Garter stitch mug cosy pattern

Insulate your brew and hug your mug!


I’d never even heard of a mug cosy before – so I Googled it! The internet was awash with them. It’ seems that I’m the only kid on the block not to have cottoned on to this woolly phenomenon.


Cupcake Mug Cosy




So before you go out spending on a posh Starbucks thermally insulated wonder-beaker, why not try this super simple pattern and impress your friends with your knitting abilities!

Here’s our regular crafty blogger Charlie with the ‘How To …’



Over to you Charlie ……



1 pair of 4mm knitting needles.

Double knit yarn in a colour of your choice.

Needle for finishing.



Cast on 16 stitches.

Knit all rows until work reaches 18 cm in length.

Next row, cast off 4 stitches, then knit to the end of that row.

Following row, cast off 4 stitches and continue to knit the remaining 8 stitches, until this smaller section reaches 5cm in length.

Next row, knit 3 stitches, yarn forward and knit two stitches together. Knit to the end. This creates a button hole.

Knit 3 more rows.

Cast off.


mug cozy


Using a suitable mug (either the one you intend to use, or a similar size), position a button that fits through your button hole on the wider section of the mug cosy, ensuring that the buttonhole strap fits comfortably through the mug handle for fastening.

Sew in all ends.


Once you’ve got the basic idea, you can try out all sorts of other designs!


Christmas mug cosy



Charlie x


Photographs: Charlie Hooson-Sykes, The Woolly Knitter on pinterest, Whipup on pinterest

This is not a sponsored blog post.


Charlie writes her own personal blog – Gin Fuelled Blue Stocking and is also programme secretary for the newly formed Manchester WI.


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