Free pattern down below!

Hey, mother truckers. I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in almost two weeks. How will I ever achieve internet stardom at this rate? Needless to say, I’ve been busy. Tis the season, right? Apparently I also think it’s a great time to buy a new car. Merry Christmas to myself for the next 60 months. Yay, adulting! Anyway, in the mean time, I have managed to crochet a few mug cozies. With no real idea in mind as I was starting this, I just kind of winged it and loosely wrote what I did as I went along. Then I repeated it a few more times to make sure my pattern made sense. And it does! Win! BTW – this mug came from my Dollar Tree. It’s got a slightly square shape to it, which didn’t affect anything about this project, and it gets wider as it goes up.

Reasons to make a crochet mug cozy:

  1. Protect your hands from the scalding mug
  2. Keep the scalding mug at scalding temperature as long as possible
  3. Look cute
  4. No coaster necessary. You can just sit this thing wherever the hell you want.
  5. Christmas gifts, duh.
dat bottom

dat bottom

As you can see, this awesome mug cozy includes a bottom! This is some next level shit. None of that just around the midsection crap. Now you can comfortably cradle your mug in your hands like a little baby bird. I used Big Twist yarn, which is a worsted weight, and a 5mm hook.

Enough messing around. Here’s the pattern:

Magic ring, Ch 1. Work 6 HDC into the ring. Slip stitch to join

Ch 1, work 2 HDC in each stitch (12 stitches). Slip stitch to the first stitch to join.

Ch 1, work 2 HDC in first stitch, and a HDC in the next. Repeat around (18 stitches). Slip stitch to the first stitch to join.

Ch 1, work 2 HDC in first stitch, and a HDC in next two stitches. Repeat around (24 stitches). Slip stitch to first stitch to join.

Ch 1, work a HDC in the back loop only all the way around (24)

You’re done with the base!

Row 1: Ch 4 (count as a DC + 1 ch). DC in first stitch. *Ch 1, skip a stitch. DC, ch 1, DC in next stitch.* Repeat * to * 10 times.  Ch 2 (count as HDC). Turn.

Row 2: Work 1 HDC in each of the Ch 1 spaces, and 1 HDC in last stitch (25 total). Ch 4 (count as a DC + 1 ch). Turn.

Row 3: In third stitch: DC, ch 1, dc. *Ch 1, skip a stitch. DC, ch 1, DC in next stitch.* Repeat * to * 9 times. Ch 1, 1 DC in last stitch.  Ch 2 (count as HDC). Turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2 up to 25 total stitches. At the end, ch 15 to make a button loop. Slip stitch it to the top of the last stitch. Finish off and weave in ends.

Sew a button on the opposite side for your loop.



Some stuff that might be helpful:

  • Make sure it fits your mug as you work. This might not work for your mug. Adjust accordingly
  • If you flip it inside out, it will change the side you have your button loop on. Do whatever you want.
  • Make your button loop as big or as small as you need for your button size/location
  • If you use acrylic yarn, don’t put the cozy in the microwave or something. Bad things will happen. Cotton would be ideal for these.
  • Mix up the colors for more fun
Alternate colors

Alternate colors

I only used two colors here because it was fitting for what I had. I definitely think this would look great in rainbow colors, though. You could literally do ROY G BIV on this thing. The circle one color, first row of HDC another, and each row another color. Dang. I should have done that.

Happy hooking!