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.
Instructions given for single- strand cozy; changes for 2- strand cozy are in [ ].
33/4 inches tall
• 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
In sc/dc pattern: 16  sts = 4 inches.
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.
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 , 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  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  times, bpdc around post of last st. (36  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  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  sc)
Rnd 4: Sc in first st, *(dc, sc) in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3  times, rep from * around. (41  sts)
Rnd 5: Dc in first st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 20  times.
Rnd 6: Sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 20  times.
Rnds 7–12 [7 & 8]: [Rep rnds 5 & 6] 3  time(s), continuing with same color [changing color to 2 strands silver in last st of last rep].
Rnd 13 : Sc in first st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7  sts] 5 times. (46  sts)
Rnd 14 : [Fpdc around post of next st, bpdc around post of next st] 23  times.
Rnd 15 : [Fpsc around post of next st, bpsc around post of next st] 23  times, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg st. Fasten off.
Back Bar of Chain