Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Coffee cup cozies, java jammies, mug sweaters . . . Whatever you want to call them, they are great projects for beginners, a quick gift, or just to use up bits of yarn. I wanted one that would keep your hand cool and your coffee warm no matter what cup you were using. Here is what I came up with.
Adjustable Coffee Cozy
Yarn: 50-70 yards of worsted weight, I used Galway Paint
Hook: US G, 4.00mm
Notions: button about 1”dia
Gauge: Not important for this pattern
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet: Yarn over. Insert hook around post of next stitch from right to left. Yarn over, finish DC as usual
Waffle stitch - *DC in the FPDC, FPDC in the DC*
row 1: dc into 4th ch from hook, dc in next 15 sts (16 dc)
row 2: ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, *fpdc around first st, dc in top of next st* 7 times, hdc into top of turning chain (16 sts)
row 3-25: ch 2, turn, *fpdc around dc from last row, dc in top of fpdc from last row* 7 times, hdc into top of turning chain (16 sts)
row 26: ch 1, turn, slip stitch into next 5 dc, ch 1, sc into next 6 dc (6 st)
row 27: ch3, turn, dc into next st, ch2 & skip next 2 st, dc into next 2 st (6 st)
row 28: ch1, turn, sc across (6 st)
Repeat rows 27-28 5 times (6 buttonholes)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Sew on button around row 8 or so.
This pattern hasn't been tested by anyone but me, so feedback is welcome!