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Striped Mug Cozy (free pattern!)

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My boys have had the sweetest preschool teachers this year. (I guess that’s probably a requirement, right? I mean, if you’re mean, you probably shouldn’t teach preschool.) But seriously, Miss Abby, Miss Tracy, Miss Heather and Miss Christy were AWESOME. Anyways, I wanted to give them unique end-of-the-year gifts. I think mug cozies make awesome teacher gifts, so I decided (probably rather optimistically) that I was going to design each teacher her very own cozy. I let my boys choose the colors for their teachers, and I got to work. The first cozy was easy because I saw it in my head before I even started. By the 4th cozy, I was feeling brain-dead! After lots of experimenting, I managed to come up with 4 different designs that I’m really excited about. And what’s really fun about them is that, if you are somewhat comfortable with deviating from patterns, the cozy styles and the edging/button styles mix-and-match well!

How to Make a Personalized Tea Tag | Little Monkeys CrochetI also love to personalize my mug cozies with a “tea tag” with the recipient’s name. I’ve published a tutorial on how to do this, so be sure to check it out here: How to Make Personalized Mug Cozy Tags

The Scoop on the Colors

For all of the cozies except the coral basketweave cozy, I used my current favorite yarn, Bernat Satin, in Lagoon and Sno(striped cozy), Soft Fern (green cozy), and Lavender. I couldn’t find a bright enough 4th color at my tiny Joann Fabric store, so the basketweave cozy is made from some Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry that I had leftover from a long ago project. (There are lots of gorgeous colors in the Bernat Satin line… my yarn store just isn’t big enough to carry them all!) mugcozies-etsycover I’m offering these patterns in my shops, and giving YOU a FREEBIE pattern just because I like you so much!

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Striped Cozy Pattern

Finished Size: About 10” long (not including small “bridge” connector piece) and 3” tall. Fits standard 10-11” circumference mugs.
Gauge: 9 rows of 8 SC each will make a 2” square
Stitches Used: Ch, SC, Sl St
Yarn: Approx. .7oz of your favorite lighter-medium worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Satin in "Lagoon").
Button: One button, 1” diameter
Hook: Size H (5.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends. You may sew button on with yarn and appropriately sized needle, or you may use a needle and appropriately colored thread.
Notes Pattern is written in American standard terms. Pattern is worked in repeating groups of two rows, alternating colors. You do not need to cut the yarn as you go; carry it up to the next time you use it. The edging will hide the carried yarn. In the photo above, Color A = white and Color B = blue.

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Pattern

Ch 11.

Row 1: With Color A, SC in 2nd Ch from hook; SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 3: Attach Color B. Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 5: Switch to Color A. Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 7: Switch to Color B. Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. SC in each St across (10 SC)

Rows 9-38: Repeat instructions for Rows 5-8. You will end on Color A. Continue to Edging.

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Edging, Button Loop & Bridge
Switch to Color B (you no longer need Color A). Ch 1; turn. SC in next 9 Sts. 2 SC in next (corner) St. Working along first long edge, SC evenly across. (HINT: Adding a SC for every row will result in an overcrowded edging. So instead, add 2 SCs in each white section, and 1 in each blue section across.) After your SC into the corner, Ch 18. Sl St back into the same corner St to form a loop.  SC across short edge. Ch 4. Bring your cozy around (as though it’s wrapped around an imaginary mug) and Sl St to the corner of the opposite end of the cozy (see photo) to form a “bridge”. SC back across the bridge. Continue to SC evenly across the remaining long edge (see HINT above). Join with a Sl St to the bridge (see photo). Fasten off; weave in ends.

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Button
Using yarn or thread of your choice, attach 1” button to cozy on the opposite end from the buttonhole loop. The center of the button should sit 3/4” from the short edge of the cozy, and 3/4” from the top (long) edge.

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft, regardless of what your pattern-sharing buddies tell you. :) You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.

