What is more basic this fall than drinking a pumpkin spice latte? Drinking it with a hand crafted coffee coozie, that’s what!
The change of season put me into a crafty mood, and after spotting some cute coffee collars with hearts on Michael’s facebook page, I knew I had to try to make some!
They turned out so cute and made wonderful gifts for my friends and co-workers. These would also make perfect teachers gifts. If you want to go all out, add a Starbucks gift card for a nice touch!
Today I’m going to share my inspiration as well as the patterns I used to make my coffee collars.
And, if you can’t crochet don’t worry, I link some cute options from Etsy at the bottom of this post that you can purchase already made!
Coffee Collar Pattern
I had almost everything I needed leftover from my University of Texas Longhorn Yarn Wreath. All I had to buy was an inexpensive brown yarn to make the stem.
It had been a while since I had picked up a crochet hook so I watched a YouTube tutorial to remember how to do a half double crochet.
It was a little tricky at first, but once I got the hang of it I could whip the collar part out in ten minutes or less.
Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Next, I was on the hunt for a cute crochet heart pattern. I found several but my crochet skills were still not up to snuff to be able to create a heart that didn’t look like a blob. Back to the drawing board.
Inspired by the drink of the season: the pumpkin spice latte, I decided to go on the hunt for a crochet pumpkin pattern that would be the right side to fit on the coffee coozie.
After trying several patterns, I settled on this one from Ravelry. I tried a few others that I found online for free, but they all ended up being a bit too big or a bit too round and not very pumpkin looking.
One thing I learned is to leave yourself a little more tail on the pumpkin than you normally would so that you have enough yarn to sew/secure the pumpkin onto the coffee collar.
I love how easy, inexpensive and fun this project was. It was quick too! Once I got the hang of it, I found I could knock out a whole collar and applique in less than 15 minutes.
These make great gifts for friends, co-works and teachers. Pair them with a Starbucks gift card for a fun fall treat!
- Yarn in colors of your choice – I used Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn in White and Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Barley.
- Orange Yarn – Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Rust
- Brown Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn in Coffee
- Crochet Hook, Size H, 5.0mm
- Yarn Needle – Large-Eye Blunt Yarn Needles