Crochet Superman Coffee Cozy Pattern

Crochet Superman Coffee Cozy Pattern

Hello crafters! I’m back with comic book coffee cozies. My brother requested a superman cozy, so I grabbed my yarn, hook, and pencil and paper and got to work. Taking advantage of the setting sun’s lights, I sat myself outside and prepped my craft supplies to work on this. I’ll be honest, the Superman Shield was a bit more complicated than I had originally anticipated, but I like the results. I’m including the graph I made so that you can follow it while you work. As a side note, you can also use it to cross stitch the pattern instead if you don’t want to crochet it. One quick note: take a moment to read the notes before you begin the pattern so you can anticipate a few instructions ahead of time.

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Grabbed the last rays of sunlight for some good crafty pictures before heading inside.

Grabbed the last rays of sunlight for some good crafty pictures before heading inside.

Superman 1991

The Superman comic books have been in publication for several decades. This means that the “S” shield on his costume has undergone several changes too. I decided to go with the logo that my brother wanted: the 1991 Superman shield. So here we go!

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Materials

Materials:

  • Sizes “K” and “G” hooks
  • Worsted Weight yarn in desired colors
  • tapestry needle

Yarns I Used:

  • Red Heart Super Saver in royal blue
  • Red Heart Super Saver in cherry red
  • Deborah Norville Everyday in lemon (yellow)

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Notes and Abbreviations

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
  • Dec = decrease
  • FLO = front loop only
  • BLO = back loop only
I was losing sunlight rather quickly though.

I was losing sunlight rather quickly though.

Notes:

  1. This cozy is made in 2 separate pieces: the blue cozy and the red-yellow shield.
  2. Numbers at the end of the instructions: In brackets “[ ]” will be the total stitch count for that row/round.
  3. The first chain in each row/round does not count as your first stitch, so don’t skip your first stitch.
  4. 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).
  5. In the shield: the reason there will be alternating rows of BLO and FLO stitches is because of the constant color changes; to ensure the Superman design stays visible, keeping one line of each stitch in the front of the design achieves this.
  6. In the shield: some increases (2 sts in one st below) in the shield will be split in 2 colors, so the instructions will appear like this — “1/2 inc in red, 1/2 in yellow”, which means the first st you do for the inc will be in red and the second will be in yellow.

Instructions for the Superman Coffee Cozy

Instructions for Blue Cozy: (“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]

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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]

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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]

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Instructions for the Superman Shield: (“G” hook; remember to keep all yarn-ends to one side of the project)

1. In red, ch 2. Turn, sc 1 in the 2nd ch from the hook. [1 st]

In red, ch 2.

In red, ch 2.

Turn, sc 1 in the 2nd ch from the hook. [1 st]

Turn, sc 1 in the 2nd ch from the hook. [1 st]

2. In red, ch 1, turn. From here forward keep the yarn-ends towards you, this will be the “back” of your project. Sc 1 in red in FLO, sc 1 in yellow in FLO, sc 1 in red in FLO, all 3 in the only sc of the first row. [3 sts]

SCC63. In red, ch 1, turn. Inc 1 in BLO in the first st. In yellow, sc 3 in BLO in the 2nd st, in red inc 1 in BLO in the last st. [7 sts]

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4. In red, ch 1, turn. Inc 1 in FLO. Continue in red, sc 5 in FLO across. Inc 1 in FLO in last st. [9 sts]

current view, when instruction #4 is finished.

current view, when instruction #4 is finished.

(reference picture) view of the front of the "S" shield now that instruction #4 is finished.

(reference picture) view of the front of the “S” shield now that instruction #4 is finished.

5. In red, ch 1, turn. Inc 1 in BLO in the 1st st. In red, sc 1 in BLO in next st. In yellow, sc 4 in BLO. In red, sc 2 in BLO. Inc 1 in BLO (1/2 inc in yellow, 1/2 inc in red) in the last st. [11 sts]

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6. In red, ch 1, turn. Inc 1 in FLO (1/2 inc in red, 1/2 inc in yellow) in the 1st st. In yellow sc 8 in FLO across. In red, sc 1 in FLO. Inc 1 in FLO in last st. [13 sts]

current view of instruction #6 finished.

current view of instruction #6 finished.

7. In red, ch 1, turn. Inc 1 in BLO in the 1st st. Continuing in red, sc 11 in BLO across. Inc 1 in BLO in last st. [15 sts]

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8. In red, ch 1, turn. Inc in FLO (1/2 inc in red, 1/2 ic in yellow) in 1st st. In red, sc 13 in FLO across. Inc in FLO (1/2 in yellow, 1/2 in red) in last st. [17 sts]

Current view of instruction #8 finished.

Current view of instruction #8 finished.

(reference view) Front view of the "S" shield as reference after finishing instruction #8

(reference view) Front view of the “S” shield as reference after finishing instruction #8

9. In red, ch 1, turn. Sc 1 in BLO in the 1st st. In yellow, sc 12 in BLO across. In red, sc 2 in BLO. In yellow, sc 1 in BLO. In red, sc 1 in the last st. [17 sts]

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10. In red, dec 1 in FLO using the 1st 2 sts. In yellow, sc 1 in FLO. In red, sc 2 in FLO. In yellow, sc 6 in FLO. In red, sc 3 in FLO. In yellow, sc 1 in FLO. In red, dec 1 in FLO using the last 2 sts. [15 sts]

Current view of finished instruction #10

Current view of finished instruction #10

(reference view) View of the front of the "S" shield after finishing instruction #10

(reference view) View of the front of the “S” shield after finishing instruction #10

11. In red, dec 1 in BLO using the 1st 2 sts. In red, sc 1 in BLO. In yellow, sc 1 in BLO. In red, sc 2 in BLO. In yellow, sc 4 in BLO. In red, sc 2 in BLO. In yellow, sc 1 in BLO. In red, dec 1 in BLO using the last 2 sts. [13 sts]

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12. In red, dec 1 in FLO using the 1st 2 sts. Continuing in red, sc 9 in FLO across. Dec 1 in FLO using the last 2 sts. End off. [11 sts]

current view of instruction #12

current view of instruction #12

End off!

End off!

Finished with the Superman Shield!

Finished with the Superman Shield!

Finishing Up Your Cozy

At this point, you will have your blue cozy and your red and yellow Superman shield. You’ll need to grab your tapestry needle and a bit less than one yard of red yarn. Grab both your pieces.

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Position the shield so that it lines up about one row from the top and one row from the bottom. I know this is going to sound silly to say, but when caffeine deprived I made this mistake myself, so I might as well add it here: be sure, as you stitch the shield on to the cozy, that you are not sewing the two sides of the cozy shut…. Yeah…I did that. *sighs* ……. Anyway! You’re done! And just in time for sunset too. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment below. You can also find me on facebook, tumblr, and instagram. Happy crafting!

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  1. April 29, 2016

    […] from for when the new Star Wars movie comes out in December. This last week, my brother used the Superman coffee cozy I made him and one of his coworkers noticed it. She liked it enough that I got a request for a […]

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