Coffee (or Tea) Mug Cozy


- G hook
- worsted weight yarn
- stitch marker
- yarn needle

Optional:  embellishments

You will need to know how to:

- chain (ch)

- slip stitch (ss)
- single crochet (sc)

This pattern is worked in a spiral round (with no joining or turning) so, don't forget to mark your place with a stitch marker of some sort - I use a paperclip.

You can start in one of two ways:

- Ch 2 and then sc 6 into 2nd ch from hook.


- Sc 6 into a 'magic ring' - do not join.

I prefer to use a 'magic ring' because it allows me to tug on the tail and make the round snug; beginners may choose to use the 'ch 2' method.

Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Round 2: (sc 1, 2 sc in next)   (18 sc)
Round 3: (sc 2, 2 sc in next)   (24 sc)
Round 4: (sc 3, 2 sc in next)   (30 sc)
Round 5: (sc 4, 2 sc in next)   (36 sc)
Round 6: (sc 5, 2 sc in next)   (42 sc)

Round 7: (sc 6, 2 sc in next)   (48 sc)


Round 8:  Sc in backloops only
Round 9:  Sc around.

*  Check your work here.

This is the point where you want to see if your cozy will fit the bottom of your mug.  You will want to flip the mug upside down and lay the circle on the bottom.  Do you see the ridge that was made by the single crocheting in the backloops?  You should think of this cozy as a cylinder and the 'ridges' allow it to have a flat bottom.

So, if it fits, we'll move on.  If it doesn't?  You can unravel the sc in backloops and add another increase or so.  Then follow that round with the crochet in the backloops and a round of single crochet.

I am going to assume that your mug has a handle.  Place the mug on top of the cozy.  Line up the last sc with the left side of the handle and place a marker on the right side of the handle.  If your mug is similar to mine, you will have three sc in between the markers.  It doesn't matter if you have more or less, you will be able to adjust easily.

So, these three (or what have you) sc will not be used.  As we go, we will start a new row and will no longer be working in a spiral.  Confused?  Don't worry, it's easy...

Ch 1.  Turn.

Now, you will sc across until you have reached the stitch marker. 

Ch 1.  Turn.  Sc across.

I did 10 rows for my mug.  You may want to do more or less.  Once you have reached the height that you would like, stop.

Do not turn here.  You will be starting the trim. 

2 sc in the corner and sc crochet evenly across until you reach the other side and ss into the 1st sc of that corner.  Now, ch 15 and close the loop by ss-ing into the 2nd sc of that same corner.  Do you have a loop?  O.K.

**  If you want your loop to go over the handle, do more ch and then close the loop.

Fasten off.

It's time to try it on your mug and find out at what position you want to put the button so that it will fit snug.  Wrap the cozy around the mug and pull the loop to the other side.  This will help you to visualize where to put the button.

Sew button.

* Check your work here.

Now hide ends and try on your new cozy.

If you are feeling crafty, embellish to your heart's content.  Here, I used some scrap pieces of felt and sewed them onto the cozy using embroidery floss.  Of course, do whatever you wish to make your cozy truly your own.

Now, pour something delighful into your cup and sip.  <3

** Of course, what you make from this pattern is your property: sell it, donate it. However, do not steal my pattern and please give credit where credit is due - a quick little link is always appreciated. ;)


  1. What yarn did you use? I am in love with those colors and can't find anything in Michaels that is even close.