Crochet Tutorial: Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy

Here is the Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy! One leaf applique doubles as a secret pocket which is perfect for a tea bag, some cash, or a gift card to a coffee shop. Mug cozies make great gifts for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, colleagues and many others on your gift giving list.


Some suggested gift ideas: Mug or Travel mug + Cup Cozy + Hot Cocoa/Cash/Tea Bags/Specialty Coffee makes the perfect gift for that “hard to buy for” person on your list!

The handmade cup cozy adds a personal touch to an already awesome idea!



I have added a button to my cup cozy. You can get wooden buttons at the Etsy Shop Wood Be Fancy. You do not have to use a button, you could sew the seam up and have it slide on a travel mug.



Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cup cozy: The instructions start at 6 Minutes, 50 Seconds.

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in White, Gold, and Flamingo
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle


-This pattern is for a standard sized cup. You could make it smaller or bigger just making more rows on your backing portion.

-You can make this cup cozy with any yarn: Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester

-You can make this using a bigger crochet hook if your tension is tighter

-You do not have to add the appliques, you could just have a plain cup cozy sans the leaf design.

-You can make the backing of your cup cozy bigger by chaining any even number.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Picot: Ch 2, sl st in same st

Backing of Cup Cozy

Ch 12 or any even number.
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sl st in next ch, HDC in next ch, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Sl st in 1st st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Rows 4-28: Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending on a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off with long tail if you are sewing it closed.
Fasten off with short tail if you are not sewing it closed.
Weave in all ends if you are adding a button.

Leaf: Make 2

Ch 9
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC in next, TR in next, 10 TR in last ch
Working on opposite side of foundation chain: TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next 2, SC in next 2, Sl st in last.

Round 2: [Sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sl st back in the same st on round 1 of the leaf, sl st in next 3 sts, Picot, [sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st to beginning, Picot, Fasten off.

Assembly step:

Sew leaves and button to cup cozy. When sewing one leaf, be sure to keep it open as a pocket.
Chain a loop on the edge of the cup cozy for looping around the button.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.

Weave in all ends.