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Crocheted Mug Cozy pattern for beginners

Whether you’ve crocheted before or not, let me introduce you to this fun and simple pattern. Because I love to encourage women to put down the phone and pick up a craft, I designed this pattern for Granny Stitch Crocheted Mug Cozy to be quick and easy.

lime green and turqoise Granny Stitch Crocheted Cozies

This pattern originally appeared on an old blog, Life Over Lunch, which my sister and I created. I made these for fun and gifted them to friends. But I didn’t really think I wanted any for myself. It was just a fun crocheted project.

Need me a Granny Stitch Crocheted Mug Cozy!

Fast forward to this fall, and I realized a few of these would come in handy! I like tea every morning, and I was starting to find that my cup was often too hot to hold comfortably! Who wants to use a mug handle? I’d rather wrap my hands around the cup.

I returned to the Granny Stitch Crocheted Mug Cozy pattern and began making a few more of these, but for myself this time.

mugs covered with crocheted cozies and filled with gifts nestled around a brown teapot

Three Wise Gifts

Aren’t these adorable? Everyone knows you can fill a mug with something sweet to make a nice gift. Why not wrap that mug in something homemade?

For these gift examples, I bought some clear favor bags from Walmart. One mug has homemade Cocoa Mix, one has Microwave Caramel Corn, and one has loose tea. Any new tea drinker would love loose tea tucked inside a cup shaped tea strainer! So nice!

How to Crochet

If you need a refresher tutorial on the stitches used here, or if you’re confident you’re a quick learner, I would suggest watching Learn to Crochet: 5 Basic Crochet Stitches by Red Heart with Kathleen Sams. For those completely new to crocheting who want the information broken down step by step, check out The Crochet Guru’s Beginner Courses.

Even though, I’ve created these easy patterns for beginners, I would still recommend doing the chain stitch over and over until the stitches are even and not too tight, and practicing single and double crochets until you are comfortable with the tension and familiar with the yarn and hook. Don’t worry about using up all your yarn on practice. Once you are ready to start the pattern, you can rip your old stitches out to begin fresh.

lime green crocheted mug cozy

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The Video

With a little editing, I was able to recreate the original video I made back in 2018. Not the highest quality, but still a very helpful guide.

The Pattern

Difficulty: Easy/Beginner

Materials needed:

  • 5/5mm (I) hook
  • Light-medium weight yarn, partial skein
  • scissors
  • 2 buttons, most sizes are suitable

Stitches used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch

Chain 32 (measures 9 inches, finished project measures 9 1/4inches)

Row 1 – turn, sc in 2nd stitch, sc in every stitch across (31 stitches)

Row 2 – chain 3 (counts as 1st stitch), turn, dc in 1st stitch, *chain 1, skip 2 stitches, 2 dc in next sc, continue from * 8 times, chain 1, skipt 1 stitch, dc, dc in chain of previous row (32)

Row 3 – chain 2 (counts as 1st stitch) turn, 2 dc in 1st stitch *chain 1, 2 dc in chain 1 space, continue from *9 times, dc in top of 3rd stitch from chain (31)

Row 4 – chain 3 (counts as 1st stitch), turn, dc in 1st stitch, *chain 1, 2 dc in chain 1 space, continue from * to last chain space, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in top of last stitch, dc in top of 3rd chain of the previous row. (32)

Row 5 – repeat row 3 (31)

Row 6 – chain 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (31)

Button holes – chain 6, sl st into base of chain (top corner buttonhole complete), sl st over the side of the rows to the bottom of the 1st row (about 7-8 stitches), chain 6, sl st in base of chain (bottom corner buttonhole). Tie off. Weave in loose ends.

Finish – Attach buttons

Crocheting can be such a rewarding hobby once you get the hang of it. It’s a great way to relax and create.

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