Crochet Mug Cozy

This easy crochet mug cozy is the perfect pattern for using up your stash yarn. Its also quick enough to make a unique gift to cheer up a friend. Adding an appliqué to this straightforward pattern gives it a fun dimension . Try a heart like me, a favourite animal or a letter of the alphabet. You could also dabble with surface crochet if you’re feeling even more adventurous.


25g of DK (Light worsted) Yarn
Scrap Yarn for heart
4 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure

Crochet Terms

Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Sk: Skip Stitch


I’ve added the sizes and stitch count that I used in bold for reference though they may not apply to every mug.

Getting Started

First we will need to measure the height, circumference and handle height of your mug.  

Mug Cozy Pattern

Foundation: Ch multiples of 2 + 1 to required length (Height). (Ch17)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd loop from hook, sc in same stitch, sk next st, *dc & sc in next st, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to end, ch2, turn. (7 dc/sc clusters)

Row 2: Sk 1st St, sc in same stitch, sk next st, *dc & sc in next st, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to end, ch1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until you reach desired length (circumference), do not fasten off. (45 rows)

Handle Loops

2 sc in 1st stitch, chain to length of handle + 2 ch (3 if you crochet tightly), 2 sc in last stitch.  (Ch 14)

Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in ends.

Rejoin at opposite end and repeat.

Well Done

Your basic Mug Cozy is complete.  Now you can customise it as you like.  I’ve added a cute heart appliqué but feel free to add anything you like. Here is a link to the heart pattern I used.

Thank You

Thank you very much for visiting, I’d love to see what you’ve done with your Crochet Mug Cozy pattern. If you liked this pattern, you may like some of my other patterns available here.

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