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Christmas Cup Cozy


Hi, I’m Elise, married to Erlend and this is my first D.I.Y. ever. As you may have read here on the blog, we’re expecting soon and I’ve been home on maternity leave a while now. My last couple of weeks have been filled with both knitting and Christmas cake baking, so today I’m gonna show how to make a Christmas cup cozy, which is the perfect gift to give to friends for Christmas 🙂 1. Supplies: Red and grey yarn, Färgrik mugs from Ikea (only $0.99), knitting needles size 6 (US 8), a couple old t-shirts, thread and needle, buttons and a pair of scissors.


2. Start with casting on a foundation row of 15 slipknots. 3. Knit back and forth until you’ve got about 14 cm/5.5 in.


4. Use thread with the same color as the yarn and a needle and sew the little blanket around the cup until you reach the handle. 5. Sew on a button on one of the sides next to the handle. Find a hole between the stitches where you pull the button through.


6. The last step of the Christmas cup cozy is the name tag. I’ve cut a rectangular shape from an outwashed t-shirt, sewed the name on and then sewed the tag onto the cup cozy. Try not to make it too perfect – I find skewed letters and stitches charming.



I gave these to a friend couple today: Anne and Trygve. These are fun to make, and fun to give away and of course fun to get! That’s it for my first D.I.Y.

XOXO Elise 🙂


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  1. Super cute cozies! And congratulations on writing your first D.I.Y. xoxo

  2. Oh, these are a cute idea for some small last-minute-gifts
    …that I still need, yes! *ahem. Christmas always comes so suddenly 😉

    Love, Midsommarflicka

  3. Bobi Speer Bobi Speer

    So cute and easy. Thanks and great directions too. YAY

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