Unicorn Knitted Drink Cozy Pattern

This knitted Drink Cozy Pattern turns your favorite beverage into a unicorn. The base of the cozy is made with knit and purls in the Reverse Ridge Stitch Pattern. Then we add a cute little mane of yarn tassels in any colors of your choice. 

I hope you enjoy this quick-knit to make as gifts for your most fanciful friends.

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Knitting Supplies

• Yarn in worsted or aran weight – your color choice is totally optional
• Knitting Needles, size 7 US
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle

How to Knit a Unicorn Drink Cozy with Studio Knit

Knitting Techniques

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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
• BO = Bind Off
Weave In Ends

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Printable Knitting Pattern

Printable Knitting Pattern

Turn any drink into a colorful unicorn with this fun quick knit pattern.

Makes: Unicorn Knitted Drink Cozy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner


  • Yarn - 42 yards of Worsted Weight in any fiber and colors of your choice


  • Knitting Needles - Size 7 US straight needles
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Cast On 32 Stitches

Knit the Reverse Ridge Stitch Pattern

  1. Row 1: Knit All
  2. Row 2: Purl All
  3. Row 3: Knit All

Repeat Rows 1-3 Six More Times For a Total of 21 Rows


Bind Off

Fold Right Side Together Once Tack

Seam with Yarn & Tapestry Needle

Turn Right-Side Out



  1. Cut Yarn into 8-inch Length Strands For a Total of 24 Strands
  2. Thread 4 Strands into a Tapestry Needle Create Fringe near seam edge.
  3. Trim Strands to Length Desired


Knitting Techniques

    • Slip Knot 

    • CO = Cast On Long Tail Method

    • K = Knit Stitch

    • P = Purl Stitch

    • BO = Bind Off

    • Weave In Ends

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