Granny Spiked My Cup Cosy is an uber cute cup cosy that is both fun and functional.

This cosy uses Granny Spike St, which whips up quickly and is suited to using up yarn scraps.

Only ~15-20g/0.5-0.7Oz of DK / 8 ply / Cat. 3 weight yarn is needed per cosy.

These cosies are ideal for market stall stock and also make thoughtful, last-minute gifts.

This is an original pattern by Farrah Jane Tate. You are welcome to sell products you have made using my patterns; however, I ask that you refer to the exact name of my pattern somewhere in the text of your listing. You may not copy, re-publish, sell, distribute, translate without permission, or claim my photos or patterns as your own in any way. This pattern may not be used in a classroom/workshop setting without my permission. Please note: If you have downloaded this pattern from an unofficial site (other than Ravelry, Love Crafts, Etsy, or my personal blog), this will be an unauthorised version and may not be the most current version. Please visit one of these sites to download an official, version-controlled copy.

Pattern Details

  • Recommended Yarn: DK / 8 ply / Cat. 3 weight yarn ~15-20g/0.5-0.7Oz per cosy. Any fibre / yarn that is easy to wash and does not readily pill (such as cotton, cotton blends, easy wash wool, and non-pill acrylic). Note: Cosies made from acrylic yarn may stretch over time. Example Projects: Panda Carnival 8ply acrylic and other DK acrylic.
  • Hook Size: Use yarn label instructions as a guide for selecting hook size. Adjust as required to achieve dense crochet fabric. Example Projects: 4mm/G.
  • Cosy Size: Circumference (relaxed): ~22-23cm/8.75-9in. Length: Construct as many rounds as needed to achieve preferred length. Example Projects: Refer to Appendix A.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate.
  • Stitch Terminology: US. Refer to Abbreviations and Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Gauge: Gauge not important for this item. Instead, ensure foundation round measures as per above cosy size circumference.
  • Pattern Synopsis: Cosy is constructed in the round, using Granny Spike St and a colour pattern sequence from Appendix B (or your own).  Note: Three flower motif/applique options are provided in the pattern PDF available from Ravelry.
  • Social Media Share: Please tag me @TheCrochetFix and Hash Tag your projects #GrannySpikedMyCupCosy or #GrannySpikedMyCupCozy

Abbreviations

  • 3LO = Third Loop Only.
  • Beg = Beginning.
  • Ch = Chain.
  • Crab St = Crab Stitch.
  • FSC = Chainless Foundation Single Crochet.
  • DC = Double Crochet.
  • DC2TogCl = Double Crochet Two Together Cluster (two DCs worked together in a single stitch from the previous round). Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • DCStndSt = Double Crochet Standing Stitch. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Fin = Finishing.
  • FpDC = Front Post Double Crochet.
  • FpDCStndSt = Front Post Double Crochet Standing Stitch. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • FpSC = Front Post Single Crochet.
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet.
  • HTR = Half Triple Crochet. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Invis Join = Invisible Join. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • MC = Magic Circle.
  • n = Number of stitches.
  • Prev = Previous.
  • Rep = Repeat.
  • SC = Single Crochet.
  • Sk = Skip.
  • Sp = Space.
  • Spn St = Spin St. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch.
  • St = Stitch.
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook.

Special Stitch Instructions

DC2TogCl: Yoh, insert hook through st, yoh, pull through a loop (3 loops on hook), yoh, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yoh, insert hook through same st as previous, yoh, pull through a loop (4 loops on hook), yoh, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yoh, pull yarn through remaining three loops on hook.

DCStndSt: Ch 1, SC in first st or ch sp (as applicable), Ch 1, SC in FLO of first SC (stacking the second SC on top of the first SC).

FpDCStndSt: Ch 1, FpSC around first st, Ch 1, SC in FLO of first SC (stacking the second SC on top of the first SC).

HTR: Yoh twice, insert hook through st, yoh, pull through a loop, yoh, pull through two loops on hook (three loops remaining), yoh, pull through remaining three loops on hook.

