Crochet mug rugs have been a staple decor item in my home from the moment I found out that they existed. They are so functional and easy to make, as in you could literally make an entire set in under 2 hours! The Darcie Mug Rug might actually be my favorite mug rug pattern that I’ve designed so far.
I’ve been loving the ridge texture that the half double crochet creates when you crochet into the 3rd loop of the stitch. It’s such a unique texture because its raised off of the project, which makes it so satisfying. The single crochet puff stitch also has that satisfyingly rich and raised textured that takes little effort to create. Which pleases my lazy girl heart ever so much. Both stitches together = Magic.
I hope you all love the design as much as I loved creating it. Happy Crocheting!
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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!
Stitch Key (US Terms)
Ch = Chain
St/sts = Stitch(es)
Sc = Single Crochet
Hdc = Half Double 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
Working in the 3rd loop: Please refer to the attached video here!
-The mug rug is worked in rows.
-The ch 1 does not count as the 1st st.
-Stitch counts are located at the end if the rows instruction in parentheses.
Finished Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches wide x 4 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 in the 1st st, sc puff st in each st across until 1 st remains, sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 3: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 4: sc in the 3rd loop of each hdc st from the previous row. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 5: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 6 – Row 13: Repeat Rows 2 – 5 two times. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 14: sc in the 1st st, sc puff st in each st across until 1 st remains, sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 15: sc in each st across. Fasten off 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).
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