Mug Rug Free Crochet Pattern and Printable

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The crochet mug rug is a must have right after the cup cozy! This quick and easy free crochet pattern is perfect for beginners and designed for all the coffee lovers in your life. Grab some scrap yarn and lets start making  these stocking stuffers.

But first, what is a mug rug? When I looked it up, I was assuming it was a coaster that looked like a mini rug. I was partially correct. There are a few crochet patterns for coasters that look like rugs, but then I ventured over into the quilting universe and found out that a mug rug is not a coaster. Actually, a mug rug is designed to be a mini placemat that you can set your cup and a small snack on. I found some of the most adorable quilted mug rugs on Pinterest. 

The mug rug is a perfect stocking stuffer next to the cup cozy! But what is a mug rug? It is an oversized coaster big enough for a Mug and a snack! Cookie anyone? This free crochet pattern is quick, easy and great for beginners. Plus if you sign up for my newsletter you get a free printable gift tag to make gifting it that much easier! #mugrug #crochet #free pattern.

So a mug rug is what you get if a placemat and a coaster have a child. With that in mind I baked a batch of cookies, made a cup of hot cocoa and started designing my mug rug.

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Red Heart super saver yarn was a obvious choice because I always have some on hand and it holds up to being washed over and over again. I kept the stitch work simple for an even surface, a smaller hook to make the rug ridged, and I tied the yarn ends so there is no weaving in the ends. 

Each row used a yarn piece that was 76” across which left plenty of room to tie little tassels at the end. This is such a great project to save your scraps for and make on a raining day.

Materials for Mug Rug

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Turqua

RED HEART Super Saver Yarn, Grey Heather

RED HEART Super Saver Yarn, Pumpkin

Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm

Scissors

Dinosaur Cookie Cutters (Optional)

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

FO – Fasten Off

R – Row or Round

Gauge

5 rows of Sc = 1”

4 sc = 1”

Dimensions

This little rug measures 8 inches by 5.25 inches.

The mug rug is a perfect stocking stuffer next to the cup cozy! But what is a mug rug? It is an oversized coaster big enough for a Mug and a snack! Cookie anyone? This free crochet pattern is quick, easy and great for beginners. Plus if you sign up for my newsletter you get a free printable gift tag to make gifting it that much easier! #mugrug #crochet #free pattern.

Mug Rug Pattern

Notes: 

  • Every time you start a new strand leave a 4 inch tail at the beginning of the strand before your slip knot.
  • I worked completely in one direction starting a new strand at the beginning of every row.
  • I used three colors in my rug. My color work combination was Grey, blue, orange, orange, blue then repeat. I ended with one more grey row.

R1: Ch32, FO, leaving a 4 inch tail.

The mug rug is a perfect stocking stuffer next to the cup cozy! But what is a mug rug? It is an oversized coaster big enough for a Mug and a snack! Cookie anyone? This free crochet pattern is quick, easy and great for beginners. Plus if you sign up for my newsletter you get a free printable gift tag to make gifting it that much easier! #mugrug #crochet #free pattern.

R2: Using a new strand of yarn, Sc into each Ch. FO leaving a 4 inch tail.

R3-27: Using a new strand of yarn, Sc into each st across. FO leaving a 4 inch tail.

To finish the rug we are going to tie every three strands into a knot. You should have 27 strands on each side of the rug and should end up with 9 knots on each side.

The mug rug is a perfect stocking stuffer next to the cup cozy! But what is a mug rug? It is an oversized coaster big enough for a Mug and a snack! Cookie anyone? This free crochet pattern is quick, easy and great for beginners. Plus if you sign up for my newsletter you get a free printable gift tag to make gifting it that much easier! #mugrug #crochet #free pattern.

Your Mug Rug is done! I recommend blocking the rug to get it to lay flat but now you have the perfect little place to set your Coffee and cookies.

Let me know how you like this free crochet pattern. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. I hope you decide to make a Mug Rug or two. If you do, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet . I like to share your creations in my Instagram stories!

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2 Comments

  1. bon

    September 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    This would be cute in tee shirt yarn!

    1. Lindsey

      September 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Yes it would and it would work up really fast!

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