Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Tunisian Snowflake Cup Cozy

I had originally intended to release this pattern last week, however, due to Oliver turning 6 and both kids being off for the half term holidays, and all the activities we had planned I didn't really get around to even going near the computer to do this! In the end, having the week (nearly a week and a half) off was worth it. The kids had tonnes of fun, and since I don't see them so much now they are both at school full time, I enjoyed the time with them too.

So a week late, but better late than never, I am finally releasing the Tunisian Snowflake Cup Cozy pattern. I knew from the moment I made the first bee cup cozy that I would absolutely be making some these for Christmas, and this is the first of 2 that I have designed so far. The snowflake cup cozy is the same measurements as all the others, (the notes for that are in the pattern so I won't bore you with it here too), and actually uses the exact same base as the Bee cup cozy, the Honeycomb stitch. In order to make it seem much more icy though, I have used a light blue for the honeycomb pattern and a light silver for the background. I love how the hexagons in the honeycomb pattern echo the six sides found in snowflakes when you look at them magnified. This combined with the colours really gives a nice icy feel.

To finish up the cozy I have made a snowflake in white. It seemed to take me ages to get this snowflake just right, and I think thats in part as I was trying to make it 8 sides instead of 6. After failing I don't know how many times, I finally googled a snowflake instead of using my memory, to discover they have 6 sides not 8 and once I knew that the snowflake worked perfectly. Its a little tricky to sew this to the cozy due to its design, but definitely worth taking the extra time to make sure its sewn nicely on.

I love how this looks and how it creates that perfect winter feeling. This will be a great gift this winter, for anyone who loves the snow, and will pair perfectly with all those seasonal hot drinks.

You can find the FREE pattern for the Snowflake Cup Cozy below. See you next week for my Christmas 10 Pointed Star blanket.

Vicky x

Snowflake Cup Cozy

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this cozy

  • 4ply cotton (I used King Cole Giza) in the following;
    • Silver – around 15-20m
    • Light Blue– around 15-20m
    • Small amount of white for snowflake
  • 3.5mm double ended crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

2.  Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • THS – Tunisian honeycomb stitch (1 TSS, 1 TPS along 1st round, then 1 tps, 1tss along next round, keep alternating rounds)
  • RP – return pass, always yarn over and pull through 2 loops all the way around.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • m/c – magic circle

3. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 9 rows and 12 stitches of Tunisian honeycomb stitch in a 5cm square.
  • The finished snowflake cozy is 7cm tall and 12 cm wide (24cm all the way around.)
  • The cozy is worked in the round, if you are not familiar with Tunisian in the round, then please see this video for help;

4. Pattern

Snowflake cozy– start in light blue, and use silver for the RP

Round Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 59 59
2 Sk ch and TSS across, RP in silver 59
3-17 THS around, RP 59
18 Sl st cast off using THS pattern. 59
  Sl st to join and cast off, sew in ends  

Snowflake – make 1 in white

Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 Ch 5 ( counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same st, sk st, (dc, ch2, dc in next st, sk st) x 5 6 lots of dc, ch 2 dc
4 (Sl st to ch 2 space, ch 7, sk ch, 3 sl st, ch 4, sk ch, 3 sl st, 2 sl st, sl st into same ch 2 as you started in, sl st to next st, ch 3, sl st in same st to create picot) x 6 6 snowflake points and 6 picots
5 Cast off and leave a long tail to sew to the cozy  

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