Fun and Easy Granny Square Coffee Cup Cozy

coffe cup cozy

Here is today’s project: A Fun and Easy Granny Square Coffee Cup Cozy

This is a fun and easy Granny square coffee cup cozy.   If you’re like me you probably have tons of partially used skeins of yarn.  I just can’t seem to throw out even small amounts of yarn out.  I know if I just think a little I can come up with ways to use these small scraps of yarn and make something beautiful.   For many of you January is one of the coldest months of the year.  I must admit I live in a suburb of San Diego, California and we are blessed with pretty awesome weather year round.  However for those of you not so fortunate I wanted to come up with a project that uses up your yarn scraps.  I’ve used  colorful spring colors to make winter more bearable.    This is what I came up with a fun and easy Granny Square coffee cup cozy.   It’s a great way to use up your scraps. Plus it had to be pretty enough to give away as a gift.  (Teachers day,   Mother’s Day, etc.).  You can choose your own colors if you prefer.  I can just imagine this with pretty shades or orange and maybe a yellow center.

I keep seeing granny squares everywhere.  Here I took the first two rounds of a granny square and kinda did a little hack to make it into a rectangle.  It’s fast and easy to do.   I know my instructions might be a little confusing.  Don’t worry I’ve also included a link to a video tutorial for visual learners.

If you like Coffee Cozies here is another one:   Heart Coffee Cozy

Materials needed for Granny Square Coffee Cup Cozy:

Scraps of medium weight yarn ( I used 4 different colors, white, lavender, purple and green )

F / 5  (3.75mm) hook


Yarn needle

1 Button

To begin:   (You will work the first 2 rounds as you would for a granny square.  with the 1st color I used lavender )  Make 2

Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to close ring.

Round 1:  chain 3 (counts as dc), 2dc into ring, *ch 3, 3dc into ring*, rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch,  Fasten off

Round 2:  (with 2nd color, I used purple) join yarn in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc into same ch-3 sp,  3dc into same ch-3 sp, *ch 2, skip 3dc, [3dc, 3dc, ch 3, 3dc ] in same ch-3 sp,(this make the corner), rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch, fasten off

With 3rd color (I used green):  join yarn in any ch-3 corner sp,  ch 3, 2dc, *ch 2, skip 3dc, 3dc into next ch-2 sp,* rep from * to * 1 more time, fasten off

Repeat on opposite edge.  See photo above for reference.  This step is shown in the green color yarn.  (Repeat these steps to create your second rectangle. )

Wth 4th color (I used white)  Join yarn in any stitch (I avoid the corners).  ch 1, work 1 sc in each stitch all around entire piece, work 3 sc in each corner stitch.  When working along the dc post work 2 sc into the post.  On the opposite corner you will have 3 chains, work 1 sc into each chain.  Fasten off

Sewing/ Joining rectangle:   You can either sew or join your two pieces along one edge (the one with the green color) by either sewing or joining with a slip stitch. You will begin to join your pieces in the 2nd sc of the corner chains.  (Remember you work 3 sc into the corner stitches).  Picking up the chain loop closest to the center (DO NOT work thru both loops of the stitch) you can sew or slip stitch to the opposite edge.    You will only be seeing one edge of your rectangle.  The other side will have a loop. First connecting loop.   With any color of your choice,  join yarn at least 2 or 3 stitches from the edge.   Chain 5,  sl st into your opposite piece also 2 or 3 stitches from the edge,  sc back into each ch, sl st into your original joining stitch and sc.  Fasten off.

For button loop: With any color of your choice, join yarn at least 2 or 3 stitches from the edge. Chain 12, sl st into your opposite piece also 2 or 3 stitches from the edfe, sc,  and Fasten off.

Sew on your button.   sew in tails and  Enjoy!

*I have made every effort to make sure these instructions are accurate.  However my fingers type faster than my brain works.  So I apologize if there are any errors.

If you found the instructions above confusing don’t worry.  I have created a free YouTube video tutorial.  Some people prefer to watch the video.     Continue to next page for Video Links

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