LGBT Flags Coffee Cozies – Part 1

I Return!

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Hello everyone! I know it’s been too long since I’ve written a blog post. Life keeps catching up to me, no matter how fast I run, it seems. With my Master’s in Clinical Psychology started, schooling is a slow-going, but tasking process. My health is a fluctuating and I feel like I’m on a roller-coaster with too much cotton candy in my stomach; I’ll sugar crash at any moment and my body won’t know up from down. And my husband’s work is keeping him quite busy, as well as keeping us both traveling often for important meetings and such for his job. Worth the effort though!

Busy though I have been, I promise you I have not been idle with my crafts in all this time! If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and now my new Tumblr pages, you’ll see a few pictures scattered throughout of the WIP I have going. Many of these have been finished, and I’m finally able to sit down and share some blog posts of my work with you.

I’m going to start with my basic coffee cozy pattern, and I’ll be including the color sequences for making your own LGBT Flag color cozies, as I’m sure you’ve seen plenty pictures of mine on my pages.

Materials

  • Size “K” hook
  • Worsted Weight yarn in desired colors
Basic materials

Basic materials

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These are the LGBT Pride Flag. The original was has 2 more colors than the one we see today. It was amended within the 1st year, but even that one was changed to the currently-used 6-color flag.

Most of the colors I used were from the Red Heart Super Saver yarns or the Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarns. But use whichever color fits your LGBT flag colors the best. The pictures below are a quick image of the sequence of colors used. If you noticed, I included which rows contain the increases, to make it easy for you to spot.

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The most commonly seen Bisexual pride flag is the one with 3 colors: the pink, purple, and blue gradient. But the transgender community has 2 flags commonly seen. The older one might be the most recognized.

Notes and Abbreviations

Be sure to give the Notes a quick read, they’ll guide you through the pattern so you know how to visualize it as you go.

1978 LGBT Pride Flag

1978 LGBT Pride Flag

1979 (and current) LGBT Pride Flag

1979 (and current) LGBT Pride Flag

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
  • YO = yarn over (grab yarn)
As a quick side note: I had wanted to take a better picture of the 1978-79 LGBT flag with 7 colors, but my cousin has since claimed it as her own now, so I only have this photo of it hovering in the back ground. You get the idea though :)

As a quick side note: I had wanted to take a better picture of the 1978-79 LGBT flag with 7 colors, but my cousin has since claimed it as her own now, so I only have this photo of it hovering in the back ground. You get the idea though :)

Notes:

  1. At the beginning of each line, the color of yarn needed for that round is included before the instructions.
  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. The cozies will have 13, 14, or 15 rounds, depending on the color sequence for the specific LGBT flag.
  5. There will always be 4 rounds before the first increase, and 4 rounds after the first increase and before the second increase (not including the increase rounds, themselves).
  6. The number of rounds after the second increase varies from flag to flag.
  7. When you finish the rounds for one color, end off, and connect with the new color to continue the next rounds.
Bisexual Pride Flag

Bisexual Pride Flag

Instructions for the Coffee Cozies

Cozy Instructions:

  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] {Now either end off for the 1979 LGBT Flag or the Bisexual Flag or continue or the others}
  15. Rep R12. [27 sts]  {Now either end off for the 1978-79 LGBT Flag or the two Transgender Flags or continue for the others}
  16. Rep R12. [27 sts] {End off}
1999 Transgender Pride Flag

1999 Transgender Pride Flag

2002 Transgender Pride Flag

2002 Transgender Pride Flag

Done!

With these instructions and color charts you should be able to produce your own crochet coffee cozy with an LGBT pride flag color-sequence of your choosing. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line here or one of my social media pages. Happy crafting!

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  1. June 6, 2016

    […] Hello everyone! With the beginning of this month, Pride Month, I’ve decided to put out the next LGBT+ Pride Coffee Cozy patterns. If you haven’t seen it, I do have a previous post with the Rainbow Pride flags, the Bisexual Pride flag, and the Transgender Pride flags. You can find it here: Pride Flag Cozy Patterns Part 1. […]

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