Free Coffee Cup Cozy Pattern

Bobble Stitch Coffee Cozy/Sleeve Crochet Pattern

The Chai Latte Cozy on Ravelry

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.

I also have a printable that can be used to display these cup sleeves – check out the free printable here the wording is for a cup sleeve, but I do have full sets in my Etsy Shop that uses sleeve or cozy HERE.

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.

Creating the Bobble Stitch for this Pattern

1. Ch3 , yarn over hook, insert into ch1 stitch (or 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 3 times so that you have 4 loops left on your hook, yarn over and pull through all the loops on hook, ch1.

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: One Size

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)  


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.

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

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. 

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.

Round 4: repeat round 2 with each bobble stitched into the ch1 space.

Round 5: repeat round 3.

Round 6: repeat round 2 with each bobble stitched into the ch1 space.

Round 7: sc into the top of each bobble st and each space until you reach the beginning, join with a sl st.

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. 

Chai Latte Cozy Download on Ravelry

This pattern can also be modified by changing the bobble a bit and adding a row or two to make it longer.

I did a few sleeves using Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn 

which is a bit smaller than the other yarn used for the samples pictured with the pattern, so I added an extra double crochet to the bobble using a 4dc bobble and then added one extra repeat in the pattern.


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