With tomorrow, March 2nd, being Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I wanted to bring you my best Seuss-inspired craft! I have created a coffee cozy inspired by Thing 1 and Thing 2 of Cat in the Hat. I have included my pattern instructions below so that you can make your own!
- Size I, 5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Worsted weight yarn, I used Vanna’s Choice
- Stitch Marker
- Yarn Needle
Step 1: In red yarn, chain 28 sts and join with a slip stitch.
Step 2: Place a stich marker in your join chain to hold your place.
Step 3: Chain 1 and single chain into every stitch all the way around. Continue around without joining until you have 13 rows. When you have reached parallel to the stitch marker, slip stitch into the next stitch and knot. (To knot I simply cut the end of the yarn and weave it back through my final slip stitch).
Step 4: Weave in ends.
Step 5: Join at the place where you ended your last stitches with the blue yarn and single crochet one row. Slip stitch at the end, knot and weave in ends. Repeat this for both sides.
Thing 1 Applique
Step 1: Using your white yarn chain 2.
Step 2: In the 2nd chain from hook, 8 hdc. Slip stitch to join.
Step 3: Chain 2 and hdc in the same stitch. 2hdc in each remaining stitch around and join with a slip stitch (16 sts).
Step 4: Chain 2 and hdc again in the same stitch. Repeat by doing 2hdc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch (32 sts).
Step 5: Using black, join to the white and chain 1. Single crochet the entire row and slip stitch when you get to the end. When you cut your yarn, leave enough for you to be able to sew this to the cozy.
Step 6: Cut a long piece of yarn to use to embroider the wording on the applique. I pulled my worsted weight yarn in half and I used 2 strands only instead of the full 4 for the wording. This made it a bit smaller and thinner to work with. Using your yarn needle, embroider on the lettering.
Step 7: Using the long tail of yarn on your applique, sew it onto the coffee cozy with your yarn needle.
I hope that you enjoy this Seuss-inspired craft! I know I will be enjoying his birthday with a warm cup of coffee so that I can use my new cozy!