It’s time again for teacher gift giving! And from what I’ve seen over my years as a mom, there are two things most teachers love – coffee and gift cards! The Happy Handle Coffee Cozy combines those two, with a special handmade touch to show your gratitude for all their hard work – and it’s the latest free crochet pattern on Moogly!
Of course, it isn’t just teachers who like coffee – this cozy is great to gift to anyone who loves a beverage to go… including yourself! It’s quick to whip up and fun to use and give. The handle is just the right size for slipping in a gift card to their favorite coffee shop – and for holding onto your favorite cuppa morning (or afternoon) goodness!
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Happy Handle Coffee Cozy
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- US – N, 10mm hook
- 25 yds Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic; Super Bulky “6”; 4 oz/113 g; 64 yds/59 m; Wildcats and Key West Pink colorways shown)
- Gauge: 7 sts x 5 rows = 4″ in hdc
- Click here for hdc stitch tutorial; Click here for seamless join tutorial; Click here for the full pattern tutorial
Note: This pattern is worked in rows, and then later joined to work in the round.
Row 1: Ch 6, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each remaining ch to end, turn. (5 sts)
Row 2 – 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. (5 sts) (Flap made)
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, ch 10, join to 1st hdc of round with sl st without twisting. (5 hdc, 10 ch)
Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st and ch around, join to 1st hdc with sl st. (15 sts)
Round 8 – 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join to 1st hdc with a sl st. (15 sts)
Round 12: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st 4 sts, fold the flap up so that Row 1 is in front of Round 11, as shown below; hdc 5 working through both foundation ch at bottom of Row 1 and Round 11; hdc in remaining 6 sts, break and seamless join to first hdc. (15 sts) Weave in ends.
All that’s left is to slip in the gift card! It’s a gift they’re sure to love – I hope you love making it too!
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I Love this idea..It is pure Genius!!!
Just favorited it on Ravelry!!!
Thank you so much Sara! 😀
I like this design! Makes it so much easier. I have made some similar to these and always manage to lose them. Then I worked a few rows of clear elastic into top of my work. No more lost cozies!
Thank you Okara! That’s a great idea!
JUST WONDERING IF AT THE END OF ROW 6 IF I AM TO TURN LIKE IN THE PREVIOUS ROWS OR JUST KEEP GOING IN THE ROUND WHEN STARTING THE NEXT ROW. WHEN I TRIED IT I DIDN’T TURN AT THE END OF ROW 6 AND I HAD TO JOIN THE FLAP IN THE LAST 5 STITCHES OF ROW 12.
Hi Elsie! No turning from Round 6 on. 🙂 If that’s where the flap lined up for you then that is fine – I imagine tension played a big factor in our different results there.
Mine did not come out big enough to fit over a travel coffee cup, the picture looks as though you used two strands of yarn? I also had a problem with making the handle as someone stated above, it did not work out the way the pattern states, is there a correction somewhere and I am missing it? Anyway I love the pattern and am going to try it again but adjust it so it will fit a travel coffee cup from Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks
Hi Anna! I used just one strand – the Hometown USA is a super bulky, and these colors are in the “tweed” variety I believe. Did you get gauge? There’s no correction, but different tension levels can affect the lean of the stitches, so you should just crochet into the handle at whatever point it folds up to the top row for you.
Mine didnt come out big enough either, and I missed something about the handle atttaching it at the bottom, but I will adjust and redo! Thanks!
For size did you get gauge?
No, I didn’t test for guage first… I am a newbie and just jumped in lol and I used two strands of yarn so I bet all that thru it off plus I think it probably would fit some cups the way I did it, but will increase a bit and see. Thanks so much!
What a perfect design with the handle. This is the first time I’ve seen one like this. I must give it a whirl.
😀 Thank you!
Is there any chance you could make a video of how to do this?! I do better after seeing something done than reading it.
Sure thing Sandy! 😀 I’ll add it to the list!
Mind=blown….again! You never cease to amaze me with these patterns. I absolutely love them all. 🙂
😀 Thank you so much Katie!
I’m not sure, but usually isn’t it ch2 to start a row? I can’t seem to get the handle part to fit a hand.
Some people ch 2 to start a row of hdc, I prefer to ch 1 – if you are a ch-2-er, then that’s what you should do! As for fit, have you gotten gauge? If so and your hand is too large for the handle, just add one more row of the flap and one more row in the round before working row 12. 🙂
Susan m J
Just love thes quick and easy pretty patterns. Thank You very much .
