Café au Lait French Press Cozy

Want something to keep your caffeinated gold warm in the morning? This one-skein project is just the ticket; it’s easy to work up, fun to make and easy to care for.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: To fit an average size French Press

Gauge: Each motif = 7” square

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Amazing (53% wool, 47% acrylic; 147 yards [135 meters]/50 grams): #211 Strawberry Fields (1 skein)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, split ring stitch markers, four (4) 3/8” shank buttons, plus additional decorative buttons of any sort

Abbreviations

2hdctog: Two half double crochet together
Hdcblo: Half double crochet in back loop only of designated st
Hdcflo: Half double crochet in front loop only of designated st
Puffblo: Puff st in back loop only of designated st
Pufflo: Puff st in front loop only of designated st
Scblo: Single crochet in back loop only of designated st
Scflo: Single crochet in front loop only of designated st

Special Stitches

2hdctog: (Yo, insert hk in next st, yo and draw up lp) twice, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hk.
Puff: (Yo, insert hk in st or sp indicated, yo and draw up lp) 3 times, yo and draw through all 7 lps on hk.

Pattern Notes

Motifs are created and seamed together; a bottom and top edge are then created.

Pattern

Create Motifs (Make 2)

Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), 7 sc in ring, sl st in first ch. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc blo in same st (counts as first two scblo); 2 scblo in each st around. (16 scblo)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as sc, ch 2), sk 1 st, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in first ch of beg ch-3. (8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 4: Sl st into first ch-2 sp, *ch 2, puff in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st into next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in first sl st. (8 puffs)
Rnd 5: Sl st into first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next ch, dc in next sl st, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch, dc in next sl st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from *twice more, ending with dc in next ch, dc in next sl st, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next sl st, dc in first sl st, sl st in top of first ch 3. (36 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, (puff, ch 3, puff) in next st (corner made), *1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, (puff, ch 3, puff) in next st. Rep from * twice more, ending with sl st in top of initial ch 3. (16 sc, 8 hdc, 8 dc, 8 puffs)
Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as sc, ch 2), sk 1 st, sc in next st, **ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Rep ** twice more, ch 2, puff in ch-3 sp, ch 2 (corner made), *sc in next dc, (ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st) 4 times, ch 2, puff in ch-3 sp, ch 2. Rep from * twice more, ending with sl st in first ch of initial ch 3. (20 sc, 24 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 8: Sl st into first ch-2 sp, ch 2,2 hdc in same ch-2 sp (counts as first 3 hdc), 3 hdc in next 4 ch-2 sps, 3 hdc in next puff, *3 hdc in next 6 ch-2 sps, 3 hdc in next puff. Rep from * twice more, ending with 3 hdc in final ch-2 sp, sl st in top of initial ch 3. Fasten off. (84 hdc)
Block motifs to measurements. Thread yarn into tapestry needle and with ws of each motif facing, seam motifs together on one side.

Bottom Edge

Row 1: With WS facing, attach yarn with sl st in flo of right hand corner. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdcflo in next st, *pufflo in next st, hdcflo in next 2 sts. Rep from * across, ending with hdcflo in final st. (13 pufflos, 29 hdcflo)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *puffblo in next st, hdcblo in next st. Rep from * until one st remains, hdcblo in final st. Fasten off. (20 puffblos, 22 hdcblo)

Top Edge

Row 1: With RS facing, attach yarn with sl st in blo of right hand corner. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdcblo in next st, *puffblo in next st, hdcblo in next 2 sts. Rep from * across, ending with hdcblo in final st (13 pufflos, 29 hdcblo). Sl st into top of initial ch 2 of row for working in the round.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as first hdc), hdcblo in next st, *puffblo in next st, hdcblo in next st. Rep from * around, ending with a sl st in top of initial ch 2. (20 puffblos, 21 hdcblo)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdctog around. (21 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as first hdc, ch 1), sk 1 st,* hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st. Rep from * around, ending with hdc in final st, ch 1, sl st in second ch of initial ch-3 (11 hdc). Fasten off.

Finishing Instructions

Weave in ends.

Making Top Tie

Ch 50. Fasten off. Thread one end into tapestry needle and with rs of cozy facing, weave into Rnd 4. Trim ends, if necessary.
Place cozy on French press and, with side opening aligned with French press handle, tie top snug. Mark position of buttons along right side opening with straight pins. Remove cozy and sew buttons to side of cozy. Sew additional decorative buttons along top edge of final row of motifs. Place cozy back onto French press and button closed at side using natural space along final round of left hand motif corresponding to each button. yarn ball

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