Imagine this peaceful scene: Clutching your favorite mug while the crisp autumn air bites at your fingertips, you sip a warm pumpkin-spiced something to start off your day right. Sounds pretty great, doesn't it? Well, not so much when that hot mug burns your palms. Enter your new best friend, the crocheted coffee cozy. With zombies, buttons, R2D2 and more, this roundup of 12 crochet cozy patterns is sure to get your DIY inspiration flowing.
Crocheted Octopus Cozies
These octopus cozies are the perfect crochet project for the quirky coffee or tea-lover. Plus, with that expression, we're pretty sure they're emulating the face we make on Monday mornings.
Those new to crocheting can make this beginner pattern for a cute owl cozy. This blogger chose to use turquoise yarn, but if you want the cozy to be more identifiable as an owl, use some brown yarn!
Crocheted Pumpkin Cozy
Depending on the color you use, this crocheted cozy can feature a pumpkin or an apple … and either way it's fall-friendly.
R2D2 Mug Cozy
How can we not love this Star Wars-inspired cozy tutorial? Is has all the makings of the best type of crochet projects: utility, technical challenge and nerdiness.
DIY Halloween cozy
Get into the Halloween spirit with these free patterns for crocheted Jack o'Lantern, spider and Frankenstein cozies. Best of all, these are made to specifically fit a Starbucks grande cup.
Crocheted Cup-of-Tea Cozy
The eternal struggle: coffee or tea? This clever DIY cozy solves that problem by letting you have the visual of tea, while enjoying the taste of coffee. As an added bonus, this pattern includes a non-slip backing so your cozy will stay in place. Genius.
Crocheted Zombie Cozy
Crochet these creepy zombie cozies for those mornings when you feel zombie-esque before that first cup of coffee. It'll remind people to wait until after 10 a.m. to bother you with that expense report.
DIY Hug Mug
It would be selfish to deprive your favorite mug of a cozy sweater like this one. This blogger hasn't skimped on any of the details, either; It comes replete with buttons, trim and mittens.
Crocheted Fox Cozy
While the pattern for this DIY fox cozy is made for a Mason jar, it can be easily adapted to fit a mug or standard to-go up. If you aren't sold on this pattern yet, did we mention it has a tail?
The 15-Minute Cozy
It's a big claim, but this blogger has designed her adorable crochet cozies to be made in 15 minutes. Yes, you read that right. That makes this project perfect for short commutes to work on public transit, for waiting on a table at a moderately crowded restaurant, or the collective TV commercial breaks in your favorite hour-long show.