Wise Owl Cozy


Make your morning cup of coffee more enjoyable with this Wise Owl Cozy. Dress up your mug with this easy crochet pattern. Let this cute little owl keep you company as you sip your warm beverage. It also makes a great homemade gift idea for teachers, family, and friends of all ages. You'll instantly feel wiser when you use this cute cozy.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 944 Cherrycola A, 321 Gold B, and 316 Soft White C.
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle; two 12mm buttons for eyes; one ¾” wooden button.

SIZE:  3¾” tall.

GAUGE/TENSION: 10 sts = 3”; 8 rows = 3½” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Wrap size can be easily changed to fit any mug: to fit a taller or shorter mug, add or subtract an even number of chains at beginning; to fit a wider or narrower mug, add or subtract an even number of rows.


With A ch 14.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 13 sc.
Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next st and each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, slip st in first dc, * dc in next dc, slip st in next dc; repeat from * across working last slip st in top of ch-3; turn.
Rows 4-23: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 24: Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next st and each st across, ch 10, slip st in last dc for button loop. Fasten off.

With B ch 6; dc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, slip st in last ch. Fasten off.

Eye (Make 2)
With C ch 4; 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off. Sew button to center of eye.

Sew Beak and Eyes in place. Sew button to beginning edge to correspond to button loop. Sew first 3 sts of Row 24 to corresponding 3 sts of beginning ch. Weave in ends.


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Cup cozies are so cute and this one is too. They keep your hands and fingers from getting burned from holding on to a hot cup of coffee, tea, or soup, but they still allow you to feel most of the warmth to help keep your hands feeling toasty. They are great conversation pieces also especially in the office break room.

I am so disappointed with this pattern. The instructions themselves are clear enough, but there are absolutely no photos to guide the crafter, or even one of the finished project! I was able to track this pattern down at the original Red Heart Yarn site where I also found a downloadable pattern. Heres the link http//www.redheart.com/free-patterns/owl-mug-wrap Editors, pleaseinclude the original link in the above entry if youre not at least posting a photo, too.

Hi JaneEK, The photo should be showing now. :) Thank you for pointing out this error! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I've never seen this Cherrycola yarn from Red Heart. It's got a nice ombre effect to it. A super cute wise owl will keep my coffee hot while I'm crocheting more coffee cozies to give as gifts! We are given the pattern right here on the page. No need to click a link to be redirected to another website. I am saving this one for my own project list.

I love this Wise Owl Cozy pattern! I will be making this easy to follow owl pattern for my daughter who loves owls.. This pattern is right here so I don't have to go looking for it, and it's very well written and easy to follow. Thank you so much for this cute free crochet pattern.

I really like this pattern and cannot wait to start working this one up! My only concern would be my problems with the right side/wrong side work. Are there any easy ways to tell the right side from the wrong side? Has anyone else ever encountered any problems with working these kinds of patterns?

I too had this problem, but I learned that the tail is my marker. I'm right handed, so the tail after crocheting a chain should be on the left. In this pattern, this is the right side, turn your work to work the second row and the tail will be on the right, this is the wrong side. I hope this helps.

love this owl,gonna make it tonight to use at work.it ought to get some HOOTS!


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