Free Bobble Stitch Coffee Cup Cozy Pattern

bobble stitch cozy pattern

Bobble Stitch Crochet Cozy Pattern

Original pattern posted 5 May, 2019 and updated and added back to the blog 4 August, 2023

bobble stitch cozy crochet pattern

A Pattern by Savlabot Handmade Crafts

Written in US terms | Updated 4 August 2023

* Please note – You are free to create products to sell using this pattern. PLEASE DO NOT copy 

I have been playing around with a few different patterns that use the Bobble Stitch and made up this cute little coffee cozy/sleeve using that stitch.

In this free pattern you will be creating a bobble stitch by crocheting 3 double crochets up to the yarn over into a chain 1 space then combining them into one stitch at the top and completing the stitch with a ch1.

I have just added an updated pattern to my shop with a photo tutorial on how to do the bobble stitch. Included in the pattern are a few variations of the cup cozy and how to make it with bulky yarn too!

I hope you enjoy this AD free-free pattern. I don’t like ads on blogs especially pop up ones, but I do understand why people have them. I choose not to add them because I feel they really ruin the viewing experience, but trying to keep up with a blog and adding free patterns and printables is a lot of work. If you have the time I would appreciate it if you would visit my Etsy Shop, sales on patterns and other printables such as the Back to School Printable Set  help me out a lot so that I can keep adding tutorials like these on my blog without the annoyance of ad breaks and pop up ads. Now, let’s get into the details of this pattern!

Oh, and the link to the free printable is at the end of this post.

When I originally created this pattern I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn in Coral Rose. Since then I have started using other yarns such as Knit Picks Dishie and Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease.

Materials for Completion

5mm Crochet Hook US H-8

Darning Needle

Cotton or Cotton Blend Yarn Medium Weight (4) I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Super Size Yarn in Coral Rose

Written in US terms

Sizes: 2.5″ x 3.75″ – this sleeve was designed to be the same size as a Starbucks paper cup sleeve.

Gauge: Not terribly important for this pattern, but check gauge on yarn wrapper.


bobble = 3 double crochet bobble stitch       ch = chain      dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet         sl st = slip stitch       st(s) = stitch(es)  

Special Instructions for Bobble Stitch

The bobble stitch is made by combining the shell and cluster techniques. Several stitches are joined at the top and the bottom, in this case joining 3 double crochet stitches. See instructions below for the bobble stitch in this pattern. The PDF version of this pattern includes a photo tutorial on this stitch.

  1. after the Ch3 to start the round, yarn over hook, insert into ch1 space.
  2. Grab working yarn and pull through. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over hook and pull through 2 of the loops.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 into the same space two more times so that you have 4 loops left on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Ch1 to complete the bobble.

Let's Get Started

Make a foundation chain of 28

Or make a foundation chain with an even number, long enough to fit around a coffee cup and join with a slip stitch, my foundation chain is 28 chs. If you need a longer or shorter foundation ch, add 2 ch’s or subtract 2 ch’s you must have an even number. Since I am using 28 chains my numbers at the end of each round will reflect my number count.

The chains at the beginning of each round sometime count as a stitch. They will be noted.

Round 1: ch1, sc into each ch until you reach the beginning, join with a sl st. (28)

Round 2: ch3, 1 bobble into every other st, starting with the 1st stitch where you have the ch3 until you reach the last 2 sts. (14 bobbles)

When you reach the last 2 sts do a partial bobble into the last st, it will be the stitch right next to the ch3 at the beginning of the round, do 2 dc instead of 3 for the bobble and stop before the ch1 at the top, sl st into the ch3 space. The chain 3 counts as the LAST stitch of the bobble.

Round 3: ch2, sc into each ch1 space until you reach the beginning, join with a sl st into the ch2. The ch2 acts as a sc and a ch1.

Round 4: repeat round 2 with each bobble stitched into the ch1 space. (14 bobbles)

Round 5: repeat round 3.

Round 6: repeat round 2 with each bobble stitched into the ch1 space. (14 bobbles)

Round 7: sc into the space before each bobble, sc into the top of each bobble st until you reach the beginning, join with a sl st. Be sure to start this round in the space before the first bobble.

Your finished cozy should look almost seamless, using the ch3 as the last stitch helps to eliminate a hole where the work is joined and makes the seam blend in more with the rest of the work.

Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to weave in ends. 

