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Valentine’s Day Mug Cozy (Free Pattern)

Valentine's Day Mug Cozy

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Along with millions of others here in Midwest USA, I’m burrowing in for Snowpocalypse Pt. 4 tonight! (Seriously, will this crazy winter EVER give us a break?) While most people rushed to the grocery store this afternoon to empty the bread and milk aisles (as is tradition in our area whenever rough weather is imminent), I rushed to Hobby Lobby to grab some yarn to keep me busy over the next few days while my boys and I are snowed in.

Snowstorms aside, it’s time to switch gears to the season of love… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! So, here’s a cute little love-themed mug cozy  you can whip up quickly to wrap around your hot or cold drinks. This cozy has a button closure so it will work on both standard sized mugs AND your favorite to-go beverage.

This cozy uses a variation of the HDC, called HDC Ribbing. I abbreviate it as “RibHDC” because I can’t for the life of me find an official abbreviation for it. (If you know what it should be, let me know in the comments!)

You can take a look at the tutorial here. It’s a very simple little trick to master and gives a beautiful faux knit look. It can only be done on the HDC stitch, as you’ll see in the tutorial. Give it a try!

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Valentine's Day Mug Cozy (Free Pattern)

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Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: Worsted (I used Vanna's Choice in Cranberry)
Other Materials Needed: Yarn needle, small piece of white felt, sewing thread, 1" button (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
Difficulty: Easy

Notes:

  • Ch 1 does NOT count as starting HDC

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Ch 11.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook. HDC in next 9. (10 HDC)

Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1; turn. RibHDC in same St and each St across (10 RibHDC)

Rows 6-13: Ch 1; turn. SC in same St and in each St across (10 SC)

Row 14: Ch 1; turn. HDC in same St and in each St across (10 HDC)

Rows 15-24: Ch 1; turn. RibHDC in same St and each St across (10 RibHDC)

Row 25: Turn (do not chain). Sl St in first 3 St. Ch 1, SC in same St and in next 5 St, leaving the rest unworked (6 SC)

Rows 26-28: Ch 1; turn. SC in same St and in each St across (6 SC)

Row 29: Ch 1; turn. SC in same St and next St. Ch 2; skip the next 2 St (this is the button hole). 1 SC in each of the last 2 St.

Row 30: Ch 1; turn. SC in same St and next St. 2 SC in Ch 2 space. 1 SC in each of the last 2 St. (6 SC)

Row 31: Ch 1; turn. SC in same St and in each St across (6 SC)

Edging: Ch 1 (do not turn). SC evenly around the entire cozy, adding an extra SC in each corner. Fasten off; weave in ends.

Button
Sew button to front of cozy on the end opposite of the button hole.

Heart Applique
vdaymugcozy-heartCut a heart out of a piece of felt, about 1.5" high x 1.5" wide. (I eyeballed mine, but if you aren't comfortable with that, you can find some free clipart, print it and cut out, and trace it onto your felt.) Using thread the same color as your cozy, sew around the edges as shown.

 

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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. 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.
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  • anna February 5, 2014, 6:54 pm

    impossible to do the ribhdc can not get my hook through the three hooks is there a video ?

    • Rebecca February 5, 2014, 7:04 pm

      I don’t have a video. However, to clarify, you’re only putting your hook through that lower loop, not all three. I hope that helps and I’ll try to clarify it better in the tutorial when I get back to blogging tonight! 🙂

      • Anna February 6, 2014, 9:32 am

        I figured it out and would love to share a picture with you is there a place to send you a picture, it came out so cute, I used a crochet heart instead of felt oh my I love it thank you for sharing the pattern

    • Leilani February 7, 2015, 9:28 am

      The stitch you refer to as RibHDC is FPHDC OR Front Post Half Double Crochet.

  • Tammye S Green February 6, 2014, 9:09 am

    Can’t seem to comprehend the ribhdc sorry…looked for an explanation or example and did not see one…will get a cup of coffee and that might help lol

  • Anna February 6, 2014, 9:37 am

    shared mine on your facebook page I am so excited I make some for gifts

    • Rebecca February 6, 2014, 9:40 am

      Thank you so much for sharing Anna, it looks great with the crochet heart! I’m so glad you like it!!

  • Corina C. January 20, 2015, 5:06 am

    Hello,

    Does it make a difference if I use a 5.5mm (I-9) crochet instead? I’m not good at crocheting, but I would like to make this lovely mug cozy for Valentine’s Day. I’m struggling to find the best crochet size for worsted (aran) yarn. What do you recommend me to do? I’m just about to place an order online, so I will definitely appreciate a fast answer…

    Thanks so much, and keep up the great work!

    Corina C.

  • Corina C. February 14, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Do you know the approximate width (length) of the mug cozy? I suspect that it’s too small for my mug, which means that I’ll have to add extra chains to the chain foundation, plus extra rows of RibHDCs to make it nicely fit.
    For a 13-chain foundation, how many slip stitches and single crochets should I have on row 25? What’s the logic? I mean, I think that I should have 7 SC, and 6 unworked or something similar. But what about the next rows?

    Thank you,
    Corina

  • Corina C. February 20, 2015, 3:34 pm

    Crocheting is piece of cake. The mug cozy turned out beautifully, and I must say that this was the very first time I SC, HDC, Sl St, and RibHDC. But stitches turned out equally, and I did not even have to struggle with tension.
    I have slightly adjusted the pattern to fit a larger mug. I chained 14 instead of 11, and I added extra rows of RibHDC to make the mug cozy wrap around the mug beautifully. I don’t have enough words to describe how happy I am with the result. My first crocheted work, and it is perfect, as if I have been crocheting for a lifetime.
    But to get everything right, I read and re-read the pattern, then watched tutorials of each stitch time and time again. But everything was worth it!

    Wonderful pattern! Thank you Rebecca!

  • Sequitta Tucker January 1, 2016, 8:58 pm

    I just made this patten….it looks awesome! Very beautiful =)

  • Alica January 11, 2016, 9:08 am

    I think I found the perfect February gift for my coworkers!

  • Denene January 11, 2016, 3:42 pm

    I am making this for Valentine’s Day!

  • Kimberly Bower January 11, 2016, 6:57 pm

    I think I’ll make this for an upcoming exchange. Cute!

  • Shelley Meyers January 16, 2016, 2:00 am

    Cozy looked like it was knitted so I checked it out. I do it know how to crochet! Lovely blog. I enjoyed it anyway. Happy V-Day.

  • Tiffany January 17, 2016, 1:33 am

    Sooo cute

  • Jessica Holmes February 2, 2016, 9:50 pm

    What a sweet pattern! I need one of these! I’d like to include a link to your website and one photo in a Valentines Day crochet pattern roundup if that’s alright with you. It will be posted later this week on candleinthenight.com. Thanks so much!

  • John H. February 9, 2016, 9:41 pm

    Great gift idea!

  • ruth verret February 12, 2016, 9:00 am

    I would like to make for the chruch member and also the sick and shunt in What could I make for the homeless people? And thank for telling us how to make ribhdc