I like the cozy coffee the soap things etc……cute ideas for gifts
🙂 Thank you!
I am with Sandi. Please do a video tutorial. I am new at reading patterns and i get to the 6th row and loose it. I am going to keep tryimg though. Thanks for the fun idea. I love hdc too.
I plan on making one this week! 🙂
Very clever idea! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
Thank you Grace! 😀
I love this pattern and my sisters will to when I give these to them as gifts, thank you
😀 Thank you so much Karen!
Hi, I love this pattern, I used two strands of worsted weight yarn and a N hook, mine works great, I did change on the round 7-11 I went the other way, somehow I ended up on the inside if the tube so I just turned it so I felt right LOL. It fits my travel coffee mug great!!! Thanks I see quite a few of these in my friends futures.
😀 Sounds great! Thank you Terri, so glad you like it!
I am sorry, but I am confused. Is it an N hook or or 10 mm hook? The N hook is a 9 mm hook isn’t, it?
The N is a tricky one! The M/N is 9mm, and the N/P is 10mm – the N is used for both sizes, and it depends on which manufacturer you’re purchasing from. If you have and M and a P then you’ll want the P. 🙂
Thank you. I was really lost on that one. I kept looking at my N hook thinking I was reading something wrong. Thank you. I look forward to making this pattern. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for your help. I made one today. I will definitely be making more for gifts. Great pattern!
😀 So glad to have helped! Thank you!
Just wanted to let you know that every time I tried to use your ‘Printer Friendly” button it would lock up my computer with an Extra long Script for some reason. I just copied and pasted it into a word document. 🙂
Sorry about that Cheri, glad you found a work around. It’s an external plugin I don’t have any control of, and it doesn’t always seem to play nice!
my mom is a nurse, and I made one for her, and then her co workers, and then more which were donated to those whom work hard to keep us healthy, couple of Nurses live of the cold frapathingies, so I just added a couple extra stitches, and viola, it worked out perfectly, I took it a step further and added their initials to each so no mix up, it is nice to visit and see them in use and not collecting dust.
How wonderful! 😀 Thank you Christina!
Hi…I seem to be confused, lol.
For Round 6, I’m confused about where to join and then how to start Round 7. Is there a video tutorial for this yet?
Hi Andi! It’s linked at the top of the pattern, and you’ll find it at https://www.mooglyblog.com/happy-handle-coffee-cozy-tutorial/ 🙂
I love this pattern, making it right now. I had the idea to exchange the handle for a mitten, Just not sure how to adapt it to fix my needs, can you help me?
I’m not sure exactly Kala, since I haven’t designed it that way. Maybe a wider handle that’s sew closed on one end?
I was thinking the same thing. A mitten or glove would be great. Maybe one could start with a mitten then sew the cozy onto it.
I love this idea. Do you have a pattern for this using a smaller hook and smaller yarn? I’m new to crochet and don’t have access to this type of yarn or hook.
Thank you for any help.
Thank you Denise! You would just need to have your cup to hand and adjust the stitch count to fit. 🙂
Just love this pattern. And your tutorial was great ! I know you said you found the pattern on moogly, but I’m selling them on Etsy and giving YOU credit because I watched ‘your tutorial’. Thanks again for a Great idea.
This *is* Moogly! 😀 Thank you Vickie!
Hi there from Georgia!!!
Thanks very much for this NIFTY idea on coffee or hot tea mug!!!
I, for one, appreciate it!!!
Enjoy this day!!
😀 Thank you so much Poppy!
I love this idea!!! Especially for teachers who have to have bus duty during the winter! I am so sharing this with my crafty folks! Thank you a ton for sharing your talent!
Thank you Kristy!
I just wanted to thank you again for this pattern! Whipped one up during my daughter’s Girl Scout meeting and made 5 more during a movie last night. Teacher gifts for my three kids done! So quick and so clever.
😀 Yay! Thank you Kelly, I’m so glad to hear it! I need to do a couple more this year myself! 😀
The largest needle I Have is a 9.00, do you think it will turn out if I add maybe seven or eight total stitches to the handle and then extra row or two to the Coozy?
Hi April! That could work, I would keep the coffee cup nearby to try it on as you go and adjust as needed. The width of the handle portion is personal preference, so you’ll just need to try it on during the rounds portion. 🙂
I love the idea of this pattern. How hard would it be to adjust it for worsted weight yarn? I have a niece I am making a high school graduation gift for and I want to use the same yarn for a hat also. Thank you for your time.
You could hold the worsted yarn doubled – then no adjustment needed! 🙂