Crochet Gingerbread Mug Rugs

I love mug rugs, and I usually sew them, but I've been wanting to make a crochet mug rug for a while. So I finally did, and since it's Christmas In July, I thought I should make a Christmas themed crochet mug rug! I love gingerbread men, but this is my first gingerbread themed craft!

To make this mug rug, I used Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in Warm Brown, Ecru, Country Red, Black, and Damask Ombre.

Face (brown):
  • Round 1: magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc in ring, join.
  • Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, join.
  • Round 3: ch 2, hdc same st, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] repeat, join.
  • Round 4: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts] repeat, join.
  • Round 5: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] repeat, join.
  • Round 6: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] repeat, join.
  • Round 7: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts] repeat, join.
  • Round 8: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts] repeat, join.
  • Round 9: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts] repeat, join. fasten off.
  • Round 10: (in variegated yarn) sc in each st around, join. fastenoff.
Nose (red):
  • magic circle, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join fasten off. leave a tail for sewing on to the mug rug.
  • stitch onto the face
Eyes (black):
  • magic circle, ch 2, 10 hdc in ring, join fasten off. leave a tail for sewing on to the mug rug.
  • use a yarn need to make white line in eyes.
  • make 2 & stitch onto the face
Peppermint Cheeks (red & white):
  • in red, magic circle, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join.
  • ch 2, hdc in same st, join white (do not cut off the red) 2 hdc in next st, [pick up red, 2 hdc in next st, pick up white, 2 hdc in next st] repeat around join, fasten off, but leave tail for sewing.
  • make 2 & stitch onto the face
Smile (white):
  • ch 60, fasten off, but leave a long tail for sewing. 
  • Stitch onto the ginger bread face as desired.
I only made 2 gingerbread mug rugs, for now. I may make more later as Christmas gifts. They could also serves as dish clothes or hot pads. 

my 2 favorite Christmas mugs

I like to use large mugs as soup bowls.

having some chocolate milk in my milk bottle...



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  • 2 comments:

    1. These are seriously so c ute. What goes better with your favorite beverage? Of course a gingerbread rug!

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