It’s almost Valentine’s Day. I have a long list of crafts and crochet gifts that I want to make this year. I found hot pink and red Bernat® Handicrafter® cotton yarn in my stash, so I decided to make a red and hot pink Crochet Valentine Mug Cozy. These cozies are easy to make and work up rather quickly. I use basic crochet stitches for both the cozies and the hearts. The hearts are worked with a smaller crochet hook. A finished cozy takes about an hour to make.
Bernat® Handicrafter® Cotton Yarn, White (A), Red (B), Hot Pink (C), 152 m/172 yards, 100 g / 3.5 oz, 1 skein each
Size G (4.0mm) and Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
1-inch white buttons
Gauge is not important for this project.
Half double crochet (hdc)
Single crochet (sc)
Treble crochet (tr)
Yarn over (yo)
Half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yo draw thru all loops on hook. Single crochet: Insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru both loops on hook. Treble crochet: Yarn over twice, insert hook into st, yo draw up a loop, yo draw thru two loops, yo draw thru last two loops on hook.
1. Pattern is written in American standard crochet terms.
2. Use worsted weight yarn.
Wash in water not exceeding 86°F at delicate setting. Wash colors separately. Some colors may run. Do not bleach. Tumble dry at low heat. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
Blocking is not needed for this project.
Finished cozy is 12-1/2″ x 3″.
Crochet Valentine Mug Cozy Tutorial
Crochet Valentine Heart
With G (4.0mm) size crochet hook, make 1 heart for each cozy
RND 1: With color A make a magic circle. Ch 2, work 15 dc in circle. Join with sl st to first dc.
RND 2: ch 2, dc in same st, 4 tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, (1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc) in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, 4 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in same st.
Crochet Mug Cozy
With H (5.0mm), make mug cozy
With B, ch 11.
ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn.
ROW 2: ch 1, sc in next st and in each st across, turn.
Repeat ROW 2 until fabric measures 9-1/2 inches. Do not fasten off.
Next ROW, BUTTON FLAP: sl st in first two sts, sc in next 6 sts, turn, ch 1. Repeat for 4 more rows. Next row, sc in first two sts, ch 2, sc in last two sts, turn, ch 1.
Last ROW: sc in first two sts, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in last two sts, turn. Do not ch 1 (this will round the corners)
EDGING: sc across top of button flap (6 sc); turn, do not ch 1, sc down left side of cozy, across bottom, and up the next side. Join with sl st to first sc in button flap.
Position cozy on mug. Pin heart to center front of mug. Position button flap and mark spot for button. Sew heart front with yarn needle and Color A. Sew on button.
Repeat pattern with Color C for second cozy.
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