Coffee Bean Cozy: Free Crochet Pattern
This was my first shared pattern - originally posted on January 2018 - and remains pretty popular on Ravelry! It is and will always be free.
The Coffee Bean Cozy is designed to fit most to-go cups. It is worked bottom-up, with increases to create a gently tapered shape. You can easily make it larger or smaller as long as you have an even number of stitches for the dc and bean stitch rounds (Rnd 2, 6, & 9). It's a good project for a confident beginner.
Worsted weight yarn
5.00mm crochet hook (H)
Optional: 5.25mm (I) crochet hook for foundation chain; button for finishing accent
ss: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
“Into third loop”: In a hdc stitch, the third loop is found just behind the top “V” that is formed by the front loop and back loop that you usually work in when crocheting. Insert your hook into this third loop and crochet as directed. This creates a nice braided border look.
Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, draw loop through; *yo, insert hook in same st, draw loop through* three times. You will have 8 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 8 loops on hook.
Note: This cozy is worked in joined rounds with the right side facing you. Do not turn after completing a round.
Foundation chain: With size H hook, loosely chain 30. (Optional: Go up one hook size to get a loose chain, this will make the “back bumps” easier to find.) Ss into first chain to join in the round, being careful not to twist the chain.
Rnd 1: Chain 1. Working into the “back bumps” of your foundation chain, sc into the same stitch as ss in previous row, then in each st around. Ss in first sc to join. (30 st)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 or work beginning dc (this counts as your first dc stitch), ch 1, *skip one st, dc into next, ch 1.* Repeat ** around, ss into first dc stitch after last ch1. (15 dc & ch1 spaces)
Rnd 3: Ch 1. Hdc into same st, hdc into ch space, *hdc into dc, hdc into ch space* around. Join round with ss. (30 st)
Rnd 4: Ch 1. Hdc into third loop of same st and every st around. Join round with ss. (30 st)
Rnd 5: Ch 1. Sc in third loop of same st and every st around. Join round with ss. (30 st)
Rnd 6: Ss in next st, ch 1. Bean stitch in same stitch as join, ch 1. *Skip one st, bean stitch in next, ch 1* around. Join round with ss in first bean stitch. (15 bean st)
Rnd 7: Ch 1. Hdc into each bean st and ch around. Hdc into same st as first, ss to join (31 st)
Rnd 8: Ch 1. Sc in third loop of same st and every st around. Sc into the ch 1 that began the round and join with first sc. Join round with ss. (32 st)
Rnd 9: Ch 1. Bean stitch in previous st before join (the last st of Round 8), ch 1. *Skip one st, bean stitch in next, ch 1* around. Join round with ss in first bean stitch. (16 bean st)
Rnd 10: Ch 1. Hdc into each bean st and ch around (32 st)
Cut working yarn and sew invisible join (or use ss to join) then weave in ends. Feeling fancy? Sew on a button or accent piece!
Enjoy! You are welcome to gift or sell anything you make from this pattern. If you do sell items made from this pattern, I would love it if you could link to me as the designer of the pattern. Thank you!