Cozy Bullion Stitch Crochet Cup Sleeve Pattern

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This crochet cup sleeve pattern provides instructions for making this in a #4 and #2 yarn weights, however, there is no stitch multiple, so you can easily make adjustments for any yarn and hook you have in stock.

Crochet cup sleeve pattern featuring the bullion stitch.

Another beauty of this cozy is that it looks great on both sides of the fabric, so you can use it either way you like. See the special instructions after the pattern for a seamless look on both sides. It’s a simple and easy trick and requires that you fasten off your work after the single crochet rounds before you begin your round with the bullion stitches. A video with step-by-step instructions is included as well.

Crochet cup cozy showing the pretty texture from the wrong side.

For the second cozy I used a thinner yarn, Cotton Fair (#2 weight). I found it a bit difficult to work with a thinner yarn, but I did get the hang of it after a few tries.

The second one has a bit more stretch to it, it fits perfectly on a large cup. But if you’re making it for a small cup you might want to reduce the number of stitches. That actually goes for all cozies, they tend to slip off more easily on the smaller cups.

Crochet cup sleeve shown in a #2 weight yarn.

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Cozy Bullion Stitch Crochet Cup Sleeve Pattern

Choose any yarn and hook size and adjust in a multiple of two to make this cup sleeve to a custom fit.
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  • Finished Size: 5.5" by 3" laying flat.


Special Stitch Instructions

  • Standing Bullion Stitch: Make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Then follow instructions for regular bullion stitch.
  • Bullion St: YO 6 times, insert hk into designated st, yo and pull through (8 lps on hk), yo and pull through all lps on hk.


  • This pattern is fastened off prior to each round with the bullion stitches. This way you can start the bullion stitch rounds with a standing stitch for a cleaner seam. See photos below on how to carry tail end the yarn up across the first bullion stitch to maintain the same texture throughout.
  • Instructions are given for the cozy using the #4 cotton yarn, with special instructions for the cotton fair #2 in parentheses.


  • Ch 28 (34), or any number of chains. Join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. FO. [28, (34) sts]
  • Rnd 2: Work a standing bullion st in same st as join, bullion st into next st and into each st around; join with sl st in first bullion st. [28, (34) sts]
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc into same st as join, then take tail end from previous single crochet round below and bring it up to next st, sc into next st making sure to work over the tail end. Sc in next st and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [28, (34) sts] FO.
  • Rnds 4-7, (9): Repeat Rnds 2 & 3 until you have reached a desired width. [60 sts] FO.

How To Carry The Yarn At The Back

  • Start your bullion stitch round with a standing bullion stitch as instructed in the pattern and complete the round.
  • The image below shows the first bullion stitch in the round does not have a slant going across.
  • To fix this, simply take your tail end from where you fastened off at the previous row and bring it up across as shown.
  • Then secure the strand by crocheting over it starting with the second single crochet of next round.
  • Here the second single crochet in next round is complete and you can see the strand is going across the first bullion stitch as in the other bullion stitches.


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