DIY Cashmere Cup Cozy // Knitting Tutorial Included!

To celebrate Mother’s day this year 10 amazing bloggers bloggers have joined me to hop across 10 fabulous blogs and share lots of inspiration and creativity!

Today the blog hop lands at Setting for Four and I’m so excited to show you my Mother’s Day gift idea!

A Beautiful Cashmere DIY Cup Cozy!

I also embellished it with my Grandmother’s rhinestone brooch – isn’t it lovely?

DIY Cashmere Cup Cozy from Setting for Four

Mom will absolutely love this DIY Cup Cozy!! (I’m including the step by step tutorial on how to make this Cup Cozy too!!)

This Cup Cozy will keep Mom’s coffee (or tea) super warm…. and since it’s made with beautiful Cashmere yarn, it will also be cozy and luxurious to the touch!

DIY cashmere cup cozy knitting tutorial –  3 Versions to Make in 1 Evening:

DIY Cashmere Cup Cozy to Make in 1 Evening from Setting for Four

Ah – cashmere! Oh so decadent! 

I love this dark heathery gray color – I’m loving grays right now!


This Cashmere Cup Cozy, like this DIY Vintage Button Cup Cozy and this Embroidered Cup Cozy, is fast to make too !  You can make it in 1 evening!


Cashmere Yarn – 1 ball (60 grams) of Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends: Color = Coal 16040

(you can buy this similar yarn online: Lion Brand Yarn 821-159E Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn, Charcoal Heather)

Double pointed knitting needles: size US 6 (4.00 mm)

(Find double pointed needles size US 6 here: Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Double Pointed 6-inch (15cm) Knitting Needles; Size US 6 (4.0mm) Fuchsia Fan)


Embroidery Needle


Flower or jewelled brooch


I took lots of detailed pictures for you to refer to!  If you have any questions leave them in my comment section and I’ll do my best to answer them!

1.  Cast on 36 stitches.








Place the 36 stitches onto all 4 double pointed needles so that each needle has several stitches on it.


2.  Join ends to work ‘in the round’ being careful not to twist stitches.



3.  Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

4.  Change to stocking stitch (knit every round).


5.  Knit until Cup Cozy sleeve measure 1 1/4 inches from the beginning.


Keep reading! 

Shape Sleeve:

6.  Increase Round 1: Knit 1, Make 1 [knit 9, Make 1] 3 times, knit 8 for 40 stitches. 

DIY Cup Cozy - Knit into Stitch from Setting for Four (3)

DIY Cup Cozy - Wrap Yarn around back needle from Setting for Four

DIY Cup Cozy - Pull stitch to front from Setting for Four

DIY Cup Cozy - Knit into back of stitch from Setting for Four

DIY Cup Cozy - wrap yarn around back of stitch from Setting for Four

DIY Cup Cozy - Pull stitc to front tomake second stitch from Setting for Four (2)

DIY Cup Cozy - Make 1 knit stitch from Setting for Four 

7.  Work even until sleeve measures 2 1/4 inches from the beginning.

8.  Increase Round 2: Knit 1, Make 1 [knit 10, Make 1] 3 times, knit 9 for 44 stitches.

9.  Work even until sleeve measures 3 inches from the beginning.

10.  Purl 1 round.

 DIY Cup Cozy - Purl Row Step from Setting for Four

11.  Bind off all stitches loosely knit wise.

12.  Cut end of yarn.  Using embroidery needle weave yarn ends into back of cup cozy.








13.  Add a favourite brooch to your cup cozy to give it some beautiful bling and fun embellishment! Finished!

There are so many different looks you can give this cup cozy- vary the type of brooch to create different styles!

Version #1: Here is my cup cozy with my grandmother’s rhinestone brooch – isn’t it adorable? It also looks like the letter ‘C’ for coffee!

Rhinestone and Cashmere DIY Cup Cozy from Setting for Four

Here’s my second version: I added a tulle flower brooch.

Tulle Flower and Cashmere Cup Cozy from Setting for Four

….and for a third version, I added a silver colored fabric and pearl flower brooch!

Fabric Flower and Cashmere Cup Cozy from Setting for Four

Which version do you like best?  Do you think your Mom would like this DIY Cashmere Cup Cozy for Mother’s Day??

** Don’t forget to visit the other blogs participating in this fun Mother’s Day Blog hop this week and next! **

Mother's Day Blog Hop 600 x 600

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 27th when we will have a huge giveaway!

One lucky person will win a $200 Visa gift card and 2 piece jewellery prize package!


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…and check out 16 of my past DIY Projects here – all great DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas!

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Setting for Four 

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  1. says

    Heather ~ what an absolutely beautiful cup cozy. I love all of the various embellishments {especially the vintage brooch} and your tutorial is so easy to understand. I may even try my hand at this. Lovely!

  2. says

    Dang girl! It’s awesome, but you lost me at Tutorial…

    I don’t know why, but I can do anything…but knit! My sister’s amazing at it… I guess I just didn’t get the knitting gene!

  3. says

    Hi Heather I am so impressed with your skills! Seriously! I love this meaningful project. It’s one that I would love the receive for Mother’s Day.

  4. says

    You’ve inspired me to try the double point needles! Do I need to use the cast on method you demonstrate, or can I do another method? (I landed on your blog from Money Saving Mom.)

  5. says

    This is so pretty!! I am assuming you could also do this with straight needles and just sew it up? Wouldn’t be quite as cute, but I am a real novice and think that might be easier for me!

    • heather says

      Hi Bex – it’s 40 stitches for this all together: “Knit 1, Make 1 [knit 9, Make 1] 3 times, knit 8″ hope that helps!

  6. says

    Hi heather

    Love this I am new to knitting and thought I would give this a go for my mum for Mother’s Day. Might be a silly question but the first two rows are knit one purl one. Then it goes on to say change to stocking stitch (knit every round) I thought stocking stitch was knit one purl one or should I be doing plain knit, The bottom of my one doesn’t look quite right?

    • heather says

      The main part is straight knitting Becks – so yes you knit every round!! So glad you are knitting – what a great idea to make one for Mother’s Day!

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