Have you made a crochet mug rug before? Designed to look like a miniature rug, it’s usually rectangle in shape instead of a traditional round coaster. They’re often slightly bigger and can include fun little details like tapestry work or tassels.
Today I’m sharing my version of a crochet mug rug, made larger and divided by bobbles into two sections: one spot to place your tea/coffee and the other side to rest your spoon. Because this project is made from cotton, it’s easy to wash when needed.
Learn more about this free crochet pattern below…
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This pattern uses Dishie cotton yarn from WeCrochet. It’s incredibly soft and comes in some amazing shades! You can read my review here: Dishie Yarn Review. Haven’t ordered from WeCrochet before? I have a review for that too: My Experience Ordering From WeCrochet.
Ready to start the pattern? Let’s go!
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Gauge is 2×2 inches: 10 rows and 8 stitches using the even moss stitch
– Finished project with edging measures approximately 8 ½ x 5 inches
– Turning CH 1 does not count as a stitch
– Special stitch tutorial is included within the pattern
– Helpful photos can be found within the pattern
– Approximately 57 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. I used Dishie from WeCrochet in the “Verdigris” colourway
– 4mm hook (I used my Furls Streamline Cream)
– Yarn needle
– Measuring tape
CH – Chain
SS – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BO – Bobble Stitch
Special Stitch Tutorial:
Even Moss Stitch – The even moss stitch is made by alternating SS and HDC across the row. In the first stitch, place 1 SS. Make 1 HDC into the next stitch. Repeat this sequence for the required number of stitches, starting and ending with SS. For this pattern, the even moss stitch is worked in two separate sections.
Detailed Tutorial: Click here
Bobble Stitch – Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops now on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops now on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops now on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (5 loops now on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook. Do not CH to close the cluster, instead place 1 SC into the next stitch. Please note that the 1 SC completed after the bobble counts as its own stitch.
Detailed Tutorial: Click here
Begin row one in the second CH from your hook. Into the first stitch place 1 SS. Into the second stitch, place 1 HDC. Repeat this stitch sequence across the row, ending with a SS. CH 1 and turn.
(17 SS, 16 HDC = 33 stitches)
Into the first stitch place 1 SS. Into the second stitch, place 1 HDC. Repeat this stitch sequence for the next 13 stitches ending with a SS. Place 1 SC in the next stitch, 1 BO in the following stitch with 1 SC in the stitch afterwards to complete the BO.
In the next stitch place 1 SS. Into the following stitch, place 1 HDC. Repeat this stitch sequence for the next 13 stitches ending with a SS. CH 1 and turn.
(16 SS, 14 HDC, 2 SC, 1 BO = 33 stitches)
Repeat rows 1 and 2
Repeat row 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Join yarn into any stitch and CH 1. Evenly place 1 SC into each stitch around each side. Into each corner space, place 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC to create a curve around to the next edge. Once you get back to the beginning, SS into your first SC stitch. If you find your project pulls in where the bobble stitch is, you may want to opt for a second round of edging. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Great job, your Bobble Mug Rug is complete! My testers told me they enjoyed working on this fun and quick project and I know you will too! You can see the versions my amazing testers made below: