Crochet Flash Coffee Cozy Pattern
Hello everyone! I’m glad to finally have my new hosting and the blog up and running again. Thanks to my husband Craig, that is. Every time something goes wrong with my site or with anything technological I flail about and shove it at Craig to fix it, “Halp! I don’t know what I’m doing!” All of which seems to have happened a lot lately.
But honestly, maybe it was a good thing that the site needed a bit of work, taking it out of my hands, because it gave me a chance to slow myself down and rest my achy body. Fibromyalgia has forced me to learn patience I didn’t think possible…or I’ve had the kind of tantrums that I haven’t seen since I was a child. LOL!
It seems an unnecessary way for me to learn how to ‘stop and smell the roses in adulthood’, but it is a lesson I’m appreciating because it teaches me how to take stress in manageable strides. A few mornings ago, I spent a little time out in the garden before picking up my crochet hook.
With my coffee in hand, I wandered outside, and I saw how much the flowers have begun to bloom this spring.
And just when I was beginning to relax, I got that feeling that I was being watched. You know the feeling? So I turned to find that my cat Daphne was spying on me from the rosemary bushes, instead of waiting for me inside as she was supposed to. I must have left the door ajar without realizing it. Shooing her back inside, I decided to go back inside to refill my coffee before I began work on this new crochet pattern. Ironically, after slowing down I chose to make the cozy pattern of a really fast character.
Crochet Flash Coffee Cozy Pattern
Where to start? I had to find the logo for The Flash that I wanted to use. I was very tempted to go for Harry Lampert’s 1940 Flash from the golden age of dc comics. But I’m actually rather partial to the silver age Flash, where the one-piece red suite is introduced and his lightning bold is backed by a wide, white circle. So I grabbed the 1956 Flash design and got started.
- Sizes “K” and “G” hooks
- Worsted Weight yarn in desired colors (yellow, white, red)
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
Yarns I Used:
- Red Heart Super Saver in bright yellow
- Red Heart Super Saver in white
- Red Heart Soft in wine
Notes and Abbreviations
- St(s) = stitch(es)
- Ch(s) = chain(s)
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Sc(s) = single crochet(s)
- Rep = repeat
- Rnd(s) = round(s)
- Inc = increase
- This cozy is made in 3 separate pieces: the lightning bolt, the circle, and the cozy.
- The white circle will be worked as a spiral round.
- Numbers at the end of the instructions: In brackets “[ ]” will be the total stitch count for that row/round.
- The first chain in each row/round does not count as your first stitch, so don’t skip your first stitch.
- In the cozy: There will always be 4 rounds before the first increase, and 4 rounds after the first increase, and 4 rounds after the second increase (not including the increase rounds, themselves).
Instructions for The Flash Coffee Cozy
Instructions for Red Cozy: (Use red yarn and “K” hook)
1. Ch 22, sl st the ends together to create a loop. [21 sts]
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc 21 around, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [21 sts]
3. Rep R2. [21 sts]
4. Rep R2. [21 sts]
5. Rep R2. [21 sts]
6. Ch 1, turn. *Inc 1, sc 6.* Rep from * to * two more times around. [inc rnd to 24 sts]
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc 24 around, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [24 sts]
8. Rep R7. [24 sts]
9. Rep R7. [24 sts]
10. Rep R7. [24 sts]
11. Ch 1, turn. *Inc 1, sc 7*. Rep from * to * two more times around, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [inc rnd to 27 sts]
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc 27 around, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [27 sts]
13. Rep R12. [27 sts]
14. Rep R12. [27 sts]
15. Rep R12. End off. [27 sts]
Instructions for the Circle: (Use white yarn and “G” hook)
1. Using your “G” hook, grab your white yarn. Ch 3, loop the ends, and sl st together to form a loop. This will be worked in spiral rounds.
2. Sc 4 in the loop. Use your stitch marker to mark your first stitch of each rnd.
3. Sc 2 in each st around.
4. *Sc 2 in the first st. Sc 1 in the next st*. Rep from * to * around.
5. *Sc 2 in the first st. Sc 2 in the next 2 sts*. Rep from * to * around.
6. *Sc 2 in the first st. Sc 3 in the next 3 sts*. Rep from * to * around.
7. *Sc 2 in the first st. Sc 4 in the next 4 sts*. Rep from * to * around.
8. Sl st in the next st. End off.
Instructions for the Lightning Bolt: (Use yellow yarn and “G” hook)
1. Using your “G” hook, grab your yellow yarn. Ch 18.
2. Sk the first ch. *Sc 3 in the next 3 sts. Sc 3 in the next 1 st. Sc 1 in the next st. Sk 2 chs*. Rep from * to * one more time. Sc 3 in the last 3 chs. End off.
Instructions for Assembly
1. Using about 1 to 1 ½ yards of white yarn, thread your tapestry needle. Center the white circle on your cozy and use your white yarn to attach this to the cozy.
2. Using about 1 to 1 ½ yards of yellow yarn, thread your tapestry needle. Placing the lightning bolt in the correct, centered spot on your white circle, begin to stitch on your bolt. Remember that the top and bottom ends of the bolt overlap the circle onto the red cozy.
3. Weave in all our ends so they don’t show. Done!