Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free Pattern: Seagrove Coffee Cozy

A few weeks ago, I bought this cool ceramic coffee mug at the local co-op.

Made by a local potter, it's perfect for my new resolution, which is to spend less on coffee by making it at home. So far, so good, except for one thing: it got too hot to hold. 

That's where this simple knit coffee cozy comes in. 

This was a quick little pattern I made up using some leftover worstedish grey yarn. Let's just say it is some grey Paton's Classic Merino (but really, who knows). It won't matter much for the pattern--just pick something worstedish and some size 8 dpns or two circulars (for the double circular method, which is what I used). 

Tada! Now I can use my beautiful cup. I named the pattern Seagrove after the town in North Carolina--Seagrove calls itself the "handmade pottery capital of the United States." If you ever get a chance to visit, you should. After checking out the displays at the North Carolina Pottery Center, you get a map and drive around the rural countryside, stopping in at the shops that interest you and chatting with the potters at work in their studios.

The stitch pattern in Seagrove echoes the crystalline structure of ceramic clay (on the right):

So, without further ado, here is the pattern.

Seagrove Coffee Cozy 


Size 8 needles - 2 24' double circulars OR dpns
Small amount of worsted yarn (about 50-60 yards)
Stitch marker
Needle for weaving in ends


Cast on 36 stitches.
Divide evenly over dpns, or for double circular method, place 18 stitches on each needle.
Place marker.
Join to work in the round, as follows:

Round 1-3: *p1, k2; repeat from * to end of round
Round 4: *p1, ktbl in the second stitch on left needle (leaving st on needle), k the first stitch, pull both stitches off needle; repeat from * to end of round

Repeat rounds 1-4  until coffee cozy is the desired length. (I repeated the stitch pattern five times).

Repeat rounds 1-3.

Bind off in pattern.


Weave in ends.
Put your coffee cozy on your favorite mug, brew some good coffee, pour and enjoy!

Cast on for this project at Ravelry!


Blanchefleur said...

I like this pattern, but I just tried to do round 4 and I'm not sure if I did it correctly. Could you elaborate on the instructions?

Anonymous said...

If you're still having difficulties, this stitch is similar. I followed the CB2 (second half of the explanation in the YouTube clip at the bottom of the page) and found it helpful.

Happy knitting!