Hot Chocolate Season Means Mug Cozies.
All of this wintry weather puts me in the mood for hot cocoa! Unfortunately, I find that my cocoa always gets cold too fast. So I thought I'd whip up a quick mug cozy to help hold in all the warmth. Then I thought I should share it with you! Supplies and pattern are below.
- 1 skein Cascade Yarns Lana Grande (sample color is 6065) - you can make several from one skein
- US size 13 (9.00 mm) needles ( I used 2 double points)
- Two 1" buttons
- tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size: 9" around x 4" tall
Gauge: 4sts per inch, 9 rows per inch, in pattern
This pattern is a multiple of 2 +1, so you can customize it to fit the height of your favorite mug, then just knit as many rows as you need to go all the way around.. The woven like texture creates some nice air pickets to really hold in the heat.
Cast on 11 stitches.
Rows 1 and 5: Purl all stitches.
Rows 2, 4, 7: *P1, k1; repeat across to last stitch, p last stitch.
Rows 3, 6, 8: *K1, p1; repeat across to last stitch, k last stitch.
Repeat these 8 rows until the piece wraps around your mug from one side of your handle to the other.
To Bind off and make the button loops:
- Knit one stitch
- Slip that stitch back to the left hand needle and knit once more, repeat this 9 times more.
- Knit the next stitch on the left hand needle, lift the right most stitch on your right hand needle up and over the left most stitch, and off the needle. Repeat this step until 1 stitch remains on your left hand needle.
- Slip the stitch from your right hand needle back to the left hand needle and knit once more, repeat this 9 times more.
- Knit the last stitch on the left hand needle, lift the right most stitch on your right hand needle up and over the left most stitch, and off the needle.
- Cut your yarn, leaving a 6" tail, pull your tail through the remaining stitch and cinch to secure.
Weave in all your ends and sew your buttons onto the cast on edge.
Be sure to comment if you have questions or want to share one you've made!