The Christmas Tree Coffee Cozy is for Secret Santas, teachers, coworkers, friends - aka people who get coffee shop gift cards or mug based gifts at the holidays. Or really anyone who'd enjoy a holiday hot drinks holder! Add a homemade touch that lifts your gift or morning joe above the rest with this free mug cozy pattern.
The Christmas Tree Coffee Cozy fits all of the standard sized mugs in my house, as well as the taller travel mugs. If you're making it for one of those giant over-sized mugs (you know, the one for Mondays), you might want to add an extra row or three of evergreens or trunk - just try it on as you go!
Christmas Tree Coffee Cozy
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- US - I, 5.5mm hook
- 25-30 yds or .5 oz total Worsted or Aran weight yarn in 2 colors
- Star shaped button or button of choice
- Finished cozy as written is 9.5" (24 cm) long, excluding the loop.
- Special Stitch: LDC - Linked Double Crochet (click for video tutorial)
- Click HERE for a Video Tutorial for this pattern
Start with the Evergreens
Row 1: (With Green/Color A) Ch 8 (or long enough to fit around the button of your choice), and join with a sl st to the 1st ch to make a ring. Ch 1, sc 1 into the ring. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, work 3 LDC into the same 1st st. Turn. (3 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next st, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (5 sts)
Row 4: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 3 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 5: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 5 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 6: Skip the 1st st, sl st in the next 3 sts. Ch 3, work 2 LDC in the same st, LDC in the next st, 2 LDC in the next st, leave the last 3 sts unworked. Turn.(5 sts)
Row 7: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 3 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 8: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 5 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 9: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 7 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 10: Skip the 1st st, sl st in the next 3 sts. Ch 3, work 2 LDC in the same st, LDC in the next 3 st, 2 LDC in the next st, leave the last 3 sts unworked. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 11: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 5 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 12: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 7 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 13: Ch 3, work 2 LDC into the 1st st, LDC in the next 9 sts, 2 LDC in the last st. Turn. (13 sts)
Edge: Ch 1, sc all around the tree bottom and branches, skipping the ch 8 loop. Break yarn and seamless join to 1st sc of the edge.
Add the Trunk
Row 1: (With Brown/Color B) from the RS of the evergreens, join with a sl st in the BLO of the 5th st from the right. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in the BLO of the next 6 sts. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 2 - 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Break yarn and finish off. (Add more rows if you're a little short on the length you need!)
Edge: Rejoin yarn on upper right corner of trunk with sl st. Ch 1 and sc around 3 sides of trunk. Break yarn and finish off. Weave in all ends.
Sew the Button to the trunk as shown in the photos.
So what do you think? Do you like the rustic look shown here, or would you add some swag, glitter, and tiny ornaments? Maybe use a sparkly yarn? Just like full size trees, how you decorate it is up to you! I can't wait to see how you trim your Christmas Tree Coffee Cozies!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details.
This is fantastic. I was going to knit up some owl ones (and still might) but these are quicker and easier. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
😀 You're very welcome! And Merry Christmas to you too!
Wonderful design 🙂
Happy Holidays to you too bina!
Great pattern and wonderful idea! Thank you for offering this for free! Myself and my dear friend coffee drinkers are going to love these too. Again thank you for the pattern.
Merry Christmas & have a safe and prosperous New Years!!
😀 You're very welcome Pam! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
I love this and will absolutely be making a few of them this holiday season. One question, tho, is it possible to flip the ends? By that I mean have the loop at the bottom and the star on top of the tree? Just wondering. :0)
Thank you Wendy! You can absolutely do it that way! I chose to do it the other way so that the button would pull the top of the tree into a point when it's on the cup, but the other way works too! 🙂
Gotcha! Maybe I'll try it both ways and see which I like better. :0)
thanks for this pattern linking up the video tutorial was so helpful . once I got the hang of LDC it was smooth sailing)))) i hooked one up for a friend for her christmas gift thanks so much))
lovely sweter for a cup, like it very much, super idea!
Do you have a video on the Christmas tree coffee cozy? I am new to crocheting. It is easier for me to see step by step. Still trying to learn to read patterns.
This cozy is so cute.
I have on now for the LDC, but not for the whole pattern I'm afraid.
It was super easy and fun! I learned a new stich and still had it done in under an hour! Thank you my dad will love his stocking stuffer!
I gave two as gifts, filled the mug with Hersheys Kisses. They both loved them. Off to buy more mugs!
Seriously adorable and I can't wait to make this! Where did you get the star button?
😀 Thank you Lori! I got it at JoAnn Fabrics - in the section where the come in little bags. 🙂
LOVE this...will be making them for Christmas gifts for my sons' teachers this year!!
😀 Thank you Rebekah!
Having a hard time getting started. Where do you begin the first LDC? In the chain 3 or the chain one before you single stitch into the ring? Please help.
Hi Diana! The first LDC is worked into the ch 3 and the sc stitch made at the end of Row 1. Do check out the video tutorial if you haven't already: https://www.mooglyblog.com/linked-double-crochet/
I'm also new to crocheting and love this idea! Unfortunately I'm having trouble following the pattern. A video would be awesome!! Do you think it's possible? Please?
Thank you Laura! I'm planning on making one this November. 😀
Thank you so much for this great pattern and video tutorial! I have no problem with the LDC, but I did have some big issues with the edging. Do you have a video for how to do that?
Hi Rachel! It's just sc so I didn't show it specifically for this pattern, but this video might help: working into the edge
Thank you so much! Love your blog!
Hi there what a cute patter would LOVE it if you could come up with a pattern for a school bus I am in desperate need of one asap 🙂
Thank you Shelley! I like that idea! 🙂
Lovely and Innovative Pattern for a Christmas Mug Cozy 🙂 Awesome Pattern 🙂