Jazzy Java Jacket

Dec 29, 2005
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Comments: 18


by Kelly A. Jackson


drinking with the java jacketMy sister-in-law swears these keep coffee warmer longer than an insulated mug. You won't burn your fingers and you'll save a few trees.

Materials List

  • Any worsted weight yarn of any type. A small amount of novelty yarn for the border.
  • Hook size: H/5mm


All sc are worked in the front loop only throughout the body of this project.

US Notations Used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc 2 tog = single crochet two together

The Pattern

Main Body

java jacketCh 13.

Sc in second ch from hook. Sc across. Turn

Ch1. Sc across.

Repeat until body measures 8 inches / 20cm.


Ch 1, sc 6, sc 2 tog, turn.

Ch 1, sc 2 tog, sc to end of row and finish off.


Sew seams together (I always slip stitch them together wrong sides out).

While turned inside out, sc novelty yarn around both borders.

Weave in ends.

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Amy J wrote
on Sep 3, 2006 12:59 PM

I was hunting up new patterns yesterday, with my 6yo daughter hovering nearby. We both LOVE your site! She has requested several items from here. We both squealed with delight when we saw these "Jazzy Java Jackets"! This was Saturday and I knew that I had to whip up a couple of these for my friend and I for during coffee hour at church!! Hee hee!! She loved it!! I made her a periwinkle blue one with bright pink fun fur, and for myself a pale yellow one with really long brown sparkley fuzzy fur. I even made a smaller one for my daughter (for her cocoa) all in pink (pink fur too). How fun!! My friend suggested making one to fit a regular coffee mug. I'm thinking I'll just join the two ends together at the top and bottom, leaving an opening for the handle to come out. We'll see how it goes. Thank you so much for this fun pattern!!

Lisa W. wrote
on Oct 15, 2006 5:29 PM

Great idea! We all have friends that are latte drinkers and this can actually "fancy up" those boring latte cups! I'll let you know how my first one turns out. Thanks for sharing.

Kim T, wrote
on Jan 16, 2007 10:24 PM

I just love the jazzy java jackets. There is only one problem, I know nothing about crocheting. Would this be difficult for a first timer? Any advice would be appreciated.

Renee wrote
on Jan 25, 2007 11:37 PM
I made one and they are GREAT :) Keeps all the drinks warmer and cooler :)

thanks for sharing the pattern :)

Renee wrote
on Jan 25, 2007 11:38 PM
Kim,Im fairly new to crocheting and it whipped up fast :)

I Love it

ChandriaD wrote
on Oct 8, 2007 10:45 AM

Living in the land of Starbucks these are perfect! I am going to make one today.

juless wrote
on Dec 5, 2007 7:12 PM

These are absolutely adorable, and as a beginner, this pattern seems really easy for me to understand (unlike another cozy pattern I found, that had me working a round, which I don't know how to do yet). Thank you!

on Dec 5, 2007 8:11 PM

Anything to save on all the paper waste out there! What a great way to beautify an every day experience AND save the environment. Thanks!

crftnutt wrote
on Dec 6, 2007 7:33 AM

These are super cute and look very easy! What a cute gift to give along with a Starbucks gift card!!!!

on Dec 22, 2007 8:17 PM

That's so cute, what a neat idea! I think I saw some like this on another site, but they weren't NEARLY as cute. I'll make some as soon as I have the time! (Still working on some of my Christmas crocheting)

dharma_om wrote
on Dec 22, 2007 11:12 PM

I just made one tonight as soon as I saw your pattern. Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to test it out tomorrow. :o)

spigootz wrote
on Jan 5, 2008 11:29 PM

Great idea! I just made one but the shaping part had me baffled so I didn't do it. I'll have to wait & see if it fits on a cup.

on Jan 10, 2008 8:58 PM

We swung by City Brew today to get a chai tea, and they were out of java jackets. It made me wish I had one of these to prevent my tender digits from getting scalded!

anaisnun wrote
on Jan 14, 2008 9:45 PM

I saw this pattern back in december before I joined the site. I popped out several for christmas gifts and they were HUGE hits in my coffee fanatic family!

tjw1963 wrote
on Jun 24, 2008 8:42 AM

The shaping is confusing.

catacoma wrote
on Nov 28, 2008 2:57 AM

This is awesome! I have a friend who works as a barista in a nearby coffeeshop, so I made one for her for Chrismas ^_^

kuntrymama1 wrote
on Mar 16, 2009 4:15 PM


dwrunner wrote
on Dec 7, 2009 8:59 PM

Can someone help me with the shaping instructions? I ended up with a rectangle, and then 2 extra rows that only went halfway...thanks!