A while ago, I made a cafetiere cosy to keep my coffee warm for longer. My mugs saw this and they were envious. Very envious. So I promised to make them some coats, too…
Ahum. Well, that’s one possible version of events. Whatever drove me, I found myself taking up my crocheting hook & some wool and created this lot.
If you want to clothe your mugs, too, you can do the following. Start with around 60 chain stitches (or however many you need to create a chain that goes once round your mug). Close the chain and crochet the next few rows in the round. I used single crochet stitches. Then divide the row: don’t crochet the last two stiches (this leaves enough space for the handle) and begin crocheting back and forth as you normally do up to the desired height. I built in wavy lines – to make the pattern look more interesting. Then crochet a row of either chain stitches or single crochet stitches all the way around, incorporating a loop, which goes above the mug handle. You’ll later add a button and fix the loop over it. Then adorn your mug warmer with all manner of silliness – flowers, butterflies, trees, birds… There are YouTube videos galore if you need inspiration/tutorials.
These make wonderful little gifts for a friend with a sense of humour… 😉