Friday, August 22, 2008

A Crocheted Tea Mug Cozy


You know, I have so many enablers in my tea habit, I will never get over this fondness for all things tea! Just in the past week, I've been e-mailed tips about where to find a great tea-infused cupcake recipe (my sister Rhonda), where to find a green tea Kit Kat bar (my blog reader friend Gerri), and where to find an adorable tea mug cozy (my friend Mandy at work). I know some of you think I'm far tea-wiser than is true, so I just wanted you to know that my associates deserve their due. And when Mandy sent me a link to a website featuring some adorable crocheted tea pot and tea mug cozies, I knew I would be trying to crochet one of these mug cozies for myself.

Here is what it looks like unbuttoned and off the mug. This wasn't hard to make at all. Basically, I just single crocheted rows of 10 stitches with a size H hook (crocheting only in back loops to get a ribbed effect) until I got the length I needed. I held it around my tea mug, and when I was almost to the handle, I decreased to 6 stitches to get the "fastener" portion that goes through the handle of the mug. Near the end, I chained across two stitches instead of single crocheting in order to leave the hole for the teacup button to fasten through. And to finish it off, I single crocheted around the whole thing. (I apologize to the non-crocheters, for whom this may be a foreign language. But if anyone is a crocheter and wants a little more specificity, just let me know and I'll try to write down the instructions this weekend and e-mail them to you.)


I'm so ready for fall, I think the idea of making a cozy little cozy really appealed to me. And what teabag did I use for evening sipping once the cozy was complete? Why, Cozy Chamomile of course!

UPDATE: I am afraid I didn't keep this pattern (no one was interested when I wrote this post years ago), so the pattern is no longer available. There are, however, plenty of similar patterns on Pinterest and on the internet. Good luck!

15 comments:

  1. Cute! Cute! Cute! With regard to the Green Tea Kit Kat bar, I first heard about these a year or so ago, but have never found a US source.

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  2. This is really cute! If only I could crochet - if only I had thetime to learn!

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  3. I, also love tea and I can crochet. Very nice. Are you familiar with the Teashop mysteries in Charleston by Laura Childs?

    Each one has a different tea in the title.

    Barbara

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  4. How adorable!! You are so clever. I love the cozy, i think they would make perfect gifts. Something so comforting about a warm cup/mug in my hand, this would further that comfort :-)!

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  5. Love the tea mug cozy, but I don't crochet. You didn't mention the web site, do they sell them? I have a picture of a green tea Hershey's bar on my squidoo page "Green Tea and Chocolate" Don't know where to buy that either! :(

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  6. Cozy Chamomile tea is like a comfy quilt. How clever to put sipping tea and crocheting together. Julie for Bigelow Tea

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  7. I LOVE that.

    I wish I could crochet, too.

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  8. Hi Angela, I was planning to knit my boss a cozy for his new giant mug. My crochet skills are v basic and i roughly understand the idea. I wonder if I could take you up on the offer of more detailed instructions. Thank you and regards, Karen

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  9. Heyyyyyy! This is an amazing piece of work! Its so cute! Do you mind posting/emailing the detailed instructions? I so wanna make this for my tea mug too..

    Thanks!

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  10. I love the crocheted tea mug!!! Is there any way to get the pattern here is my email: madrais7@yahoo.com. I would like to make it for my wedding. I would greatly appreciate it . Thanks
    Damaris Abreu

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  11. This is adorable and I too am a little new to crochet. If it's not too much trouble, could I get the pattern? Thanks so much!

    kellsart@yahoo.com

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  12. Thank you so much for this post about the tea cup cozy! I've been crocheting really cute ones for takeout coffee cups and today I tried making one with a button that can be used for a takeout cup OR a mug with a handle. SO cute! Thanks again! :-)

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  13. Thank you so much for this post about the tea cup cozy! I've been crocheting really cute ones for takeout coffee cups and today

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  14. Thank you so much for this post about the tea cup cozy! I've been crocheting really cute ones for takeout coffee cups and today

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  15. I love to drink my tea in glass mugs but it cools off too quickly..I'll have to try this using cotton yarn!! Thank you for the great idea. :)

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