HOW TO MAKE A KNITTED MUG COSY.

Keep your hot drinks nice and toasty with this free pattern and make a knitted mug cosy. A quick and easy project for the beginner knitter and a perfect gift to make and give this Christmas.

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You might remember earlier this year when I made a list of crafts I wanted to try, learning to knit was at the top of that list. Well, after quite a few false starts. lessons from a patient friend and many hours of watching YouTube videos I think I've finally got it.

I picked up the 1st issue of Simple Stylish Knitting last year for 99p. It came with 2 small balls of wool and some simple projects to get you started. If you're a beginner like me you might find their series of free videos over on YouTube a good place to start. For my 1st project I decided to try knitting this simple mug cosy. It has a garter stitch border and a stocking stitch (made by alternating rows of knit and purl) main body. It took a couple of attempts to get started but I persevered and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Here's how I did it:

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You will need:

1 x 50g ball of double knitting yarn.

A pair of 4 mm knitting needles.

A yarn needle.

And a pair of scissors.

1. Cast on 17 stitches.* For the 1st row you need to knit 2 stitches, purl 13 and then knit 2, this will make the garter stitch border. Knit the 2nd row. Repeat these 2 rows until your knitting reaches the desired length.

2. You want your knitting to measure around 28 cm or until it is 1 cm short of fitting around your mug. Make sure you end on a knitting row and then knit the next row to form the edge of your cosy. Cast off.

3. To finish your cosy bring the 2 edges together and stitch the top 2 stitches together, Do the same on the bottom 2 stitches. You should now have an opening for the handle of your mug to fit into.

4. Slip your cosy onto your mug and pop on the kettle.

* Can be made shorter or longer to fit your mug.

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And that's all there is to it. Not too complicated, right? Now I can keep my tea nice and hot in style. 

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.