Thick and Easy Mug Cozy-Free Crochet Pattern

This thick crochet mug cozy can be adjustable for different sizes of mug, and has a nice ribbed texture.

Today’s quick crochet project is something you can whip up quickly for gifts, or make several of for using yourself. It’s a great design for sipping hot cocoa, coffee, or tea on a chilly winter morning.

Keep reading below for a few more specifics on my “Cuppa Cuppa mug cozy pattern.” 

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About This Crochet Mug Cozy. 

This Crochet Mug Cozy design came from wanting something that is VERY quick to work up, and something that could work with many different mug sizes/styles(through having an adjustable finish). This project came out fulfilling both of those things, and as a bonus the directions are also very short.

Materials Needed

For each one of these cozies, you will need: 

  • N/9mm hook 
  • 25 yards super bulky yarn 
  • 2 large(1-1 1/2” buttons) 
  • Thread or thinner yarn for sewing on buttons. 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Normal(sharp) sewing needle 
  • Scissors 

For my own mug cozy, I wanted a nice neutral color to go with my favorite earthenware mugs. Thankfully, I had some Wool Ease Thick and Quick leftover from making the Winter Windows Throw, so the one pictured is done in the color “Oatmeal”. 

This design can be made adjustable to whatever size(s) of mugs you have, based on where you place a couple of buttons. Above, I included a normal/smaller sewing needle and regular sewing thread in the materials list just because having those things on hand will make it easier to attach the buttons. Depending on what buttons you decide to use, your tapestry needle might work, but a smaller needle gives you more options. 

Skill Level

To get the ribbed texture on this mug cozy(which gives your fingers a nice place to sit when you’re cupping the mug in your hands), lots of front and back post stitches are used. Besides this technique, everything in this pattern is very basic. It’s easily stilll a beginner pattern, at least for the crochet portion. Doing a bit of hand-sewing for attaching those buttons is technically a whole different skill, but in the sewing world that would also be considered beginner-level. 

Free Pattern Directions

Note: Turning chains in this design count as stitches.


Row 1: skip 2ch, dc in every other stitch (7 stitches). Ch2 and turn

Row 2-11: FPdc, BPdc. Repeat 2x more. FPdc around the edge (8sts). Ch2 and turn.

Row 12: FPdc, BPdc, FPdc. Ch10 (button loop). BPdc in the next stitch , FPdc, BPdc, FPdc around the edge. Bind off.

Sew buttons at the beginning end of the cup cozy, along the middle. You can see themon to best fit the mugs you have, or simply put one at the edge(for larger cups) and one a little farther away(for the smallest cups).

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The Cuppa Cuppa Mug Cozy is a very quick crochet project that easily works up in less than an hour. 

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