I'm a tea drinker and like to take tea
with me in the car but it's usually too hot to hold and I don't have any of those cardboard wraps you find in coffee shops to protect your hands. So...I made some cup cozies over the weekend.
It's my own design so they're
pretty quick and easy :) They're made from inexpensive Red Heart Super Saver yarn and they fit these 16 oz. cups that I got at Costco (6" tall, 10 1/2" diameter at the top, and 8 1/4" diameter at the bottom). I made a chain that wrapped around the center of the cup just long enough to meet when it's stretched; mine were about 31 chains.
You can either crochet it as a square
and then sew up the side when you're done or crochet in the round.
If you choose to do it in the round, connect the ends of the chain with a slip stitch then just start crocheting, single crochet, until you get the width that you want - mine are about 3 1/2" wide.
I put some bobbles on my squares,
I think they are so cute and they're easy too. Stitch the ends together with wrong sides facing. I used a blanket stitch for the closing.
The main thing is to remember to
keep the cozy tight. If your tension is looser you may want to do fewer chains.
I'd love to see a picture if anyone
decides to make one. When I get some time, I'll put together a little tutorial with pictures.