Crochet Houndstooth
Free Coffee Cozy Pattern

 By: Katie Roberson

This crochet Houndstooth Coffee Cozy is super easy to make and you can customize it in your favorite colors.

As a celebration to this being my first published pattern, reaching 100 likes on my Facebook page and the launch of my blog I would like to offer this pattern to you for free! Keep reading below for the full pattern.

This coffee cozy uses the simple houndstooth stitch and creates beautiful texture that has the appearance of a much more difficult stitch. Easy for beginners and works up in an hour or less. Your finished cozy should fit standard 16 oz disposable coffee cups or metal travel cup of the same size. You will need at least two colors to make the houndstooth pattern but three or more colors would work.

Materials Needed:

Any 2 colors size 4 worsted weight yarn;

I used Red Heart Super Saver in Red (color A) and Black (color B)

Crochet hook H / 5.0 mm

Yarn Needle

Terms and Abbreviations: (Standard American)

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sc2 - Single crochet 2 times in same stitch; increase

Sl st – slip stitch

Sts - stitches


Chain 1 at beginning of round does not count as first stitch. Project is worked in joined rounds, do not turn. Colors are dropped at the end of each round and picked up later, do not fasten off unless specified.


With Color A, ch 26 and join with sl st in first ch made to form a circle, making sure to not twist your starting chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 and sc in same stitch as join and all around. Sl st in top of first sc to join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1. Sc in same st as join, *Dc in second st, sc in next. Repeat from * around, alternating Dcs and Scs ending with a Dc. On the final Dc, drop Color A to the back before the last yarn over and pull through, switch to Color B to finish the st. Sl st in top of first Sc to join.  (26 sts – 13 Sc; 13 Dc)

Rnd 3: (Color B) Ch 2 & work a Dc in same st as join. Sc in second st and Dc in next. Continue alternating Scs and Dcs around. (The pattern being that Scs are worked in the previous row Dc and the Dcs are worked in the previous row Sc.) End with a Sc by dropping Color B to the back and changing to Color A to finish the st. Sl st in top of first DC to join. (26 sts)

Rnd 4: (Color A) Ch 1 & work a Sc in the same st as join. Dc in second and Sc in next. Continue alternating Sc and Dc around, ending with a Dc and finishing the stitch with Color B. Sl st in the top of the first Sc to join. (26 sts)

Rnds 5-8: Repeat Rounds 3 & 4. At the end of Row 9, fasten off Color B.

Rnd 10: With Color A, Ch 1 and Sc in same st as join. Sc next 6 sts then Sc2 in the next. Sc 12 Sts then Sc2 in the next. Sc in remaining 5 sts. Sl st in top of first sc to join. (28 sts)

Finishing: Fasten off Color A and weave in ends.

That’s it! You now have a fabulous coffee cozy that sets you apart from all the other coffee and tea drinkers. Make sure to tag me @BugbearCrochet on Facebook and Instagram with your makes!

Until next time, Always be the best YOU that you can be!

Love and Hugs,

If you would like a printable version and don't mind paying a small fee, you can click here for Etsy or here for Ravelry.

This pattern and photos are property of Katie Roberson DBA Bugbear Crochet 2019. You may sell the products made from this pattern. Please include the link to the pattern or include a pattern credit wherever you sell your products; When advertising your work, please use your own photos. This pattern is not for distribution, it’s for personal use only. Do not claim, sell or recreate pattern as your own.

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