With the freezing weather here in New York, I’ve been loading up on warm drinks lately. I don’t like to use styrofoam cups, since I’ve heard that they’re carcinogenic. Instead, I opt for paper hot cups, but I always need to double up on them so that I don’t burn myself. Then it hit me. Why don’t I just crochet myself a java jacket aka coffee cozy aka cup sleeve aka coffee cuff (I think you get the idea). I started looking up some ideas online, and I fell in love with this moustache idea. I think it’s adorable!! The sleeve was a no-brainer. But I had to play around for quite a while until I crocheted the perfect moustache. I realized that if I crochet two separate leaves and glue them opposite each other, I get a moustache! I’m so excited about how it turned out! Try one for yourself.
Crocheted Coffee Cup Cozy
Round 1: Crochet a chain the that fits tightly around the base of the cup (I did 30). Slip stitch into first ch.
Round 2-10: *ch2, sc in each ch around, sl st into beginning ch2. Repeat from * for remaining rounds.
Side 1: ch8. sc in 2nd ch from hook. hdc, dc, hdc, sc. slip stitch to beginning ch. ch 3.
Side 2: Repeat instructions for side 1.
Trim and weave in the ends. Glue or sew the two sides opposite each other. Glue onto cup cozie making sure to curl the sides up the moustache upwards.