Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crochet Mug Cozy

I have an easy little crochet pattern for you today.  Oh happy day!

I'm using the term "pattern" loosely here--it's more of a walkthrough so that your cozy will be custom fit to your mug.

First, you'll want to find yourself a cute little mug in a fabulously fun color.

Then, pull out some coordinating yarn and a hook.  You'll also need a largish button.

Chain a length nearly as tall as your mug:

sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 3; turn.

dc in each sc across; ch 1; turn.

If you want some subtle ribbing, work your sc rows in the back loops only of the dc.

Continue alternating rows of sc and dc until long enough to reach around circumference of mug on either side of the mug's handle.

Now we'll create the bottom chain attachment:
Chain a few stitches at one corner and sl st to the corner on the opposite side of handle

sl st in next few stitches (enough to get you to the section of mug between the top and bottom of the handle).

Next comes the strap that runs in the middle of the handle:
sc in the next few stitches until you reach the underside of the top part of the handle, ch 1, turn.

Continue these short rows of sc until the strap reaches through the mug handle and onto the crochet piece on the opposite side (it's good to overlap it a bit)

Complete an even number of rows for the strap, ch 1 and turn to create the button hole.

sc two or three stitches depending on how wide your strap is, chain a length long enough for your button to pass through; skip a stitch or two, then sc in the last two or three stitches.

Almost done.  Now we'll just finish off that top edge of the strap and get ourselves back to the other side of the fabric:
Simply sl st along top edge, and continue sl st to the top corner of the fabric.
ahem, that should read "along" not "slong."  Darn Photoshop doesn't have autocorrect.
Last thing.  Ch a length that will reach over the top of the handle to the opposite side of the fabric and sl st into top corner.  Fasten off, weave in your two little ends and stitch on a cute button.

Then steep some tea or brew some java and wrap your hands around your cute little cozy.

I hope this photo tutorial makes sense to you.  If you have any questions at all, drop me a line or leave a note in the comments.  And if you make one of these, I would love to see it!


I have added this pattern to the Ravelry library, so if you hook one up add it to the projects so we can all see!


  1. Love this!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. You are so welcome. And thank you for leaving a little love! :)

  2. I love the little strap in between the handle! And, where on earth did you find that fabulous colored mug? :D Thanks for sharing this pattern with us!
    Beth P

    1. Aww, thank you! And you are so welcome. I'm pretty sure I picked the mug up at The Christmas Tree Shop.

  3. I have been searhing for a cozy that doesn't go too high,this one I think could be controlled better then the one's that button or tie over the handle;this is the one I'm making MYSELF tomorrow! Will probably end up making gift's too.What got me is the strap through the handle!

    1. So happy you liked it, and you can certainly customize it to be as wide as you want. Thanks for leaving some love!

  4. Awesome cozy! I am totally going to try to make one!! If I do, would you mind if I posted it one my website along with the pattern? Of course, I would link it directly back to you! Thanks so much! I'll try to post a pic on the Ravelry projects, too :-) Thanks again!!

    1. Absolutely, I would love to see your finished project! Happy crocheting!!

  5. This looks wonderful. I can't wait to try it.

  6. I love this and it seems right in my skill level!! Thanks so much for sharing. I need something different to crochet. Again thanks so much.


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