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The weather has been kind to us and the sun has been shining abundantly this past weekend. It does great things for my mood! That’s why I sat down and designed a new mug cozy. This one is seriously cute. The easter bunny mug cozy makes for a great last-minute gift!
The pompom-for-butt is my favourite part of this project ;) But the edible photo props were a close second! This mug cozy is really quick and easy to make, in about two hours it can be finished.
You’ll need the following materials:
- Crochet hook 3.5mm (US size E/4)
- Button to fasten the cozy
- 3 colours of Scheepjes Cotton 8: 1 skein 719 bright pink (A), 1 skein of 502 white (B) and 1 skein of 718 light pink (C).
- A pompom maker, or two cardboard circles to do it the old-fashioned way
Stitches and abbreviations (US terms):
- ch: chain
- ss: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- p: picot (ch2, put hook through 1st ch, yarn over, pull back through all loops on hook)
This mug cozy has been made for a mug that’s 8 cm in diameter and 9,5 cm in height. You can easily adjust this to a mug of any size by simple altering the amount of chains in the starting chain or to add a couple of extra rows.
Easter bunny mug cozy pattern
R1: with A, ch44 + 1 turning ch, turn work.
R2: 44 hdc, join with ss to first hdc.
R3: ss to next stitch, 42 hdc, ch1, turn work.
R4-15: 42 hdc, ch1, turn work.
R16: ch11, 42 hdc, fasten off.
N.B. The ch11 in R16 are depending on the size of the button. A large button requires more chains to fit.
Ears (make 2)
R1: with C, ch 10 + 1 turning ch, turn work.
R2: 5ss, 4sc, (5hdc in 1 st), turn chain so you’re working in the other side of the chain, 4sc, 5ss, cut yarn.
R3: Join with B in the first ss of R2. 10hdc, 2hdc in 1 st, (hdc, p, hdc in 1 st), 2hdc in 1 st, 10hdc, cut yarn and fasten off all loose ends.
following the instructions on your pompom maker (or these crafty tips), make a small pompom (approx. 3-4 cm in diameter) for the butt.
To make the ears stand up straight, I used an ironing stiffening spray before assembly. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions in this pattern to make them even more stiff with wallpaper assembly glue.
With A, sew the button on the cozy. with B, sew the pompom on the back of the cozy (the part where the chain-string is). Next, loosely place your ears on the opposite side of the cozy. Make sure the ears are aligned left and right from the pompon and the lower part of the ears is approximately 3 rows from the top. If you’re happy with the alignment, sew them on tight with B.