Do you need a quick gift? This Christmas season has been crazy-busy, but I promised I would share the pattern for the t-shirt crochet coffee mug wrap, so here it is. Finally!
Things You Will Need:
One adult-size t-shirt
Crochet hook, size N
Needle and thread
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
sk = skip
Preparing the T-Shirt Yarn:
Lay an adult-size t-shirt on your work surface. Cut off the hem. Cut across the t-shirt body from one armpit to the other. Set the top of the t-shirt aside. The remaining tube from the body will be your yarn.
Starting at one end of the yarn strip and working to the other, stretch the strip. The stretched t-shirt strip will curl naturally into a yarn cord.
Crocheting the Mug Wrap:
Working up the other side of the foundation ch, 2 sc in the remaining loop of the first ch. Sc once in each of the next 25 chs, 2 sc in the last ch. Do not join. You will work in continuous rounds. Attach a safety pin to mark the beginning of the round.
2 sc in the back loop of the first sc. Sc once in the back loops of each sc to the end of the first side. 2 sc in the back loop of the last st on the end. Ch 2. Sk one sc, 2 sc in the back loop of the next sc. Buttonhole made. Sc once in the back loops of each sc to the end of the round. 2 sc in the back loops of the last sc of the round.
Place the wrap around a coffee mug, threading it through the handle. Stretch the wrap and overlap the ends. Place a pin on the end of the wrap that is directly below the buttonhole to mark. Remove the wrap from the mug. Choose a large button from your button collection.
Note: Variations in individual tension can effect the size of the wrap. If the wrap is too short to wrap around the mug, stretch and block the wrap to fit the mug with an overlap for the button. If the wrap is too large a bigger overlap is fine.