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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Crochet Mug Cosies - Free Patterns


It has been good to get some instant gratification from smaller projects.  I played around and made these Mug Cosies.  I do not like cold tea so I will find these very useful.  Also I think they look cute.  Anything that adds more crochet to the home can't be bad.  I used my trusty 'Stylecraft Special DK'
 The Granny Stripe Cosy is a touch too large I used a chain of forty, I would only use a chain of 34 next time. Also because I love to drink tea, these are my largest, fattest mugs, so you would alter the size to fit your mug.
I only discovered crocheted rib when I made the cuffs on my socks.  This stitch is ideal for a cosy as it has lots of 'stretch'.


A Duo of Crochet Cup Cosies
These cup cosies are ideal for taking into the garden.  I am going to use one at work because somehow my tea always gets cold before I get to it.  One is worked in a traditional Granny Stripe, the other in Crocheted Rib.  These are very quick to make for a gift for ‘Someone who has everything.’  They would also be good fundraising makes.
Hook: 4.5mm
UK crochet terms:
Chain = Ch
Treble crochet = trb
Double crochet = dc

Granny Stripe Cup Cosy
Instructions
Make a chain to fit around your mug with multiples of 3 plus 1 ch for turning.
Work the foundation row by making 3 trb into the second stitch from the hook and then every alternate stitch along the row.  1 chain to turn.
Change colour and make 3 ch, make three trb into each cluster space of the previous row to the end, end with 1 treble in the last stitch, 1 ch to turn.
Repeat these two row three times.  Work 1 more row to end with your main colour.
To Make Up
Sew in the ends and add two buttons, I used the spaces between the granny clusters as button holes.


Crocheted Rib Mug Cosy
Instructions
Make a chain of 13 stitches. Turn,
In the second stitch from the Hook working through the back strand only, work a row of Double crochet, 1 chain to turn at the end of the row.
Repeat this row, changing colour as required until your cosy will stretch around your mug.  Remember rib is stretchy.
Work two rows of double crochet loosely and evenly around the whole cosy to finish off.
To Make Up
Sew in the ends and add to buttons.  Work button loops out of chain stitch and sew these to the cosy.

30 comments:

  1. These are adorable, thank you for the pattern! Can't wait to get started! ♥

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  2. Lovely, mug cosies were one of the first things I made when I learned to crochet (along with fingerless gloves and coathanger covers) but mine weren't as attractive as yours.
    I've just made a crafty crochet cat for great granddaughter (it is on my Ravelry project page). It is from a very sweet book, I shall be making more.
    Carol xx

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  3. Yay! Lucy, thank you so much for this pattern...
    I've been waiting to make some cup cosies.. I'm picking up yarn and needle right now...

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  4. Lucy, you're so good about making new things! I've been so busy lately, I need to get a 2nd pink bootie made for my friend in Seattle, WA who's having her first baby, a girl.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. I am glad you like the mug cosies, the secret is I have been on holiday, while the kids are in and out all day I like to crochet in between jobs - or do jobs in between crochet, I can't decided which. :)

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  6. Lovely! Need to try them out for my coffee mug at work - I want my coffee hot but sometimes forget to drink it, don't care if my tea gets cold though but that's another mug :-)
    Tina

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  7. Oh wow these mugs cosies are absolutely amazing!! Boyfriend now so convinced - me ? Totally convinced! I have just the mug for it too!!

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  8. I would love to see your mug cosies when they are finished :)

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  9. any way to get without scribe? I got a virus/trojn from them last few times used them... besides the fact that it cost to d/l

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  10. I love the patterns and will be mentioning them today on my blog and linking back to this post! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. beautiful!!! thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

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  14. Hi dear Lucy, I found your very beautiful blog yesterday when I was looking for a mug cozy pattern..:)) I like yours so so much. They are very beautiful.. I am your newest follower..:) And I will follow your blog very closer just now to see your new crochets...
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  16. well done you, just come across this as was interested in your pattern for mug cosies, shocked at the comment made by anonymous, how utterly rude people can be, I'm with you all the way

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    1. lol...if someone gets 'up my nose, I feel it is my duty to tell them'...I had forgotten about this until I saw your comment...it has me chuckling now! :) x

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  19. HOW ARE THE BUTTONS I BELEIVE GTEHY ARE BUTTONS AND YOU HAVE A BUTTON ON TOP AND BUTTON ON BOTTOM SO HOW DO YOU AOR EMAIL METTACH THE BUTTON OR COULD YOU WRITE HOW TO DO THAT ON HERE LOVE THE XOZIES

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  20. HOPE YOU RESPON SOON AS WNAT TO MAKE THESE FOR MY SISTER FOR XMAS LOVE THEM THE ONLY THING YOU DONT SAY IS WHAT KIND OF YARN TO USE? AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF COTTON YARN THAT YOU USE FOR DISHCLOTHS WOULD BE OK FOR THE CUPS BUT NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD INSULATE AND KEEP COFFEE CUP OR TEA CUP WARM. THANKS

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  21. Anonymous: Thank you for your comments and questions. With the buttons it is simply a case of finding some spares and sewing them on, you could attach ties and tie them on if you do not have buttons. These are intended as a scrap yarn project. Very quick and easy.

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  22. THE STRIPED COFFE MUG COZY YOU SAY TO USE A MUTIPLE OF 3 PLUS 1 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN DOES THAT MEAN THAT HOW MANY CHAINS YOU DO YOU TIMES IT PLUS 3 PLUS 1 AS NEVER HAD TO FIGURE OUT THIS BEFORE FOR CROCHETING THANKS AS WNAT TO MAKE FOR MY SISTER FOR XMAS DOES IT TAKE A LONG TIME TO DO ALSO YOUR DESIGN IS SO NUCE ETC

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  24. Your patterns are so beautiful. I need to know just one thing. Are all your patterns in UK terms, and if so I have to put them in US terms., thats not a problem, just need to know what you use. Take care and have a great day/night.

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  25. Andy thanks for the comment. Yes they are uk terms x

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  26. Andy thanks for the comment. Yes they are uk terms x

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  27. thank you so much. they are all so lovely patterns, just wish you had a newsletter. Take care and have a good evening/day.

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