This 4th of July Gnome Cup Cozy is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
No surprise or secret here – I am a BIG gnome lover! I am so excited to share this adorable Gnome cup cozy just before the 4th of July holiday weekend. Since this is a small and simple project you still have plenty of time to make these for your Independence Day festivities this year or even Memorial Day next year.
This cup cozy would look fantastic in Christmas colors or change it up and add different embellishments for year round Gnome fun. For my crochet friends outside the United States, get creative with your colors and how you work your hat. For the Australian flag you could make your hat body blue, hat band white and the brim red. Add the stars all over the main body of the hat to be more in keeping with your flag. So many different options!
If you are adding to your July 4th collection you can also check out my Patriotic Gnome Towel Topper which I recently released and be sure to check back in a couple of days for another fun patriotic addition to your holiday decor.
4th of July Gnome Cup Cozy pattern details
These gnome cup cozies work up so quickly, are so easy and use scrap amounts of medium worsted weight yarn. You can use cotton or acrylic yarn here so this is a great way to use up the scraps you have on hand!
This cup cozy is started with the main body of the hat in turned rows in two different color stripes. In order to decrease the amount of ends to weave in, I don’t fasten off the first color of yarn, pull in the second color and then pull the first color back into my work. You don’t have to worry about those little yarn floats as you will work over them when you start the hat band. You could also decide to work this in just one color as well.
The hat band turns into the brim and then the gnome’s beard is worked into the unused loops from your hat brim round. One of my amazing testers had the idea to make the nose as a bobble so you have a no-sew option for your nose. And I am including both options in the pattern!
If you don’t want to add the crocheted beard you could also add faux fur fabric instead – check out my Gnome Bottle Topper on tips for that.
The stars are quick and easy, too! A one-round star that I have a complete photo and video tutorial for if you need any help with them.
Added bonus If you would like to make these as gifts or to sell them at craft fairs or on Etsy, I am provided some free gift cup cozy printables perfect for the 4th of July!
Free 4th of July Cup Cozy
I am including the cup cozy insert printable above free just click on the image to open and print. If you purchase the ad-free PDF you will receive this PDF as well as an additional 4th of July themed cup cozy printable as well!
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You may also like the following free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:
- 1. Beginner Crochet Cup Cozy free crochet pattern
- 2. Gnome Towel Topper free crochet pattern
- 3. Gnome Christmas Ornament free crochet pattern
Patriotic Gnome Cup Cozy free crochet pattern instructions
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
I Love This Cotton! Weight 4/Medium (100% cotton) 3.5 oz / 180 yds
Red 0.3 oz / 16 yards (Color A)
White 0.5 oz / 26 yards (Color B)
Dark Denim 0.2 oz / 10 yards (Color C)
Ivory 0.1 oz / 5 yards (Color D)
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Small amount of polyfill stuffing
1 stitch marker
Approximate finished size: 4.5” wide x 4.5” tall
Gauge: First 10 rows = 2.5” wide x 2” tall
MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
sc2tog = single crochet 2 st together (see special stitches section below)
FLO = front loop only
dc = double crochet
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
yo = yarn over
sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
bobble part 1 = yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat between * * 2 more times. At end of bobble part 1, do not pull yarn through, continue bobble part 2 in next st.
bobble part 2 = yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat between * * 2 more times, yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook to complete bobble.
- Nose has two different options – sew or no-sew. For no-sew option you will be working the bobble stitch in the beard pattern instructions. For sewing option you will make a nose separately and then sew on at the end. The no sew nose option will also not need stuffing.
- Sewn Nose is worked in seamless rounds – do not slip stitch join at the end of rounds.
- Body of hat is worked in turned rows and then seamed together. Hat band and brim are worked in the round at the bottom edge of the hat body.
- Do not cut yarn when changing between colors on hat body – drop unused yarn to be picked up 2 rows later. Yarn will be covered with sc sts of hat band.
- When changing colors at end of row, do not finish your last sc st, pull new yarn color through to finish sc st.
- If you are stuffing and sewing the nose you can also stuff your nose with the same color of yarn used for your nose to eliminate the stuffing showing through.
With Color A, ch 11.
Row 1: (RS) sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (10)
Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Turn.
Drop Color A and do not fasten off. Switch to Color B.
Row 3 – 40: With Colors B & A, repeat row 2 working two rows of each color until piece measures approximately 9” in length. Note: When you change colors you will drop your working yarn and gently pull in the previously dropped yarn color as you finish the last stitch of the row.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold ends together. With long tail, seams ends using mattress stitch.
With RS of hat body facing, attach Color C to side you carried yarn with sl st.
Round 1: ch 1, sc evenly around bottom edge of hat body. Work one sc st at end of each sc row for a total of 40 stitches. If you work more or less rows you will adjust your stitch count accordingly. Place st marker in first st of round. Do not sl st join.
Round 2 – 4: sc in each st around in continuous rounds.
Round 5: working in FLO, dc in each st around, sl st to first st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Count 13 sts from back seam (first st of hat brim)
Attach Color B to unused back loop from next st of round 4 of hat band.
Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc in next 14 sts. Turn. (14)
(Sew Nose Option #1) Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. Turn. (12) Continue beard instructions with row 3.
(No-sew Nose option #2) Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts; switch to color D and carry Color B, bobble part 1 in next st (5 loops on hook), (leave all loops on hook and work bobble part 2 in next st) (9 loops on hook), (see Special Stitches section above) yo and pull through all loops on hook, pull Color B back in with a ch and fasten off Color D, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. (12)
Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. Turn. (10)
Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. Turn. (8)
Row 5: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. Turn. (6)
Row 6: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sc2tog x 2, 1 sc in last st. (4)
With RS of hat facing and color B, sc evenly around outside edge of beard.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Round 1: With Color D, 6 sc in MC (or as an alternative to MC ch 4 and sl st to form a ring work 6 sc in ring), place a stitch marker in the first sc made. Do not join with sl st to first st after last sc st. (6)
Note: Continue moving up your stitch marker to the first st of each round.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12)
Round 3: 1 sc in each st. (12)
Round 4: sc2tog 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (6). Fasten off. Pull yarn through last st, sew yarn end through front loop of each of the 6 st, pull tight to close the circle. Note: I recommend stuffing the nose right before the last sc2tog. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Mini Star Appliques (make 8)
With Color B, make a MC (or as an alternative ch 4 and sl st to form a ring), (ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, sl st in ring) 5 times.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to hat.
With RS of hat facing and long length of yarn left for sewing, sew stars along front band of hat evenly.
With long length of yarn left for sewing, sew nose to the middle of the beard under the hat brim.
Fasten off. Weave in end.
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