Heart cup cosy – free crochet pattern

I wrote a little pattern for a tapestry crochet cup cosy. It would make a lovely gift for Valentine’s Day don’t you think? Perhaps with a re-usuable coffee cup like one of these KeepCups.

Here’s the pattern…

You will need a small amount of aran yarn in two colours, A and B. I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Storm Blue and Cream.

You will also need a 5 mm crochet hook and, optionally, a 5.5 mm hook as well.

The pattern uses standard UK crochet terminology and is made using the tapestry crochet technique. To switch to US crochet terms, just replace all the “tr” in the pattern with “dc”.

To change colour, change the yarn on the last step of the previous tr stitch, i.e. pull the new yarn through the last two loops of the previous tr stitch.

Starting chain – with yarn A ch 28, join to 1st ch with ss to form a loop.

Row 1 (ws) – ch 2 (counts as 1 tr in this row and throughout rest of the pattern), tr in next ch and in each further ch around loop, join with ss to 2nd ch from initial ch 2. Turn. [28 stitches].

Row 2 (rs) – ch 2, tr in next 12 sts.  Change to yarn B, tr in next st crocheting over yarn A.  Change to yarn A, tr in next 14 sts, join with ss to 2nd ch from initial ch 2. Turn. [28 stitches].

Row 3 (ws) – ch 2, tr in next  12 sts.  Change to yarn B, tr in next 5 sts crocheting over yarn A.  Change to yarn A, tr in next 10 sts, join with ss to 2nd ch from initial ch 2. Turn. [28 stitches].

Row 4 (rs) – ch 2, tr in next 9 sts.  Change to yarn B, tr in next 3 sts crocheting over yarn A.  Change to yarn A, tr in next st crocheting over yarn B.  Change to yarn B, tr in next 3 sts crocheting over yarn A.  Change to yarn A, tr in next 11 sts, join with ss to 2nd ch from initial ch 2. Turn. [28 stitches].

Row 5 (ws) – ch 2, tr in next 12 sts.  Change to yarn B, tr in next st crocheting over yarn A.  Change to yarn A, tr in next 3 sts crocheting over yarn B.  Change to yarn B, tr in next st crocheting over yarn A.  Change to yarn A, tr in next 10 sts, join with ss to 2nd ch from initial ch 2. Cut yarn B. Turn. [28 stitches].

Row 6 (rs) – ch 2, tr in next 27 sts, join with ss to 2nd ch from initial ch 2.  Fasten off.

Top and bottom edging – join yarn B anywhere along top (bottom) edge with rs facing, and ss (not too tightly!  This is where you may want to go up a hook size) along the edge.  Join with ss to initial ss and fasten off.

Sew in your ends and give to your true love to enjoy, or just enjoy it yourself!

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