Crochet mug rugs have quickly become my new favorite pattern to design and make! They make the perfect addition to your spring and summer inventory and literally take no time at all to make.
This crochet mug rug pattern features the single crochet puff stitch. This stitch is super versatile and creates such a beautiful and subtle texture. The first time I used this stitch was when I designed The Lainey Headband and I immediately fell in love. (click here for the pattern) It gave such a beautiful and subtle texture to the headband and I couldn’t wait to use the stitch again in another project.
Instead of utilizing the stitch for a subtle hint of texture, like with The Lainey Headband, I decided to fully embrace the single crochet puff stitch and all of its puffy goodness. Good thing the stitch to super fun to create because its used in every other row of this pattern. Oh boy! Have fun and Enjoy 🙂
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For all of my mug rug patterns I use cotton yarn. Using cotton yarn makes the mug rug super functional because it tends to soak up moisture better than an acrylic yarn. Cotton yarn also gives beautiful definition to the mug rugs and enhances the texture and details. I’m really not a brand snob when it comes to cotton yarn. I usually use Lily Sugar n’ Cream 100% Cotton, but any cotton yarn would work just fine. If you would like to use the yarn I used click here!
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Stitch Key (US Terms)
Ch = Chain
St/sts = Stitch(es)
Sc = Single Crochet
Single Crochet Puff Stitch: Insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 4 loops on your hook
-The mug rug is worked in rows.
-The ch 1 does not count as the 1st st.
-Stitch counts are located at the end of each rows instruction in parentheses.
Finished Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches tall (not including fringe).
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (15)
For a cleaner edge, sc in the back hump of each foundation ch.
Row 2: sc puff stitch in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 3: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 4 – Row 17: Repeat rows 2 & 3, ending with a repeat of Row 3. Fasten off after Row 17 and weave in your ends.
Attaching the Fringe
- To create the fringe, cut 6 inch pieces of yarn in the color used for the mug rug. You will need 3 strands of yarn to complete 1 fringe.
To attach the fringe, take 3 strands of yarn. Use your crochet hook and push the hook through the far left foundation ch or sc st on either side of the mug rug. Fold the 3 strands of yarn in half and loop the middle of the strands onto the crochet hook and pull the loop of strands through the st about 2 inches.
Fold the ends of the strands through the loop.
Tighten to create the fringe.
Repeat for every other foundation chain (or single crochet) on both sides of the mug rug.
To finish off the mug rug, trim the fringe so it measures roughly an inch to an inch and a half (depending on your preference of length).
Can’t get enough of mug rugs? Find more mug rug patterns here!