Welcome to October! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as part of that, I would like to help spread the news and support towards early detection and the need for research.
Breast Cancer Awareness has a special place in my heart because my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. In honor of her, I would like to do what I can to help women to stay healthy and aware. During the month of October, 20% of all my sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Head over to my Etsy shop to participate.
As a special way to spread the news towards awareness, I am sharing this free crochet pattern with you to make. Show off your Pink Ribbon Cozy to others as a subtle reminder towards Pink October.
- 1 skein of each color or scrap yarn
- Hook, size K, US 10 ½ (6.5 mm)
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing pins (optional)
Cozy fits a standard 12-16 oz cup with a 10.9” (27 cm) circumference, measures 3.5” – 4.5” ( 8 cm – 11 cm)
This pattern is designed for using medium weight yarn, however, you can substitute by using a smaller weight yarn working double stranded. Cozy is made flat working across rows and then seamed together at the end. Cozy pattern is written for colored stripes, but you can make it in a single color. Ribbon is made separately, and sewn onto the finished piece.
Chain 25 in color A.
Row 1- using color A, work a sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc across to end. Ch 1. Turn. (24)
Rows 2-3- using color B, work sc in first ch from hook, sc across to end. (24)
Rows 4-13- sc into each stitch across alternating colors A and B every two rows.
At row 7, you will begin an increase.
Row 7 – increase row, sc 11, in the next stitch 2 sc into same space, sc 12. Ch 1. Turn. (25)
Row 8 – sc into each stitch across. (25)
Row 9 – increase row, sc 12, in the next stitch 2 sc into same space, sc 12. Ch 1. Turn. (26)
Rows 10 – 13 – continue working sc into each stitch across alternating colors A and B every two rows. (26)
Cut ends and leave yarn tails for sewing.
Pink Ribbon Applique
Using pink color: Ch 26. Turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, and each st across to end. (25) Repeat for another row.
You should now have a strip. Twist the strip so that it resembles the “pink ribbon”. To do this, fold the strip in half, and pull apart the legs and create a rounded opening at the top. You will use the tapestry needle to sew the ribbon onto the cozy. Option to use sewing pins to secure the ribbon in place while sewing.
Seaming the Cozy Closed
Once the ribbon is secured, you will seam the cozy closed. You will need to seam the work on the wrong side of the piece, so that the seam is not visible to the right side. To do this, lay the cozy with the right side facing you, fold the two ends inwards so that
Thank you so much for taking the time to make this pattern and support breast cancer awareness in your community. You can help by sharing this pattern with others!