Easy Crochet Cozy Last Minute Teacher Gift

Need a quick and easy crochet project? Maybe a last-minute gift for a teacher at the end of the school year? This easy crochet cozy that looks like a pencil is a perfect crochet teacher’s gift.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this easy crochet cup cozy. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

Easy Crochet Pencil Cup Cozy

The end of the school year is here and DIY teacher gifts are a great way to say thank you to any teacher. I know I would be lost trying to teach my son to read without the help of his first-grade teacher. So this little easy cup cozy will make a great Thank You gift.

Free crochet pattern for a quick and easy crochet cozy with a video tutorial. This mug cozy is great for a Teacher's gift.

Adding a School theme to an Existing Pattern

This quick crochet pencil cup cozy is actually the same pattern as my Buttoned Cup Cozy. I just added some stripes in the right order to make it look like a pencil.

I just love the original pattern because it works for both travel coffee cups and mugs.

Free crochet pattern for a quick and easy crochet cozy with a video tutorial. This mug cozy is great for a Teacher's gift.

Coffee Cup Cozy Printable Insert

To make your gift just a little more special, I have designed a coffee cup insert to add to your gift. These inserts are available to all newsletter subscribers.

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. I also have some travel mug cozy printables as well.

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The Premium Ad-Free PDF Pattern

Below you will find the free pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted ad-free large font PDF version of the pattern. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag or basket.

I moved all the photos to the end of the PDF so you can reference them as you needed them and print just the pattern without using up as much ink. The Premium PDF version of the pattern can be purchased on Etsy of Ravelry.

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Easy Pencil Crochet Cup Cozy

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Materials Needed

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0.76 oz or 40 yds of Red Heart Super Saver ( Size 4 Yarn) Colors used include Charcoal, Buff, Gold, Light Grey, and Flamingo.
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
1 – 3/4 inch Buttons
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 4 SC X 5 Rows = 1 inch
Size: 13.5 inches by 2.5 inches

Buttoned Crochet Cup Cozy Video Tutorial

Check out the crochet cup cozy video tutorial. It is for the original button cup cozy but the construction is exactly the same as this easy cup cozy. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun crochet video tutorials.

Free crochet pattern for a quick and easy crochet cozy with a video tutorial. This mug cozy is great for a Teacher's gift.

Easy Pencil Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
-The turning Chain does not count as a stitch.

With Charcoal,

CH 8, SLST to first CH to make a circle.

Row 1: CH1, SC into the next CH. (1)

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into ST. (2)

Row 3: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next ST. (3)

Row 4: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 2 STs. (4)

Change yarn to Buff or light tan color.

Row 5: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 3 STs. (5)

Row 6: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 4 STs. (6)

Row 7: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 5 STs. (7)

Row 8: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 6 STs. (8)

Row 9: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 7 STs. (9)

Row 10: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 8 STs. (10)

Row 11: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 9 STs. (11)

Change to Gold yarn color.

Row 12-37: CH1, turn, BLOSC into next 11 STs. (11)

Change to Light Grey Color.

Row 38-42: CH1, turn, BLOSC into next 11 STs. (11)

Change to Pink or Flamingo Color.

Row 43-53: CH1, turn, BLOSC into next 11 STs. (11)

After row 53, fasten off and weave in your ends.

Free crochet pattern for a quick and easy crochet cozy with a video tutorial. This mug cozy is great for a Teacher's gift.

Using a spare piece of yarn and a yarn needle, sew a 1/2 button to row 37, or grab your favorite coffee cup and use that to decide where to place the button. In the video, I used two buttons but afterwards decided only one button is needed.

Once your button is sewn on you are already to have a cup of coffee or wrap it up to use as a gift. If you are gifting the coffee cup cozy you might want to use the printable cup labels shown in the photos above. You can get access to that printable by signing up for my email newsletter.

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