Easy Cable Knit Mug Cozy

Your perfect first cable knitting project is our cable knit mug cozy.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 8″ long; 3.5″ wide

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns


About this Pattern

If you finished reading our Beginner’s Guide to Cable Knitting or if you’re just looking for an easy first cable knitting project, you’re in the right place. You can have this cute little mug cozy worked up in less than an hour!

With this project you’ll get some practical cable knitting experience to boost your confidence so you can knit more projects with cables. Our easy cable knit mug cozy has only one cable twist, so you’ll finish in no time.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial for knitting this mug cozy and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the entire project from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 15 yds; Red Heart Super Saver Chunky (colorways pictured: flamingo and real teal)
  • US 10.5 (6.5mm) Knitting Needles
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Cable Needle
  • 2 Buttons, 1/2″ to 1″
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


  • C Cable
  • CO Cast On
  • f Front
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • RS Right Side
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • WS Wrong Side
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

8″ x 3.5″
(Fits most 8 oz mugs)


7 sts x 9.25 rows = 2″

printable pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1(RS): CO 12. K all sts.

Row 2 (WS): P all sts.

Repeat: Rep last two rows until you can count 26 rows (“v’s”).

Next Row (RS): C6f (remove first 6 sts from needle, k last 6 sts then k first 6 sts).

Next Row (WS): P all sts.

Next Row (RS): K all sts.

Repeat: Rep last two rows three more times.

Next Row: P all sts.

Last Row: Bind off in K st and weave in ends.


Step 1: Add a button to each corner of the cast on edge.

Step 2: To create the button holes, insert hook in the last stitch of bind off edge and fasten on. Make 6 chains and fasten off by slip stitching to the stitch next stitch over. Repeat at other corner and weave in ends.

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see how it’s done

Easy Cable Knit Mug Cozy Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

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