Barista Mug Cozy

If you’re like me, there isn’t anything better than a nice mug of coffee in the morning to start your day. Somedays you feel like adding a little something to that mug; no, not booze (no judgement here), something to the OUTSIDE of the mug.

The Barista Mug Cozy is just that thing you need to help dress up your mug. It can also cover up a seasonal phrase like “let it snow” in the middle of June.

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The Yarn

I used some of the Sugar ‘N Cream I still have left over from my Frosting Collection to make my white mug cozy. Cotton works best but if you have partial skeins of acrylic laying around (which I’m sure you do) that will work too.

Go ahead and use whatever yarn you want. I think that’s one of the best things about this pattern; you can use any type or color of yarn you’d like.

The Barista Mug Cozy is a great gift idea too. It can be made in just about an hour and completely adjustable to any mug.

Just like with the Winter Hills Cozie, head over to your local dollar store and grab a few mugs. While at the grocery store, buy individually wrapped tea bags, hot chocolate, or sample sized bags of coffee. Throw them all together and you have the perfect gift in just a few hours and for less than $5.00 each.

Supplies

50-75 yards worsted weight yarn
H/5.00 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measuring tape
Scissors
– 1” Button

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Notes

Size is adjustable.
– To make more narrow or wider, subtract/add 2 Sts to starting Ch.
– To measure for length, measure from one side of the handle to the other.

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

The Pattern

Ch 11
1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across (10)

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (10)

5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (10)

6.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (10)

Repeat rows 5-8 until desired length, ending with a repeat of row 8.

Loop:
1.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and next 4 Sts, Ch 10, Sc in next 5 Sts.
(10 Sc, 10 Chs)

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (20)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Sew on button in the middle of rows 2 & 3.

Availability

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Alpine Scarf

Who is ready for my first design of 2021? Well, look no further because it is here!

The Alpine Scarf is a easy to follow triangle scarf or shawl pattern. It is going to be a go-to for your winter accessory that adds that extra touch of elegance we all deserve sometimes.

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The Yarn

I decided to go with a Caron Latte Cake for the yarn on the Alpine Scarf. The yarn is so soft and has a beautiful texture to it.

Once the scarf was complete all I pictured was a snowy night in a quant mountainside town. The perfect accessory to wear on a date while walking the quiet storefronts in a resort town in the mountains. I was watching a lot of holiday Hallmark movies at the time if that helps you visualize it too.

Caron� Lovely Layers Latte Cakes? Yarn in Cream | 8.8 oz | Michaels�

Supplies

The supplies you’ll need to make the Alpine Scarf are:

1 cake of Caron Latte Cakes
K/6.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measuring tape
Scissors
Blocking materials (optional)

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
RS – Right Side
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side

Stitch Definitions

Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. Yarn over, insert into the 1st stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

Pattern Notes

The SDc can be substituted with a Ch 3.

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

Blocking isn’t necessary but advised. I have an affiliate link to the ones I use listed above.

Availability

The Alpine Scarf pattern can be purchased on Ravelry, Etsy, LoveCrafts and Ribblr.


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Winter Hills Mug Rug

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You’re going to love the Winter Hills Mug Rug (or coaster). It’s a quick and easy pattern that can be made in almost no time at all.

Featured on the 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird & Friends Blog Hop hosted by Marly Bird.

The Yarn

I used Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton yarn. The one I featured on this Instagram Reel (link below) is in the colorway “Holiday Stripes.” I separated the skein into all its colors to get them to line up the way I wanted.

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Supplies Needed

– Approximately 50 – 100 yards worsted weight yarn – Sugar ‘n Cream
– H/5.0mm crochet hook – Leither Co.
– Scissors
– Tape measure
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

The stitches I used in this designer are:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet

Pattern Note

Gauge: 15 Sts x 15 Rows =4”

Sizes:
4.5” x 4.5” – Coaster
4.5” x 8” – Mug Rug

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

Fringe is optional. I placed mine (when used) every other stitch. Some designers like to put them in each stitch. Go with what you’re comfortable with.

