Warm and Toasty – Crochet Mug Cozies


UPDATE: I’ve learned that the pattern is no longer available on Etsy.  Here’s a free pattern of my own to make a basketweave cup cozy!


I’ve been crocheting almost every night, and I finally have some pictures to show what I’ve been up to – mug cozies!

Crocheted Mug Cozies | One Dog Woof | #crochet #giftidea #Christmas

(Here’s my “mug cozy turkey”, cause you know, Thanksgiving is comin’ up!)

I don’t drink name brand coffees in the disposable cups (I don’t drink coffee at all), so the little coffee cup cozies are not much use for me, but mug cozies are great!  I do drink tea, and hot chocolate and even soup in ceramic mugs, and I hate having to hold the mug only by the handle, don’t you?  And that ceramic sure gets hot in a hurry!

Crocheted Mug Cozies | One Dog Woof | #crochet #giftidea #Christmas

These mug cozies are cute and colorful and pretty easy to work up.  I used a pattern from Ollies Boutique on Etsy; her directions are easy to understand and the cozies have a great nubby texture to them.  The cozies are worked up in Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn, and boy did I go a little hog wild when Michaels had a yarn sale.  I got the personalized buttons from WearhouseIndustries, and altered the mug cozy pattern slightly in order to crochet the buttons directly into the piece instead of adding it at the end.

Crocheted Mug Cozies | One Dog Woof | #crochet #giftidea #Christmas

Crocheted Mug Cozies | One Dog Woof | #crochet #giftidea #Christmas

I’m making a bunch of these for my 2nd craft fair coming up (see my first one here), so I hope they sell!  If not, they’ll be going up in my Etsy shop.  I think they’re great for stuffing some stockings or for teacher’s gifts, or maybe I’ll just keep some for myself!

Crocheted Mug Cozies | One Dog Woof | #crochet #giftidea #Christmas

Do you use mug cozies?  What are your favorite colors, or, which colors should I make more of?



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  1. says

    They are adorable! And I can’t get over the buttons. That is just plain amazing. I had no idea there was any such thing as engraved buttons! I love what they add to the cozies. So, so, so cute!

  2. says

    These are super cute, I had never heard of cozies but I think they will be great stocking stuffers. Love the buttons a ton and my favorite colors are orange and all the blues!

      • Jackie Markiewicz says

        Good morning ChiWei,

        My name is Jackie and I love to crochet I love yours and Sarah’s from the Repeat Crafter me web site. I have learned so much from you both. The only thing that I have not learned is to sale the stuff that I make I give it away… I make for churches and charities and my two grandchildren.

        My 2nd and part time job, I work for Michaels and this month they are raising money so I have been donating your cup cozies Everyone seems to want them. I did have a lady who asked if I could make the mug cozie. Is it the same as the cup cozy pattern? I tried to get the pattern from your site (link) but it is not coming up. Would you be able to send it to me please?

        I thank you so much for sharing your patterns. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from you.

  3. says

    Gorgeous! Love the colors and the design and you take fantastic pictures! I’m so glad you found my party :). And you have buttons with your name on it? SO COOL! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

  4. says

    Seriously so adorable! How do you not drink coffee at all lol?!?! Ill forgive you since your mug cozies are so dang darling;) I would love to purchase some from you! Let me know when theyre up for grabs;P

    Brittny @ deerlybeelovedcreations.com

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    These are so cute. I wish I could crochet! what great gifts they will make!

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  7. Elizabeth says

    Hi there!

    I just LOVE these!! I was curious if you could let me know what size button you used for these? I’d love to order some from the etsy link you provided to add to the cozy. They offer multiple sizes and I don’t know which I should order. Please let me know! Thank you :)

  8. Sarah says

    I hope someone sees this and can advise me. I would have made mug cozies instinctively of cotton yarn. A friend, though, says it’s better to use acrylic or wool. Which is ‘right’? Need to get started! ?

  9. Jackie Markiewicz says

    Good morning

    Is the mug cozy and cup cozy pattern the same?

    I thank you so much for sharing your patterns. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from you.


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