Free Crochet Pattern- Heart Mug Cozy

We are currently in Tucson for the winter and you would think the weather would be warm and balmy, but the desert is surprisingly cold.  Especially at night.  We have found that the best way to take away a chill is to grab a warm mug of tea.

Oh, and your crochet hook!  This week, I created a crocheted mug warmer pattern that I would love to share with you!  This is a fun afternoon project that makes a great gift!  Or keep one for yourself for a well dressed mug!

Cold weather means that I love to come home to a warm cup of tea.  Drinking tea is not only warm and cozy, but it soothes the soul, invites conversation and makes memories.

With tea as the inspiration, I created a free mug cozy crochet pattern.  After all, its the least I could do for my plain old tea mug.  Wouldn’t you say?

Easy Mug Cozy Pattern

Use 4 ply cotton yarn (any color)
H size crochet hook
Wooden button

Begin with Chain 8.
Row 1: 1 sc, 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next stitch, 1 sc, 1 dc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of row, ch1, turn.
Row 2: *sk next stitch, 1 sc, 1 dc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Repeat round 2 until project measures 8″ long.

Next row: Skip 1st stitch, sl st in next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, turn, ch 1.
Repeat this row for 2 inches.

1 hdc in 1st stitch, ch 2, sk next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in last stitch.

Work a sc border around the entire piece, with 3 sc in corners and 2sc into the ch 2 button space.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Crocheted Heart

Round 1: Chain 2, 15 dc into 2nd chain from hook, sl st into top of first dc.

Round 2: Chain 2, 1 dc into same stitch, 4 trc into next stitch, 2 dc into next stitch, 1 hdc into each of next four stitches.

You are now at the point at the bottom of the heart:

1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc into next stitch.

Going up the other side:

1 hdc into each of next four stitches, 2 dc into next stitch, 4 trc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, chain 2, sl st into same stitch.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Use a straight stitch and same color yarn as the cozy to sew the heart onto the cozy.

You can sew the heart anywhere.  I chose just left of center.  Tie off and weave in end.

Sew button onto the end of the cozy as shown.

It is so easy to slip this mug cozy onto any mug, button it and suddenly you have a colorful cozy mug!

Easy Pattern Print Out!

For the easy to print out directions to this pattern, click here: Easy Crochet Mug Cozy Pattern