Protect your hands and show off your crochet skills with this new pattern – the striped mug cozy! We’ll use our color changing skills from yesterday’s newbie lesson and our half-double crochet skills from earlier in the week. I think the little button is my favorite part — it makes it so easy to put this little stripey guy on your mug.
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I chose my worsted weight acrylic yarn (Brava worsted from WeCrochet) because it has more stretch than my cotton yarn. Being a bit stretchy makes it more likely that your mug cozy will fit several different sizes of mugs. I have three types of mugs at my house and it fit all three.
Brava is inexpensive (just $2.49 for 100 grams — that’s enough for seven mug cozies!) and comes in lots of colors. I used Marina and Dove Heather for my samples. Y’all. Marina is yummyyy!
You’ll also need your H 5.0 mm crochet hook, which gives your fabric a tighter weave without gaps, but still lets it stretch to fit a larger mug if needed.
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Supplies / Materials
- 30 yards of Brava worsted (I used Marina and Dove Heather)
- or 30 yards of your favorite #4 worsted weight yarn
- H 5.0 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- 1 button (approximately 1-inch diameter) – I purchased a large pack like these a few years ago
NOTE: My friends at WeCrochet provided the supplies for the Newbie Series.
Size / Gauge
4 x 3 inches = 13 stitches and 8 rows
When flat, finished mug cozies are approximately 5 x 3 inches
Abbreviations / Techniques
NOTE: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
Striped Mug Rug Video Tutorial
Striped Mug Cozy – Written Pattern
ch 33 with Color A, join to first ch with sl st [step a. in image below]
ROW 1: ch 1, hdc in next 30 st (30) [step b. in image below]
ROWS 2 – 3: ch 1 and turn, hdc across (30)
Switch to Color B
ROWS 4 – 5: ch 1 and turn, hdc across (30) [step c. in image above]
Switch to Color A
ROWS 6 – 7: ch 1 and turn, hdc across (30)
ROW 8: ch 1 and turn, hdc across (30), then ch 17 and join to last hdc with sl st [see image above]
Trim yarn and weave in ends.
Trim about 6 inches of Color A and sew on the button to the side opposite the loop.