Pick a Pocket Cozies

Pick A Pocket Cozy Mug Knitted PatternBoth pretty and practical, pocket cozies have the perfect space to tuck in some extra sweetener or an extra teabag for later! Quick and easy – these clever little cozies make a perfect gift you can stitch up in an evening with less than 50 yards. Wrap them around a reusable cup and tuck in a giftcard to your favorite coffee house for a gift they’ll use again and again…

Floral SeperatorGauge: approximately 6 stitches per inch
Needles: size 3.25 to 3.5 mm, (US 4 – 5),  needles
Yarn: sport weight Pictured cozies are knit with Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport

Plain Pocket Cozy:

CO 52 stitches and join to knit in round, being careful not to twist stitches.
(P2, K2) around x 6 rows
K around x 10 rows

To make opening for pocket:
K2, then K next 14 stitches on a length of waste yarn in a different color than project. Return these 14 stitches back to the left needle and with working yarn, knit to end of round.

K 11 rows
(P2, K2) around x 5 rows
Bind off in pattern

To make pocket:
Turn cozy inside out. Pick up stitches below waste yarn by picking up each purl bump from top to bottom of the stitch on an empty needle. Turn cozy 180 degrees and pick up stitches on other side of waste yarn in the same manner. You’ll have two needles parallel to one another with 14 stitches on each. Pick out waste yarn and purl these stitches on both needles in the round x 12 rows forming a tube which will become the pocket. Finish bottom of pocket with a 3 needle bind off.

To finish outside of pocket opening:
Turn cozy right side out. On outside of pocket, starting at stitch just to the right of the right side of pocket, pick up right leg of each stitch across and the stitch just to left of pocket opening, (16 stitches total). Leave end of joining yarn long enough to finish pocket later.

Knit ribbing:
Row 1: P1, (K2, P2)x3, K2, P1, turn.
Row 2: K1, (P2, K2)x3, P2, K1, turn.
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2
Bind off in pattern.
Stitch sides of ribbing to cozy with tapestry needle to finish edges.
Weave in ends.

Cabled Knit Mug Cozy Pattern

Cable Look Pocket Cozy:

CO 60 and join to knit in the round, being careful to not twist stitches.
(P3, K3) around x 2 rows

Rnd 1: *P3, sl 1 knitwise, K2, psso, repeat from * to end of round
Rnd 2: *P3, K1, yo, K1, repeat from * to end of round
Rnd 3: *P3, K3, repeat from * to end of round
Rnd 4: *P3, K3, repeat from * to end of round
Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 1
Rnd 6: (P3, K1, yo, K1)x3, P13, (K1, yo, K1, P3)x 4, K1, yo, K1
Rnd 7: (P3, K3)x3, P13, (K3, P3)x4, K3
Rnd 8: repeat round 7
Rnd 9: (P3, sl 1, K2, psso)x3, P13, (sl 1, K2, psso, P3)x4, sl 1, K2, psso
Rnds 10-13: repeat rounds 6-9
Rnd 14: (P3, K1, yo, K1)x3, P1, P following 11 stitches onto a length of waste yarn in different color from project. Return those 11 stitches to left needle, purl 11 stitches with working yarn, P1, (K1, yo, K1, P3)x4, K1, yo, K1
Rnd 15 – 17: repeat rounds 7, 8 and 9
Rnd 18-21: repeat rounds 6-9
Rnd 22-23: repeat rounds 6 and 7
Rnd 24: (P3, K3)x3, (P3, Kfb in next stitch, K1)x 2, *P3, K3, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 25-28: repeat rounds 1-4
Rnd 29-32: repeat rounds 1-4
Bind off in pattern.

To make pocket:
Turn cozy inside out. Pick up stitches below waste yarn by picking up the right leg of each stich on an empty needle. Turn cozy 180 degrees and pick up stitches on other side of waste yarn in the same manner. You’ll have two needles parallel to one another with 11 stitches on each. Pick out waste yarn and knit these stitches on both needles in the round x 12 rows forming a tube which will become the pocket. Finish bottom of pocket with a 3 needle bind off.

To finish outside of pocket opening:
Turn cozy right side out. On outside of pocket, starting at stitch just to the right of the right side of pocket, pick up each stitch across and the stitch just to left of pocket opening, (13 stitches total). Leave end of joining yarn long enough to finish pocket later.

Knit ribbing:
Row 1: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end, turn
Row 2: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * to end, turn.
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2
Bind off in pattern.
Stitch sides of ribbing to cozy with tapestry needle to finish edges.
Weave in ends.

