Monday, 5 December 2011

Crochet Mug Cosy

Hello Lovelies,
have you seen the lovely crocheted mug cozies popping up all over blog land ? Penelope's gorgeous version ,towards the bottom of this post really caught my eye and I loved her idea of giving them as teacher gifts.
All the cozies I'd  seen wrapped around the sides of your mug and fastened with a button, like Penelope's. Then last week I saw this inspired idea....a crochet coaster and mug cosy in one......brilliant !!

There is a link to the pattern but I just started mine using the first couple of rounds of this rather lovely simple coaster pattern ....when it was as wide as the base of my mug I  stopped increasing made stripes in U.S. half double crochet ............


Here's a peek at the bottom....


I've now made two of these to cover inexpensive mugs I picked up at the supermarket, using Patons Smoothie yarn, here's the second....


Having the integral coaster means the button fastening has to be at the top, but I've made sure it's at the side away from your thumb so it's not annoying. I LOVE how these turned out, all those colourful stripes make me smile......

I've also copied Penelope's idea to fill them with chocolates and I'm hoping the excellent  teachers they were made for will like them ( I suppose they would make a pretty desk tidy if they did not want to drink out of a mug with added yarn ! ) ........




One last photo , a close up of this sweet button, I may have to go back and buy a couple more of these ....aren't they pretty ...........


On a different subject ,the weather has turned COLD around here at last . We haven't had the snow that some  of the U.K. has seen but here is a yarny version I spotted when I went to buy those buttons....


I love this seasonal crafty window , especially the cute crochet snowman.........



Lastly here is a picture of the sunrise I noticed when I arrived at work at 8am this morning....


Simply stunning.

Hope your week goes well , they are whizzing past at a rate of knots around here ! My November nature notes post will appear sometime this week !!

Jacquie x

36 comments:

  1. Gosh Jacquie youve read My mind! I have had these on my to do list to make for christmas presents.I love how yours have turned out.Im loving smothie yarn,too its so cheap and looks so nice made up.I've made the last few of my blankets with this yarn.have a great week,love juliexxx

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  2. Hey Jacquie, great cosies, I'm sure the teachers will enjoy the chokkies and then appreciate the mug and cosy.........great idea with the 'coaster' bottom.

    Love the 'yarny' snow....they almost look like dishmops!!

    Gorgeous little green, floral, button, it has a very vintagey look to it.

    Beautiful pic of the sunrise, a lovely time of the day, but I don't often see it unless I am working an 'early'.

    Blue skies and sunshine as far as the eye can see here today. A little breezy but beautiful.......

    Sending you sunny wishes from Oz,

    Claire :}

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  3. I Love your mug cosy and the sweeties are such a nice touch! We haven't had any snow here yet either. I was quite gutted when I read that some folk have - I do love the snow. x

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  4. I can't tell you how much I LOVE these cosy's!! Last night when I had my nightly cuppa while crocheting and watching TV, I was thinking about how I'd make a cosy for my mug...and here it is!! Thanks so much :)

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  5. Those mug covers are so cute. Love the store window, Hope you have a wonderful day,
    Meredith

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  6. Absoultely stunning mug cosies and filling the mugs with chocolate is a stunning gift idea. That sunrise is rather awesom too. A sunrise at 8.00am is so late!
    Have a fab day,
    Anne xx

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  7. How funny, I've just finished 2 of these to send back to the UK as Christmas presents! I always thought they were a bit daft until I burnt my hand recently - must make one for myself! Must post some pics at some point...
    Happy Christmas Crafting!
    Sandra x

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  8. you mug cosies are beautiful! i hope the teachers will like them! but how could one not like these cosies???

    greetings from austria, carina

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  9. Hello Jacquie!
    The mug cosies are adorable! It is wonderful to receive handmade gifts like that :) Lucky teachers ;)
    Angie
    www.lemondedesucrette.com

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  10. I have also made these! Very nice. I made it for our stainless steel camping mugs, with 100% wool. Wil just have to unravel and do it again, as it is a bit loose. But that can wait for January.
    Good idea for a teacher's gift.

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  11. Lovely idea :) I've knitted mug cozy's as pressies for a couple of friends - I've added embroided names to each and filled them with chocolates - can't show them on my blog yet as both friends read it.

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  12. Gorgeous gift idea. I've been meaning to have a go at those mug cosies! Yours are lovely! Jxo

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  13. Bless you Jacquie for getting inspiration from my post. I have just finished embroidering Alice's teacher's names on felt and hope to take a pic and post about them. Your's are providing serious eye candy for me this sunny morning. Just beautiful as ever. I too am loving your button choices xox
    Wishing you a happy week ahead x

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  14. Love that idea! I made a wrap-around one last year, but it kept slithering off, this looks far better! Thanks! :)

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  15. They are great, I love the coaster bottom idea! Sure they will be much appreciated, especially as they are filled with yummy things!! Those buttons are lovely too, am a bit of a sucker for a nice button :) Have a cosy wrapped up week - very cold here too - no snow either, thank god! Really hoping it stays away til after Christmas!! Jenny xx

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  16. What. Fab idea! Love them. X

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  17. What a fantastic idea for teachers gifts! Might have to make some for my daughters teachers. Love the buttons you used. xx

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  18. Love this idea, i have made a few mug cosies too. Some very lucky teachers getting such thoughtful hand made gifts! Love your little colourful crochet bird in your last post too!

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  19. These mug hugs are too cool! :) I've been meaning to make some as well (for my Arcopal cups) but stuff just always gets in the way of me *actually* making them. This inspires me! :)
    xo,
    wink

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  20. Those cosies are so cool, I'll definitly have to make some. I love the green button too :)

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  21. lovely cosy yarny mug- how sweet and lovely and warming ;0)xx love the window display snowman and sky- beautiful x

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  22. What a lovely lovely idea the teachers will love them ;-)) Really like that crochet snowman to ;-)) dee x

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  23. Oh Jacquie woweee, I think this is a lovely gift! I know what you mean about the sudden surge of mug cosies, I think Mollie Makes did a feature on them as well this month, might have spurred on the drive to knit and crochet them!

    I love the colours you chose :) I guess another idea would be to pop in a hot choc sachet and a couple of marshmallows... mmm choccie.

    Jones x

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  24. Adorable! Just recently, the bank gave me a coffee mug for Customer Appreciation Day; and while I hate to be unappreciative, I think a mug cozy would be perfect! I think I may make myself one up tonight! Thanks for the inspiration, and hope you're enjoying the holidays! ~tina

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  25. I love the mug hugs - I've been meaning to make some since last year, but somehow never get round to it! Lovely colours x

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  26. Your mug cozies turned out beautifully! Pinning this right now. ♥

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  27. What a brilliant idea...they look so beautiful..love the colours you used too! Thanks so much for the link :)x

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  28. Your mug cosies are lovely, so much nicer than cheap bubble bath that often get given to teachers LOL!
    Great sunrise too, There have been some real stunning starts and ends to the day recently,I've managed to capture some lovely sunsets!

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  29. Your gifts will definitely be a winner, brilliant.

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  30. They're lovely, and I like the idea of filling the mug with chocolates.

    That green button is gorgeous.

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  31. Those mug cosy are so cute!!! They'll be a perfect gift!

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  32. You're not kidding that the days are flying by too fast!
    The mug cosies are a great idea for teacher gifts but between them my children have 5 teachers/teaching assistants so they'll be getting something a bit more simple this year! x

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  33. Those mug cosy are so cute!

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