How to Knit a Mug Hug

How to Knit a Mug Hug #knitting

How to Knit a Mug Hug #knitting

Mug hugs are an essential! Not only do they look great, they also stop hands getting burnt on hot mugs, plus you can also use them if you’ve got a cold drink to help avoid getting cold hands.

This super cute tea bag inspired mug hug is perfect for tea lovers!

Imagery and text courtesy of Twenty to Make Knitted Mug Hugs by Val Pierce published by Search Press

How to Knit a Mug Hug

You will need

Needles

Measurements: 21 by eight centimetres (8¼ by 3¼ inches)

How to make

  • Using four millimetre (UK 8; US 6) needles and red yarn, cast on 7 sts.
  • Knit 2 rows. Continue in GS.
  • Inc 1 st at each end of next and every alt row until 17 sts on needle.
  • Work 64 rows in GS.
  • Dec 1 st at each end of next and every alt row until 11 sts rem.
  • Next row: to make the buttonhole, K2tog, K3, yrn twice, K2tog, K2, K2tog.
  • Next row: knit, dropping the yrn of previous row and knitting into the loops.
  • Continue to dec until 7 sts rem.
  • Work 2 rows in GS.
  • Cast off.

Tea bag

  • Using 3.25 millimetres (UK 10; US 3) needles and turquoise yarn, cast on 13 sts.
  • Work 22 rows in GS.
  • Next row: cast off 5 sts, knit to end.
  • Next row: cast off 5 sts, knit to end.
  • Work 6cm (2¼in) in GS on rem 3 sts. Cast off.

Leaf

  • Using 3.25mm (UK 10; US 3) needles and green yarn, cast on 3 sts.
  • Knit 2 rows.
  • Inc 1 st at each end of next and every alt row until 7 sts on needle.
  • Work 2 rows in GS.
  • Next row: K2tog at each end of row.
  • Next row: K1, sl1, K2tog, psso, K1.
  • Next row: K1, K2tog.
  • Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

To make up

Work in all ends neatly. Sew two buttons and the leaf on to the centre of the tea bag. Attach the tea bag by stitching the top of the cord to the back of the mug cosy. Sew on the remaining button to correspond with the buttonhole.

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