Floral Seperator

Download Pick a Pocket Cozies PDF Pattern

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Mom

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54 Comments

  1. Anja
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern; it just went into my queue.

    • Mom
      Posted November 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

      You’re so welcome, Anja! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Posted November 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    What a smart idea! And so cute =o)

    • Mom
      Posted November 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Hanna!

  3. Posted November 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Super cute, Julie! What an adorable design!

    • Mom
      Posted November 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Holly!

  4. PhyLLis
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Love those pockets – thanks!

    • Mom
      Posted November 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

      You’re so welcome!

  5. Posted November 25, 2011 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Love these! Such a good idea :)

    • Mom
      Posted November 26, 2011 at 8:27 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Faye! I’ll have to submit them in hopes of seeing them on Cozy Tea sometime! :-D

  6. Posted November 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous! Love them!!!!! great job!

    • Mom
      Posted November 26, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      Thanks Shannon! :-)

  7. Pam
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I love you cozies buy could you do one in crochet with the pocket i can’t knit real good you do great work enjoy looking at it all
    Pam

    • Mom
      Posted December 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pam! Thanks for the compliment! I’ll give Carli a nudge to see if she can come up with a crochet equivalent for you. :-) Happy Crocheting! ♥

  8. Carol R
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Love this pattern! Perfect for my favorite travel mug. Thanks.

    • Mom
      Posted December 4, 2011 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      You’re so welcome, Carol ! Glad to know it’ll be put to good use!

  9. Pam
    Posted December 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much and i think this is a wonder gift to make for someone i know i would love to get one and thank you again i sure do hope someone can change the pattern from knit to crochet keep up the good work
    Pam
    hoofspawsnclaws@yahoo.com

  10. Connie
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I just love this pattern. If I wanted to use worsted weight yarn and us7, how would I adjust this pattern? Cast on less, maybe?

    Thanks for sharing this pattern.
    Connie

    • Mom
      Posted December 9, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

      Hi Connie,
      You could knit a swatch to get your gauge, then multiply the stitches per inch you’re getting by the circumference of the cozy you want, (Make it at least an inch smaller than the desired travel cup to get a good fit.), in order to get your number of cast on stitches. As far as the numbers for the patterned cozy and for the pocket on each – that would take some trial and error on your part. That would basicly be an entirely different pattern, not something I could come up with for you on-the-fly. Would love to see your version, though, if you tackle it!

      • Connie
        Posted December 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

        I will have to try that. Thanks for the input. I really like this pattern and want to make one for me, but I will need to wait until after the holidays.

  11. lambie
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I love this idea! I was just wondering if you used circular needles? I am not very good at using those, and if that is what is used, is there a way I could make these with regular needles? Sorry, I am fairly new to knitting. Thanks.

    • Mom
      Posted January 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lambie! I used double pointed needles to knit these “in the round” so there’s no seams. There are patterns where you knit a flat rectangle and then seam it together for a coffee cozy, but it wouldn’t have a pocket. Why not start with that, then when you’re ready, try learning to knit in the round? There’s some great tutorials that are very helpful. Just search for “knitting in the round” or “knitting with double pointed needles” or even “magic loop”. Good Luck! :-)

      • lambie
        Posted January 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

        Thank you so much for your help! I will look that up soon. Thanks again!

  12. Pat
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I crochet and was wondering if there is a pattern like this.

    • Mom
      Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat!
      Sorry – I don’t have this pattern in crochet. :-/

  13. pam
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Hi
    I was just wondering if you were able to change the wonderful pattern from knit to crochet i just love it and it would make wonderful gifts for just about anyone. thank you again for bring this cup cozy to us and i sure hope someone can change it to crochet
    pam

    • Mom
      Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Pam, So sorry – don’t have this pattern available in crochet. :-/ I’ll put it on my to-do list to try to do that.

  14. Zoe
    Posted March 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I love this, but I’m having problems with the 14 stitches to make the pocket. Can you elaborate more on that please?

    • Mom
      Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Zoe: can you tell me exactly where you’re having difficulty? I’m not sure what you need from me…

      • Zoe
        Posted March 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

        You do the 14 in a new color and add it to the double ended needle that you are about to knit. Then go around? I’m not sure if I’m misunderstanding the instructions, because I’m getting a big hole in my work and it is hard to do the rounds.

