Free pattern! Cosy mug hugs

Mug hugs

Practise some new stitches with these mug hug patterns then settle down to a cosy cuppa and some more hooky-time. Bliss!

You will need

Bessie May Smile (100% Extra Fine Merino, 50g/120m), 1 ball each of Lichen (3060), Berry (3080), Kiss (3090)

DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m) 1 ball each of brown (5434), white (B5200)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

3 Buttons
Pastel Pink Felt

Measurements

Each mug hug measures approx 24x5cm (9½x2in) without the strap.

 

Bauble Mug Hug

With Kiss, ch13.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [12 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc in next st, dtr in next st) repeat to end, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until work measures 24cm, or the length required to fit around your mug.

Do not fasten off.

 

Strap

Row 1 Ss into first 4 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [6 sts]

Rows 2-3 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr in each st to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr in next st, ch2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), htr in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch2 (counts as htr) htr in each st and ch to end, fasten off.

 

Ridge Mug Hug

With Lichen, ch15.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [14 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), working in back loops only, dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until work measures 24cm, or the length required to fit around your mug.

Do not fasten off.

 

Strap

Row 1 Ss into first 5 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [6 sts]

Rows 2-3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc, ch2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), dc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st and ch to end, fasten off.

 

Simple Stitch Mug Hug

With Berry, ch13 (counts as 11 sts and 1 htr).

Row 1 (RS) Htr in third ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [12 sts]

Row 2 Ch2 (counts as htr) htr in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until work measures 24cm, or the length required to fit around your mug.

Do not fasten off.

Strap

Row 1 Ss into first 4 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [6 sts]

Rows 2-3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc, ch2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), dc  in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc  in each st and ch to end, fasten off.

 

To Finish each Mug Hug

Sew button on Cosy to correspond with buttonhole on Strap. Spray lightly with starch on the WS and warm iron over using a cloth.

Tea Bag

Cut a piece of pink felt approx 2x3cm for each mug hug. Using a pencil, lightly mark in the word TEA to the centre of your felt tea bag. With brown Petra yarn, stitch in the letters carefully, following your guidelines.  Position your felt in the bottom centre of your mug hug and whipstitch using corresponding yarn. Secure a length of white Petra to the top of the felt, bringing the needle up from behind the felt so that the end is hidden. Take the yarn over the top of the mug hug and secure on the reverse.