Button Up Your Cup: knitting and crochet patterns

Mug Cozy Knit and Crochet Pattern

Button Up Your Cup

A cute little cabled mug cozy of my own design, this project requires both knitting and some simple crochet stitches to assemble the flat knit rectangle into a sleeve with a loop closure.
Although I’ve done mine in Lion Brand Cotton Ease, any worsted weight yarn will work. The pattern is knit from the top down and was designed with regular decreases along the length to fit a flared top cafe’ style mug. A great stashbuster and one of my favorite quick gift knits – it’s fun to personalize with unique buttons.
A Note on mug selection: The mug pictured in the pattern is a standard cafe flared top mug in a 10 oz. size, measuring 4″ high and 3.75″ across the top (3.25″ across the bottom). This pattern fits straight up and down mugs also when you leave out the decreases, but keep in mind that it will fit best on a mug with a handle that starts about an inch or so below the rim of the mug, so that you have space for your lips when sipping.  You may also start and end the cozy with fewer rows in order to shorten it up if your cup is too short to allow sipping space.
Cable Needle
US 7 needles
approximately 25 grams worsted weight yarn
tapestry needle
size E or F crochet hook
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