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Coffee Bean Cup Cozy a Free Crochet Mug Cozy Pattern

Learn how to crochet the Coffee Bean Cup Cozy Pattern. This free crochet cozy pattern will wrap your favorite mug in all the texture. The Coffee Been Cozy is a quick but beautiful crochet project that makes a fabulous gift.

I’m excited to be a part of the CAL Central Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along this year. I designed this little mug cozy as my contribution. In the crochet pattern below I’ve included two sizes-for your standard coffee cup and one for those oversized mugs.

Plus you can choose to add a button loop and wrap your crochet cozy around a coffee mug. Or you can seam your rectangle together to form a sleeve, perfect for gifting to-cups and travel mugs.

Crochet cup cozy on oversized coffee mug in mustard yellow.
These crochet cup cozies are quick and fun!

The idea with this crochet along is for you to be able to use yarn that’s already in your stash to crochet all those handmade gifts. To help you achieve this, 26 different designers are contributing free crochet patterns that use only one skein of yarn (or less)!

More crochet cup cozy patterns

My Berry Christmas Cup Cozy pattern is always a popular holiday make so I thought it was time I designed another mug cozy. When I’m crocheting a bunch of Christmas gifts I enjoy variety. I love how you can pack such texture into the these small crochet items.

You can also find the step by step tutorial for how to crochet this cup cozy in the round, if you prefer to make coffee cup cozies for to go cups!

Crochet mug cozy in red laid flat with button and oversized coffee cup on white table.
The red is so festive on this mug cozy!

You can purchase an ad-free, affordable pdf of this pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. Scroll down for the free pattern here.

Yarn

The yarn I used for these crochet cup cozies is #4 medium worsted weight. These mug cozies use just a little, about 10-20 yds each, depending on the size. This is a great pattern for using up those odds and ends of leftover yarns in your stash.

I used Joann’s Big Twist Yarn for the mustard yellow cup cozy. This yarn comes in a great variety of colors. I paired four of these colors in my crochet Sunset Sweater pattern and I just love how it turned out.

For the grey mug cozy, I used Crafter’s Secret yarn from Hobby Lobby. I like how the stitches stand out in the lighter yarn. Plus, I can use a contrasting button too.

The to go cup sleeve I crocheted from some Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta that I had leftover from the Mila Crochet Color Block Shawl. This one has such a neat texture to the yarn itself.

The vibrant red yarn is Red Heart Super Saver. It may be hard to see in the picture, but it’s a pinky red that really stands out in a small project.

Can you substitute yarns? Of course, any worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern. I designed these in acrylic yarns. Be aware if substituting in other fibers, like cotton that can effect how stretchy the cup cozy turns out.

Crochet mug cozy in red wrapped around printable template of a mug.

You can purchase this travel mug printable template from my Etsy shop here. Or you can subscribe to my newsletter and download it (and my other resources) free.

Stitch

For the Coffee Bean crochet cup cozy I used a combination of half double crochets and the mini bean stitch. I’ve included lots of photos for this pattern. If you’d like a full step by step tutorial for the mini bean stitch you can check that out in this post.

I do love the mini bean stitch. I’ve used it several crochet patterns and they’re still some of my favorites. The Pixie Spice Hat is a fall favorite of mine for sure.

And I used a modified version of the mini bean for the Pebbled Beanie crochet hat pattern. Since this crochet beanie is worked top down, I omitted the ch 1 after the mini bean. This keeps the stitch nice and close, creating a warm beanie.

Three crochet cup cozies, one to go in blue on top, regular size cup cozy in grey with button and oversized mug cozy on bottom.
Seam this cozy for a travel cup, or add a button for a traditional mug.

Ideas for Gifting Crochet Mug Cozies

Mug cozies pair great with a printable mug template. You can purchase the one pictured here in my Etsy shop (psst–email subscribers can download it free from my Resource Library). You can join my newsletter here if you’re interested.

Of course, gifting these cup cozies with a beautiful mug is an amazing option. Maybe you could fill it with a favorite tea or hot chocolate. Or even a small gift card to their favorite shop.

I love those mason jar recipes. I’ve seen a lot of them for cookies and breads. And when I think of eating cookies and bread, you better believe I need a beverage.

Adding a crocheted mug cozy with a holiday mug and mason jar with a yummy recipe sounds like a sweet gift to me. What are you favorite ways to gift cup cozies for the holidays?

You might also enjoy crocheting gifts from these posts:

20 One Skein Crochet Patterns

Scrap Yarn: 18 Free Crochet Patterns Using Leftover Yarn

Be sure to check out the Boom Box Softie pattern from Underground Crafter. This is the first pattern in the #HolidayStashdownCAL. Get the all the details here.

Materials

Notes

  1. Stitch multiple is 2 + 1, plus 2 for the starting chain.
  2. Pattern is written for 2 sizes. The smaller size is given first and the larger size second. 

