Have you ever been to a christmas market in Germany?
This atmoshere and spicy smells, candels, linzer cake, biscuits, all these cosy handmade things everywhere and… warm, fragrant mulled wine! This is so great, the whole year I am waiting for the end of November and run to the Christmas market on the first day it is open. Sometimes it’s really cold, and it’s even better: perfect opportunity to wear self crocheted hat and gloves!
There is only one problem in this paradise: sweet, sticky, red mulled wine will be all over your nice gloves again and again. So I came to the idea to arm with a cup cosy!
It will keep the wine warm and your gloves clean! And you can make it look however you like!
Most of the Christmas markets offer cups of a typical size. So it is easy to make a mug cosy that would fit to them!
You will need:
- 3.5 mm or 4 mm crochet hook
- Green and red yarn recommended for the hook
- Two buttons
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- reverse sc – reverse single crochet
- puff st – puff stitch
- X 5 – repeat 5 times
- at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets
Start with the red yarn. Make 56 ch, insert the hook in the 7th ch from the hook. This will be a loop for the first button.
Round 1: sc in all 50 ch (50)
Round 2: change to the green yarn, 2 turning ch, dc in next 5 st,
(skip 1 st, puff st in next st, 3 ch, puff st in the same st, skip 1 st, dc in next 6 st) X 4,
skip 1 st, puff st in next st, 3 ch, puff st in the same st, skip 1 st, dc in next 4 st, 2 turning ch (50)
Now basically we crochet the same round three more times. We crochet dc over dc stitches of the previous round and two puff st should be always crocheted through the hole between 2 puff st over previous round. If it is not clear, here is description of these steps:
Round 3: dc in next 3 st,
(puff st (in the hole between 2 puff st of the previous row), 3 ch, puff st in the hole again, dc in next 6 st) X 5
2 turning ch (50)
dc in next 5 st,
(puff st (in the hole between 2 puff st of the previous row), 3 ch, puff st in the hole again, dc in next 6 st) X 4,
puff st (in the hole between 2 puff st of the previous row), 3 ch, puff st in the hole again, dc in next 4 st, 2 turning ch (50)
Round 5: repeat the Round 3
Round 6: change back to the red yarn, dc in all 50 st (50), 6 ch (it is a second loop for a button), insert the hook in the last dc of the row
Round 7: change back to the green yarn, hdc in all 50 st (50)
Round 8: reverse sc in all 50 st (50)
Now sew the buttons to the mug cosy in front of the loops but on the opposite side aaand the Christmas mug cosy is finished! Congratulations! Enjoy warm drinks and share the joy with your friends!
Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!
Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!
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