Striped Mug Cozy – Free Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

Practice your color-changing skills with this sweet striped mug cozy. This free beginner crochet pattern uses half-double crochet stitches.
Spread the love:

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.

two white mugs with cozies and the text "how to crochet striped mug cozy - beginner crochet pattern from: you should craft"

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of the links, you will pay the same prices as always, but You Should Craft will receive a small commission that helps us provide free crochet patterns.

If you’re following along with the Newbie Series, you’re halfway done! Can you believe we’re already on Day 15? And if you’re not following along, what’s up?
|Sign up for the Newbie Series and learn how to crochet in 30 days:

The Tools

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.

Share your Mug Cozies!

I love seeing what you’ve crocheted! Whether you’re participating in the 30-day Newbie Series or not, use #YSCNewbie to show off your WIPs and finished mug cozies!

Regardless of your social media preferences, be sure to tag me (@youshouldcraft) in your posts so I can drool over your projects and re-share your work in my stories and on my feed!

And if you’re a Facebook person, share your work and connect with other crocheters in The You Should Craft Crochet Community FB group!

two white mugs with striped mug cozies on a blue wooden background with text overlay "how to crochet striped mug cozy - beginner crochet pattern from: you should craft"

Supplies / Materials

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)

step-by-step collage demonstrating how to crochet a striped mug cozy

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)

two hands crocheting the loop on the striped mug cozy

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.

two hands holding a white mug with a teal and grey crocheted striped mug cozy

Spread the love:

One comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.