Sloth Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners.
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Whether you need a gift for the coffee lover in your life or you just want something cute to put on your hot drinks (or cold drinks) to keep your hands comfy, you’re in the right place. My free Sloth Crochet Coffee Cozy pattern is a quick project made with basic crochet stitches so it’s accessible to beginner crocheters.  I’ve included some photo tutorial support to assist you with the assembly process as well.

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What Kind of Yarn Can I Use to Make My Crochet Cup Cozy?

While I chose to use an acrylic yarn for my cup cozy, you can use yarns with different fiber contents to make this project. Feel free to choose another fiber choice like a wool yarn or your favorite cotton yarns.  

Choosing Colors To Make Your Crochet Coffee Sleeve

This crochet coffee cozy pattern looks great in different colors! I recommend choosing three different solid colors that are different shades of the same color i.e. three different shades of pink or purple.

In progress picture of crochet sloth cup cozy

Other Free Crochet Sloth Patterns Available on my Blog

If you love sloths, you may be interested in checking out some of my other free crochet sloth patterns that I have here on my blog:


Feel free to sell the finished item created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog:  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own patterns or design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only.

Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners. Free Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern, Sloth Cup Cozy

Skill Level: 

  • Beginner

Crochet Terminology: 

  • US terms



(Click link to view stitch tutorials)

Special Stitches & Techniques:

  • Invisible Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Find a tutorial on my blog Check out my Invisible Join tutorial here.


  • Approx. 4.5” across x 2.75” tall when laid flat


  • 16 sts x 12 sts = 4” in HDC


  • Fits most fast-food takeout coffee cups.  The Coffee Cozy Body can easily be adjusted to fit whichever cup you’re using. Adjust the number of chains to your desired length and follow the rest of the instructions as written.

  • The Coffee Cozy Body is worked in joined rows. Do not turn at the end of the row.

  • I recommend placing a stitch marker in the first and/or last stitch of the rows of the Coffee Cozy Body to avoid picking up or losing stitches.

  • The Face Patch is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join at the end of the round unless specified.  Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round and move it up in subsequent rounds to keep track of the first stitch.

Sloth Crochet Coffee Cozy Pattern

Coffee Cozy Body:

Using Colour A, CH 35. Taking care not to twist the chain, join the last CH to the first CH with a SL ST.

Row 1 (RS): CH 1 (do not turn).  HDC in the first CH and in each CH around.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). (35)

Rows 2 – 8: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and in each ST around.  Join.

FO and weave in ends. Set aside for assembly.

Face Patch

Using Colour B, CH 7.

Round 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC in the next 4 CHs, work 4 SC STs in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, SC 4, SCINC in last CH.  (16)

Round 2: SCINC in the first and second ST, SC 4, SCINC in the next 4 STs, SC 4, SCINC in the last 2 STs. (24)

Round 3: SCINC in the first 4 STs, SC 4, SCINC in the next 8 STs, SC 4, SCINC in the last 4 STs. (40)

Round 4: SC in each ST around.

FO using the invisible join (see special stitches and techniques), leaving a long yarn tail to sew the Face Patch onto the Coffee Cozy Body. 

Set aside for assembly.

Eye Patches (Make 2)

Using Colour C, CH 4.

Round 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC, work 5 SC in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the CH, SC, work 3 SC in the last CH.  (12)

FO using the invisible join (see special stitches and techniques), leaving a long yarn tail to sew the Eye Patches onto the face.

Set aside for assembly.

Assembing your Sloth Crochet Coffee Cozy:

  1. With the RS of the Cup Cozy Body facing you, use the yarn tail to sew the Face Patch onto the Cup Cozy Body.

  2. Place the mushroom button through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH of the Eye Patch (see images below).  Sew button to the eye patch using sewing needle and thread or a piece of yarn in Colour C and yarn needle.  Repeat with the other eye patch.  Proceed with Step 3.

    • If you’re using safety eyes: If you have a hard time finding black shank buttons you can also use safety eyes.  To use safety eyes, insert the safety eye through the last CH in the eye patch (like instructed for the mushroom button – see images below).  Then position your Eye Patch at a slight angle on one side and push the safety eye post through the Face Patch.  Put the back on the safety eye post. Repeat with the other eye and Eye Patch.
Photo showing where in the eye patch to place the safety eye for the crochet sloth cup cozy
Photo showing the safety eye inserted into the eye patch for the crochet sloth cup cozy

4. Position each eye patch on the face, slightly overlapping the edge of the face and sew onto cup cozy. 

5. Using a length of yarn in Colour C, add a small nose between the eyes, approximately 3 STs wide.

6. Use yarn tail on the Face Patch to sew the Face Patch onto the Coffee Cozy Body.

7. Weave in ends.

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Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners.

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Looking for some other great free crochet accessory patterns? Check out my Flamin-to-go Flamingo Cup Cozy, Heather Super Scarf, Crochet Tartan Cowl, Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer and Juneau Blues Beanie.

13 thoughts on “Sloth Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern”

  1. I really love this pattern! You spelled stitch wrong though. It is spelled stitch not stich.

    • Goodness! I found the error and have corrected it. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention! 🙂

  2. This is adorable! My son’s girlfriend has loved sloths since she was a little girl. I can’t wait to make it for her.
    Thank you for providing this pattern!

    • You’re welcome 🙂 I hope your son’s girlfriend enjoys the cup cozy you make her.

  3. For some reason when I do the face, it always curls up and isn’t very squared off. I have 40 stitches at the end. I don’t understand why this is giving me so much trouble. Far from neat looking.

    • I’m sorry to hear you’re having issues with it. Is the whole piece curling on you or just the edges? The face patch isn’t perfectly flat when it’s finished but once it’s sewn onto the cozy it’s fine. Is it possible that your tension is really tight or changing as you work?

    • I’m having trouble understanding how to do the scincx4 and x2. Could you explain what that means. I would appreciate it. Its a super cute pattern. Thanks.

      • Hi Kenia,

        Where it says “SCINC x 4” in means single crochet increase 4 times. So you would place two single crochet stitches in the same stitch to do your increase and then do that in the next three stitches. Written in longer form, it would be “SCINC, SCINC, SCINC, SCINC”. I hope this helps.

        • Thanks so much Ashley ❤

  4. This cozy is adorable I love it so much! Thank you so much for sharing ❤️

  5. Thank you for the cute and useful patterns……


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