If you love cute decorative things, then this one is for you. Inspired by the food and drinks I love the most, I created this kawaii cozy mug or tumbler cozy crochet design to embellish your drinks with an adorable and trendy accessory. Let me show you how to crochet this now!
- Amigurumi DK cotton yarn of several colors
- 3 mm crochet hook
- Brown felt fabric
- Glue gun
- Yarn needle and stitch markers
Abbreviations – Crochet Kawaii Mug Cozy
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
dc3tog: 3 double crochet together made in 3 different stitches (the number and stitch can change)
BLO: back loops only
FLO: front loops only
fpdc: front post double crochet
bpdc: back post double crochet
R: round / row
How to crochet a kawaii mug cozy, tumbler cozy
We will start making the bottom biscuit first:
Note: sl st in the 1st stitch of the round at the end each time.
Make a Magic circle (make sure to not close it tightly, it’s important to let a hole in the middle).
Round 1: 15 sc (15)
Round 2: 15 sc inc (30)
R3: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R4: (sc inc, 5) x 6 (42)
Cut yarn and weave in the ends.
The top icing:
Make a Magic circle (this time the hole in the middle should be larger than the one from the bottom biscuit).
Round 1: 25 sc (25)
Round 2: (4 sc , sc inc) x 5 (30)
R3: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, hdc inc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc (35)
Cut yarn and weave in the ends.
With little pieces of several colors of yarn and the help of a yarn needle, make the sprinkles on the icing.
Sew or glue the icing on the bottom biscuit.
The Ice Cream
Note: ch 1 then turn at the end of each row.
Ch 9, starting from the 2nd loop from the hook.
Row 1 to 8: 8 sc (8)
Row 9: sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec (6)
R10: sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec (4)
R11: sc4tog (1)
Now we will work around the edges: ch 1, starting the left side 10 sc, ch 1 when reaching the bottom, 8 sc in the beginning ch 8 base, ch 1, 10 sc on the other side. Then finish with an invisible join to make the top rounder. Cut yarn and weave in the ends.
The chocolate icing:
Make a magic circle.
Row 1: 5 sc, ch 1 then turn (5) Close the circle tightly.
Row 2: hdc dec, 3 hdc in the next stitch, hdc dec (5)
R3: 2 hdc, hdc inc, 2 hdc (6)
R4: 1 hdc, hdc inc, hdc dec, hdc inc, 1 hdc (7)
R5: 3 hdc, hdc inc, 3 hdc (8)
R6: 1 sc, 3 dc in the next stitch, ch 2, sl st next stitch, 3 sc in the next stitch, sl st in the next stitch, 3 dc in the next stitch, 2 sl st. (14)
Now working the edges: ch 1 then starting the first side, 4 sc , ch 1, 1 sc in the top middle, ch 1, 4 sc in the other side. Finish with an invisible join.
With little pieces of several colors of yarn and the help of a yarn needle, make the sprinkles on the chocolate icing. Then sew the icing on the top of the ice cream, sew it in a way where the chocolate covers the sides of the ice cream.
The little ice cream stick:
Ch 3, starting from the 2nd loop from the hook.
Row 1 to 3: 2 sc (2)
Now working the edges: ch 1, on the first side: 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc on the bottom, ch 1, 2 sc on the other side, ch 1, invisible join.
Sew the stick on the back, and middle bottom of the ice cream.
The Bubble Tea
The bottom of the drink:
Note: finish every row with a ch 1 then turn for the next row.
Ch 7, starting from the 2nd loop from the hook.
Row 1: sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc (8)
Row 2 to 9: 8 sc (8)
Now working the edges: ch 1, 8 sc on the first side, ch 1, ( hdc dec BLO, 2 hdc BLO, hdc dec BLO) on the bottom, ch 1, 8 sc on the other side. Finish with a ch 1 and invisible join. Cut yarn and weave in the ends.
