mug cozies

Ever since I learned to crochet (which was just about a month or so ago) I've wanted to make mug cozies. They're so cute and warm and pretty. I whipped up these 2 mug cozies for my cousin and my brother's girl friend for Christmas. They were a hit.

I originally got the idea from this post...but I ended up doing my own thing (I don't follow patterns very well). I added  a loop at the top & the bottom that looped around the button to secure the cozy to the mug.

Here's a small breakdown of how to make these:

Chain enough stitches to wrap around the base of your mug (in my case, 30). Join into first chain to form a loop. CH 2.

In my case, I didn't have much room below my handle so I moved onto "the next step". If you have some space, DC in each ST until you reach the bottom of your handle.

"The next step": DC in all but your last 4 stitches (in my case, 26 DC). This will leave a small space for your handle to be. CH 20. Slip stitch into the base of your first chain, turn. You just formed your first loop!

DC back and forth (26 ST) until you reach the top of your mug. CH 20 to form another loop, slip stitch into the base of your first chain. This time, SC around your entire cozy to finish it off.

Sew on a cute little button and have a cup of tea :) 

Mug cozies are the perfect way to spruce up simple, Walmart mugs into personalized, pretty mugs.
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  1. Those are adorable Shannon! I love the idea of two loops, very smart!

  2. beautiful! I made some mug cozies as Christmas gifts too


    I wish I knew how to crochet/knit!

  3. I love your design! You know I am going to try these today!! :) I have the same mugs so your pattern should be close to perfect for me.

    What size hook did you use for your cozy?

  4. I LOVE these! If only I knew how to crochet!

  5. Oh my heavens, I love this!! I had me some cocoa last night and would have loved one of these wrapped around the mug. Will you just make me one and I'll pay you? ha ha Super cute!!

  6. Looks like you need to start an etsy shop :)

  7. This is so cute and lovely! Would love to have some for our mugs!

  8. I love the crochet mug cozies too. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

    I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell link party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-7.html

  9. Love these - thanks for sharing!

  10. They are adorable! I have a box of mugs I was about to donate and was trying to figure out how to make some cozies to give them new life...this might just do the trick. Great colors too!

  11. Too cute,Shannon! Love the colors!
    Have a great Year!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  12. Hi Shannon! These are so cute! I love my coffee and love to knit and crochet so I've got to make a couple of these. Thanks for sharing. You should come by at Transformed Tuesday and share the party is still going strong. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/01/transformed-tuesday-20-and-features.html Hugs, Peggy

  13. So cute! These are terrific, and thanks for sharing them on The Better Half's link party!

  14. Adorable!!!!!!! I will be featuring these on FB! :)

  15. i love these!! i'd totally make them if i could crochet! haha..maybe you've convinced me to finally learn! i pinned them on Pinterest too :)

    new follower from the craft like crazy hop :)

    Holly, http://mymommyandwifelife.blogspot.com

  16. these are so cute! i wish remembered how to crochet!

  17. I want a cozy like that too!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  18. Thats a cozy looking cozy!!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  19. I want to learn how to crochet so badly! These are too cute. I definitely want to make some.


  20. Absolutely beautiful. I have a pin on my pinterest of apples in a cozy. Also with a nice big button. I just love that look. Yours are perfect. Love them. Now where can I get a set of those :)

  21. Love your idea and used it to make one cozy with just one loop under the handle but wondered if I could make the loop wider. So after I made the chain I decided to do an hdc in each loop of the chain going back towards the cozy and when I got to the end I turned it and did the same up the other side towards the end. When I got to the end I used a slip st to join the 2 end stitches together then connected it to the cozy. I didn't have any buttons so I looked online for a tutorial on how to crochet a button and found this one http://blog.lionbrand.com/2012/02/07/how-to-crochet-a-button/


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