Crochet Patterns, DIY

Crochet Pumpkin Coffee Cup Cozy

September 8, 2015
DIY Crochet Cup Cozy FEATURE

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
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

Stitches To Know:

Cup Sleeve:

  • 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?

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  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc. September 8, 2015 at 11:27 am

    This is so cute! I wish I knew how to crochet (it was one of the things I was hoping to learn this year, but hasn’t happened yet) or at least knew someone who can crochet so that I could have them make this for me. πŸ™‚
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    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks so much Crystal! You still have a few months to learn to crochet before the year is over!!! This is the perfect beginner project.

  • Reply Becky @ Disney in your Day September 8, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This is so adorable! I wish I knew how to crochet – maybe I’ll send this to my mom and see if she can make it for me!
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    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Always great to have moms that crochet!! Crochet cozies are my new favourite crochet project, so easy and adorable!

  • Reply Callie September 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    How cute is that? I love it!

    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks so much Callie!

  • Reply Shanice September 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launched on Friday and will continue every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night πŸ˜€ Hope you can party with us!
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  • Reply Marie September 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I love this! It will be great with the reusable plastic Starbucks cups because those things get HOT!
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    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Do they ever!! You need crochet coffee cup cozies for those, for sure!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Angeline P September 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    OMG! I love how cute this is! I have never crocheted in my life but I really want to try. I knit scarves all the time but this would be a perfect gift for so many of my friends. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      You should definitely try it out, once you learn the basic crochet stitches you will be good to go! I would love to see yours if you do decide to attempt it!

  • Reply Kels @Blonder Side September 9, 2015 at 6:53 am

    What a cute craft! I’m so glad I found you via your giveaway with Alex (always ,al) I’m also a crafter, though admittingly not on your caliber, mostly knit or crochet crafts the occasional other diy tossed in there lol
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    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!! I’m definitely going to check out your blog πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls September 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    So cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Yay! Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod September 14, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Your coffee cozy is absolutely adorable! We would love for you to link this up at our link party today. Our readers will love it!
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    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks so much! I’ve gone and linked up πŸ™‚

  • Reply Iris Nacole September 21, 2015 at 10:35 am

    How cute is that!! I’d love to have one of my own. Now I’ve gotta lean how to crochet!
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  • Reply Brenda clark September 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I notice that you use cotton yarn. Does it have to be cotton? What is the weight of the yarn? Is it worsted (4) weight? These are so cute and I can’t for your reply to start making them. Thank you.

    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 25, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Hi Brenda! It doesn’t have to be cotton but if you are messy like me and spill your coffee – cotton is so much easier to wash! I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Off White, Hot Orange and Hot Green!

  • Reply Heather September 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Where’s the video? The green part of the pumpkin is way confusing.

    • Reply Emily Franceschini September 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

      I haven’t had a chance to get one filmed yet. Coming soon. For the green part you can also just do 4 chains, then 3 double crochets and attach that with your needle and thread!

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