Invis Join: Remove loop from hook, insert hook from back to front through both loops of st join is to be made in, put removed loop back on hook, pull loop through st (from front to back), gently pull yarn end to tighten join.

Spn St: Refer to The Crochet Fix YouTube Channel for visualisation. Insert hook in st, yoh, pull through a loop (2 loops on hook), yoh, pull yarn through first loop on hook (2 loops on hook), spin hook 360O clockwise (a full rotation) on the horizontal plane, yoh, pull yarn through both loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions

Note:

  • Ch 3 can be substituted for DCStndSt, if preferred.
  • DCStndSt counts as a DC for st count purposes.
  • Sl St or Ch 1 to commence the round does not count as a st for st count purposes.
  • Sl St to complete the round does not count as a st for st count purposes.
  • For Example Project details, including FSC count and rounds, refer to Appendix A.
  • For Granny Spike St images, refer to pattern PDF available from Ravelry.
  • For colour sequence pattern options, refer to Appendix B.
  • For FSC technique, refer to https://youtu.be/zuuoQy-Xl1U.
  • For joining first FSC to last FSC, refer to https://youtu.be/zuuoQy-Xl1U?t=300.
  • When joining a new colour, join in any Ch 1 Sp and omit pattern instruction to Sl St across to next Ch 1 Sp.
  • { } represents a st sequence that is to be repeated the number of times specified by the pattern instructions.
  • St count follows each round instructions in ( ).

Cosy

Round 1 – FSC: Note: If preferred, the following can be substituted for FSC: Ch a multiple of four st that measures ~23cm/9in relaxed, Sl St in first Ch (circle made), Ch 1, SC in each Ch around, Sl St into first SC. Leaving a yarn tail of sufficient length to sew in, FSC a multiple of four st that measures ~23cm/9in relaxed, ensuring last FSC is joined at the base with the first FSC, Sl St into first FSC. (n FSC (Example DK projects: 32 FSC))

Round 2 – Spike St Foundation Round: DCStndSt in first st, DC in next two st, Ch 1, sk next st, {DC in next three st, Ch 1, sk next st} rep around circumference, Sl St into beg DCStndSt. ((n/4)x3 DC, (n/4) Ch 1 Sp (Example DK projects: 24 DC, 8 Ch 1 Sp))

Round 3 – Granny Spike St Round: Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp, DCStndSt in first Ch 1 Sp, DC in corresponding skipped FSC st (in front of Ch 1 Sp), DC in first Ch 1 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 1, sk next three st {DC in next Ch 1 Sp, DC in corresponding skipped FSC st (in front of Ch 1 Sp), DC in same Ch 1 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 1, sk next three st} rep around circumference, Sl St into beg DCStndSt. ((n/4) Granny Spike St, (n/4) Ch 1 Sp (Example DK projects: 8 Granny Spike St, 8 Ch 1 Sp))

Round 4 – Granny Spike St Round: Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp, DCStndSt in first Ch 1 Sp, DC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 1 Sp), DC in first Ch 1 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 1, sk next three st, {DC in next Ch 1 Sp, DC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 1 Sp), DC in same Ch 1 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 1, sk next three st} rep around circumference, Sl St into beg DCStndSt. ((n/4) Granny Spike St, (n/4) Ch 1 Sp (Example DK projects: 8 Granny Spike St, 8 Ch 1 Sp))

Rounds 5 to 8: Repeat Round 4 four times.

Round 9 – Extended Granny Spike St Round: Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp, DCStndSt in first Ch 1 Sp, DC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 1 Sp), DC in first Ch 1 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 2, sk next three st {DC in next Ch 1 Sp, DC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 1 Sp), DC in same Ch 1 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 2, sk next three st} rep around circumference, Sl St into beg DCStndSt. ((n/4) Granny Spike St, (n/4) Ch 2 Sp (Example DK projects: 8 Granny Spike St, 8 Ch 2 Sp))

Round 10 – Extended Granny Spike St Round: Sl St across to first Ch 2 Sp, DCStndSt in first Ch 2 Sp, DC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 2 Sp), DC in first Ch 2 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 2, sk next three st, {DC in next Ch 2 Sp, DC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 2 Sp), DC in same Ch 2 Sp (Granny Spike St made), Ch 2, sk next three st} rep around circumference, Sl St into beg DCStndSt. ((n/4) Granny Spike St, (n/4) Ch 2 Sp (Example DK projects: 8 Granny Spike St, 8 Ch 2 Sp))

Round 11+: Repeat Round 10 as many times as needed until cosy is one round shy of the preferred length. Refer to Example Projects in Appendix A for total number of rounds and cosy length.

Final Round: Note:  If preferred, DCStndSt and DC can be substituted for first and subsequent HDC st. Sl St in next st, Ch 1, HDC in same st, HDC in next st, HDC in first Ch 2 Sp, HDC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 2 Sp), HDC in first Ch 2 Sp (Granny Spike St made), sk next st, {HDC in next two st, HDC in next Ch 2 Sp HDC in middle st of three skipped st from two rounds prior (in front of Ch 2 Sp), HDC in same Ch 2 Sp (Granny Spike St made), sk next st} rep around circumference, Sl St into first HDC. ((n/4) Granny Spike St, (n/2) HDC (Example DK projects: 8 Granny Spike St, 16 HDC))

Optional Border

Option 1: Ch 1, Crab St/Spn St/SC in each st around top circumference, Sl St into first st. (n + (n/4) St  (Example DK projects: 40 St))

Option 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, Ch 1, sk next st, {2 SC in next st, Ch 1, sk next st} around top circumference, Sl St into first st. ((n + (n/4))/2 SC, (n + (n/4))/2 Ch 1 Sp  (Example DK projects: 20 SC, 20 Ch 1 Sp))

Option 3: Note:  If preferred, for a less frilly finish, ‘Sl St in next st twice’ can be substituted for ‘Sl St in next st’ (which will make a Sl St picot in every second st, instead of every st). Ch 3, Sl St in first st (Sl St Picot made), {Sl St in next st, Ch 3, Sl St in same st (Sl St Picot made)} repeat around top circumference, Sl St into first st.(34 Sl St Picot)

Fasten off yarn leaving a sufficient tail length to sew in.

Optionally add same or different border to bottom circumference (after first joining yarn in the bottom of first FSC).

Finishing

Sew in all ends on reverse.

Pattern Support

Pattern support is available via thecrochetfix Facebook page.

Pattern Versioning

Version Date Comments
0.1 -0.6 17/04/23-01/11/23 Initial draft.
0.7 08/11/23 Tested version.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following testers for testing this cosy design:

  • Tania Barry – @shewgirl1 on IG, shewgirl on Ravelry.

Appendix A: Example Projects

 Image 1:

Granny Spiked My Cup Cosy Image 1

Dots, 4 colours in total – Image 1, Top:

  • Yarn: Panda Carnival 8 ply acrylic (DK/8ply/Cat. 3) in three shades of pink and one shade of purple, ~17g/0.6oz in total.
  • Hook: 4mm/G.
  • n  FSC: 32.
  • Circumference: ~22-23cm/8.75-9in.
  • Cosy rounds: 14 pattern rounds and no border.
  • Length: ~10cm/4”.
  • Colour sequence: Rounds 1, 2 and 3 Colour A (dark pink); Round 4 Colour B (mid pink); Rounds 5, 6 and 7 Colour A; Round 8 Colour C (light pink); Rounds 9, 10 and 11 Colour A; Round 12 Colour E (light purple); Rounds 13 and 14 Colour A (dark pink).

Dots, 5 colours in total – Image 1, Bottom:

  • Yarn: Panda Carnival 8 ply acrylic (DK/8ply/Cat. 3) in three shades of pink and two shades of purple, ~17g/0.6oz in total.
  • Hook: 4mm/G.
  • n FSC: 32.
  • Circumference: ~22-23cm/8.75-9in.
  • Cosy rounds: 14 pattern rounds and no border.
  • Length: ~10cm/4”.
  • Colour sequence: Rounds 1 and 2 Colour A (dark pink); Round 3 Colour B (mid pink); Rounds 4 and 5 Colour A; Round 6 Colour C (light pink); Rounds 7 and 8 Colour A; Round 9 Colour D (light purple); Rounds 10 and 11 Colour A; Round 12 Colour E (mid purple); Rounds 13 and 14 Colour A.

Chevron, 5 colours in total, with flower option 1 – Image 1, Middle:

  • Yarn: Panda Carnival 8 ply acrylic (DK/8ply/Cat. 3) in three shades of pink and two shades of purple, ~20g/0.7oz in total, including flower.
  • Hook: 4mm/G.
  • n FSC: 32.
  • Circumference: ~22-23cm/8.75-9in.
  • Cosy rounds: 12 pattern rounds and border Option 1 Spn St (top and bottom).
  • Length: ~10cm/4”.
  • Colour sequence Cosy: Rounds 1 and 2 Colour A (mid pink); Rounds 3 and 4 Colour B (dark pink); Rounds 5 and 6 Colour C (mid purple); Rounds 7 and 8 Colour D (light purple); Rounds 9 and 10 Colour E (light pink); Rounds 11 and 12 Colour A; Top and Bottom Spn St Borders in Colour A.
  • Colour sequence Flower 1: Rounds 1 and 2 Colour B; Round 3 Colour A; Round 4 Colour E.
Image 2:

Granny Spiked My Cup Cosy Image 2

Chevron, 3 colours in total, with flower option 2 – Image 2, Bottom:

  • Yarn: Mix of Needles and Stylecraft 8 ply acrylic (DK/8ply/Cat. 3) in blue, orange, and yellow, ~20g/0.7oz in total, including flower.
  • Hook: 4mm/G.
  • n FSC: 32.
  • Circumference: ~22-23cm/8.75-9in.
  • Cosy rounds: 11 pattern rounds and border Option 1 SC, followed by border Option 2.
  • Length: ~10cm/4”.
  • Colour sequence Cosy: Rounds 1, 2 and 3 Colour A (blue); Rounds 4 and 5 Colour B (yellow); Rounds 6 and 7 Colour A; Rounds 8 and 9 Colour C (orange); Rounds 10 and 11 Colour A.
  • Colour sequence Top Border: Round 1 SC Colour A; Round 2 Colour B.
  • Colour sequence Bottom Border: Round 1 Colour A; Round 2 Colour C.
  • Colour sequence Flower 2: Round 1 Colour B, Round 2 Colour A; Round 3 Colour C.

Mottled, 3 colours in total – Image 2, Top:

  • Yarn: Mix of Needles and Stylecraft 8 ply acrylic (DK/8ply/Cat. 3) in pink, orange and purple, ~20g/0.7oz in total.
  • Hook: 4mm/G.
  • n FSC: 32.
  • Circumference: ~22-23cm/8.75-9in. Length: ~10cm/4”.
  • Cosy rounds: 11 pattern rounds and border Option 1 SC (top and bottom).
  • Colour sequence: Rounds 1 and 2 Colour A (purple); Round 3 Colour B (pink); Round 4 Colour C (orange); Round 5 Colour A; Round 6 Colour B; Round 7 Colour C; Round 8 Colour A; Round 9 Colour B; Round 10 Colour C; Round 11 Colour A; Top and Bottom SC Borders in Colour A.
Image 3:

Colour block, 3 colours in total, with flower option 3 – Image 3:

  • Yarn: Mix of Needles, Stylecraft and Carnival 8 ply acrylic (DK/8ply/Cat. 3) in burnt orange, orange and natural, ~20g/0.7oz in total excluding flower.
  • Hook: 4mm/G.
  • n FSC: 32.
  • Circumference: ~22-23cm/8.75-9in. Length: ~10cm/4”.
  • Cosy rounds: 11 pattern rounds , top border Option 3, bottom border Option 1 SC.
  • Colour sequence Cozy: Rounds 1 to 7 Colour A (orange); Rounds 8 to 11 Colour B (natural).
  • Colour sequence Flower 3: Round 1 Colour B, Round 2 Colour A, Round 3 Colour C (burnt orange).

