet hook
- Needle and thread
Stitches To Know:
- Chain 34 (Grande size Starbucks cup). Slipstitch into the first chain to make a ring. If you are making this for a specific mug, chain as many as you need to wrap around the mug snugly.
- Double crochet all the way around (34 DC) at the end chain one, turn and repeat.
- Continue for 11 more rows.
- When you get to the end of the last row, cut your yarn and tie a knot.
- Make a magic loop with your orange yarn and chain 3.
- 15 double crochet into the loop. Slipstitch to the top of your chains to join the round. Pull the yarn tight to close the magic loop.
- 1 double crochet and 1 single crochet into the first double crochet in the next round.
- 2 double crochets in the next five stitches.
- 1 double crochet in the next four stitches.
- 2 double crochets in the last five stitches.
- Slipstitch to the bottom of the next stitch. Cut yarn and tie a knot.
- Using the green yarn, attach by slipstitching to the bottom stitch you just tied off from.
- Chain 4, turn and double crochet into each stitch. Slipstitch into the orange stitch you started with.
- Chain 2 and one double crochet into each stitch. Attach to orange yarn, cut thread and tie a knot.
Okay does that sound confusing? It is really easy but I’m not the best at descriptions – I’ll put together a process video later today!
Attaching the Pumpkin:
- Using a needle and thread, stitch all around the pumpkin to attach to the cup sleeve.
These measurements fit a Grande Starbucks cup perfectly. I’ve also tried it on a large cup from one of our local coffee shops (Old Rock) and it fits great too. I’ve found the yarn will stretch over time so make sure it is snug to begin. I spent a large part of my weekend making coffee cozies and I’m really excited that I got to use mine today when I picked up my first PSL of the season on my way to work. How basic right?
Okay how adorable is this? I’m seriously obsessed with that cute little pumpkin. I can’t stop making them. Pretty soon my entire craft room is going to be filled with adorable crochet coffee cozies. Any friends/family have fall birthdays? These make the cutest gifts – I know I would be STOKED to receive one of these for my 26th (UGH) birthday coming up in a few weeks.
What fun fall projects are you working on?