I thought I would make a cozie in single chain to fit tighter around my mugs. I have some in double chain and they “slacken” after a while and with washing. I used snaps for this one, but you can use buttons or Velcro. I love using variegated yarn but you can use the color of your choice. You can make it with 2 bands or just one.
Let me know if you need help with the pattern. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Top 2 photos are the finished cozie, the next is of it on a different mug for sizing, the next is of the snap placement then the type of snap I used and type of Velcro you can use.
Size: fits any size mug (finished cozie is about 3 ½ inches tall, 3 inches wide using both bands. It measures 3 inches tall if using only one band.)
-Benat Satin, 80 gm. /28.oz, 1 ball “Luxury Ombre” (or color of choice)
-5mm size hook
-Snaps: 2 sm: 3-¼ inch and 2 bigger: 3- ½ inch
-Or buttons (if using buttons, you will need 2 small and 2 bigger ones and will need to make button loops. See below)
-Or you can use Velcro to fasten bands
-Yarn needle or size for snaps, buttons or Velcro
-Thread to match yarn
-Embellishments if desired
Rd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl, ch 1
Rd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rd 3: ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rd 4: ch 1, sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rd 5: ch 1, sc in ea of next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rd 6: ch 1, sc in ea of next 2 sc, 4 sc in next sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rd 7: ch 1, sc in ea of next 2 sc, 5 sc in next sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rd 8: ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY
Rds 9-10: CH 1, sc in BOTH LOOPS and from now on.
Rds 11-13: ch 1, sc in ea ch and skip last 2chs, ch 1 and turn.
Rd 14: (end of rd 13) ch 11 (making a tail) sc in sc ch and ea ch to end, ch 1 and turn (this starts the band for under handle of mug)
Rds 15 – 20: sc in sc ch and ea ch to end, ch 1 and turn. (This should be 2 inches long)
Rd 21-22: sc in 38 sc, ch 1 and turn (You can end here with just the one band or you can go over the mug handle for more warmth.)
I finishing here, make a chain long enough to fit over buttons when sewn to body of cozie. Make into a loop and sew to end of band.
Rd 23: ch 11, sc in sc ch and ea ch to end, (this starts the band for over handle of mug) ch 1 and turn
Rd 24: sc in second ch from hook and sc in ea ch to end. Fasten off. (This should be 2 inches long)
If using buttons, see instructions below.
-Put cozie over mug, pull small band to where you want to sew one small snap to end of upper band and mark with pin or st marker. Sew bottom piece of snap to body of cozie, and top piece of snap to end of band. With both parts of snap closed, mark place on band were to sew next snap. Sew bottom of next small snap to the edge of the body of the cozie and then the other piece of snap to where you marked.
-Repeat for bigger snaps on the bigger band under the handle.
Remember you will only need to sew the snaps at the end of the band to the marked places on the cozie body, and not the beginning of the band as with the upper band. (If this makes sense)
-Put cozie over mug, pull small band to where you want and sew one small button.
-Repeat for bigger mug, using 2 bigger buttons.
– Make a chain long enough to loop over button and sew to end of band.
-Repeat for bigger buttons, but sew loop to bottom edge of band. (Make 2 loops, one for each button.)
-Put cozie over mug; pull bands to where you want for tightness and mark. Sew bottom piece of Velcro to the body of cozie for both top and bottom bands. Sew top of Velcro to underside of bands.
-You may sew a button to the small band instead of Velcro if you can’t find a piece small enough.
-Now you can embellish with anything you like or just leave plain.