        • Mom
          Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

          Ah! Yes, Zoe: Take a piece of waste yarn in a different color so it stands out against your other knitting. (You’ll need to see it later when you pick up those stitches for the pocket). Knit those stitches with the piece of waste yarn. Then move those same stitches back to the left hand needle and knit them again with the working yarn. There should be no hole – just a line of stitches in the waste yarn color in the middle of your knitting. Hope that helps! Let me know if I can clarify further.

          • Zoe
            Posted March 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

            That makes so much sense. Thank you!

          • Mom
            Posted March 22, 2012 at 3:16 am | Permalink

            Yay! You’re so very welcome.

  15. Katharine
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I saw this on pinterest and had to knit it. I have never knit pockets so I just want to make sure I understand right that with the waste yarn I will be basically knitting and extra “row” where the 11 stitches in waste yarn are? And then when I go to finish the pocket I just turn it inside out and pick up the 11 stitches on top and bottom of the waste stitches pull the waste yarn out and knit 12 rows in the round with those stitches? Sorry I know this might seem really simple but I just don’t want to mess it up.

    • Mom
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 4:47 am | Permalink

      Yep, you got it Katharine! The waste yarn is just holding the “opening” for the pocket. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Katharine
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 6:52 am | Permalink

        Thank you!

  16. Jamie
    Posted August 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I loved this pattern so much! I just knitted one for my mom, and I think it’s going to make adorable Christmas presents for all my coffee-drinking friends. Thanks so much!

    • Mom
      Posted August 30, 2012 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      You are so welcome, Jamie! Thanks so much for saying so. Kind comments like yours inspire us!

  17. Chelsea
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute. What a great gift idea!

  18. Joanne
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I do not knit. :( Do you sell these? I carry splenda and a tea bag everywhere!!

    • Mom
      Posted September 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

      I’ll work on putting some in the etsy store, Joanne.

  19. Katrina Silva
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting the PDF…adorable! Can’t wait to get started. I’m making them as Xmas gifts for my friends.

    • Mom
      Posted November 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      How fun, Katrina! I also made them for gifts before and the recipients got quite a kick out of them. Hope they’re as well received for you. Happy Knitting and Happy Holidays! :-)

  20. A.L. Designs Jewelry
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    They are simply lovely. Thank you for the pattern. :)

    • Mom
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy! ♥

  21. Jessie
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi, have tried to understand how to knit the pocket by reading your Q&A’s, but I am way too much of a visual learner. I’ve knitted with the waste yarn, binded off and the project is inside out. I’m just not sure how to knit the actual pocket; can you either elaborate or tell me how to search for a tut on YouTube? Thanks so much, I love this pattern! Such a fun little project :)

    • Mom
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Try this tutorial, Jessie to see if the process of picking up those stitches and knitting the pocket makes sense. This tute is for a heel of a sock, but the starting out is the same.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wvvc1AfgpU

  22. Posted May 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea! LOVE the place for tea bag and sugar. :)
    I featured this project on my blog at http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/04/find-it-free-on-friday-stop-by-for-tea.html
    Thanks once again, Carrie

    • Mom
      Posted May 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Carrie! Thanks for featuring our pattern. :-) Great blog!

  23. Posted August 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi there,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of homemade coffee cozies! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-coffee-cozies/
    Have a great day!

    • Carli
      Posted August 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for featuring our pattern on your blog, Julia! ;-)

  24. Vivian
    Posted July 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I love this pattern and have really enjoyed making the faux cable version but I seem to have done something wrong and I’m hoping you can help me. I knitted the pocket but when I turned it right side out again, I didn’t have an opening for the pocket. I realize I must have made a mistake during the part where you reknit the stitches after you knit on the waste yarn but I can’t figure out how you do it aside from how I did it. Any help you could give me would be really appreciated! Thanks! (I hope my explanation made sense)

    • Mom
      Posted July 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Vivian, I’m just not sure what the problem might be without seeing it. Did you pick up the stitches onto needles on either side of the waste yarn to knit the pocket? There’s a tutorial by the Knit girllls that shows how to do that.

      • Vivian
        Posted July 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

        Thank you so much for your response and for posting that tutorial! That really helped! I got confused about putting the stitches back on the needle after knitting onto the waste yarn. I put the original stitches back on the needle next to the stitches knitted with waste yarn and then knit those stitches(thereby making it pointless to knit onto the waste yarn). That’s why there was no hole. Thanks again for your help! It is such a great pattern! Thanks for sharing it. I will definitely be making more (especially now that I figured out what I did wrong with the pocket). :o)

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