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Easy Crochet Cup Cozy – Free Pattern

Create this beginner friendly crochet cozy for your favorite cup. This pattern is super easy and takes maybe 30 minutes to whip up! All you need to know are the basic stitches in crochet.

This crochet cup cozy will be the first pattern in my 2 – part series for the week. So watch out for 1 more cup cozy’s making their way this week on the blog. I’m so excited to be doing this series because I love creating cup cozy’s! I think they add the perfect touch to your favorite cup.

Plus, I love making them for the holidays as gifts. Their’s just something about creating a homemade gift with your own two hands.


The design inspiration for this pattern came from wanting to make something simple, yet detailed. I also wanted the crochet stitch to be very easy and beginner friendly. So the main stitch used for this pattern is half double crochet back loop only, because it creates a nice ribbed texture.

I’m actually quite a fan of this easy stitch and use it a lot in my crochet patterns. I actually made a beautiful scarf using this stitch, if you would like to see it or make it, click here.

So as you can see I absolutely love this stitch! What’s your go to stitch you like to use in your crochet projects?


The yarn I decided to go with for this cozy is a wool acrylic blend from Lion Brand. I love working with this yarn because its never failed me in the past. I usually stock up on it when it goes on sale. Its a number 4 medium weight yarn, so it’s definitely a lot thinner than a bulky yarn.

But what’s great about this project is that any medium weight yarn would work for this project. Bulky probably as well, you might have to adjust your initial stitch count so its not to long.

crochet cozy

So let’s get into the pattern!


Supplies Needed:

  • Medium weight yarn (Category “4”, I used 1 ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the color Natural Heather).
  • 5 mm hook (U.S./H), or hook needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Buttons


12 stitches x 10 rows = 4 inches


ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

hdcblo – half doube crochet back loop only

Finished Size:


  • Pattern written in standard US terms.
  • This pattern was made to fit a basic to go cup.
  • Buttons are added at the end using needle and thread.


ch 10

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, hdc across (9)

Row 2 – 18: hdcblo across (9)

Row 19: 2 hdc, ch 2, skip 2, hdc, ch 2, skip 2, 2 hdc ( this is where the button holes will be created).

Row 20: hdc across (9)

Finish off and weave in ends.


Step 1: On the left side of your cup cozy, sew the 2 buttons on. Make sure they match according to your buttons holes you created.

add your buttons to your crochet cozy

And your done!

I hope you enjoyed making this pattern!