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Free Pattern: Owl Coffee Cozy

Looking for a quick stocking stuffer idea? Know people who really love coffee? This knit coffee cozies are quick and cute. I love home made coffee cozies. These cozies are insulating, cute, and reusable. They are also a great way to use up left over yarn, taking only about 50 yards to complete each one.

Owl Coffee Cozy Pattern

Materials– about 50 yards worsted weight yarn (one skein of my Pteranodon yarn would make a set of four, for instance.)

Gauge– 22 stitches wide by 28 stitches tall in 4 inches done in k2, p1 rib pattern

Needles– one set US 9/5.5mm double pointed needles

Tools– cable needle
darning needle
six small buttons (optional)
sewing needle and thread (optional)

Pattern Key
BO — bind off
CO — cast on
C4B— slip two stitches onto cable needle, hold in back, knit next two stitches, then knit from cable needle
C4F— slip two stitches onto cable needle, hold in front, knit next two stitches, then knit from cable needle

CO 36 stitches, dividing evenly over DPNs being careful not to twist. (I like to do 12 stitches over three needles)
Rounds 1-4: K2, P1 around
Rounds 5-7: K8, P4 around
Round 8: C4B, C4F, P4 around
Rounds 9-15: K8, P4 around
Round 16: C4B, C4F, P4 around
Rounds 17-22: K8, P4 around
Round 23: C4b, C4F, P4 around
Rounds 24-26: K2, P1 around
BO in rib pattern

You can use as is, or for more fun, sew six small buttons on for eyes.

23 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Owl Coffee Cozy

  1. These are darling,,,, will whip some up this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. love the pattern, however, it would not print out page three with the pattern info, so I just wrote it down. Planning on making some tonight. thanks

  3. I’d like to teach this as a class at a LYS I work at. Would you be ok with that? We’d give all the credit and include the webadress for your blog.

    1. As long as credit is given, that is find with me.

      1. Hi Marla, if i do this on circular needles, am I supposed to join in the 1st round?

        1. Yes. Same principal applies.

  4. Is it possible to use circular needles in this project instead of DPNs?

    1. Yes, you could use Magic Loop or two small circular needles instead if that’s what you prefer.

  5. Would love to make this for my daughter she LOVES owls but I dont knit does anyone have a pattern to crochet it

  6. So adorable! I am making these as a “Pay It Forward” project on Facebook. I’m making them, postinga pic of the finished Owl Cozy on FB and just giving them away to the very first person who says they want it. I mail it to them for free. My only two requests are that they pay the kindness forward (can be any kindness…doesn’t have to be something hand made) and that if they already got one, that they don’t request any more. Give other people a chance, and allow me to spread the kindness that much further. These little owl cozies are a perfect project for something like this. Amd it uses up my left over balls of yarn!!!! Thank you for sharing this pattern!

  7. Hi there! I absolutely LOVE these! And have made many as gifts for friends and family!!! Just wanted to check with you that it’d be okay that I sell the cozies at a local craft sale? Thanks!

    1. Yes, that’s perfectly, fine. Please just direct folks my way when they ask. Good luck!

      1. Awesome! Thanks so much!! And yes I’ll definitely direct them to you!!! 🙂

  8. Love this pattern! Very clear instructions, it was fun to make and everyone who sees it loves it!

  9. thank you for this pattern and making it free. i started out trying to make a hat and my owl looked like he had a broken leg. i used your pattern to practice and get it right. now to conquer everything owl!

    1. Trish, I’m so glad you found it helpful!

  10. Seriously LOVE these! Made two this week. Modified a bit, but super fast and cute. Thank you! Going to give some to teachers I think.

    1. It is a satisfyingly quick knit. I’m glad you had fun with it!

  11. Anyone try this with straight needles then seemed?

    1. Charlene,

      No one has reported back that they’ve tried knitting flat and then seaming, but I dont see why it couldn’t be done as long as you make sure the edges are between the owl motifs and make the proper modifications on the WS rows.

  12. I absolutely love this!! I just began learning to knit recently, and to be honest this is super complicated for me at this moment. I don’t even understand the instructions haha. Eventually, I will learn to make these one way or the other. Thank you <3

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