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Snowman Mug Hug

By: Michele Wilcox from Red Heart Yarns

Snowman Mug Hug

Take inspiration from the outdoors for a warm crochet Snowman Mug Hug. This easy crochet Christmas pattern is one you can take with you anywhere when you need a little extra warmth for your drink. If you know a coffee or tea lover, a craft snowman mug cover would be a cute homemade Christmas gift that's functional, but also festive. You can also use this pattern to make even more mug hugs throughout the year for any occasion.

One of the best thing about making these cute little mug cowls is that they do not take much time at all to work up, but have a seriously big impact. These make fabulous DIY stocking stuffers or small gifts. The snowman design is cute and the warmth is practical. If your hubby or best friend is always sipping their coffee a bit too slowly, these cuties will keep the caffeinated treat warm for much longer than a plain mug. 

Easy Crochet Christmas Gifts


Find more free crochet patterns for Christmas in our list of 21 Easy Crochet Christmas Gifts.


How to Crochet a Mug Hug


Hug fits 4" (10 cm) high mug with 3" (9 cm) top diameter and 2" (5 cm) bottom diameter.

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of 316 Soft White A, 254 Pumpkin B, 312 Black C, and 885 Delft Blue D.

Crochet Hooks:  3.5mm [US E-4] and 5.0mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle, ¾" (19 mm) diameter button.

Gauge: 8 sts = 2" (5 cm); 8 rows = 2" (5 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

NOTE: Hug size can be easily changed by adding or subtracting chains at beginning of wrap and by adding or subtracting rows at end of wrap.



With A, ch 14.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch across, ch 1; turn – 13 sc.

Rows 2 – 34: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1; turn. At end of Row 34, ch 10, slip st to last sc of Row 34 (button loop made).
Fasten off.

With B and E hook, ch 5, slip st in second ch from hook, sc next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch.
Fasten off.

With D, ch 38.
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch across, ch 1; turn – 37 hdc.

Row 2: Hdc in each hdc across.
Fasten off.

With D, ch 11.
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch across, ch 1; turn – 10 hdc.

Row 2: Hdc in each hdc across.
Fasten off.

Using photo as a guide, sew nose in place with B. With C, embroider French knots for mouth and satin st eyes. With D, sew scarf around bottom of wrap about ½"
(13 mm) up.
Gather middle of tie together and sew to scarf. Sew button in place on back of wrap.
Weave in ends.

(4 medium) RED HEART® Super Saver®: Art. E300 available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multi color, fleck and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m) skeins.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es).


If you'd like to see more holiday patterns, take a look at the new "Have a Red Heart Holiday: 20 Knit & Crochet Gifts and Decorating Ideas" eBook from Red Heart Yarns.

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What a happy little guy. He makes me smile just looking at him. I just have to make some for my friends. I know my brother and his wife would like them. One with a red scarf and one with a blue scarf so they won't get into discussions over them. And of course one with a lavender scarf for myself!

Great little gift.....although, I have a question about the assembly. Please advise me if the white body is sewn together, because I only see a button....and how would that keep the Mug Hug on? Thank you!


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