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.
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – Cream
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – Mustard
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – Grey
Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook – 5mm
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.
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.
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.