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Have you gotten into the mug rug craze yet? It’s ok if you haven’t, but I think this crochet mug rug pattern is just the pattern to get you hooked. Pun intended! I love designing patterns that can be used to celebrate lots of holidays and occasions.
When I was challenged by some designer friends to create a pattern that makes a great scrap yarn project, I had some leftover cotton yarn from the Race Flag Garland, and July 4th is coming up. The perfect combination would be to make some crochet mug rugs. I love how personalized they look with the USA letters cross-stitched on top, too.
This is the perfect 4th of July crochet pattern that you can make really quickly. It takes a little bit of time to cross-stitch the lettering, cut, and add the fringe, but I was able to make one of these coasters in about 1.5 hours. So, in just a few hours, you can crochet an entire set of mug rugs that are instantly ready to use.
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Introducing the USA Mug Rug Crochet Pattern
Mug rugs are more than a coaster because they are typically a bit bigger, rectangular in shape, and look like miniature rugs. I like them because they hold more than just your beverage. Add in your favorite cookie or treat and it’s even sweeter! Stay tuned for the end of this post where I’ll share my favorites. You’ll have to tell me what yours are.
You’ll find this pattern beginner-friendly with basic stitches and simple color changes. The mug rug then comes to life when you cross-stitch the USA letters and add fringe.
I used eco-friendly, machine washable cotton yarn because it makes a sturdy and durable piece. You will love being able to use these year after year.
About the Stitches
Before you can get started with this mug rug pattern, here are some details you need to know.
Skill Level: Easy
- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, such as Lily Sugar’n Cream
- Color A: Dazzle Blue – 15 yards (0.3 oz)
- Color B: White – 25 yards (0.5 oz)
- Color C: Red – 10 yards (0.2 oz)
- H-8 (5mm) Hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: Not important for this project, but for reference it is sc 13 stitches x 14 rows = 4″ square
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 5″ x 4.25″ (12.7cm x 10.8cm) before adding fringe
- st – stitch
- ch – chain
- fsc – foundation single crochet
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- US Terms (US to UK terminology conversion)
- Ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch
- Ch 2 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch
- Fringe is optional
- Lettering made by cross-stitching on top of the finished piece with a yarn needle
How to Make This Crochet Mug Rug
In color A, fsc 16
OR – Ch 17, Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc to end of row. Turn. (16)
Row 2: ch 2, dc to end of row. Change to Color B. Turn. (16)
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Row 3: ch 1, sc to end of row. Turn. (16)
Row 4-13: Repeat row 3. Change to Color A. Turn. (16)
Row 14: ch 2, dc to end of row. Turn. (16)
Row 15: ch 1, sc to end of row. Turn. (16)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add the Letters
Using the chart above as a reference, cross-stitch the letters in Color C. Center them within the middle section of your mug rug.
Using Color C, cut lengths of yarn 3.5-4 inches long (10.2cm). Add fringe to the left and right sides, one in each row.
Serve with your favorite beverage and cookie. Mine is Oreos and milk!
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