The Pattern

Ch 17

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (16)

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Row 5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Row 6.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Rows 9-16 (28) Repeat rows 5-8.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

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Like the Winter Hills Mug Rug? Try out the Winter Hills Cozie too! Available for free here.


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Turquoise Scarf

Who is ready for the last Birthstone Collection design of 2020?

The Birthstone Collection is a series of cowls, scarves, and shawls using yarns based on the color of that month’s birthstone.

Other designs from the Birthstone Collection include:
Garnet Cowl – January
Amethyst Scarf – February
Zoe’s Aquamarine Infinity Scarf – March
Diamond Shawl – April
Emerald Asymmetrical Shawl – May
Pearl Infinity Cowl – June
Ruby Shawl – July
Peridot Shawl– August
Sapphire Shawl – September
Opal Shawl – October
Citrine Scarf – November

The Yarn

It took me a while to decide on a yarn that would work for turquoise. Most of the colors I saw in the store leaned more towards a teal and I wasn’t too fond of them.

I finally decided on the Premier’s Anti-Pilling Bobbin in the colorway Peacock. It is a combination of 2 solid colors and one that is a combination of those two colors.

The Pattern

This scarf is full of texture and wonderful drape. When designing the Turquoise Scarf I wanted something that was simple but not boring.

I used 3 of the most basic crochet stitches to make this scarf. The first few rows can be a little tricky with stitch placement, but it will all come together by the second repeat.

Supplies Needed

You will need the supplies listed below to make the Turquoise Scarf.

– One bobbin of Premier’s Anti-Pilling Bobbin or approximately 550 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn
– I/5.5mm crochet hook
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

The stitches used for the Turquoise Scarf are:

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
SDc – Starting Double Crochet

Stitch Definition:
Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. YO, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the St, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Pattern Notes

The stitch count is listed at the end of each row.

Ch 1 counts as a stitch.

A Ch4 can be substituted for the SDc and Ch1 at the beginning of even numbered rows.

Can be made to be any length you’d like.

Availability

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Madi Mason Jar Cozy

Do you need a quick gift idea that can be functional or decorative? Then this pattern is exactly what you need!

There are so many possibilities of how you can use this mason jar cozy. Its not just for Christmas but for all year.

Mason jars can be used for just about anything; a vase, a glass, a candle holder, a pencil (or crochet hook) holder, and a storage container.

WARNING: Candle Safety – If using a traditional tea light please practice the follow the guidelines below.

– Never leave a burning candle unattended.
– Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
– Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

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Featured Design

Featured in the 2020 Holly Jolly Crochet Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home. Tuesday, December 8th 2020, the Madi Mason Jar Cozy will be available as a PDF download for FREE.

I’m really excited to be a part of this blog hop with all these other amazing designers. Be sure to check back daily at Nana’s Crafty Home to see the featured item. All participating designers are listed below.

The Yarn

I used 100% cotton worsted weight yarn to make my cozies. When using as a glass the cotton yarn will be more absorbent of any condensation on the jar.

You can use any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash. Perfect to use up any partial skeins you may have laying around.

Supplies

– Approximately 100 yards worsted weight yarn – Sugar ‘n Cream
– H/5.0mm crochet hook – Leither Co.
Scissors
Tape measure
Yarn needle
Mason jar or candle holder
– (Optional) ribbon, lights, flameless tea lights, or flowers.

Stitches Used

BLs – Back Loops
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)

Stitch Definitions

Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet – Insert hook through the bottom leg (bar) of the previous stitch. YO and pull up a loop (2 loops). Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops), YO and pull through all 3 loops.

Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. YO, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the St, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops

The Lhdc was used in the White Chocolate Ganache FREE Dishcloth Pattern. This post features a photo tutorial too.

The SDc was used in the Cream Cheese FREE Dishcloth Pattern.

Pattern Notes

BLs – back loop and third loop of Lhdc.  This leaves the front loop unworked. 

A Ch 3 can be substituted for a SDc. 

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

Worked in rounds, without turning.

Height is adjustable. 

Availability

This pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.

Other Madi Designs

The Madi Cardi


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