HOL­I­DAY CUP COZIES

Th­ese are quick to stitch, easy and chic—a win­ning com­bi­na­tion. Pair them with a batch of home­made hot chocolate for a thought­ful hol­i­day gift.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Bendy Carter

FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given for sin­gle- strand cozy; changes for 2- strand cozy are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

33/4 inches tall

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Dol­lymix DK light ( DK) weight acrylic yarn ( 3/4 oz/ 79 yds/ 25g per ball): 2 balls # 1711 sil­ver 1 ball # 46 nat­u­ral • Sizes F/ 5/ 3.75mm and H/ 8/ 5mm cro­chet

hooks or sizes needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch marker

GAUGE

In sc/dc pat­tern: 16 [12] sts = 4 inches.

PAT­TERN NOTES

For sin­gle- strand cozy, hold 1 strand through­out; for 2- strand cozy, hold 2 strands to­gether through­out. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Work in con­tin­u­ous rounds; do not turn or join un­less oth­er­wise stated. Place marker on first stitch of round and move up as each round is com­pleted. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

COZY

Rnd 1 (RS): With size F [size H] hook, 1 strand of color [ 2 strands of sil­ver] (see Pat­tern Notes) and leav­ing long tail(s) at beg for sewing, ch 37 [27], work­ing in back bars (see il­lus­tra­tion), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, with beg tail(s), be­ing care­ful not to twist sts, sew first and last ch of beg ch tog to form ring, do not join (see Pat­tern Notes). (36 [26] sc) Rnd 2: Fpdc (see Stitch Guide) around post of first st, place marker (see Pat­tern Notes) in st just made to mark beg of rnd, [ bpdc (see Stitch Guide) around post of next st, fpdc around post of next st] 17 [12] times, bpdc around post of last st. (36 [26] dc)

Rnd 3: Fpsc (see Stitch Guide) around post of next st, [ bpsc (see Stitch Guide) around post of next st, fpsc around post of next st] 17 [12] times, bpsc around post of last st, con­tin­u­ing with same color [ chang­ing color (see Stitch Guide) to 1 strand sil­ver and 1 strand nat­u­ral in last st]. (36 [26] sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in first st, *(dc, sc) in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 [2] times, rep from * around. (41 [31] sts)

Rnd 5: Dc in first st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 20 [15] times.

Rnd 6: Sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 20 [15] times.

Rnds 7–12 [7 & 8]: [Rep rnds 5 & 6] 3 [1] time(s), con­tin­u­ing with same color [chang­ing color to 2 strands sil­ver in last st of last rep].

Rnd 13 [9]: Sc in first st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 [5] sts] 5 times. (46 [36] sts)

Rnd 14 [10]: [Fpdc around post of next st, bpdc around post of next st] 23 [18] times.

Rnd 15 [11]: [Fpsc around post of next st, bpsc around post of next st] 23 [18] times, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg st. Fas­ten off.

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