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Coffee Cozy Sweater Knitting Pattern

I love making these adorable Knitted Coffee Cozy Sweaters for friends. I wanted to share these little coffee cozies with you during the holidays because they make thoughtful, whimsical quick knit gifts.

Our knitted coffee cozies have a really cute little rib pattern on both ends, just like a real sweater. And we have a little pocket that actually does work as a pocket and these little arms that are actually 3-dimensional with gloves that have these little thumbs. 

These are knitted up in stockinette stitch. You can also do the garter stitch, seed stitch, or even the bamboo stitch. There are lots of fun knit stitch patterns to choose among! These little sweaters give your cup lots of personalities, so let’s get started!

Take Out Coffee Cups with knitted sweater designed mug cozies in various colors.

MATERIALS for the Knitted Coffee Cozy Pattern

  • Aran Weighted Yarn
  • Knitting Needles Size 7 US
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
Cable Cast On Method (for thumb)
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
How to Change Yarn Color
Bind Off
Weave in Yarn Tails

Knitted Coffee Cozy Sweaters for Christmas Holiday Quick Knit Gifts with Easy Free Knitting Pattern by Studio Knit


Knitted Coffee Cozy Sweaters: Free Pattern by Studio Knit

Coffee Cozy Sweater Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Knitted Coffee Cozy Sweater
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

Knitted Coffee Cozy Sweaters make really cute quick knit gifts. Get your free knitting pattern and video turorial by Studio Knit.


  • Aran Weighted Yarn


  • Knitting Needles Size 7 US
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Cast On 32 Stitches

  1. Rows 1 – 4: Knit 2x2 Rib Stitch *K2, P2 *
  2. Rows 5 – 20: Knit in Stockinette Pattern (Knit Odd Row, Purl Even Row), or any Knit Stitch of your choice
  3. Rows 21 – 24: Knit 2x2 Rib Stitch *K2, P2 *

Bind Off



Cast On 8 Stitches

  1. Row 1: Knit
  2. Row 2: Purl
  3. Repeat Rows 1 – 2 for 8 rows total.
  4. Bind Off


Make Two.
When placing your arms, make sure both of your thumbs are pointing upward.

Cast On 8 Stitches

  1. Row 1: Knit
  2. Row 2: Purl
  3. Row 3: Knit
  4. Row 4: Purl
  5. Row 5: Knit
  6. Row 6: Purl
  7. Row 7: Knit
  8. Row 8: Knit
  9. Row 9: Change Color and Cast On 3 Sts using Cable Cast On Method (to make thumb), then knit across the row for 11 Sts
  10. Row 10: Purl
  11. Row 11: Bind Off 3 Sts (to finish thumb), then knit across the row for 8 Sts
  12. Row 12: Purl
  13. Row 13: Knit
  14. Row 14: Purl

Bind Off


Stitch all accessories to main cozy, then seam up the edge.

Note: I like to keep the Bind Off edge on the bottom, since it’s not as stretchy.


Knitting Techniques

  • Slip Knot 
  • CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  • Cable Cast On Method (for thumb)
  • K = Knit Stitch 
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • How to Change Yarn Color
  • Bind Off
  • Weave in Yarn Tails

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I hope you are inspired to make these quick knit coffee cup cozies for your friends & family, too. Make sure to check out all of my knit stitch patterns. I have more great Christmas Holiday Knitting Project and Gift ideas, so make sure to check those out, as well.

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