Ch 13, starting from the 2nd loop from the hook:
Row 1: 12 hdc (12)
Row 2: Skip the first two stitches on the right side, then join yarn again with a sc in the back loops of the hdc. Make 7 sc more. (8)
R3: 8 sc (8)
R4: sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec (6)
R5: sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec (4)
R6: sc4tog (1)
Now working the first side edge: ch 1, 4 sc, cut yarn and make an invisible join in the 2nd skipped stitched from row 2. Join yarn on the other side edge: 4 sc, cut yarn and make an invisible join in the top stitch. Make an invisible join in the 2nd skipped stitch on the other side too, with the piece of yarn from your slipknot.
Weave in the ends. Sew the lid on top of the bottom, at the front of it.
The little straw and the bubbles:
Ch 5, starting from the second loop from the hook: make 4 sl st. Cut yarn and sew the straw on the lid.
Cut little round pieces of the brown felt fabric, then glue them on the bottom of the drink.
The Pop Corn
With the red yarn: ch 9, starting from the 2nd loop from the hook:
R1: 7 hdc, (hdc inc, sl st) in the last stitch (10)
Cut yarn and make an invisible join on the back of the chain base.
R2: switch color to white: join yarn with a BLO hdc in the 1st stitch of previous row, 7 hdc BLO, (hdc inc, sl st) BLO in the last stitch. Make an invisible join.
Repeat row 2 four more times, switching colors every other row. At the last row, instead of making a sl st in the last stitch, make a ch1 and an invisible join in the 7th stitches of the row.
Weave in all the ends.
The actual pop corn
Make a magic circle.
Round 1: with the yellow yarn: 5 sc, sl st in the 1st stitch at the end (5)
Round 2: switch to the color white: (1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc) x 3, 2 sc (17)
Cut yarn and make an invisible join.
Make 3 pop corn this way and sew them together before sewing them on the top of the bag.
The cup of coffee (my favorite one)
First, let’s make the tiny bit of coffee we see in the cup, so with the light brown yarn:
Ch 11, starting from the 2nd loop from the hook make 10 hdc.
Cut yarn. Put this aside for now, we will get back to it later.
Now we will start making the cup:
Row 1: sc dec, 3 sc, sc dec (5)
Row 2: sc dec, 1 sc, sc dec (3)
R3: sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc (5)
R4: sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc (8)
R5: sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc (10)
R6 to 7: 10 sc (10)
R8: sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc (12)
R9: 1 hdc, 10 sl st, 1 hdc (12)
R10: 1 hdc – now take back your coffee piece, we will crochet in its stitches to join it to the cup – 10 FLO sc in the coffee stitches, 1 hdc in the last stitch of the cup (12) (don’t cut yarn!)
Sew the bottom of the coffee piece to the 10 sl st of the cup from row 9.
We will now work the handle of the cup: ch 8, sl st 4 rows below on the side of the cup, ch 1 then turn to slip stitch in each of the ch 8 (8 sl st).
Embellish your cup with some little embroidered flower and 4 sl st on the bottom of the cup, like I did myself.
The cozy’s “belt” – How to crochet a kawaii mug cozy, tumbler cozy
Ch 59 (or more, or less, depending on your own tumbler or mug dimensions).
Row 1: Starting from the 2nd loop from the hook: 58 hdc (58)
Row 2 to 4: 58 hdc (58)
Assembling the different pieces together
Take your donut and the belt. Sew one side of the belt to one side of the donut, and the other side of the belt to the other side of the donut, leaving the donut hole uncovered behind by the belt.
Then sew or glue all the pieces on the belt, leaving a similar space between each of them. If you want a cozy mug that you can tie (instead of sliding it), add a sew-on snap button or some Velcro tape on the belt and on the back of the donut.
And then you will be finally done with your crochet kawaii mug cozy / tumbler cozy! Congrats to you, you worked hard! You can be proud of yourself. You just need now to slide the cozy on your tumbler and enjoy your new kawaii accessory!
If you make this adorable cozy tumbler, feel free to share pictures with me on Instagram. I always share your pictures on my stories, and I love seeing them! Let me know in the comments down below what do you think of this project and what would you like me to make next time, I’m open to suggestions! See you soon on the next article!