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"For my love" Mug Hug


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Missed giving that gift to your love on Valentine's day?? No worries.. Love is still and always in the air! Make this quick project in a few hours, just in time for that night-time cocoa or favourite hot beverage, and all's lovely and rosy in your world again. This is a simple repeat pattern that I've designed especially for, and tested during the Ravellenic Games (2014). Skill : Easy / advanced beginner ; will take max 6 hrs to complete. All you should know are basic sts : ch, sc and sl-st. Additionally, you need to know how to 'whip st' ends, and /or sc crochet together to join your cute mug hug. This project has been tested using : a) 4-ply acrylic fingering yarn, Oswal mills , abt 10 g / 42 yds ; 4 mm crochet hook ; b) Bernat Handicrafter Cotton , 1 oz total or 60 yards ; H / 5.00 ; Gauge ;4 rows x 2 sets of esc's = 1" ; Comments : Clear instructions and photo tutorial ; took about 2 hrs ; Mug is about 3.5" high - so using the heavier yarn, started with ch 12 ; Skill level by tester : intermediate or advanced beginner c) Regia Flusi Das Socken Monster (Blue) & 4ply from stash (green), 14g 2 = 7g each ; 4 mm crochet hook ; Comments : Nice pattern, clear instructions, well explained , took about 3 hrs ; Skill level by tester : Easy d) Peter Pan 4-ply, almost 20g used ; 4 mm crochet hook; Comments : Clear instructions & photo tutorial; took about 4 hrs ; Skill level by tester : Advanced beginner e) Fingering yarn ; 18 gms ; 4 mm crochet hook ; Comments : Clear instructions and photos ; took a few hours ; Skill level by tester : Easy BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY work with 2 colours of yarn ch, sc, sl-st whip stitch ends or sc crochet ends GAUGE not critical as long as you get the height desired for your mug SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (H) 3.75" ; diameter variable SUGGESTED YARN 50 yards of Fingering weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • 4 / 4.25 mm (US 6, G) crochet hook
  • optional : embroidery needle to whip stitch ends

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A full time stay at home mum, a part time social service volunteer & part time animal ‘foster-er’. Crochet is my all time love and relaxer.. but I love craft in all forms. I love macrame too.. something about tying those knots is calming. I am a major re-cycler.. and many of my projects ‘show’ this too :-) Visit me at for patterns n more :)