During the hot days in the Summer I love to make small, quick projects, it’s a great time to prep for Fall markets and and gift giving too. For the Summer Quickies Crochet Along hosted by CALCentral I designed the cute and quick Caia Mug Rug. Perfect all year long and will make great gifts in sets of four!
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It’s All About That Texture
The Caia Mug Rug uses the Single Crochet Cluster Stitch giving it great texture and visual appeal.
The pattern is worked back and forth in rows and is easy to customize the size to your preference.
You can add tassels for that whimsical feel, or leave them off for a more modern vibe.
The Tester Pictures
I just adore seeing the tester photos come in, and this test did not dissapoint!
Some of the yarns they used included: I Love This Cotton, Knit Picks Dishie, Lily Sugar and Cream, and Lion Brand Pima Cotton
Caia Mug Rug Pattern
- Approx. 20 – 25 yds of #4 weight yarn, per mug rug. I used *Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
- US size H/8 – 5.0mm crochet hook, I used my fave *Furls Odyssey
- *Yarn needle
- *Tape measure
Easy – Intermediate
Laid flat – 5.5″ x 4″ (not including tassels, unblocked)
- ch – Chain
- sc – Single Crochet
- sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together
- chsp(s) – Chain Space(s)
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- sk – Skip
- US Terminology
- All ch1 do not count as a stitch
- The size can be adjusted by adding additional rows or increasing the beginning ch using multiples of 2
- Adding tassels is optional
- *-* denotes repeat sequence
For additional help with the Single Crochet Cluster Stitch see these two tutorials:
Written and Photo: https://www.throughtheloopyc.com/learn-the- single-crochet-cluster-stitch/
Caia Mug Rug
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook, *ch1, sk 1 ch, sc into the next ch*, repeat across, ch1, turn (11).
Row 2: Sc into the first st, ch1, sc2tog by inserting your hook into the next 2 chsps, ch1, *sc2tog inserting hook 1st into same chsp as previous st then into next chsp, ch1*, repeat across, sc into the last st, ch1, turn (11).
Row 3: Sc into the first st, ch1, *sk 1 ch, sc into the next st, ch1*, repeat across, sc into the last st, ch1, turn (11).
Row 4 – 13 : Repeat alternating Row 2 and 3. After row 13, tie off.
Cut your desired amount of tassels about 5-6″ long. Attach to the ends of the mug rug, trim if necessary.
The number of tassels is completely up to your desired taste! For reference I used approximately 13 for each side, one for the end of each row.
You can also include your ends in as tassels.
Weave in all ends, if you did not use tassels, block if desired, and you’re done!
There you have it! Your very own Caia Mug Rug!
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