Make a Mug Hug!

This is an ideal project for using up scrap yarn! These Mug Hugs make great gifts for coffee/tea lovers, and they’re useful for protecting hands from a hot cup. So easy to make—they’re perfect for beginner crocheters.

Hook: 6 mm hook for ceramic coffee mug; 5 mm hook for disposable takeout coffee cup
Yarn: Your yarn of choice (can use either worsted weight or Bernat handicrafter cotton)
Other: Yarn needle, scissors

Larger Mug Hug for a ceramic mug: 
Ch 32.

Row 1: hdc in third ch from hook and in each across, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, hdc in same space and in each across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece is approximately 3.5” deep.

Using your yarn needle, sew short sides together for about ½” from the top and bottom, leaving approximately a 2-1/2” opening for the mug handle. Can just leave this part open, or sew a small button at one edge of the handle opening, and use one of the spaces on the opposite side as the button hole (as shown in photo). 

Smaller Mug Hug to fit disposable cup
Ch 25, slip stitch into first chain to make a ring, taking care not to twist.

Round 1: sc in each chain around, slip stitch into first sc to join.

Round 2-4: ch 3, dc in each sc around, slip stitch into top of ch-3 to join.

Round 5: sc in each dc around, slip stitch into first sc to join. Fasten off and weave in end.

Embellish using your favourite pattern of crocheted flowers, hearts or any other applique-type embellishment. Or use felt embellishments. Or use embroidery—the sky’s the limit!



  1. March 1, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Looks lovely

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 1, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Directions for me are useless-I have trouble buttoning my shirt. They are attractive and can make an blah mug look fabulous!

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  3. Belladonna said,

    February 24, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    You are so creative!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. February 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    I of course like the brown cat one with the googly eyes!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sheila davidson said,

    February 19, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Donna, I loved your Mug Hugs! Your creativity continues to amaze and depress me. Take a bow for a job well done. Sheila 🤙

    Sent from my iPad


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  6. February 19, 2021 at 1:12 am

    These are so cute!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. February 19, 2021 at 12:42 am

    I love these! Good job


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