Valentine’s Day is next week. I can’t believe how time flies when you’re having fun. Here is a quick and fun little crochet project. I have been trying to come up with ways to use up my extensive yarn scraps. (I admit I hate to throw away partly used skeins of yarn). Valentine’s Day is as perfect time to make this little heart coffee cozy. It is fun and easy to make. They work up so fast you can make one for every special person in your life. It uses very little yarn. You could also reverse the colors and make the cover white and the heart red. It’s really up to you.
You will need some scraps of white and red yarn. (Choose other colors if you like maybe pink and red? ) I used medium weight yarn. You can purchase your mugs at any housewares section of stores. You can even find them at the Dollar stores. Choose one that holds approximately 10-12 oz.
Scraps of red and white yarn (Medium weight) I used Lion Brand Yarns – Vannas Choice in Cranberry and White.
Crochet Hook I/9 ( 5.5 mm ) For body of coffee cozy
Crochet Hook J/10 (6mm) for heart
Mug (holding approximately 10 oz) (If using a larger mug you will need to increase your beginning chains and number of rows )
Coffee Cozy base: Crochet Hook I /9 (5.5mm)
To begin: Chain 12, dc in each chain beginning on 4th chain from hook.
Row 2 – 15 : Chain 3, turn work, dc in each st.
Row 16: Sl st into the first 4th st, chain 3, dc in the next 2 st
Row 17: Ch 3, turn work, dc into the next 2 st, fasten off (You will slip your button thru one of the dc spaces).
Sew button onto the opposite side of mug so that the little tab of rows 16-27 can be used as the button hole. Sew in your yarn tails.
Heart: Switch to Size J/10 (6mm) hook. You can do either one or two hearts (it’s up to you)
To begin: Magic circle, chain 2, * [YO 2 times (there will be 4 loops of yarn on hook), pull thru first 2 loop, pull thru next 2 loops, pull thru last 2 loops]* first st done, repeat from * to * 2 more times, 3dc, ch 1, [YO 2 times (there will be 4 loops of yarn on hook), pull thru first 2 loop, pull thru next 2 loops, pull thru last 2 loops], chain 1, 3dc,* [YO 2 times (there will be 4 loops of yarn on hook), pull thru first 2 loop, pull thru next 2 loops, pull thru last 2 loops]* first st done, repeat from * to * 2 more times, chain 2, sl st into the circle. Pull your circle shut. Leave a long tail to sew heart onto your coffee cozy. Sew your heart to your coffee cozy base. Sew in tails.
To use: Wrap your cozy around your coffee mug (heart on outside).. button and enjoy.
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