Monday, November 10, 2014

Red mug with cozies buttons - Kόκκινη κούπα με χαρούμενα κουμπάκια

 Red mug with cozies buttons 

I knitted this mug with inspiration of the Val Pierce book from Search Press, "20 knitted Mug Hugs". I received that book in my travelling box, in Ravelry community. I hope to be source for inspiration, for new happily projects.


  • 1 ball red knitting yarn 
  • 2 lilac small buttons
  • 2 yellow small buttons
  • 2 pink small buttons
  • 2 blue light small buttons
  • 1 plain white button.


  • 1pair 4.00mm knitting needles 


  • Cast on 7stiches
  • Knit 2 rows
  • Continue in garter stitch
  • Increase 1 stitch at each first stitch of the row . Until you have 18 stitches.

Proceed in garter stitch and continue pattern as follow:

  • R1 knit
  • R2 Knit
  • Continue in garter stitch
  • Increase 1 stitch at each end of next row until 18 stiches .
  • Proceed in GS and block pattern as follows
  • R1: knit
  • R2: K3,P6,K9
  • R3-8:rep rows 1 & 2 three times
  • Rows 9-11 knit
  • Row12: knit to last 9sts,P6,K3
  • Row 13-18: rep rows 11 and 12 , 3 times
  • Row 19-20 knit
  • Rows 1-20 twice, then rep rows 1-10 once.
  • Continue in GS and shape buttonhole end:
  • Dec 1st at each and of next and every alt row until 11sts on needles.
  • Next row: knit knitting into yrn of previous row.
  • Continue to dec as before until 7 sts rem.
  • Knit 2 rows
  • Cast off.

To make up
Work in all ends neatly. Sew buttons into the center of  the squares, as shown in the photograph . Sew the white bigger button on to the end of the mug hug to correspond with the buttonhole at the other end. 

Measurements: 23 x 8cm

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