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Cosy Mug Cover

Sometimes the simplest gifts prove to be the most welcome. As the days get a little cooler and the nights draw in, there are a few crochet accessories which bring added joy.

Perhaps one of the first things that crocheters learn to make is a Granny Square. It is easy to make a quick mug cosy by sewing together 3 basic granny squares together and then adding two spare buttons to keep it hugging the mug.

Items used:

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – Cream

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – Mustard

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – Grey

Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook – 5mm

2 Buttons

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

To make this pattern you will need some basic crochet skills. If you want to learn to crochet have a look at my blog where there are links to great books for beginners.

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Granny Square (Make 3)

With the cream yarn and 5mm hook, ch4, slip stitch into first ch and join to make a ring.

Round 1: Ch3, (counts as tr), 2tr into ring, (ch2, 3tr into ring) 3 times, ch2, sl st to top of beg ch3. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join with Mustard in any ch-sp with a slip stitch. Ch3 (counts as a tr), (2tr, ch2, 3tr) into same ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into next ch-2 sps around, slip stitch to top of beg ch3. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join with Mustard in any ch-sp, with a slip stitch. Ch3 (counts as tr), (2tr, ch2, 3tr) into same ch-sp, *skip 3tr,  3tr into sp before next group of 3-tr, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into next ch-2 sp;  rep from *  twice more skip 3tr, 3tr into sp before next group of 3tr, slip stich to top of beg ch3. Fasten off.

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To Finish

Place squares side by side and with wrong side uppermost sew together through the back loops only.

Using the grey yarn work a double crochet border evenly around the edges, working 3dc in each corner.

Button loop: Using grey yarn join with a slip stitch near top corner of one right side edge, ch5, slip stitch at base of ch to make a button loop.

Make another button loop in the bottom corner of the same edge.

Weave in remaining ends. Sew 2 buttons to correspond with the button loops.

Enjoy wrapping around your mug. Until next time.

 

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