Need a last-minute Teacher’s gift? This crochet apple coffee cup cozy is a perfect Teacher’s gift and very quick to work up. There is also a cute owl in a tree variation to this free crochet pattern as well.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Apple Coffee Cup Cozy pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.
An Apple Coffee Cup Cozy for their Favorite Teacher
There is no better way to say thank you to your child’s favorite teacher than giving them a handmade gift. I have several teachers in the family and they have told me the handmade gifts are the best.
Coffee Cup Cozy Printable Insert
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The insert says “Thank you for being an A+ Teacher” and helps the teacher know exactly what the gift is, in case you are not gifting the crochet cup cozy with a cup. I have also included a basic “Made with Love” version of the Coffee Cup insert for when you are giving cozies as gifts for other occasions.
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Teacher’s Apple Coffee Cup Cozy
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0.7 oz or 42 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, (Size 4 Yarn) Cherry Red
1 yd of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
1 yd of Red Heart Super Saver, Coffee
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
An Adorable Button (I found Owl and Worm Buttons at Walmart)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: Gauge is hard to check with this stitch pattern. It is best to just measure Row 1 and make sure it is 11 inches or 9.5 inches wide depending on the size you are making.
Regular Mug Size Cozy (3.25 in. diameter) is 9.5 inches wide by 3 inches tall for the main rectangle (not including the loop.)
Large Mug Size Cozy (3.75 in. diameter) is 11 inches wide by 3 inches tall for the main rectangle (not including the loop.)
Crochet Apple Cup Cozy Video Tutorial
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Teacher’s Apple Coffee Cup Cozy
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
– There are two sizes for this pattern but the only difference between the two sizes is the starting chain.
Coffee Cup Cozy Base
CH 34 for Regular Mug Size
CH 40 for Large Mug Size
Row 1: SC into 2nd CH from hook. SC in each CH across. (33sts, 39sts)
Row 2: CH1, turn, (SC, DC) into first ST, *Skip a ST, (SC, DC) into next ST* repeat from *to* until you only have 2 STs left. Skip second to last ST. SC in last ST.
Row 3: CH1, turn, (SC, DC) into first ST, *Skip a ST, (SC, DC) into next ST* repeat from *to* until you only have 2 STs left. Skip second to last ST. SC in last ST.
Use a piece of yarn or stitch marker to mark the side of the first ST of row 3.
Row 4-8: CH1, turn, (SC, DC) into first ST, *Skip a ST, (SC, DC) into next ST* repeat from *to* until you only have 2 STs left. Skip second to last ST. SC in last ST.
Making a Loop: From the end of Row 8, CH10. SLST to the side of Row 3 (where we placed our stitch marker.) SLST to the side of Row 2. Turn so you are working around the chain you just made and work 13 SC around the CH. (not into the chain). From here we will continue with Row 9.
Work the first ST of Row 9 then mark it with a ST marker.
Row 9: (SC, DC) into first ST, *Skip a ST, (SC, DC) into next ST* repeat from *to* until you only have 2 STs left. Skip second to last ST. SC in last ST.
Row 10: CH1, turn, SC in each ST across ending with the first ST of Row 9 that we put a Stitch marker into.
Fasten off and weave in your ends. On the side of the cozy, that does not have the loop, you can sew a button about 1 inch into the cozy.
CH 3 with Brown
Row 1: SC in the Second and Third CH from the Hook.
Fasten off and use your yarn ends to sew the stem to the top of the crochet coffee cup cozy. Then weave in your ends.
The leaf is worked all as one row. We will be working on both sides of the starting chain.
CH5 with Green
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, HDC in the next CH, SC in the next CH, SLST to the last CH. CH1, Turn the chain over so you can work down the other side. SLST into the next CH, SC into the next CH, HDC into the next Ch, SC into the last CH, SLST to the first SC made.
Fasten off. Use your yarn ends to sew the leaf onto the mug cozy. Then weave in your ends.
Now your Teacher’s Apple Cup Cozy is complete!
When I was at the store I saw some cute owl buttons and decided to make an owl variation on this crochet cup cozy. To make the owl/tree version, just make your coffee cup cozy base in a medium brown color. Then make 6 or more leaves and sew them randomly onto the cup cozy. Use an owl button to finish off it off.
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