With Sugar, Please! Cup Cosy by Justyna Kacprzak
The pattern has been designed for those cold evenings when all you want to do is sit down with a cup of hot tea and relax.
ADVANCED SKILLS USED
Embroidery (French knots and backstitch)
Patons Fairytale Soft DK, 55% nylon/45% acrylic, 50g/163m/178yds
Shades: A: Denim 6309 x 12.5g B: Sugar Pink 6308 x 2g
Patons Diploma Gold 4ply, 55%
Wool, 25% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, 50g/184m/201yds
Shade: C: Natural 4283 x 1g (held double). To avoid doubling the yarn, try Patons Fairytale Soft DK in Oatmeal 6377
Oddments of yarn (4ply weight or lighter) in a few bright colours
2 buttons , 1.5cm/5/8in diameter
Needle for embroidery and sewing on buttons
Any DK acrylic yarn would be appropriate for this project.
Work 18 sts and 14 rows in htr to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 3.5mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.
Finished cosy measures 21 x 9cm/8¼ x 3½in
Published author Justyna lives in Poland. More of her designs can be seen at www.cuteandkaboodle.com visit her shop at www.handmadebyjustin.etsy.com or keep up to date by following her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cuteandkaboodle.
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The cosy is worked flat, with the cupcake crocheted separately and sewn on later. The pink part of the cupcake is worked in rounds, the beige part is worked flat. You can sew one cupcake in the middle of the cosy, or make two more and put all three in a row.
By sewing only the sides and bottom of the cupcake, you will get a pocket, perfect for a small snack or sugar packet
Row 1: With yarn A, ch 17, work 1htr in 2nd ch from the hook, 1htr in each ch to end, turn – 16 sts.
Rows 2 –29: Ch 1, 1dc in each st to end, turn – 16 sts.
Row 30: Ch 1, 1dc in each st across, turn – 16 sts.
Row 31: Ch 15, sl st in each st across, ch 15, sl st in the same spot.
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Rnd 1: With yarn B, ch 7, work 1dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1dc in each of next 4 ch, 3dc in fi rst ch, 1dc in each of next 4 ch on the other side of the foundation ch, 2dc in the last ch – 14 sts.
Rnd 2: 2dc in the next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, *2dc in the next st; rep from * 3 times, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, *2dc in the next st; rep from * twice – 20 sts.
Rnd 3: 1dc, 2dc in the next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, *1dc, 2dc in the next st; rep from * 3 times, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, **1dc, 2dc in the next st; rep from ** twice – 26 sts.
Rnd 4: 1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st, 1dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st, 1dc, sl st, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) in the next st. Start working in BLO: 2tr in next st, (1tr, 1htr, 1dc) in next dc, sl st, *(1dc, 1htr) in next st, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, sl st; rep from * twice, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) in next st, 2tr in next st. Work in both loops again: (1tr, 1htr, 1dc) in next st, sl st in the next st. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Join yarn C to the fi rst front loop from the last round. Work in the loops left unworked from the previous round. Leave the rest of the sts unworked.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as fi rst tr), work 1tr in the same st, 1htr in each of next 7 sts, 2tr in the last st, turn – 11 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 7 sts, dc2tog, turn – 9 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, 1dc in each st across, turn – 9 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog, turn – 7 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, 1dc in each st across, turn – 7 sts.
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Decorate your cupcake by embroidering French knots in different colours or sewing on some colourful beads. If you want to use the cupcake as a pocket, be careful to go through stitches while embroidering, so that the yarn is invisible on the other side. Embroider cosy with yarn B on both sides of the cupcake. Sew on the buttons.
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