Happy Hand Crochet Cup Cozy with Handle – FREE Pattern!

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This crochet cup cozy pattern features a handle to help you hang onto your hot drinks. This simple pattern makes the perfect last-minute gift for someone who loves coffee! 

It’s day 11 of the 2023 Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along (MCAL)! Did you realize there are only two weeks left until Christmas? But don’t worry if you still haven’t completed all of your crochet gifts. You still have lots of crafting time left to make thoughtful handmade gifts for everyone.

And to inspire you, each day from December 1st through December 24th, I’ll be sharing one free pattern for a quick crochet gift idea, right here on my blog. You never know what the pattern will be. So check back every day for a fun new surprise! Or if you just can’t wait, you can purchase the ebook and get all of the patterns (plus 6 more!) now.

Today’s free pattern, a reusable coffee cup cozy, has a wide, built-in handle that adds a little extra insulation for the user’s hand. It also provides a more comfortable and controlled grip, reducing the risk of accidental spills or burns. This small project is a great way to treat the coffee enthusiast on your list. You could include it in a themed basket as a special handmade touch, along with a gift card for a free cup of coffee at their favorite coffee shop.

But in colder weather, just about everyone enjoys some type of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, which makes these a versatile gift for all sorts of people and occasions. Your practical friends will love that they’re useful and sustainable. Fashionistas will like how they can match their coffee to their outfit and add an extra pop of color. And those who are environmentally conscious will appreciate a gift that reduces waste without sacrificing style or convenience.

They make great teacher or hostess gifts to show appreciation for all their hard work. Whip one up when you need the perfect gift for an office gift exchange, secret Santa, or stocking stuffer for a teen. If you’re a crochet seller, you could even make a whole bunch to fill your craft fair booth. There really are so many uses for this simple project.

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This handy crochet cup cozy pattern uses the linked double crochet stitch, a variation of double crochet that prevents gaps between the stitches. It creates a tight fabric that’s sturdy enough to hold up to everyday use and will protect your hands from a hot cup. Linked double crochet is an easy technique to learn, even for a crochet beginner, and a great stitch to add to your crochet toolkit.

And as with all of the patterns in this MCAL, the pattern includes a full video tutorial with detailed step-by-step instructions to help you along. You just make two identical tubes of five rounds each and sew them together. It’s that simple! They work up quickly, making them excellent last minute gifts.

The best part about handmade gifts is that you can customize them however you want. These crochet cup cozies look great in solid colors, like the red one shown here, or variegated yarns as well. You could also alternate rows of different colors for a completely striped version. For the holidays, how about using stripes of red and white to make it look like a candy cane?

The sample is made with one of my favorite cotton yarns, Premier Cotton Sprout Worsted yarn, which comes in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find one to suit your recipient’s taste. As an added bonus, you can use the coupon code DecMCAL20 and receive 20% off Cotton Sprout until December 24, 2023.

These crochet coffee cup sleeves easily slip onto standard coffee cups and travel mugs. But if you would like to make one to fit a larger cup, you could make a longer starting chain.

Are you ready to make this adorable coffee cozy?

Happy Hand Crochet Cup Cozy

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If you to want more crochet cozy ideas, you might enjoy these patterns:

  1. Thermal Stitch Potholder
  2. Soup Bowl Cozy
  3. Twisted Cup Cozy
  4. Crochet Mug Cozy with Spoon Holder

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to Crochet the Crochet Cup Cozy with Handle

Materials you will need


4 sts x 5 rounds = 1 square inch

Finished Size

Flat: 4.25 x 4.25 inches; Fits any portable cup cozy

Stitches Used and Abbreviations

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Video Tutorial of the Happy Hand Cup Cozy Pattern

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Written Instructions for the Crochet Cup Cozy with Handle

R1: Ch 30 and sl st to the first ch made (to make a loop), now ch 2, ldc in each ch all around, sl st

R2-5: ch 2, ldc all around, sl st

Now repeat that process and make a 2nd one.

Happy Hand Crochet Cup Cozy
Happy Hand Crochet Cup Cozy
Happy Hand Crochet Cup Cozy

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