Flamingos are really popular this summer and I can’t resist them. I came up with the flamingo cup cozy because I wanted a cute cup cozy that was a little goofy at the same time. This is a beginner crochet pattern but you’ll need to know amigurumi basics like working in a continuous round and single crochet increasing to make the beak. So let’s cut the squawking and get down to making this cute flamingo cup cozy.
The skills you’ll need in order to be able to complete this cozy are:
Chain, Single crochet, Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet Increase, working in the Back Loops Only (BLO) and colour changes. You’ll also need to know how to sew on some buttons and weave in your ends.
This cozy makes a great gift for others (and yourself! *wink*) and works up quick for markets, craft fairs and etsy shops.
Skill Level: Beginner
3.5 mm hook
4 mm hook
Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo (0.6 oz/32 yards), Black (0.15 oz/8 yards) and White (0.4 oz/2.5 yards)
9mm Black Mushroom/Shank Buttons
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
BLO = Back Loops Only
FO = Finish Off
Size: One Size
Finished size: 2.5 inches tall x 4 inches wide. Measurements do not include beak.
Cup Cozy Gauge: 6 rows x 9 stitches x 2” square
Beak Gauge: Not important as long as the same tension is maintained throughout.
NOTES: The end of each row of the cup cozy is joined to the first stitch of the row with a sl st.
The beak is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round. A stitch marker is utilized to mark the beginning of each round and is moved up with each new round.
Flamin-To-Go Cup Cozy Pattern
Coffee Cozy Body
Using 4mm hook and Flamingo, CH 35 and join with a sl st to the first CH, taking care not to twist.
Row 1: CH1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (35)
Rows 2 – 8: CH1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (35)
FO and weave in ends.
Row 1: Using Black and 3.5mm hook, MC 6 (6)
Row 2: SC around (6)
Row 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 2 (8)
Row 4: SC around (8)
Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 2 (10)
Row 6: SC around (10)
Row 7: (SC 4, SCINC) x 2 (12)
Row 8: SC around (12)
Row 9: (SC 5, SCINC) x 2 (14)
Change to white
Row 10: In BLO, SC around (14)
Row 11: (SC 6, SCINC) x 2 (16)
Row 12: SC around (16)
FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the cozy. Sew the beak onto the cozy.
Sew the eyes on to the cozy into the row above there the top of the beak is with 5 stitches in between them
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Like Cup Cozies? Try my Sloth Coffee Cozy Pattern too.