Braided Mug Cozy


Beautiful textured mug cozy

Mug cozies are great at keeping your drinks warm when you are outside. This pretty mug cozy is worked in 4 ply yarn and features a simple braided cable pattern that adds detail and warmth. It will fit a standard mug size.


One size measuring 22 x 7 cm (9 x 3″)

To fit mug size – 8 cm (3.2″) diameter


Fingering weight yarn

Shown in Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi (178 m per 50g ball; 80% merino, 20% nylon), colourway 107 autumnal rainbow

46 m (50 yards)

Needles & Notions:

2.25 mm (US 1) knitting needles

2.25 mm (US B) crochet hook

1 buttons 1.5 cm (0.75") diameter

Cable needle

Sewing needle


36 stitches and 48 rows per 10cm x 10cm measured over stocking stitch

Skills required:

Knit and purl stitches

Casting on and binding off

Increase and decrease stitches


Crochet chain

Pattern information:

Originally published August 2011.

Current version: Braided_Mug_Cozy_v2.pdf

PDF file size: 10.6 MB

 Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Sarah Alderson


This is a free instant PDF pattern download, not a finished item. The file will open when you click on the download link above.