Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Knit Woven Mug Rug Pattern

I love mugs just as much as I love tea. Any mention of either makes me extremely happy! Sometimes I'll have cookies with my tea and the cork coasters I bought from Etsy aren't big enough for both. I decided it's time to make something bright and big enough to set my tea and cookies on. I threw a pattern together and knit my first mug rug.
I really like the woven look:
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream
Needle: US 7

CO 40 sts (or however many you'd like in multiples of 4) with the invisible cast on
The size of my rug is about 5" x 5-1/2". 

Begin woven cable stitch:
Row 1 (right side): *C4F; rep from * to end.
-C4F: Slip two stitches onto cable needle (I used a DPN) and hold to the front. Knit two sts off the left needle and then knit the two sts off cable needle.

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K2, *C4B; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2
-C4B: Slip two stitches onto cable needle and hold to the back. Knit two sts off the left needle and then knit the two sts off cable needle.

Row 4: Purl
Repeat rows 1-4 as many times you like.

For the edging I decided on the picot point bind off:

Multiple of 3 sts + 2 sts

Bind off 2 sts, *slip rem st from right needle to left needle, cast on 2sts, bind off 4 sts; rep from * to end and fasten off rem st.

I couldn't decide which edging I wanted to do when I casted on so there are a couple extra stitches at the end. I just casted on some and did another repeat.

In order for my cast on to look like my bind off, I undid the cast on, picked up the 40 stitches and did the same bind off method.

I quite like my little rug :) I'll most likely make a bigger one soon. Have you ever made a mug rug?


  1. knitting + tea = <3!
    Very cute mug rug - hope I'll find the time to make one in the summe :

    1. Thank you! Two of my favorite things :D I like this stitch a lot. This would also make a good dishcloth also since the reverse side is bumpy - scrubby. More are on my to-do list.