Just Peachy Coffee Cozy

My son and I were running an errand the other day and guess what was in the stores already? School supplies! Can you believe it? Didn't summer just start? Why do the school supplies have to be coming out already? Well, that got my mind rolling! With school coming up, that means teachers are starting back to work again too. I taught Kindergarten for a year and let me tell you, that was one of the hardest years of my life! Did you know that teaching is hard! There is a lot of time and effort and love that goes into it with not a lot of pay in return. So, with the school year around the corner, why not make a little something special for your child's teacher this year. A little "Back to School/Please be Gracious on my Child" gift.

The Just Peachy Coffee Cozy is a perfect gift for that! It doesn't take much yarn or much time but is cute and so useful. I haven't given a coffee cozy yet that the recipient wasn't excited about. Also, did you know that you can purchase the plastic reusable cups from Starbucks for only $2? Plus while you're there, you might as well pick up a nice little gift card to throw in the cup! Boom! Perfect gift for that teacher - for anyone!

Don't have time to crochet a coffee cozy this week? You can buy one in my Etsy shop here.

Supplies:

Hook: 6.00 mm Note: I crochet pretty tightly and that is why I use a large hook, you might try using an H or a 5.0 mm hook.

Tapestry Needle

Yarn: I Love this Cotton in Pewter (Color A)

I Love this Cotton in Mango (Color B)

(You will only need about a fourth of skein per color)

Stitches:

Sl St: Slip Stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Dc2Tog: Double Crochet Two Together

Dc3Tog: Double Crochet Three Together

Pattern:

With Color A, Ch 28. Sl St to beginning chain to form loop.

Row 1: (Color A) Ch 1. Sc in next St and each St around. Sl St to first Sc in row.

Row 2: (Color A) *Sl St in first Sc. Sc in next St. Hdc in next stitch. 1Dc in next two Sts. 1Hdc in next St. 1 Sc in next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first Sl St to join.

Row 3: (Color B) Ch 2. *