I used the crunch stitch for this cozy pattern, and it resulted in a very nice texture. The crunch stitch is basically like the seed stitch, only you work it with the half double crochet and slip stitches. After the initial row the half doubles are worked into the slip stitches and vice versa. Very easy, yet a pretty stitch to work with.
Once again, I crocheted up a button to hold the top part of it together. But you can use any kind of button that you like or have on hand.
Hope you enjoy!
This Pattern was Tested By:
Thank you so much Jenn for taking the time to test for me once again.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter or any similar cotton yarn.
Hook Sizes: H/8-5.00mm & G/6-4.25mm
Other: 1 Stitch Marker
Gauge: Measures 2″ across first 3 rounds.
Finished Size: Fits a 3.25″ diameter mug.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Rnd 1: With H/8-5.00mm hk, Ch 2, work 8 sc into 2nd ch from hk; do not join but continue to work in a continuous rnd. Place st marker in last st made of each rnd in order to keep track. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (40 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. Do Not Turn.
Begin Working in Rows
Row 1: Sl st into next 2 sts, ch 1, sc in next st, (sl st into next st, hdc in next st) to last sc, sc in last sc. Turn. (38 sts not counting the first 2 sl sts as they will not be worked into.)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (sl st into next hdc, hdc in next sl st) to last sc, sc in last sc. Turn. (38 sts) Rep row 2 until you have reached a desired height. I did 14 rows for mine. Do not fasten off. Ch 10, sl st into last st made to form loop for button. FO.
Rnd 1: With G/6-4.25mm hk, Ch 2, work 8 sc into 2nd ch from hk, place st marker in last st made.
Rnd 2: Work 1 sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Encase rnd 2 by working 1 sc into each st of rnd 1. FO leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave the tail end through the sts of rnd 3.
Pull the tail tight and sew button onto top corner opposite from the loop as pictured below.