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  • Ericka June 12, 2014, 5:49 pm

    Absolutely adorable!!!!
    Great job!

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:31 am

      Thank you! :)

  • Kristen June 12, 2014, 7:10 pm

    So awesome! Love them!! :)

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:31 am

      Thanks Kristen! :)

  • Sharon K June 12, 2014, 8:14 pm

    Worked this one up in no time, easy peasy and super cute!!!! Thank you so much for these!!!

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:32 am

      Awesome! It’s always good to hear feedback that my patterns actually work! Making them myself is one thing; typing them out for others always makes me nervous. :)

  • Nicola June 12, 2014, 10:10 pm

    cute! definitely want to make these when i learn to crochet!

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:32 am

      Awesome, Nicola! It’s a great skill to learn. Good luck!

  • Kimberlee June 18, 2014, 8:58 pm

    Really cute mug cozies. I crochet and knit a lot but have never ventured into making mug cozies. Pinning this to remind me to try it out one day.

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 9:26 am

      Thanks Kimberlee! They are a quick project and make a great gift. That’s why I love them :)

  • Maria June 18, 2014, 10:58 pm

    Super cute!

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 9:26 am

      Thank you, Maria!

  • Mel {MamaBuzz} June 19, 2014, 2:49 pm

    This is the cutest cozy ever! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing the free pattern. And thank you for sharing with Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 3:52 pm

      Wow, thank you so much! I can’t wait to see it! :) :) :)

  • Dawn June 19, 2014, 7:40 pm

    Thank-you so much for this pattern. These cozy patterns are truly amazing and adorable. My daughter and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 10:03 pm

      You’re so welcome, and thank you for the kind words!

  • Rhondda Mol June 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Thank you for linking up last week :) and Congratulations! You had one of the most clicked projects! Rhondda
    Link: http://www.oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/06/link-and-share-wednesday-party-48.html

  • Rhondda Mol June 25, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Congratulations Rebecca! Your mug cozy was one of the Favourites at our weekly PIN-spiration Link Party!! Rhondda

    Link: http://www.oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/06/tuesday-pin-spiration-link-party-5.html

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Rhondda! (Sorry for the late reply… Wordpress apparently decided to stop sending me comment notifications sometime last month.) :)

  • Janet Schofield August 12, 2014, 11:42 am

    Thank you, Rebecca, for the free pattern! I love all of your cup cozies! They will make great gifts for anytime of the year!

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:46 am

      Thanks Janet!

  • Diane August 26, 2014, 12:33 am

    My 13 yr old son, who’s trying to perfect his crochet skills, picked this as his next project. Thanks for sharing this simple, but attractive pattern!

    • Rebecca August 26, 2014, 6:22 pm

      How cool! I hope it goes well! :)

  • Ellen March 22, 2015, 11:25 am

    I love this pattern and would like to make it larger to fit my husband’s and my glass mug, which is about 12ounces, and has a larger handle. Is this possible? Thanks so much. I appreciate you sharing your talents!

    • Rebecca April 2, 2015, 12:58 pm

      It’s possible, if you’re ok with eyeballing it. It would probably just involve more rows and perhaps a couple extra stitches per row.

  • Joy Small May 31, 2015, 9:19 pm

    You are awesome I love your patterns especially the mug coat my cup tea alway’s goes cold too quickly, I think I will make some today. I am Australian,and I had 4 Boys that are all grown up now and have kids themselve’s. It did get a bit Hectic when they were young and growing up but I would change anything.Thank you for the free patterns you are so clever. Joy

  • Mandi Smith January 13, 2016, 7:54 pm

    I love this pattern it is perfect for my mom since she drinks a cup of tea in the morning on her porch !!!!

  • Holly W January 14, 2016, 5:58 pm

    This is so cute. I can’t wait to try an make one.

  • Holly Wright January 14, 2016, 5:59 pm

    This is so cute! I can’t wait to try an make one.