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 I'm participating in the Christmas In July Blog Hop, 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...




Be sure to check out the amazing Christmas In July crafts that my bloggy friends are sharing!!!






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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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