Here is my pattern for a mug cozy. It’s crocheted up with the same stitch as was used in the placemat, dishcloth and coaster patterns.
Why use a mug cozy? Because it serves as a coaster as well as an insulator to help keep your cup of tea (or coffee) nice and warm. And what I really like about it is that you don’t have to remember to place the mug on a coaster after each sip. Just slip the cup into the cozy and away you go.
I attached a crocheted button to help keep the cozy in place, but any button will work if you’d rather have a smaller or fancier one.
Puff Stitch Mug Cozy
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate.
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter, or any similar worsted weight cotton yarn.
Hook Sizes: H/8-5.00mm & G/6-4.25mm
Gauge: 2″ over 2 puff sts and over 5 rows.
Finished Size: Fits a 3.25″ diameter mug.
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Puff St: Ch 2, (Yo, insert hk in st or sp indicated, yo and pull through) 2 times, 5 lps on hook, yo and pull through all 5 lps, ch 1.
Some Images to Show How to Work Into Ch-2 Sp of Puff St:
Please note that these images were taken while working on another pattern, however, the concept is the same.
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)
Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st around.
Begin Working in Rows
Row 1: Sl st into next st, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st, (ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st) 8 times, ch 2, sk next st, sc in next 2 sts, leave last st unworked; turn. (10 ch-2 sps)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk first ch sp, (sl st into next ch-2 sp, work puff st in same ch-2 sp) 8 times, ch 1, sk last ch-2 sp, sc in next st, hdc in last st; turn. (8 puff sts made)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in next st, ch 2, sk first ch sp, (sl st into ch-2 sp of next puff st, work puff st in same ch-2 sp) 8 times, ch 1, sk last ch-2 sp, hdc in next st, sc in last st. (8 puff sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk first ch sp, (sl st into ch-2 sp of next puff st, work puff st in same ch-2 sp) 8 times, ch 1, sk last ch-2 sp, sc in next st, hdc in last st; turn. (8 puff sts made)
Rows 5-9: Rep rows 3 & 4.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc in ch sp, (sc in top of next puff st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp of same puff st) 8 times, 2 sc into last ch-2 sp, sc into last 2 sts; (31 sts) Ch 10 for button loop, sl st into top of last sc st made. 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 of mug on opposite corner from the loop.