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« on: December 04, 2008 03:06:58 PM »

I made these cozies for a gift basket we're raffling off at work. I made them to fit most mug sizes -- I crocheted a long rectangle, then a small skinny one to use as a strap. I felted them in the washing machine, then sewed one end of the strap to the rectangle and wrapped the cozies around large mugs and safety-pinned the other end of the strap, then used rubberbands to really secure them to the mugs while the cozies dried. Once dry, I sewed the pokey half of velcro/hook tape on one end of the strap (it catches the felted fabric fine, so there's no need to sew the soft/loop half onto the cozy and ruin the appearance). The buttons on the strap are just decorative.


The blue one is best for a straight-sided mug because it's mostly a rectangle. The pink one is good for bowl-shaped mugs (or bowls!).

Bernat felting wool in gardenia and meadow, and some old buttons (mine came from my grandmother's stash) - less than 1 skein each.
Size K10.5/6.5mm hook

blue mug cozy (for straight-sided mugs):
ch 60*
rows 1-12: sc 60
strap: ch 18
rows 1-4: sc 18
felt the pieces separately.
after felting, wrap around mug and pin together to dry.
once it's dry, sew the hook side of hook-n-loop tape to one end of the strap on the wrong side. sew the other end of the strap (wrong side) to one end of the cozy (right side). make sure the hook tape's on the backside of the strap so it'll grab the cozy when you wrap it around the mug. you don't need to use the loop (soft) half of the velcro because the hooks can grab the felted material. this way the velcro stays invisible and the cozy is adjustable.
embellish with buttons.

pink mug cozy (for bowl-shaped mugs):
ch 60
rows 1-5: hdc 60
row 6: chain 4, *skip 2, tr in next st, cross back and tr in previous st, ch 1, repeat from * to end, ending with tr
strap: ch 18
rows 1-4: sc 18
follow felting and assembly instructions for the blue cozy.

*you can adjust the number of chains for the length of cozy you want. just measure your mug, add 2-3 inches for felting and use your gauge to decide the number of stitches required. because the pieces are felted, you can easily just keep felting until the cozy is the right size.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 03:41:46 PM »

Those are way cool.

« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 02:48:25 AM »

What a cute idea!

« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008 04:41:30 PM »

they're so kitschy and unique.  they look like they'd be at home in a country kitchen. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008 08:48:10 PM »

OMG! I am SOO making these!
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