Looking for a DIY gift idea? One perfect for Mother’s Day in the spring or a stocking stuffer during the holiday season? Today, I’m sharing my knit coffee cozy in a Basketweave pattern.
This is such an easy pattern to knit, just working in equal rows of knits and purls. Here’s a sample pattern I found on the web:
Basketweave Knit Coffee Cozy Pattern
- Row 1 (RS) Knit.
- Rows 2-6 *K4, p4; rep from * to end.
- Row 7 Knit.
- Rows 8-12 *P4, k4; rep from * to end.
- Rep rows 1-12.
Test frequently against a mug to determine appropriate size. Bind off.
This green cozy is knit in a 5 X 5 pattern.
I stitched one end together and added a braided cord on the other end to tie around the mug handle. You could also knit an i-cord instead of a braided cord.
It looks rather handsome in charcoal gray for men.
I also knit another one in a soft cream.
Oops – there’s a missed stitch in the pic below, but it doesn’t take away from the beauty.
You can also weave the ends together to have a cozy that wraps around a to go cup or water bottle.
Try your own today – certainly an easy pattern with a remarkable result! In fact, a handmade gift is sometimes the perfect touch.