Friday, 16 August 2013

Crochet Coffee and Tea mug cozy


Crochet a coffee and tea mug cozy with picot edging


Coffee and tea mug with button, loop and strap

Mug cozy with a loop and button-holed strap 


Button on mug cozy, sewn onto the fifth row.
Coffee & tea mug cozy with picot edging

Mug cozy with a big loop, strap and button





Items needed:

4mm size (to start off the foundation chain only) and 2.5mm size crochet hook (to crochet everything else)
A pretty button
Variegated or your choice of coloured DK/8 ply acrylic yarn
Tape measure
sewing needle and red thread.

On hindsight, I think a plain coloured yarn will show off the texture of the pattern on the cozy better that this variegated yarn. So you might want to try a single coloured yarn instead.

Time frame: approximately 2 hrs
Finished mug cozy measures:  3.5" without edging - 4" including the picot edging/8.8cm height x 8.5"/21.5cm length (of the main body)/11.5"(29.2cm) total length

The mug used measures 2.75" diameter x 4" height (8.75" external all around the base circumference).  It is a non-standard mug size.  The extra loop which stretches, will help secure and tighten the mug cozy.

My own crochet pattern for this coffee and tea mug cozy


foundation chain - chain 18 stitches plus 3 chain for turning.
Row 1: do a dc onto the fourth stitch from the hook.  DC 16 more times then turn.
Row 2:  ch 2, *1 fpdc, 1 dc into next 2 dc chains, ** repeat * to ** till you reach last dc stitch from Row 1, then you do a dc into the third chain of the previous turning chain.
Row 3: ch 2, *1 fpdc, 1 dc into next 2 dc chains, ** repeat * to ** till you reach last dc stitch from Row 1, then you do a dc into the second chain of the previous turning chain.
Row 4 to 25: repeat row 3 till you get to row 25.

At the end of row 25, start a turning chain of 3 to make the two dc width loop for the mug handle.
For the loop, start ch 3, then 1 dc in next fpdc stitch from previous round.  This is row 1 of the loop.
Row 2 of loop:  ch 3, 1 dc into next chain, then chain 3 and turn
Row 3 - row 10: repeat row 2, but after you do the 1 dc, instead of doing a turning chain of 3, now slip stitch to the first chain (left most) of the other end of the cozy. Do a second slip stitch. Repeat slip stitch onto the next two chain on the cozy, then do 2 turning chains (ch 2) to start row 1 of the flap.

Starting the flap on the cozy now:
Row 1:  ch 3, 1 dc into each of the next 9 stitches on the cozy. Turn.
Row 2:  ch 3, 1 dc into each of the next 9 stitches on the cozy. Turn.
Row 3 - 8: repeat row 1.
Row 9:  ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, then 4 chains for the button hole, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches to complete round 9. The last stitch you should do 1 sc into the ch 1 turning chain.
Row 10: ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 9 stitches of the flap.  Finished and fasten off yarn.  Weave in ends.

The picot edging on top of the mug cozy:
start a new yarn, slip stitch to first stitch, *then do 2 hdc, ch 4, slip slip back onto the first chain of this ch 4.  Repeat * 23 more times to get a total of 24 picot stitch edging all around the top of the cozy.  last stitch is a hdc onto the last row of the cozy (ie. row 25 of cozy's main body).

Check out Jan Eaton's 200 stitch patterns for baby blankets for how to make the picot edge (the 4 ch loop)  I improvised to fit this cozy.