Holiday Mug Rugs Free Knit Pattern

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You know I can't get enough of all the holiday home decor and my little hamster buddy, Marlow. I have to say, while the Holiday Mug Rugs are for warm drinks, I could see using one as a rug for Marlows little house. He does seem to like the festive colors.

Holiday Mug Rug Knit

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Holiday Mug Rug Knit

Hey hold on a second little Marlow! Where are you going?

Marlow is ready to jump right in, are you? Before you get started, take a moment to hop on over to Ways to Colorwork in Crochet. Learn about the different ways to do crochet color-work but also for a freebie!

The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!

Holiday Mug Rug Knit
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Holiday Mug Rug Supplies

Knitting Needle:
5.5 mm (9), Knit Picks Needles

Notions:
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Yarn:
We Crochet Brava Bulky

In colorways: Cream, Dublin & Wine

Yardage:
• Approx. 30 Yards [28 meters] per rug

Abbreviations/Stitches:
k- knit
p- purl
RS- Right Side
WS- Wrong Side

Gauge:
13 sts and 17 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Measurements/Sizes:
6.5 inches (16.5 cm) wide
5 inches (13 cm) tall
Without fringe

Skill Level:
Easy/Advanced Beginner

Holiday Mug Rugs Notes

  • Please note, matching gauge both horizontal and vertical can be difficult. Extra rows can be added at the top if needed so it is more important to match the stitch gauge versus the row gauge.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in rows.
  • Since there are a wrong side and a right side to the mug rugs, I used a combination of intarsia and carrying yarn across the back for the color work. Experiment and see what works best for you.
  • Please visit https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/ for a full tutorial on colorwork as well as a FREE Sheep Yarn Bobbin Printable to assist you with this project. No one loves tangles.
  • On the RS knit the knit sttiches, on the WS purl the knit sts.
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Holiday Mug Rugs Instructions

Green Tree Mug Rug

Dublin (Color A)

Cream (Color B)

← Row 1 [RS]: (Color A) Cast on 21 stitches with the long tail or cable cast on.

→ Row 2 [WS]: *(Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1*; repeat from * to * until last sts, Color A 

← Row 3 [RS]: (Color B) x 21 

→ Row 4 [WS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 4,

(Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1 

← Row 5 [RS]: (Color B) x 10, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 10 

→ Row 6 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3 ← Row 7 [RS]: (Color B) x 6, (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 6 

→ Row 8 [WS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1  ← Row 9 [RS]: (Color B) x 8, (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 8 

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3

← Row 11 [RS]: (Color B) x 10, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 10 

→ Row 12 [WS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1 ← Row 13 [RS]: (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 7 

→ Row 14 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3 ← Row 15 [RS]: (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 9 

→ Row 16 [WS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x

4, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1 

← Row 17 [RS]: (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 9 

→ Row 18 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x

2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3 

← Row 19 [RS]: (Color B) x 21 

→ Row 20 [WS]: (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A)

x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1 

← Row 21 [RS]: Bind Off (Color A) x 21

To create a twisted fringe, visit this blog post: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-make-twistedfringe/

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Red Fair Isle Mug Rug

Wine (Color A)

Cream (Color B)

← Row 1 [RS]: (Color A) Cast on 21 stitches with the long tail or cable cast on.

→ Row 2 [WS]: *(Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1*; repeat from * to * until last sts, Color A 

← Row 3 [RS]: (Color B) x 21 

→ Row 4 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2,

(Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3 

← Row 5 [RS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 3,

(Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1 

→ Row 6 [WS]: (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 1,

(Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 5 

← Row 7 [RS]: (Color B) x 6, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 6 

→ Row 8 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 1,

(Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 3 

← Row 9 [RS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1,

(Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1  

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 5 

← Row 11 [RS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 6, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 6, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3 

→ Row 12 [WS]: (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 5 

← Row 13 [RS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1,

(Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1 

→ Row 14 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x

1, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 3 

← Row 15 [RS]: (Color B) x 6, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 6 

→ Row 16 [WS]: (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x

1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 5 

← Row 17 [RS]: (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 3,

(Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1 

→ Row 18 [WS]: (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x

2, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3 

← Row 19 [RS]: (Color B) x 21 

→ Row 20 [WS]: (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x

1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x

1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Purl Color A) x 1, (Color A) x 1 

← Row 21 [RS]: Bind Off (Color A) x 21

To create a twisted fringe, visit this blog post: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-make-twisted-fringe/

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Knit Fair Isle Christmas

Deer Mug Rug

Wine (Color A)

Cream (Color B)

← Row 1 [RS]: (Color A) Cast on using the Alternating Calbe Cast on 1x1 Ribbing.

→ Row 2 [WS]: (Color A) x 21 

← Row 3 [RS]: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 9 

→ Row 4 [WS]: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 8 

← Row 5 [RS]: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 8 

→ Row 6 [WS]: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 8 

← Row 7 [RS]: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 8 

→ Row 8 [WS]: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 7 

← Row 9 [RS]: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 7 

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 7 

← Row 11 [RS]: (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 5 

→ Row 12 [WS]: (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 1, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 4 

← Row 13 [RS]: (Color A) x 4, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x

2, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 4 

→ Row 14 [WS]: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 7 

← Row 15 [RS]: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 2, (Color A) x 6 

→ Row 16 [WS]: (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 4, (Color A) x 3 

← Row 17 [RS]: (Color A) x 3, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 2, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x

2, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 3 

→ Row 18 [WS]: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 7 

← Row 19 [RS]: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 7 

→ Row 20 [WS]: (Color A) x 21 

← Row 21 [RS]: Bind Off (Color A) in 1 x 1 rib

To create a twisted fringe, visit this blog post: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-make-twistedfringe/

Knit Deer Mug Rug
Knit Deer Mug Rug

Finishing With Twisted Fringe

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