My friend T is getting her PhD very soon. She’s just at the polishing and writing stages of the process, probably the most stressful part. Her lovely family came to town to throw her a graduation party and even though I was a bit late, I made her a graduation gift. A simple yet functional crochet mug cozy.
You can whip this up in no time. I used cotton yarn, which is preferred for applications involving any sort of heat, as acrylic yarn can melt! I picked these three colors because they reminded me of those neapolitan ice cream bars which have three flavors. Hence the name of the pattern.
I used a mix of sugar and cream and peaches and cream yarn I had around. You can make your own color combo or leave it plain. A fancy button would be a great complement to this simple pattern.
Ice cream delight mug cozy
Using a 5 mm crochet hook and sugar and cream or peaches and cream yarn.
Starting with pale pink/redish
Make a magic circle and chain 1 (work in spiral from now until indicated otherwise)
Rd2. 2 sc in each st (12 sc)
Rd3.(2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next) around (18 sc)
Rd4. (2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 st) around (24 sc)
Rd5: (2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 st) around .(30 sc)
Rd6: (2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 st) around (36 sc)
This completes the base of the cozy
Rd7: sc in each st around in back loop ONLY! (36 sc)
Rd8: sc in each st around in both loops (36 sc).
Rd9: sc in each of the next 32 st. Now you’re leaving the gap for the handle. From now on you’ll work in rounds. Turn, chain 1.
Rd10-11: sc in each of the next 32 st. Turn, chain 1.
At the end of rd11. change to yellow yarn
Rd12-16: sc in each of the next 32 st. Turn, chain 1.
at the end of rd16, change to dark red
Rd17-21: sc in each of the next 32 st. Turn, chain 1.
Now single crochet along the handle gap. At the end, chain 21. Or however many so that once closed, the loop can reach whatever button you’d like to attach. Join the chains to the origin with a slip stitch and sew the button in place. Weave in all ends and enjoy!