Yesterday I shared the hot bevy version of the XOXO Cup Cozy, and today, I’m sharing the pattern for my XOXO Cold Cup Cozy because cold drinks need cozies too!
These cozies use the same stitch pattern I used for my XOXO Throw that came out last year. If you don’t know the story behind this stitch pattern, I kind of happened upon it on accident, having made the intended stitch wrong for the entire blanket before I realized it. But I loved the texture so much, I decided to run with it. My oldest son helped with naming it, commenting that it looked like Xs and Os, and since I couldn’t find a name for the stitch pattern, I decided to call it The Kiss Stitch.
The biggest difference between the XOXO Cup Cozy I shared yesterday and the XOXO Cold Cup Cozy I’m sharing today is that this version has a base! Because of the need to work a flat circle, I’m classifying this as advanced beginner, since some knowledge of increasing in rounds is necessary.
I use a cotton blend yarn for my cold cup cozies, since if the drink starts to condensate, the cotton will more readily absorb that moisture. I have to say that I’m kind of in love with Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn. The bulky weight works up quickly, and the stitch definition with it is off the charts!
If you need a last minute Valentine’s Day gift, these beauties work up so amazingly quick, and they are a great stash buster project! Slip a gift card to their favorite coffee or smoothie shop inside one and it is the perfect gift for all your favorite Galentines!
Don’t let the flat circle spook you! I’ve got your back with step-by-step photos and instructions. And if the magic circle has ever confused you, try my non-traditional method here. Aside from that, all you need to know how to do is chains, single crochet, and The Kiss Stitch in the Round! I’ve linked my step-by-step photo and video tutorials for these special stitches for you, just in case they’re not familiar to you.
The XOXO Cold Cup Cozy
by Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust
***An inexpensive, convenient printable version of this pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry stores, complete with full color photo tutorials for both the Foundation Single Crochet, the Kiss Stitch, with links to supplemental videos for both, as well as a helpful stitch chart. Purchasing the printable version helps fund the upkeep of this website. Thank you for your support!
- Approximately 33 yds / 30 m of Bernat Maker Home Dec, Category 5 Bulky or comparable yarn
- Crochet hook in size K / 6.5 mm
- Tapestry needle
Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Magic Circle (MC)
- Chain (ch)
- Chain Space (ch sp): the gap in stitches created by using a chain stitch
- Skip (sk)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Single Crochet Increase (sc inc): 2 single crochets in the same stitch
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Kiss Stitch (KS)
Completed Base Diameter: 3 in / 7.6 cm
Completed Height: 3.75 in / 9.5 cm
1 in / 2.5 cm square = 3 sc or 1 kiss stitches x 2 pattern rounds
- This pattern is written in US Standard Terms and the skill level is Advanced Beginner.
- This pattern can be altered for size or tension by using any beginning multiple of 3 foundation single crochet stitches (or if using a starting chain, a multiple of 3 chains).
- Chain-1s at beginning of single crochet rounds do not count as a stitch.
- Chain-4s at beginning of kiss stitch rounds DO count as a double crochet + chain 1.
- Since this is a fixed diameter, the stitch count per row will not vary. You will maintain the same number of stitches throughout the pattern (as written, 27 sc and 9 KS).
- If you’d prefer a convenient, printable PDF version of this pattern, which includes both photo tutorials (Magic Circle AND the Kiss Stitch in the Round), as well as a helpful stitch chart for reference – available in the paid pattern only, visit my Etsy and Ravelry shops!
- I recorded a video showing you how to make this pattern from start to finish, see below.
PART 1: BASE
Start with a magic circle.
R1: sc 6 into magic circle (6 sc)
R2: ch1, sc inc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc of the round. (12 sc)
NOTE: sc inc means that TWO single crochets are worked into the same stitch, See photo below.
R3: ch1, *sc inc, sc 1, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (18 sc)
R4: ch1, *sc inc, sc 2, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (24 sc)
R5: ch1, *sc inc, sc 3, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (30 sc)
Do not tie off.
PART 2: BODY
R6 (Single Crochet Round): ch1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round. (30 sc)
R7 (Kiss Stitch Round): Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch1), WORKING BACKWARD TO THE RIGHT skip 1, dc next (working in front of the ch-4).
WORKING FORWARD TO THE LEFT *skip 2 sts (do not count the st at the base of your ch-4), dc next, ch1, dc into the first skipped stitch, leaving the second skipped stitch unworked. Repeat from * all the way around, join with a sl st to the 3rd chain from the beginning of the round. (10 KS)
R8 (Single Crochet Round): Ch 1, sc into first st (the 3rd chain you joined to in the previous round), *sc into ch sp, sc next 2 sts. Repeat from * 8 more times, sc into next ch sp, sc into next stitch, join with sl st to first sc of the round. (30 sc)
R9-14: Repeat alternating R7 and R8. (maintain 10 KS and 30 sc respectively)
Tie off, weave in ends!
Congratulations! You did it! Now make a few more and gift them to your favorite Galentines! Slip a gift card inside for their favorite drink stop and you’re all set!
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