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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mug Rug - Knit

Good morning,

I got this brilliant idea from my blog friend Marit Johanne of Marits Hobbyblogg.

Marit makes little quilts as mug rugs.   Her little rugs are a place to park your mug with an area for a cookie or other snack, too.  They are absolutely darling in addition to being so convenient and fun.

I made this while sitting out on a ship with only one ball of cotton yarn left; this is a knit version of a mug rug.  I wanted to use cotton so that the little "rug" could be machine washed and dried.  I used a yarn forward stitch to add a little depth to the design to make it more absorbent than a single layer.  

So, if you want to try a knit version of my glorified coaster that is big enough to accommodate a little snack as well as a mug, the pattern is below. 

Ladders Mug Rug - Knit

Finished size: 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Size 6 needles, Lily Sugar N Cream - 1 2 oz. ball

Special Stitches:

yf = yarn forward

yb = yarn back

Cast on 28 st.

Side border is 4 st k every row

Bottom Border: row 1 - 4 knit

Row 5: knit

Row 6: k4, place marker, p20, place marker, k4

Row 7: k4, slip marker, k1, *yf, slip 3, yb, k2. Repeat from * twice. yf, slip 3, yb, k1, slip marker, k4.

Row 8: k4, p20, k4

Rows 9 and 10: Repeat rows 7 and 8.

Row 11: knit

Row 12: k4, p20, k4.

Repeat rows 7 - 12 five times.

Repeat rows 7 and 8 twice.

Knit 4 rows.

Bind off.



Jenny said...

Very cute, but you are sadly missing the snack for your mug rug! Maybe a piece of that scrumptious-looking cranberry bread.

Judy said...

I love the pattern of your mug-rug. Thanks for sharing it...It looks like the perfect project to do in the car.

Lady Jane said...

Thanks for the pattern Lois. That is a great idea. I am going to make some for the porch in the colors I am redoing it in. Cool. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

So cute those little Mug rugs and such a good practical item!! Everyone should have at least 6 !! Including me!! and a piece or two of your bread please...yum...debbie

Anonymous said...

Mug rugs... that is too cuuute! Great job, too! =)

Montanagirl said...

Very cute idea. A Mug Rug: I like it!

Wanda..... said...

What a cute idea and name for it. I'll have to pass on the Mug Rug idea to my sister.

Karen said...

such a good idea Lois and as you say it can be washed and dried easily.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Oh yes, it's really a good idea.
You have a great blog.
Greetings from Switzerland

Kelly said...

Hehehe...I love that name, "mug rug!" Very cool...

Elaine said...

A good idea and a very nice knit pattern. You definitely need the snack on the rug with the mug!