Looking for a crochet gift that is quick to make and uses up those pesky partial skeins of yarn? Look no further than the Basketweave Crochet Cup Cozy. This free pattern first made its debut on my Instagram page right after Daylight Savings Time ended as a way to keep me up past six o’clock in the evening. (No seriously) Once you get the hang of stitching around the posts this is a pretty mindless knit, and we all know how much I love those.
As I was creating items for our island Christmas Bazaar I decided to learn new crochet stitches and to use up the mini bits of yarn I have from various projects and so the Basketweave Crochet Cup Cozy was born. These cup cozies are perfect to use up my scraps and bonus they make great gifts. Add in a reusable cup and a gift card for a hot beverage and you have a fun and practical item for the teacher, friend, or gift exchange person in your life.
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Crochet Hook
To make your cup cozy start by making a slip knot and then chaining 24 stitches. (Be sure to not count the loop on the hook, I can’t tell you how many patterns I messed up counting that stupid hook loop LOL) After chaining 24 stitches, join the chain with a slip stitch. ????Round 1: Chain (CH) 2 (this counts as the first double crochet (DC ). DC into each stitch in the round for a total of 24 DC stitches. Join with a slip stitch. ????Round 2: CH 2, DC around the front post of the next 2 stitches (DCFP),* DC around the back post of the next 3 stitches (DCBP), DCFP the next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * ending with a DCBP. Slip stitch to join at end of round. ????Round 3: repeat Round 2 ????Round 4: CH 2, DCBP in next 2 stitches. *DCFP next 3 stitches, DCBP next 3 stitches* repeat * to * ending with DCFP and join with a slip stitch. ????Round 5: repeat Round 4 ????Round 6: repeat Round 4 ????Round 7: repeat Round 2 ????Round 8: repeat Round 2. ????Round 9 repeat Round 2 but fasten off stitch after you slip stitch to join the round. Weave in ends and enjoy!
If you are having issues with the basketweave stitch you can check out my tutorial in my Instagram Highlights here.