It still hasn’t gotten super cold here in NC. Highs are ranging from low 40s to mid 50s, but for a Southern girl like me, that’s cold enough. I wrap up in blankets and Hubs complains about my icy cold feet. We look for indoor places where the kids and I can get the wiggles out instead of venturing out as often. I’m just the tiniest bit cold-natured, can’t you tell. I’d never make it where it actually gets cold.
Dealing with my tendency to be cold also means hot drinks. I love a good hot chocolate or hot black tea at night after the kids go to bed. It’s soothing and relaxing and perfect for a little quiet time. And if you are a hot drink drinker like me, you know those mugs can absorb a lot of heat from your drink causing it to be too hot on your hand and you drink to cool down too quickly.
I made this crocheted mug cozy to keep my mug from burning my hands and to hold in the heat of my drink. It was a quick, easy project that also became a stocking stuffer for a fellow tea drinker.
Row 1: Chain Stitch 12, Insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, Single Crochet to the end (10 single crochet stitches), chain, turn
Row 2: Double Crochet to end (10), chain, turn
Repeat Row 1 & 2 until you reach a length that will almost wrap around your mug
Row 3: Slip Stitch 2, continue pattern where you left off with either 6 single or double crochet stitches, Chain, Turn
Row 4: Continue pattern with either single or double crochet stitches (6), chain, turn
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 creating a narrower strip of crocheted fabric that can go through the mug handle. Once long enough to wrap around your mug, fasten off.
Sew on button.
Fasten button by slipping through the gaps in the crochet stitches.
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