Do you spell the covering for a mug or teapot a Cozy? Cosy? Cozie? Cosie? Coozie? Or do you just avoid the dilemma by calling it a sleeve or a mug hug as some of these knitters do? Whatever you want to call them, we have a knitting pattern for you to use to keep your drink hot or cold and comfy to hold. They make great gifts too for the coffee or tea lover in your life! Updated 3/20/23
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FingerFull Coffee Glove
A cup cozy sleeve with built-in pocket for your finger tips to keep your fingers warm without burning them! Uses only about 50 yards (46 m) of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Tommy Schafer
Jaunty Mug Sweater and Tam
This coffee mug cozy and hat will help keep your hot beverage warmer. The “hat” covers a plastic lid, such as a lid from a sour cream or yogurt container, and is easily removed for cleaning. Uses only about 1 oz of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Schumer
Wake up and Smell the Coffee Cozy
Beverage cup cozy with coffee cup motifs in stranded colorwork. Designed by Mrs Luedeke
Carry your drinks and keep them cold with this pocketed cozy bag. Two pockets hold bottes or cans and the 2 other pockets hold cold packs or snacks. Designed by fruvalborgdrengen. Worsted weight yarn.
Unicorn Drink Cozy
Turn any drink into a unicorn with this easy pattern that’s also a great stash buster. Designed by Kristen McDonnell
Bishi Water Bottle Carrier
Mesh container carrier with 2 options for strap – garter stitch or stockinette ties. The project can be knit in a couple of hours and requires less than a ball of worsted yarn according to the designer Georgie Hallam.
Wine Glass Holder
This portable glass cozy keeps your hands free for knitting while enjoying your drink or lets you be the life of the party without needing to stay near a table. Seed stitch with buttons. Designed by Claudia Olson. Pictured projects by jillgerbil and DuckDuckKnitDuck/
Bow Cup Cozy, Bracelet, and Headband
The Dolores seed stitch bow is an easy pattern. Although technically the bracelet instructions are different, I like the idea of wearing your cup cozy on your wrist as a cuff and then taking it off to slip on your cup. Designed by Jessica Wirthig
Lacy Cup Cozy
Easy lace sleeves designed by Cassandra Bibler for Red Heart.
Crown Cup Cozy
This cozy is knit sideways with increases and decreases to form the points. This pattern is rated easy by the designer and Ravelrers. Designed by Susan Cornish
More Free Patterns
Hug Me Mug Cozy
Yarnspirations designed this adorable cozy. See below for a Santa version.
Owl Cup Cozie Free Pattern
Wide awake owls keep your cup warm and your hands cool. This cable pattern could easily be adapted to decorate blankets, cardigans, and pillows.
Toby Roxane Barna designed this fun, practical cozy mitten perfect for drinking beverages at outdoor events.The pattern is written for three sizes: small (a “rootbeer mitt,” to fit a child’s hand), medium (to fit a typical lady-paw) and large (to fit a gnarly man-hand).
Heart Mug Hug
Mug cosy from Red Heart with a knit red heart motif.
Wooly Wine Bottle Cozy
And for those who aren’t in the mood for coffee or tea…The perfect way to dress up a gift!
Cuter than Caribou Coffee Sleeve
Aimee Powers designed this easy coffee cosy.
Jenny Raymond’s mug cozy / cosy features a moss stitch pattern and a cute button closure.
Santa’s Mug Cozy
Designed by Yarnspirations.
Junkies Java Jerkin
This argyle coffee cup cozy / cosy by Marjorie Walter lets you enjoy your favorite hot drink in style. The S/M size fits most 8- and 12-oz. cups; the M/L size works best for 16-oz. and larger cups.
Denise de Lelys designed these coffee cup cozies.
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Fairy Cup Cozie
Margaret Bloom’s cozie features a cute little pocket for tiny toys, treats, or anything else you can think of. Sized for 8 oz. mason jars.
XOXO Coffee Sleeve
Laura’s design features a cable pattern of XOXO so you can serve your coffee with hugs and kisses.
Tea Bag Baskets
Knitvana created these cute little baskets to hold tea bags.
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Tea Toting Owl Tea Wallet
Tea toting owl free knitting pattern – this cute owl holds your tea bags when you travel. Great for stash and remnant yarn!
Peg of Tilling designed this quick project that is great for stash yarn and fast gifts.
Patterns for Purchase
Fair Isle Drink Cozies
Instructions to create the pint jar cozy, the plastic lid insert, and the coffee cup sleeve. The pint jar cozy can be used as a free standing vessel to hold pencils, crochet hooks, and other assorted tools; as a planter cozy to dress up a small plant pot; or it can be combined with a pint size canning jar, the lid insert, and a straw to make an amazingly convenient travel cup. Designed by Midknits.
Bunny Rabbit Cup Sleeve
Adorable cable bunny with the long ears and big bobble tail is a perfect design for a cup cozy. Designed by WomanOnTheWater.
Grogu The Child Cup Sleeve
Body of the cozy is knit in the round on DPNs, the ears are knit flat and attached. Pattern knits up to fit a standard to-go coffee cup; approximately 7” in circumference. Designed by Miscellaneous Design Studio. Aran weight yarn.
Oak and Elm Mug Cozies
A duo of buttoned cup sleeves featuring leaf motifs knit in lace textures. Designed by Martha Johnson. Worsted weight yarn.
Hand Warmer Mug Cozie
This mug sleeve features a handy pocket so you can keep your hands warm while you sip your coffee. Designed by Nguyen Le. Bulky weight yarn.
The unique cabled letters spell out “coffee” and “tea” in cursive in these statement cup cosies. Knit with 50 (55) yds sport-weight yarn. Fastened with ties to adapt to different sized mugs,
8 Cup Cuddler Cozies Sets
Two different sets of 8 different Cup Cuddler patterns. Set 1 at top from left to right starting with the one on the cup in the picture, including: Lattice, Jamocha, Traveling Vine “Citrus Mint”, Bamboo “Chai”, Goji, Bitty Braids “Clover”, Verona, and Herringbone. Set 2 at bottom from left to right starting with the one on the cup in the picture, including: “Oasis” Butterfly, “Yukon” Tunisian, “Kitamu” Pearl Brioche, Sumatra, Flora, “Chiapas” Spiral, Estima, and African Solstace.
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Mason Jar Sweater
Wide mouth cozy with pocket. Makes a great quick gift.
Pawprint, Bunny, and Snowflake Cup Cozies
Includes instructions for all three cozies
Sheep Cozy Set
Pattern set includes Sheep themed Tea Cosy, Mug Cosy, Cup/Can Cosy and Egg Cosy.