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:
- Protect your hands from the scalding mug
- Keep the scalding mug at scalding temperature as long as possible
- Look cute
- No coaster necessary. You can just sit this thing wherever the hell you want.
- Christmas gifts, duh.
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
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.