Another one of the fabulous child care center directors I am working with just finished her Aim4Excellence credential not too long ago. You know what that means, don’t you? Time for me to crochet something as a little “congrats!” gift!
I knew the director enjoyed coffee/tea/hot cocoa so I wanted to get her a gift card to Caribou Coffee. I have made a handful of different coffee mug cozies in the past, but I came across a pattern that used the waffle weave stitch that I had used in a baby blanket years ago.
I LOVE that a simple front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitch can create such a unique, textured look.
Materials used:A small amount of worsted weight yarn (I chose a pretty teal color)
Size H hook (5 mm)
Thread, scissors, needle
I found the free waffle weave crocheted cozie pattern here.
The pattern calls for a 4.5mm hook, which I didn’t have. I used a 5mm hook and it worked out just fine! Mine fits the small size Caribou coffee cup just perfectly!
|End of Round 1.|
|A few stitches into Round 3. Notice how the the texture is starting to|
|A few stitches into Round 4.|
|A little over half way done. You can see how the alternating front and back post double crochet stitches make this unique waffle weave look.|
|Yummmmy. Chocolate and a coffee gift card. What's not to love!?|
If you like the look of this waffle weave stitch, you should check out the baby blanket I made using the same type of pattern – it is simple and beautiful!
|Baby blanket using the waffle weave crochet stitch.|