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Free Crochet Mug Warmer Pattern

Practise some new stitches with these free crochet mug warmer patterns then settle down to a cosy cuppa and some more hooky-time!

Free DIY mug warmer crochet pattern
Published: November 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
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There's always time for tea - and these 3 crochet mug warmer patterns are so simple you'll have them hooked up in time for elevenses! These DIY mug warmer projects are quick to make and great for practicing your crochet stitches, plus they'll help to keep your drink and hands warm and cosy. Our first two crochet mug warmer patterns use clever stitches to create some fabulous textures, and our last pattern keeps it simple with some classic half treble stitches! We'll take an Earl Grey thanks!

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P.S. If you're a whiz with a pair of knitting needles too, you might also enjoy our free Fair Isle mug hug knitting pattern too!

You will need

Bessie May Smile (100% Extra Fine Merino, 50g/120m) or alternative DK yarn, 1 ball each of:

  • Lichen (3060) - Lime green
  • Berry (3080) - Rose pink
  • Kiss (3090) - Light pink

A small amount of embroidery thread in Brown and White

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

3 Buttons

Pastel Pink Felt

Measurements

Each crochet mug warmer measures approx 24 x 5cm (9½ x 2in) without the strap.

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet mug warmer pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free Crochet Mug Warmer Patterns

Free DIY mug warmer crochet pattern

Bauble Mug Hug

With Kiss, ch13.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [12 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc in next st, dtr in next st) repeat to end, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until work measures 24cm, or the length required to fit around your mug.

Do not fasten off.

Strap

Row 1 Ss into first 4 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [6 sts]

Rows 2-3 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr in each st to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr in next st, ch2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), htr in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch2 (counts as htr) htr in each st and ch to end, fasten off.

Ridge Mug Hug

Free diy mug warmer crochet pattern

With Lichen, ch15.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [14 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), working in back loops only, dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until work measures 24cm, or the length required to fit around your mug.

Do not fasten off.

Strap

Row 1 Ss into first 5 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [6 sts]

Rows 2-3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc, ch2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), dc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st and ch to end, fasten off.

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Simple Stitch Mug Hug

With Berry, ch13 (counts as 11 sts and 1 htr).

Row 1 (RS) Htr in third ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [12 sts]

Row 2 Ch2 (counts as htr) htr in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until work measures 24cm, or the length required to fit around your mug.

Do not fasten off.

Strap

Row 1 Ss into first 4 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [6 sts]

Rows 2-3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc, ch2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), dc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st and ch to end, fasten off.

To Finish each crochet mug warmer

Sew button on Cosy to correspond with buttonhole on Strap. Spray lightly with starch on the WS and warm iron over using a cloth.

Tea Bag Tag.

Cut a piece of pink felt approx 2 x 3cm for each mug hug. Using a pencil, lightly mark in the word TEA to the centre of your felt tea bag. With brown thread, stitch in the letters carefully, following your guidelines. Position your felt in the bottom centre of your mug hug and whipstitch using corresponding yarn. Secure a length of white thread to the top of the felt, bringing the needle up from behind the felt so that the end is hidden. Take the yarn over the top of the mug warmer and secure on the reverse.

Now that you've mastered your crochet stitches with these free mug warmer crochet patterns, why not get out your sewing machine and learn how to make a tea cosy too! Or you can always stick to yarn with our free tea cosy knitting pattern.

how to make a tea cosy
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet mug warmer pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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