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

sk-skip the indicated stitch

ch(s)-chain(s)

st(s)-stitch(es)

rep-repeat  

hdc-half double crochet 

sc-single crochet 

Special Stitches

This is the stitch that gives our crochet cup cozy all its texture!

mb-mini bean stitch: insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yo (3 loops on your hook) insert your hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook, ch 1. 

Gauge

4” x 4” = 12 hdc x 9 rows of hdc

Construction

Mug Cozy is worked flat and finished with a border around. A simple chain button loop is added on end and a button sewn to the opposite end. Or you have the option of seaming the rectangle for a to go sleeve.

Finished Dimensions

Measurements taken before stretching to fit + do not include the border.

Smallest size= 8” x 3” fits a 9” travel to-go cup like a reusable Starbucks cup; with the border + button loop fits a 11” coffee mug.

Largest size= 9.75 ” x 3” fits an oversized 14” coffee mug. 

See more details below on how to adjust for fit.

Adjustment

To adjust height of cup cozy repeat Rows 4-7, or any combination of rows you like. Alternatively, you can leave off a row of hdc if you need a smaller version.

To adjust the width of cozy increase or decrease the number of stitches in twos, then add one more. Note that two of the chains will be skipped to make the first hdc. 

If you want to crochet this cup cozy into a to-go sleeve as you crochet it, you can check out the Travel Cup Cozy tutorial. In this post I show you how to join and turn at the end of every round. Or you can crochet it flat and seam it, as instructed below.

Full Length Video Tutorial

The Coffee Cup Cozy Video is available to watch on YouTube.

Level

Intermediate-Adventurous Beginner

Scroll down for the free cup cozy crochet pattern!

Crochet cup cozy on oversized coffee mug in mustard yellow.

Crochet a Cup Cozy Pattern | Coffee Bean Mug Cozy

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to crochet the Coffee Bean Cup Cozy. Packed with texture these crochet mug cozies make great gifts.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Big Twist

Tools

  • 5.5mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • 1"-1.25" button
  • yarn needle
  • sewing thread
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Ch 25 (31) picture of mustard crochet chain Hdc in 3rd ch (skipped chs do not count) picture of first hdc crochet cup cozy and hdc in each ch across, turn. (23, 29 sts) picture of row 1 hdc
  2. Ch 2, in same st mb, picture of first mini bean stitch *(sk next st, mb in next st) rep from * across, picture of crochet mini bean stitch cup cozy pattern ch 1 again (you’ll have 2 chs), turn. (12 mb, 15 mb) picture of crochet mini bean stitch row
  3. In same st mb, picture of second row mini bean stitch *(sk next st, mb in next st) rep from * across, ch 1 again (you’ll have 2 chs), turn. (12 mb, 15 mb) picture of last mini bean stitch
  4. Hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (23, 29 sts) picture of crochet half double crochet row
  5. Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (23, 29 sts) picture of mustard yellow crochet cup cozy tutorial
  6. Ch 2, in same st mb, picture of honey colored crochet cup cozy pattern free*(sk next st, mb in next st) rep from * across, ch 1 again (you’ll have 2 chs), turn. (12 mb, 15 mb)picture of crochet cup cozy pattern free
  7. In same st mb, *(sk next st, mb in next st) rep from * across, ch 1 again (you’ll have 2 chs), turn. (12 mb, 15 mb) picture of how to crochet a mug cozy crochet pattern
  8. Hdc in same st picture of crochet cup cozy togo cup or mug pattern and continue to hdc in each st across, turn. (23, 29 sts) Do not cut yarn. picture of mustard colored crochet cup cozy pattern If seaming for a To Go Sleeve skip ahead to Step 12.
  9. To crochet a border for button loop version continue from where you are. Ch 1, sc in same st, turn corner,
    sc evenly around the rectangle.picture of crochet mug cozy free pattern Place (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the corners. Sl st back to first sc made. Do not cut yarn.
  10. To crochet the button loop continue from where you are. Sl st down the edge 4 sts, or an 1.” Chain 11, sl st back to rectangle edge, skipping 4 sts, or 1” from where you started the chain. Cut yarn. picture of button loop for mug cozy crochet pattern
  11. Sew on button to the opposite end of the rectangle. It is a good idea to check the fit on your mug when adding
    the loop and button. Three crochet cup cozies, one to go in blue on top, regular size cup cozy in grey with button and oversized mug cozy on bottom.
  12. To seam for a To Go Cup Sleeve cut yarn, leave a long tail for sewing. Match short ends together. Use tail and yarn needle to seam together, forming the ring. To go sleeve cup cozy in printable template

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Suzy Piatt

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

I love this pattern. I want to send as gifts. Can you please tell me what exact product you purchased for the heavy card stock to print the mug cards on for gifting these cozies?

Christa

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Hi Suzy,

Thank you! For the printable I used a brown card stock weight paper. I don't have the original packaging any longer, but if memory serves me, I believe it was the Kraft 8.5" x 11" Cardstock Paper by Recollections from Michaels. I hope that helps!

Have a great day, Crystal

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