Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Let's start off Earth day with a reusable knitted cup cozy! It helps reduce waste from using cardboard cup sleeves.
It's an eco- friendly way of celebrating Earth Day to be making a step towards helping our wonderful planet.
♥ If knitting is not your thing I also have a CROCHET SHELLS CUP COZY PATTERN HERE.
Did you know?
Earth day has been celebrated since 1970! Which means it is also the 50th anniversary of this day! That is pretty cool!
The goal is to celebrate our Earth and raise awareness on how our daily actions can have a negative impact on the environment and therefore switch gears and take care of the planet that we live on.
Here are a few things we can all do to start
- Drive our cars less. Right now during quarantine, there is definitely a lot less driving than usual, so yay!
- Use less water. Hard to notice when the kids go and wash their toys in the sink and leave it on, but I try!
- Volunteer. Picking up trash around the community or just making sure we don't litter.
- Plant a tree. This sounds like a fun family experience and watching it grow together!
- Making washcloth/dishcloths out of cotton yarn. 🙂
And most importantly educate ourselves. I don't claim to do the above things often but I am using this time especially as I get older to make better choices.
NASA has created a #EarthDayAtHome campaign to help us all celebrate at home! Click the link above to find out more about it!
Little more about the knitted cup cozy pattern
You will be knitting this cup cozy flat and it uses basic knitting stitches which makes it a great project as an intermediate knitter.
(I consider someone who is comfortable reading knitting patterns and is familiar with knitting stitches an intermediate knitter.)
Bernat Home Dec yarn is a great yarn that I wish will never go away! It holds its shape very well. I have made a Crochet Textured Bag Holder and it doesn't stretch out. That is why I thought it would be a great yarn to work with some knitting needles and make a cup cozy! The color I am using in these photos is in Clay. I know Joanns, Michaels and even Walmart have carried these in the past. Currently, I have not seen this specific color sold but I am hopeful they will restock soon! They have so many wonderful colors available!
Cup Cozy template printable
The great thing about coffee sleeves is that they are made so quick and perfect for markets! What better way than to advertise them in some cute packaging!
These templates are by Anna from AKnottyBoss on Etsy. They are worth every penny and she has so many more amazing templates to choose from!
Brand: Bernat Maker Home Dec
Content: 72% Cotton, 28% Nylon
Weight Category: 5 - Bulky Chunky
- US 10 - 6 mm straight needles
- Yarn Needle to weave in ends
- 6 rows = 1''
- 11 sts = 3''
- K - Knit
- P - Purl
- ST - stitch
- RS - right side
- WS - wrong side
- This pattern is worked on flat. You will end with a right side and have the wrong side facing you went you are ready to cast off/bind off.
Cast on 30
Row 1 - (WS) - K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * across.
Row 2 - (RS) - P1, *K1, P1. Repeat from * across.
Row 3 - (WS) - K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * across.
Row 4 - (RS) - Knit across the entire row.
Row 5 - (WS) - Purl across the entire row.
Continue working rows 4-5 alternating for 8 more rows. Total of 10 rows.
Row 11 - K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * across.
Row 12 - P1, *K1, P1. Repeat from * across.
Row 13 - K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * across.
Bind off, leave a long tail enough to weave through the edge to close the cozy sewing inside out.