Sunday, December 20, 2009

Repost of Coffee Cup Cozy Knitting Pattern

Edit on 1/1/2012: Changed row number repeat (two row 68's... thanks to an awesome lady on Ravelry for pointing that out to me!).  Also, added the abbrvts from the original pattern post, which you can find HERE if you still feel that this one is missing something.  I'm so excited that people are finding this useful!  I may need to edit even more in the future, or make this all one page or something, but it's New Year's Day and I'm kind of distracted right now...  Hope everyone has a marvelous 2012!

This is the same pattern. I just knitted another one of these things following my pattern and I got mad at myself. So here is the pattern, corrected to not be stupid. (There weren't any actual mistakes in the pattern. Just the lines where it said to repeat were totally stupid, so I'm changing it.)

1 skein number 3 light weight yarn (Knitted example is Spa by Caron in Misty Taupe)
US size 6 straight knitting needles (4.0 mm)
Tapestry needle
2 buttons
Sewing needle and thread to match yarn color

CO 24 st.

Rows 1-4: Knit
Rows 5 & 7: k2, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k2
Rows 6 & 8: k3, p4, k1, p8, k1, p4, k3
Row 9: k2, p1, work fcc, p1, work fcc, work bcc, p1, work bcc, p1, k2
Row 10: rep. row 6
Row 11: rep. row 5
Row 12: rep. row 6
Row 13: k2, p1, work fcc, p1, k8, p1, work bcc, p1, k2
Row 14: rep. row 6
Row 15: rep. row 5
Row 16: rep. row 6
Row 17: rep. row 9
Rows 18-59: Repeat rows 10-17 five times, then rows 10 and 11 once more.
Rows 60-63: Knit
Row 64: BO 4 st, k1, p12, k6 (20 sts)
Row 65: BO 4 st, k15 (16 sts)
Row 66: k2, p2tog, YO, p8, YO, p2tog, k2 (16 sts)
Row 67: knit across
Row 68: k2, p12, k2
Row 69: knit across
Row 70-78: rep. rows 66-68 three times. (4 total rows of button holes; repeat additional times, if desired, to create more button hole rows)
Rows 79: knit across
BO all stitches.

Finishing: weave in loose ends; sew two buttons on beginning four rows of garter stitch, lining up with button holes. (Really do this part last--make sure your buttons fit through the holes before you sew them on!)

Abbrvts: Abbreviations
CO: Cast on
k: knit
p: purl
st: stitch
sts: stitches
fcc: front cross cable (using two stitches to cross over two other stitches--so, a four stitch cable, same for bcc)
bcc: back cross cable
rep.: repeat
p2tog: purl 2 together
BO: body odor, born organized.... but in most knitting patterns, it means "bind off"


  1. I'm a coffee cozy lover too and developed another pattern for a mug with a handle. Just love using these types of cozies. Yours is so cute and I can't wait to give it a try!

  2. Just found this on Ravelry while looking for some free coffee cozy patterns to knit for Christmas gifts. Very cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I love this pattern, it looks so cute, but what does "work fcc" and "work bcc" mean?

  4. Nevermind, sorry! found it on the older post of the pattern. :)