Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

I am obsessed with the easy mug cozy crochet pattern! Made out of only single crochet, this pattern whips up in a matter of hours! These mug cozies are super adorable and make a great gift!

As I’m writing this post I am enjoying a delicious cup of coffee! My cup is all dressed up in it’s beautiful mug cozy, and it looks awesome!

woman sitting and holding mug with mug cozy

Let’s dive into the deeds:

Before you start with this detailed crochet mug cozy, here are some important things to know and some background around this pattern.

three mugs with mug cozys around them

The Detail of the Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

This crochet pattern consists only of single crochet! What?! Only one stitch? I know!! All you do for the pattern is crochet in the front loop and back loop of the stitch alternatively! That’s it!

I love creating patterns that are super easy and adaptable. Make them in any color or yarn you prefer. Scroll down for more deeds on how you can easily change up the pattern to suit you. Perfect for the pesky scrap yarn!

detail and front of the mug cozy
detail and back of the mug cozy

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The pattern level:

This crochet mug cozy pattern is an easy crochet pattern. You need to know the following:

  • How to read a pattern
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Working in the Back loop and Front loop of a stitch
  • Sewing pieces together

If you are new to crochet and are not sure how to single crochet, click here to go over the basics of how to crochet and also how to single crochet!

Some FAQ and answers:

Can I adjust the size of the Mug Cozy crochet pattern?

Yes you can! This pattern is written for a standard size mug. But you can just measure the width and lenght of your mug and then crochet the first piece (the rectangle) to those measurements.

3 colors of cozys next to each other

What size yarn do I need?

I used #3 or light weight cotton yarn for this pattern. Around about 50g/100m. You will probably be able to make more than one out of the full 50g!

You can aslo used any size yarn you want! As this pattern is adaptable, you can even use mega chunky yarn.

If you’re in the USA or any other country, you can used something like Bernat Softee Cotton Yarn or Patons Grace Yarn

Let me know if you have any other yarn or size related questions by leaving a comment down below!! 🙂

The materials needed for the Mug Cozy?

You will need the following materials:

  • 50g / 100m Cotton #3DK weight yarn.
  • Size 4mm Hook (US G/6)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • 1 x 1” button of your choice
materials needed to crochet a mug cozy

Let’s get started!

Now that you know all that is need to be known, I will not keep you any longer from crocheting this crazy easy mug cozy.

Remember to follow me on Facebook and Instagram and share your creations with me on all my social platforms. Also pin this on your Pinterest boards if you want to make it again.

Happy Crocheting!!! 🙂


mug cozys casually hanging out with some coffee

Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US Terms

Patten Level:



  • 50g / 100m Cotton #3DK weight yarn.
  • Size 4mm Hook (US G/6)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • 1 x 1” button of your choice


  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • FLO = Front Loop Only
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(s)
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Nxt = Next


12sc = 2”/5cm

Finished Size:

Cozy: Width x Length: 3.54”/9cm x 9.5”/23.5cm


  • The mug cozy will fit any standard size mug.
  • If you would like to alter the size of the cozy, you can measure the mug you want to use and crochet the cozy in that specific size. Make sure to start off with an uneven amount of chains.

Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern:

Cozy Pattern:

Foundation Chain: ch21

Row 1: sc in each ch across the row, ch1, turn. (20sc)

Row 2: *sc in blo, sc in flo rep from * until the end of the row, ch1, turn. (20st)

Repeat row 2 until reach row 37 or your cozy measures 9.5”.

Row 38: sc in each st across like you did in the 1st row.

At the end, sl st loosely around the entire cozy, finish off your yarn and weave in the ends.

finished cozy pattern


Foundation Chain: ch9

Row 1: sc in each ch across the row, ch1, turn. (8sc)

Row 2: *sc in blo, sc in flo rep from * until the end of the row, ch1, turn. (8st)

Repeat row 2 until row 12 or your strap measures 3”.

Make the button hole:

Row1: Sc in the nxt 3sts, ch 3, skip the nxt 2 sts, sc in the nxt 3 sts, ch1, turn.

Row2: Sc in each of the nxt 3 sts, 2sc in the ch-spce sc in nxt 3 sts, ch1, turn.

Row3 – 5: sc in each st until the end of the row. (8sc)

finished strap for mug cozy

At the end, sl st loosely down the side of the strap until you reach the bottom of the strap.

slip stitch down strap

With stitch markers, mark the middle of the cozy to attach the strap to the cozy. Make the spaces between the markers as wide as your strap.

mark where to place strap
position strap in place for connecting

Connect the strap to the cozy (6sts on either side) with sl sts.

connect strap to cozy with slip stitch
finished connecting strap to cozy

Continue to sl st loosely around the strap.

slip stitch around cozy

At the end, finish off your yarn and weave in all the ends.

finished cozy

To attach the button, fold the cozy in half and secure the corners together with stitch markers. Now, wrap the strap over the cozy.

connect corners together
wrap strap around cozy

Place your needle from the inside out where the button hole is.

place needle in button hole
remove strap from button hole

Next pull your yarn through the button and again though the next hole. Then make a tight knot with the loose ends and weave in all ends.

place button on top of needle
work button on to cozy

And Ta Da! Your super cute mug cozy is complete!

finished mug cozy crochet pattern
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  1. Love your enthusiasm for crocheting. I teach basic crochet to defendants in our program (if they are interested). I would love to be able to print your patterns for use in the class. Thank you so much for your free patterns.

    1. Thanks so much Charrie! And it’s amazing what you do! I’m in the process of putting up the printable versions of my patterns and should have all of them up by the end of January. 🙂

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