Appendix B: Sample Colour Patterns

Mottled – any number of colours

After FSC Round and Round 1, change colour every round, either using a different colour each round or cycling through a given number of colours. Three colour example:

  • FSC Round 1 and Round 2: Colour A
  • Round 3: Colour B
  • Round 4: Colour C
  • Round 5: Colour A
  • Round 6: Colour B
  • Round 7: Colour C
  • Etc (keep changing/rotating through colours each round)

CHEVRON – 2 colours

This pattern is a two-round pattern, with colours to be changed after every two rounds:

  • FSC Round 1 and Rounds 2 and 3: Colour A
  • Rounds 4 and 5: Colour B
  • Rounds 6 and 7: Colour A
  • Rounds 8 and 9: Colour B
  • Etc (keep changing colours after every two rounds)

CHEVRON – 3+ colours incl rainbow option

This pattern is a two-round pattern, with colours to be changed after every two rounds:

  • FSC Round 1 and Rounds 2 and 3: Colour A
  • Rounds 3 and 5: Colour B
  • Rounds 6 and 7: Colour C
  • Rounds 8 and 9: Colour A or Colour D
  • Etc (keep changing/rotating through colours after every two rounds)

DOTS – 2 Colours – Option 1

This pattern is a four-round pattern, with colours to be changed as follows:

  • FSC Round 1 and Round 2: Colour A
  • Round 3: Colour B
  • Rounds 4, 5, 6: Colour A
  • Round 7: Colour B
  • Rounds 8, 9, 10: Colour A
  • Round 9: Colour B
  • Etc (keep working three rounds of Colour A and then one round of Colour B)

DOTS – 2 Colours – Option 2

This pattern is a three-round pattern, with colours to be changed as follows:

  • FSC Round 1 and Rounds 2 and 3: Colour A
  • Round 4: Colour B
  • Rounds 5 and 6: Colour A
  • Rounds 7: Colour B
  • Rounds 8 and 9: Colour A
  • Rounds 10: Colour B
  • Etc (keep working two rounds of Colour A and then one round of Colour B)

DOTS – 3 colours

This pattern is a six-round pattern, with colours to be changed as follows:

  • FSC Round 1 and Round 2: Colour A
  • Round 3: Colour B
  • Rounds 4 and 5: Colour A
  • Round 6: Colour C
  • Rounds 7 and 8: Colour A
  • Round 9: Colour B
  • Rounds 10 and 11: Colour A
  • Etc

Note, three rounds of Colour A could be worked, if preferred.

DOTS – 4 colours

This pattern is a nine-round pattern, with colours to be changed as follows:

  • FSC Round 1 and Round 2: Colour A
  • Round 3: Colour B
  • Rounds 4 and 5: Colour A
  • Round 6: Colour C
  • Rounds 7 and 8: Colour A
  • Round 9: Colour D
  • Rounds 10 and 11: Colour A
  • Etc

Note, three rounds of Colour A could be worked, if preferred.

DOTS – 5 colours

This pattern is a 12-round pattern, with colours to be changed as follows:

  • FSC Round 1 and Round 2: Colour A
  • Round 3: Colour B
  • Rounds 4 and 5: Colour A
  • Round 6: Colour C
  • Rounds 7 and 8: Colour A
  • Round 9: Colour D
  • Rounds 10 and 11: Colour A
  • Round 12: Colour E
  • Rounds 13 and 14: Colour A

Solid – 1 colour or colour blocks

Make at least four rounds of each colour.

And there are many more possibilities!!!

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