Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Make Your Own Red White & Blue Cup Cozy


Super Easy Beginner Crochet Project for Any Time of the Year!
Make these for all of your guests!  Like my Red White & Blue Bangles, this cup cozy is super easy. 
  
Supplies: 
  • 100% cotton yarn (use your leftover yarn from another project)
  • Crochet hook - J
  • Buttons, iron on patches, ribbon (any embellishment)

Pattern:
  1. Chain 15. 
  2. Single crochet into 2nd stitch from hook. 
  3. Single crochet until end of chain. 
  4. *Chain 1 and turn. 
  5. Single crochet each stitch above, but only crochet the back stitch This will produce the ribbing effect.  
  6. Repeat from * until it measures 8 inches. 
  7. Fold the cozy in half with the last row and the first row together and slip stitch closed to form the cozy.


NOTE: 
You are crocheting sideways - as if you were to turn the cozy on it's side.  (I hope this makes sense.)  This tan organic cotton cozy only crocheted 11 stitches instead of 15, making it better for smaller glasses/cups.

((Shhh ... I'm sending this red, white and blue cozy to one of my best customers - I think she'll like it.))

I always have a few drink cozies in my ETSY shop if you'd rather I make them for you.
If you have 2 minutes, please vote for my beverage cozy on CraftJuice.

Email me here if you'd like me to make them for you - any color, any theme.

49 comments:

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

WOW You are so good!
Happy new friends Friday!
Following your blog and would love for you to say hi and do the same!
Xo Frenchy

sweetybird09 said...

Monica, those are so nice I love that, great idea for the summer with iced tea and lemonade drinks!

Thanks

Joyce

Ashley said...

Very creative. I dont think I would be able to create something like that. Thanks for linking up with 6 inches of ribbon and come back next friday to link again!

Abby said...

How cute! I've always wanted to learn to do that. That is so festive!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Wow! I'm impressed! This turned out well!

Thanks for linking up!

Jami said...

Super cute cozy...makes me want to get out my crochet needles from my childhood and give it a try!

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

Hi Annabelle, so great to see you as an early bird at Craft Schooling Sunday! Thanks so very much for sharing all your wonderful crochet projects, I really appreciate it! All the best!

Jeanne said...

Great idea!!
Happy Summer Sunday :)

Jeanne

xinex said...

Oh how cute! I wish I could crochet......Christine

Jacqueline said...

What a fun idea. I am so glad you shared that. You could do so many things with this idea. I am just imagining the different yarns and colors. My grandkids would love this. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Deanna said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing. I always wanted to try a cozy!

Sherry said...

What a great idea. Very cute.
Sherry

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a cute idea!

Donna

Jennifer Juniper said...

My grandma would be so upset with me to learn I've forgotten how to crochet! Love this project, though :)

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! Your crocheted cup holder is just adorable - I have some kind of block for knitting and crocheting - I admire your talent! Just popping over from Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper! Ciao, bella!

Shelia said...

Oh, these are so cute! I crochet and just may have to make some of these!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Oh such fun! Love the coasters. What a fun way to change the look of a simple glass.

Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays". Hope to see you next week.

- The Tablescaper

gnee said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for finding me at Singing With Birds. I'm so jealous, as you create beautiful things with a crochet needle and I've never been able to manage one! I tried to learn first when I was 10 and then have tried again several times, but lack the patience to stick to it...or I've had lousy teachers..not sure which has been worse! Your cozy is adorable...

Diane said...

Super cute! Thanks for the inst.

Kaysi said...

What a great idea!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a cute cozy!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

madincrafts.blogspot.com

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

Do join our next party again with a great tutorial. The party will open Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.

:0-)
Rose

Haupi said...

What a wonderful crafty idea this is and it's so easy to do. I just love it. I'm the third person who linked up with the Tips Linky Party and just poked my head in here to say hi. I'm following your blog now too.

Hope you'll visit and follow my blog too! Thanks!

Haupi
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I am loving this! Thanks for the pattern!

Julie said...

Great idea!

sportzmom said...

I love these...now I just need to learn to crochet!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

How cool! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

C.R.A.F.T. said...

i featured you today :)

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Thanks for linking up at How To Homemaker. I love crocheting.
Nancy
http://www.howtohomemaker.com/

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

These are so adorable!! Thanks for linking to my little party, I am honored :)

June said...

I love the cup cozies. I think they are a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

I saw you on New Friend Friday.

Erin Wallace said...

Hi! New follower from Friendly Friday - love your blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

Jerri said...

These are so cute! Nice work!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

How cute!

Kuzak's Closet said...

What a fun idea, so much classier than the typical cozy. Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister!

Tere said...

Very cute and patriotic and crafty! Thanks for linking up to this week's It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a cute idea...Love your blog..

Have a HAPPY Fourth. Celebrate America!
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AUDRA said...

These came out great! Are you a member of ravelry projects? I go there to get free patterns or get ideas all the time!

Thanks for sharing and socializing with me Monday til Sunday!

Its A Blog Party said...

How cute!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

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Jessica said...

Hi Annabelle!
I'm Jessica, and I'm the editor of AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com. You may be familiar with our sister site, FaveCrafts.com. I'm contacting you because I would love to feature some of your craft tutorials on AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com! Here is an example of how projects are featured on AllFreeHolidayCrafts:
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Each review includes a short description of the project, a byline that credits you, a link to the tutorial on your blog, and a photo of the finished project. We also feature links to projects and accompanying pictures in our free weekly e-mail newsletter. Please let us know if we have permission to feature your projects and photos on AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com and in newsletters. I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks,
Jessica

The Tablescaper said...

These are adorable!

Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cathy said...

I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Susan@Organized31 said...

These are adorable! I'm going to make a set up as a gift for my mother-in-law. I'd love if you came and shared at my first ever link party http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-1.html

Robin Buster said...

This is really cute! I haven't crocheted in years, so I like that this is for beginners - I might have to give it a try. Thanks for coming by and sharing! I always look forward to seeing what you're going to link up.

Robin @ Fluster Buster

Carolyn Robbins said...

Hello Annabelle,

This is a wonderful idea and
I thank you for the directions.
Time to get out the crochet hook!

Bear Hugs,
Carolyn

Robin Buster said...

Exactly what I need, beginner projects, I've never been very good with crocheting. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

Robin @ Fluster Buster