Cafetiere cosy knitting pattern

Perk up your morning coffee with this quick, bean-inspired cafetiere cosy and coasters set by Katina Killey. It's a fun and functional beginner knit!

Cafetiere cosy knitting pattern

The day hasn’t truly begun until there’s hot coffee brewing in the pot, so bring some handmade cheer to your mornings with this free knitted cafetiere cosy pattern. Designed by Katina Killey for Knit Today magazine, our polka-dot cafetiere cosy and matching coaster work up quickly using small amounts of yarn and are perfect for stashbusting. Add a mug and some coffee beans and you’ve got a fantastic gift for a caffeine fan!


New knitters might want to start by making the coaster. This easy knitting project involves casting on just 23 stitches, so you can practise creating the colourwork spots on a small scale before moving on to the bigger cafetiere cosy. Plus it’ll be finished in no time (no matter how slowly you knit!), so you’ll have a whole stack of coasters before you know it…

Our cafetiere cosy is knitted in coffee-themed colours, but you could choose a different pair of shades to match your home decor. Just keep one of them much lighter than the other so that those polka dots really pop!

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To knit this cafetiere cosy and coasters set you will need:

  • Sirdar Country Style DK (40% nylon, 30% wool, 30% acrylic, 50g/155m), 1 ball each of Yarn C Chocolate (530) and Yarn N Naturelle (409)
    • Can’t find these shades? Try substituting Sirdar Country Classic DK Chocolate Brown (854) and Oat Beige (851)
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  • A pair of 4mm (US 6) knitting needles
  • One button
  • Velcro strip
  • Tapestry needle

Cafetiere cosy and coasters knitting pattern:

This pattern uses our general knitting abbreviations.


Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) in stocking stitch using 4mm needles


Cafetiere cosy: To fit a medium-sized cafetiere
Coasters: 10 x 11½cm (4×4½in)

Cafetiere cosy pattern

Cast on 71 sts using Chocolate (C), and work eight rows in garter stitch.

Begin the patterned panel:

Row 1 K5 in C, K61 in N, K5 in C.

Row 2 K5 in C, P61 in N, K5 in C.

For rows 3 to 30, follow the polka-dot chart below, knitting the first and last 5 sts of every row in garter st using yarn C.

Cafetiere cosy knitting pattern chart

Row 31 K5 in C, K61 in N, K5 in C.

Row 32 K5 in C, P61 in N, K5 in C.

Knit next eight rows in garter stitch with C.

Cast off.

Cafetiere cosy tab

Using C, cast on 6 sts and K 30 rows. Cast off.

To make up the cafetiere cosy

Sew the edge of the tab centrally to the short edge of the cosy. Attach Velcro to the tab and cosy. Sew the button to the end of the tab.

Coaster pattern

Cast on 23 sts using C, and work eight rows in garter stitch. Begin patterned panel:

Row 1 K5 in C, K13 in N, K5 in C.

Row 2 K5 in C, P13 in N, K5 in C.

Follow the chart above for rows 3 to 23, working only 13 sts across. Knit the first and last 5 sts of every row in garter stitch using C.

Row 24 K5 in C, P13 in N, K5 in C.

Row 25 K5 in C, K13 in N, K5 in C.

Row 26 K5 in C, P13 in N, K5 in C.

Knit the next eight rows in C.

Cast off.

Download your free cafetiere cosy knitting pattern

Follow the link below to get the pattern for this coffee cosy and coasters.


Cafetiere cosy knitting pattern PDF