Crochet this shamrock coffee cozy to give to a friend or to your child’s teacher. It’s easy and that cute little shamrock is so much fun to make! Wrapping your coffee cup in this cozy on St. Patrick’s day, will create that bit of whimsy that will lift your spirits.
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How well I remember St Patrick’s Day as a child. I did all I could to avoid getting pinched! I never remembered it was the “wearing of the green” day, until I got on the school bus. Back then if you weren’t wearing green you got pinched and some of those pinches were hard. When I saw a pinch coming I would say, “No wait…my eyes are green!” that would give me time to run if I was on the playground. My eyes are not green, I was trying to buy time. I wish I would have had the hat and cozy combo in the picture below. Life would have been so much easier. I probably would have worn that cozy on my arm.
Wouldn’t this coffee cozy be cute in pastel colors?
I used Red Heart Super Saver in White and Paddy Green. You may use any worsted weight yarn in your colorway of choice.
Gauge: 4” x 4”= 8 rows DC x 14 DC stitches. Shamrocks are 2” w x 3”h
Supplies 4 rainbow colored buttons (Optional)I used this disposable coffee cup as my pattern. Easily found in the paper products aisle at most retailers. Sold in packs of two and three. 10” round at the top x 5 ¼” in height
FLOATING SHAMROCK STITCH (click here to follow the steps for the “Floating Shamrock Stitch”)
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
join w/ = join with
SLP ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
DC DEC = YO, insert hook in nxt st, draw up loop, (three loops on hook) YO pull through 2 loops; 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in nxt st, draw up loop, (4 loops on hook) YO pull through 2 loops; YO pull through remaining loops on hook.
TRBL = Treble Crochet
FP HDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet
BP HDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet
YO = yarn over
nxt = Next
* * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated; x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated.
This is written in American standard terms, and is made from the top down
A crocheted cozy has a lot of stretch to them. If you would like your cozy to be looser than what I have in my instructions, then add to the base chain in multiples of two. You will need to have an odd number of stitches.
Using MC, CH 27 and join in ring, being careful not to twist. Beginning CH 2 does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
Round 1: CH 2; HDC in joining st, and in each CH around; join w/SLP ST to beg. HDC; CH 2 (27 HDC)
Next is 3 rounds of ribbing
Round 2: FP HDC in joining st; *BP HDC in nxt st, FP HDC in nxt st* 13x join w/SLP ST in beg. FP HDC; CH 2
(14 FP HDC; 13 BP HDC; 27 stitches)
Round 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2
You will be decreasing by two stitches this next round, to compensate for the taper of the coffee cup. If you are making this to fit a cup that does not have a taper, please ignore the decreases.
Round 5: DC in joining st; DC DEC; *DC in nxt st;* 21x; DC DEC; DC in last st; join w/SLP ST to beg. DC;
CH 1 (25 DC)
Round 6: SC in joining ST; *SC in nxt st* 12x, dropping MC and pulling CC through on last pull through; execute a SHAMROCK STITCH; SC in next st, drop & cut CC leaving a tail for weaving in later; pull up MC on last pull through; SC in last 11 stitches; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC; CH 2 (25 SC)
Round 7: HDC in joining st, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST to beg. HDC; CH 2 (25 HDC)
Next is 3 rounds of ribbing
Round 8: FP HDC in joining st; *BP HDC in nxt st, FP HDC in nxt st* 12x join w/SLP ST in beg. FP HDC; CH 2
(13 FP HDC; 12 BP HDC; 25 stitches)
Round 9 & 10: Repeat Round 8; end off at the end of Round 10; secure and weave in all ends.
Embellish with an assortment of buttons. You just need a few to represent the rainbow.
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