Coffee cosy crochet with Drops yarn

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Much as I love summer, I must admit that the lure of autumn and the promise of lighting the fire and tucking up on a dark night under blankets has especially appealed this year. And while the weather is still reasonably warm, I’ve already been drawn to the yarn shop and my crochet hooks.

Coffee is a great love of mine and my cafetiere definitely deserves a new cosy, so I decided a seasonal coffee pot cosy was definitely in order.

Here it is!

I used Drops Alaska for the body, with leaves done in a combination of Drops yarn (the cream and mustard) and some orange cotton I already had in my stash.

Originally I was planning to include the purple instead of orange, but it just didn’t seem to work.

This was my coffee pot before – this was the very first thing I crocheted! It was a bit rough around the edges and gaped at the back, so an upgrade was in order.

Here are some of the images I used for colour inspiration. Aren’t these leaves fabulous?

I based my design on the one from this book – Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench. It’s really easy for beginners – literally just double crochet all the way. I did my own interpretation of the button loop though, as the pattern made it too bulky.

Love how the colour scheme in the book matches my rug!!

And it would be just rude not to have a coffee while I’m hooking!

I enjoyed it so much I’ve whipped up a matching coffee mug hug to match.

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