Mug Rug Pattern Series {Part 1} – Heart

It’s only 38 days till Christmas and if you’re anything like me, your list of things to make just keeps getting longer and longer!! Seriously y’all, I might have over-estimated what I can actually get done.

Bring on the quick and easy-to-make gift ideas!

If you’re in the same boat as me, you are going to love this quick and simple pattern!!

These mug rugs can be made individually, as a stocking stuffer, or to add a homemade touch to a cute Christmas mug. You could really go crazy, make several and gift them as a set. They would even be great for a gift exchange. Sooooooo many possibilities!

I had so many ideas for different designs, that I decided to create a mini-series of mug rug patterns. So I’m going to be sharing a new design with you each week for the few weeks. This week it’s a heart pattern. Make sure to check back next week for the next great {festive} design!

So let’s get down to the important stuff …

Materials:

Medium #4 Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
I used Peaches and Cream in Dark Taupe, Red & White (for the light colored one, I used Ecru instead of the dark taupe)
G/4.25mm
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Measurements:

4 ¼ “ square
*Measurement does not include fringe*

Gauge:

18 sc and 16 rows = 4in.

Stitches:

sc – single crochet
ch – chain
st – stitch
(RS) – right side
(WS) – wrong side

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is written in US terms.
Starting chain does not count as a stitch

Special Notes:

When changing colors, keep the loose ends and dropped strands to the wrong side of your mug rug, this will help keep the right side nice and neat.

After completing the first row, I like to mark the right side with a stitch marker. (I used a safety pin) This helped me to easily keep track of which side was which as I was working through the pattern.

Mug Rug Instructions:

Ch. 16
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in each st across.  (15 st)
Row 2-17: Ch 1, sc in each st across following the grid pattern
Finish off and sew in ends.

Adding the Fringe (Optional):

Cut 36 (4-5 inch) strands of yarn
Use 2 strands of yarn for each fringe. There will be a total of 9 fringes on each side.
To add the fringe— insert hook from the back to the front, wrap the two strands around the hook and pull through. Pull ends through the loop and pull tight.
Once you’ve added the entire fringe, trim to your desired length.  (I trimmed mine to about 1”)

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Alright so now that you know how to make them, I’m curious how are you going to give them? As a set, individually, or are you just going to keep it for yourself? Share with me in the comments below.

Happy Hookin’!

Looking for another great gift idea? Check out this fun (and free!) infinity scarf pattern.

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