Simple Crochet Mug Cozy

A quick and easy project that’s perfect for fall markets and gift-giving season.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | Fits most 8 oz mugs with straight sides


About this Pattern

When you need a quick project to fill the shelves at your fall markets or you need a last minute gift, mug cozies are a great option. This one recommends a chunky weight yarn that’s available in dozens of color options.

With this project you’ll learn a great textured stitch that can be used for all sorts of projects. You’ll also see how to turn a basic shape into a functional mug cozy. There are only a few steps involved and you don’t need much yarn to make one. We recommend Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn for this because it’s easy to find at craft stores and it comes in a big variety of colors. But if you have another chunky weight yarn on hand you’d rather use, you can substitute of course.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our simple crochet mug cozy step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 18 yds; Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn (Colorway pictured: Jam Cookie)
  • 9 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • 1″ Button
  • 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


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

9″ long; 3″ wide
Fits most 8 oz mugs with straight sides


Use finished size to check gauge

Ch 1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: Ch 18. 1 sc and 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk. *Sk 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in next ch. Rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1. 1 sc and 1 hdc in 2nd  st. *Sk 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in next ch. Rep from * to end of row.


Step 1: Rotate work and evenly space 6 sts along short edge. Fasten off.

Step 2: Rotate work and join yarn at opposite short edge corner. Evenly space 6 sc along short edge. Fasten off.

Step 3: At either end, Secure button to middle of short edge.

Step 4: At opposite short edge to button, join yarn in 3rd st from corner. Ch 14. Slst to next st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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