Hot Chocolate in a Cosy Mug Cosy.

Hello,

I am very excited today to be revealing my Christmas Mug Cosies……….Yes it is that time of year and with Halloween just round the corner. My mind, home and every available hidey hole is stuffed with wool and Christmas themed works in progress much to my husband’s horror.

Very excitingly the patterns are original to me with the exception of my sewn on snowflakes. Which I sourced from a free pattern published by The New Crochet. It is published as being a Lacey Star but I have used it as a snowflake. If you remember from one of my older posts about test running mug cosy patterns (Planning and Prepping for the Xmas Period), they have come rather a long way and I certainly have a couple of favourites out of my creations.

My first attempt at winging a mug cosy.
My first attempt at winging a mug cosy.

My first style of cosy is a cheery and festive one in a bright shade of red bordered in white with three small Christmas Trees decorating them. They are finished off with a black button. Now when I compare this design to some of the others, they do look homemade but after all that it the point! On a side note I have fallen in love with Aran wool. It is just so thick and cosy feeling. DK now feels puny and rather thin in comparison.

Red Aran wool in use.
Red Aran wool in use.
Ta-Da my first born cosy.
Ta-Da my first born cosy.

I felt rather proud of my little crochet trees until somebody said ‘oh that’s what they are….trees!’. However after licking my wounded pride, I am still claiming them to be little Christmas Trees. They look even fancier with all of the trimmings inside the mug too.

Red Christmas Tree Cosy
Red Christmas Tree Cosy

My second design did borrow a snowflake/star pattern from somebody else as mentioned above but again I liked the red themed and continued it on into this set of cosies too. All of the wool used in my cosies is from the Stylecraft Special range that I purchased through Wool Warehouse (Aran or DK).

I started off with a little pile of snowflakes and then created my red cosies in a granny stitch this time as opposed to the plain old rows of double crochet stitches that made up my previous design. The black button did make another appearance. You can’t beat a good black button in my opinion.

Little pile of snowflakes.
Little pile of snowflakes.
The fiddly process of sewing them on. I ended up pinning them in place first.
The fiddly process of sewing them on. I ended up pinning them in place first.
Red Snowflake Cosy
Red Snowflake Cosy

Now my third design is probably one of my favourites and unintentionally came out looking rather fancy pants in my opinion. I also tried and tested a new stitch that has now been firmly added to my repertoire. The V-stitch is a stitch, that I had seen mentioned a lot and recommended for blankets and scarfs. So figured I’d give it a go with my cosies. I loved it and there is most definitely a blanket in this stitch’s future. It’s not just the pattern of this cosy though, I think the big chunky button really finishes it off.

Darning in ends. Who else hates this part as much as I do!
Darning in ends. Who else hates this part as much as I do!
My production line in work.
My production line in work.
The finished article.
The finished article.

The fourth design was a surprise to me in the sense that I didn’t think I was going to like it. Unlike the rest of my cosies it is made from DK wool, and I felt it would lose it’s cosiness being less chunky than it’s comrades. I also worried that my choice of button would make them look somewhat naff. Yet I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Simple works! And the snowflake button just adds that little bit of festive charm.

The fourth and final design.
The fourth and final design.

Each mug cosy contains a mug, a hot chocolate stick, a candy cane and a little cone of mini-marshmallows. For the bargain price of £9.99 these little gems will make a fabulous stocking filler or a nice Secret Santa gift. Or even just a present for yourself to snuggle up with on a warm winters evening.

Each if these unique designs are now for sale at PiggyBlankets UK on Etsy. The full collection can be seen below.

The Mug Cosy Set
The Mug Cosy Set

I hope you love these cosy cosies as much as I do. But I’m afraid that that is it from me today. It has been a post mostly filled with pictures but pictures often do a far better job of telling a story that words can.

Speak to you soon.

Wishing you well.

Stay At Home Piggy.

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