Cappuccino Cozies

Make sure your coffee stays warm this winter with these mug and coffee pot cozies, adaptable to any size mug or cafetiere. The textured pattern reminds me of handfuls of coffee beans!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 10¼” circumference x 3¾” high to fit a large coffee mugs and 11¾” circumference x 7” high to fit a standard Bodum 1 litre cafetiere

Size adaptable to fit any mug or cafetiere.

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in patt on larger needles



Light weight yarn Stylecraft Special DK (100% Premium Acrylic); 322 yards [295 meters]/100 grams): Mocha, 1 ball

Needles: US size 6 (4.0mm): DPNS; US size 3 (3.25 mm): DPNS

Notions: Tapestry needle; removable marker


Ktbl – knit through back of loop

Sl – slip

Special Stitches

2×2 Rib

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Each cozy is worked in the round for up until the base of the handle. It is then worked back and forth for the main part of the mug or coffee pot, then joined in the round again for the brim.


Section 1

First, measure the circumference of the mug or coffee pot you are making your cozy for. Round down to the nearest 1 inch. Multiply the number of inches by 6. Check to see if the number you get is divisible by 4. If it is, cast-on that number of sts using smaller DPNs. If it is not, subtract 2, and cast-on that number of sts.

For instance, for a 10¼” circumference mug, CO 60 sts and for an 11¾” circumference coffee pot, CO 64 sts.

Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. PM for start of rnd.

Work 3 rnds in 2×2 Rib.

Next Rnd: Cont in 2×2 Rib, finishing 1 st before end.

Change to larger needles.

Next Rnd: Ssk, removing end of rnd marker, ktbl to last 2 sts, k2tog, turn.

Section 2

The next section is worked in rows back & forth.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1, p to end.
Row 2 (RS): Sl1, k1tbl, *p2, k2tbl; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Sl1, p1, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Sl1, ktbl to end.
Row 5: Sl1, p to end.
Row 6: Sl1, p1, *k2tbl, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: Sl1, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.   

Rep these last 8 rows until Section 2 meas ½” less than length of mug/coffee pot handle, finishing on either Row 4 or Row 8.

CO 2 sts using backwards loop method.

Section 3

Join to work in the rnd again and pm for start of rnd.

Knit 1 rnd.

Change to smaller needles.

Work 3 rnds in 2×2 Rib.

BO in rib patt.


Weave in ends and block to size and shape, ideally over the mug or coffee pot you have fitted your cozy to.yarn ball

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  • Carol C.

    Can you do this on ordinary knitting needles please? I cannot get needles short enough in this country so would probably add a stitch for the seam, work flat and check how the patterned stitches appear as with st. st. o ne knits every row in the round. My hands hurt so I only use thicker yarn and needles. Retired Thank you, C UK


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