Hi all!  Here is a fabulous new crochet pattern for all those coffee lovers out there.  Have you tried making coffee with a French Press?Free Crochet Pattern French Press Cozy Back Free Crochet Pattern French Press Cozy Being Used

I would recommend a French Press to anyone.  After years of using drip coffee machines and then a Keurig, I decided there was too much maintenance, counter clutter and expense (ahem, k-cups) and it was time to switch.  I went to my local Target and bought myself a $20 French Press.  No fancy buttons, no plugs, no tubes to clean out and no pre-packaged coffee pods (I’m also not a fan of making more garbage).  Just a simple press for easy coffee-making.  The only downside is there is no way to keep the coffee hot for the next cup.  It only took a few days to realize I could crochet a cozy for my press.  I chose a simple cotton yarn that is easy to wash and absorbs any drips.  The texture of the popcorn stitches help to trap the heat inside.  I love the result and I think you will too. So, without further ado, here is the free pattern for the French Press Cozy. You can also get the PDF on Ravelry.

Free Crochet Pattern French Press Cozy Front

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French Press Cozy

By Artsy Daisy Designs

Written in American Crochet Terminology

 

Supplies:

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Bronze Blue

Size I/9/5mm Crochet hook or size required to match gauge

3 5/8” shank buttons

 

Gauge:

15 stitches x 14 rows in pattern

 

Finished Size:

12” wide x 7” tall

*this cozy was made to fit a Mr. Coffee French Press. If you have a different French Press, adjust the length and width as needed.

 

Notes/Special Stitches:

FSC (foundation single crochet)- ch 2, insert hook in to 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop, ch 1 (place marker), yo, pull through both loops on hook (first fsc made). *Insert hook into marked ch making sure to go under the left 2 loops, yo, pull up a loop, ch 1 (move marker to this ch), yo, pull through both loops on hook.  Rep from * until desired fsc length is reached. You may find you do not need to continue using the marker once you are comfortable making the stitch.

PC(popcorn stitch)-make 4 dc in stitch, take hook out of work, insert hook under top 2 loops of first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through both loops on hook. Push Popcorn to right side (RS) of work.

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Instructions:

Fsc 40. Turn.

Row 1– Ch 2. Hdc, *PC in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches, rep from * to last 3 stitches.  PC, hdc in last 2 stitches. Turn. (RS)

Row 2– Ch 1. Sc in each stitch across.

Row 3– Ch 2. *PC in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches, rep from * to last 4 stitches.  PC, hdc in last 3 stitches. Turn.

Row 4– Rep Row 2.

Row 5– Ch 2. Hdc in next 3 stitches, *PC in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches, rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 6– Rep Row 2.

Row 7– Ch 2. Hdc in next 2 stitches, *PC in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches, rep from * to last stitch. Hdc in last stitch. Turn.

Row 8– Rep Row 2.

Row 9-22– Rep Rows 1 through 8. Do not fasten off.

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Edging:

First Edge:

Row 1- Ch 1. Turn work clockwise and sc evenly along edge.

Row 2- Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off.

Buttons- Sew each button to first row of first edge. Place a button close to each end and one in the center. (see photos)

Second Edge:

With wrong side facing, join with sc to side of fsc.

Row 1- Sc evenly along edge.

Row 2- Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off.

Ties- make a length of 15 chs, with 2-3” tail of yarn on either end.  Make 2 more ties.  Matching placement of buttons, loop each tie around a first row sc on opposite edge.  Knot ends together and weave in ends.

 

Finishing:

Weave in all remaining ends and block.

Free Crochet Pattern French Press Cozy Flat Back