How old were you when you first tasted coffee? I don’t actually remember. I just know that I didn’t like it. Same goes for tea actually.

In high school I tried to like hot drinks, because it made me feel more like a grown up. Coffee and tea were cool, but hot chocolate was a kid’s drink.

Now that I’m older and not interested in being a grown up (darn it, too late), I can fully embrace my dislike for hot drinks. And that has opened up the world of iced coffee!!

Oh, no! Yes, that’s right! I suddenly learned that I LIKE coffee… when it’s cold and sweetened!

I am still very sensitive to the caffeine content though. So I only indulge if it before lunch and I don’t do it every day. Maybe once a week.

My husband drinks coffee multiple times a day, every day. Hot. Bitter. Disgusting. He has a few fancy machines and certain beans are better with this method or that press. It’s a bit much, in my opinion, but he’s a grown up so he can do what he wants.

My newest set of wall hangings features a mug, a quote, and an abstract design. You can make all three or just pick your favorite piece. The quote simply says “Coffee Time” and is also the title of this set.

There are left-handed instructions for that piece so that everyone can have a legible wall hanging. Lefties will be creating a mug that faces the opposite way, but the Sugar Cubes piece will look exactly the same since it’s symmetrical.

I always recommend a fingering weight (1 – fine) yarn for a wall hanging, but if you’d like to use a thicker yarn that’s fine too, you’ll just end up with a bigger finished project.

I actually used a 2 mm hook and crochet thread for my little sample! The thread says 5 on it. That might mean more to some people than it did to me. I still have a lot to learn.

My mosaic sample. Dark brown is the “main color” in the pattern.

You’ll notice the mosaic version of each pattern has had the interlocking mesh dots and all border lines removed. This means that when you’re using the interlocking technique your Main Color (MC) is the lettering on Coffee Time but when you use the overlay mosaic technique we are starting with the background color and the first color used is still the MC in the written pattern.

Always check the charts to be sure you know what color will be used first and prevent any surprises halfway through your project.

Interlocking Crochet

Set crocheted by an Anonymous Squirrel using the interlocking technique
  • Chart is 73 x 105
  • Finished measurements approximately 11” x 16” / 28.5cm x 41cm
  • Gauge: 13 (dc, ch) x 26 rows in one color = 4” square
  • 2.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Wooden Dowel: 1/2” diameter, 13” length
  • Finishing needle
  • Fingering weight yarn (600+ yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (dark brown on image above) – 300 yards
    • Accent color (AC) (light brown on image above) – 300 yards
    • Single Crochet Border – optional
    • Fringe – optional

Mosaic Crochet

Set crocheted by Angela Kermack using the overlay mosaic crochet technique.
  • Chart is 67 x 99
  • Finished measurements approximately 12” x 16” / 31cm x 40cm”
  • Gauge: 25 sc x 22 rows = 4”
  • 3.5 mm hook (E/4)
  • Wooden Dowel: 1/2” diameter, 14” length
  • Finishing needle
  • Coffee Time: Fingering weight yarn (675 – 975 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (first color, background) – 400 yards
    • Accent color (AC) (words) – 275 yards
  • Steaming Mug: Fingering weight yarn (650 – 900 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (first color, pink on image above) – 350 yards
    • Accent color (AC) (black) – 300 yards
  • Sugar Cubes: Fingering weight yarn (640 – 940 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (first color, light grey on image above) – 360 yards
    • Accent color (AC) (black) – 280 yards

Get the Patterns

Grab your favorite piece in this set, or get the eBook of all 3 patterns. You’ll save 25% by buying the eBook!

And, for the first 5 days you can take an additional 30% off by using code “30COFFEE” (valid on Ravelry and Etsy on the individual patterns and the eBook of the full set, expires 11:59pm CST July 10, 2022).

This code can also be applied to one of my older patterns, “But First, Coffee“. The theme matches! 😉

This older pattern was published in April 2020 (my first month of designing)! The sale code can be applied to “But First, Coffee” as well.

Interlocking crochet by Esperanza