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Jul 23, 2018

Christmas in July: Crochet Gingerbread Mug Rugs

Last Christmas, I made Gingerbread Mug Rugs as gifts for my mom and my aunts.  These could also be used as dish cloths or mug rugs. What is a Mug Rug? A Mug Rug is a bigger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat and can be used to rest your coffee and a small snack like a cookie or two.


To make this mug rug, I used Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in Warm Brown, Ecru, Country Red, Black, and Damask Ombre. The other mug rugs have Lily Sugar'n Cream Mistletoe for the border.


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.
For these mug rugs, I used  Lily Sugar'n Cream Mistletoe for the border. These mug rugs are great as Christmas gifts. They could also serves as dish clothes or hot pads. 

my favorite Christmas mug


having some chocolate milk in my milk bottle...




1 comment:

  1. These are so cute, and perfect on a Coco Bar. Are you selling these?

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