The PDF version of this pattern includes a photo tutorial

3 in 1 Cup Cozy and Pencil Cozy Pattern

This is the backside of the cozy, can you see the seam? It is hardly visible!


Crochet Bobble Stitch Cup Cozy
The above cozy has 4 total rounds of bobbles, which is one additional repeat of the repeat rounds.

This pattern can also be modified by changing the number of repeat rounds for the bobbles and adding a row or two to make it longer. If you want a wider cup you can add chains in the foundation by adding in multiples of 2.

Crochet cup cozy pattern - by Savlabot

Since posting this free version I have made this cup cozy a few different ways and have written out a pattern with the modifications. The pattern is available in my shop.

3 in 1 Cup Cozy and Pencil Cozy Pattern

The PDF pattern comes with 3 variations

I included all of the different ways I have been making this pattern over the years.

Chai Latte Bobble Stitch Cozy Pattern
This is the Chai Latte Bobble Stitch Pattern and was the second version of the pattern.
The Update Chai Latte Cozy
This is The Update, last year I started making the cozy slightly different then the Chai Latte version so I am calling it “The Update”.
Crochet cup cozy pattern - by Savlabot
The #2 Pencil Cup Cozy. Just a few weeks ago, I realized The Update cozy had the perfect number of rows to make a pencil cozy with all the necessary colors, so this is the #2 Pencil version of this pattern.
Teacher Back to School Cup Cozy Pattern
I also added a written pattern for using a bulky yarn such as Bernat Maker Home Dec!

Finishing Touches

Crochet cup cozy pattern - by Savlabot

I always like to add a vegan suede tag to my cozies, it gives them such a great finishing touch and package them with a fun printable. Because I made the pencil cozy I was inspired to make a printable that I could use for my teacher gifts this year. I am including one of the designs from my set as a freebie here and the others you can purchase in a set in my shop.

Teacher Back To School Printablesjpg
Pictured above are the printables included in the set in my shop.
Freebie printable cup cozy holder
And this is the freebie version! You can find the links and the downloads below!

Vegan Suede Tags

Back To School Cup Cozy Printable Set

3 in 1 Bobble Stitch Cup Cozy PDF Pattern

Freebie Printable Sip Sip Hooray Cup

Thank you for making it this far

Crochet Cup Cozy Trio Pattern

I hope you find this pattern easy to follow! I have had a lot of fun making these cozies and have been making the pencil ones to give as gifts to the teachers and staff at my sons schools on the first day!

If you have the time I would appreciate it if you would visit my Etsy Shop, sales on patterns and other printables such as the Back to School Printable Set  help me out a lot so that I can keep adding tutorials like these on my blog. I choose to not have pop up ads, I love not having ads all over my site, I don’t want to add ads other than a few affiliate links here and there to my posts as I think ads really ruin the viewing experience. I am hoping if I can continue to make sales in my Etsy Shop to help me with my finances I can continue to add freebies to my site.

Thank you so much



4 thoughts on “Free Bobble Stitch Coffee Cup Cozy Pattern

  1. Phyllis Boron says:

    This is a great pattern but the best part is there are NO ads!!!! Love it, love it, love it
    You are an awesome person thinking of your customers who have to maneuver all those annoying
    Pop ups! I buy lots of Etsy patterns & other items so I will definitely visit your shop!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for being a very amazing customer oriented person!
    This pattern was a pleasure to crochet and completed, it looks fantabulous

    • Savla says:

      Thank you so much! I am really glad you like the ad free experience and I appreciate that you took the time to add a comment to let me know. I am also so happy to hear you enjoyed the pattern 🙂

  2. Cindy Raybern says:

    I’m new at this stitch and it doesn’t compare to the pattern and the tutorial online. The stitch doesn’t puff which would call for a sc after the dc. It looks like 3dc and a chain 1 in between.

    • Savla says:

      This is just a somewhat flat bobble, I just updated the pattern with some verbiage on the stitch, when I re-added this back to my blog I must have missed the definition of the stitch. Basically you crochet a number of partial double crochets into the same space and then join them at the top to create a bobble, I have seen people call this stitch a cluster, but it is a bobble (it is a combination of the techniques used to create a cluster and a shell stitch), the stitch can be puffier but you need to add more partial double crochets to it to make it puff out more but I created this with a flatter bobble because that is the look that I liked for this pattern. The stitch is also finished with a ch1 at the end.

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