This Crochet Father’s Day Mustache and Bow Tie Mug Cuff is the perfect project for advanced beginners who have mastered the basic stitches and crochet techniques.
The finished project is intended to fit a basic coffee mug, but can be easily modified to fit any size mug.
This pattern is written using U.S. Crochet Terms.
This project may be made with any type of yarn and any size hook you are comfortable with. You will, however, need to modify the number of stitches and rows you crochet, based on yarn and hook size. The pattern, as written, uses the number of stitches and rows used to make the Grey with Black Trim Mug Cuff.
Grey Crochet Mug Cuff – make exactly as pattern (depending on the tension of your stitches)
Clover 1045/G Purple Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm
Main Color – Simply Soft Heather Yarn-Soft Grey
Trim and mustache – Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn (3-Pack) ~ BLACK
Bow Tie – Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 6 Ounces/315 Yards, Autumn Red
Blue Variated mug cuff – (45 stitches instead of 40. 18 rows instead of 16.)
Clover Soft Touch 3.75-mm Crochet Hooks, Size F
Main Color – Caron Simply Soft Paints Yarn, Single Ball, 4 Ounce, Peacock Feather
Trim – Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 6 Ounces/315 Yards, Autumn Red
Mustache – Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn (3-Pack) ~ BLACK
Bow Tie – Caron Simply Soft Light Yarn, 3 Ounce, Pumpkin
Camo mug cuff – (35 stitches instead of 40. 13 rows instead of 16.)
Clover 1048/I Green Amour Crochet Hook, Size I, 5.5mm – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008J140U8/
Main Color – Yarn Red Heart Super Saver 0971 Camouflage 5 oz
Trim – RED HEART Super Saver Jumbo Yarn, Frosty Green
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS:
ST – Stitch
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
TC – Triple Crochet (for Bow Tie)
CH 40 (or length needed to reach around the cup you are making this for).
Being VERY careful to keep the chain straight, SL ST into first CH of 40. CH 1.
Row 1 – SC in each of the chains around, being VERY careful to keep your work straight, for a total of 40 SC. SL ST into first SC. CH 1.
Row 2 – SC in each of the SC from previous row for a total of 40. SL ST into first SC in row. CH 1.
Row 3 – SC in each of the SC from previous row for a total of 40. DO NOT SLIP STITCH at the end. CH 1 and turn.
Row 4-14 – SC in each of the SC from previous row for a total of 40. CH 1 and turn.
(Continue until cozy is tall enough to enclose cup handle. On first row that falls above cup handle, SL ST into first stitch of that row. CH 1. Don’t turn.)
Row 15 – SC in each of the SC from previous row for a total of 40. SL ST into first SC in row. CH 1.
Row 16 – SC in each of the SC from previous row for a total of 40. SL sT into first SC in row. Tie off.
TRIM – SC in each stitch around top and bottom of cuff in color of choice. Tie off.
BOW TIE – CH 5. Place 4 TC in the first chain. CH 4 and SL ST into that same first chain. CH 4 and place 4 more TC in that first chain. CH 4 and SL ST into that first chain. Pull yarn long enough to wrap multiple times around center of Bow Tie. Weave in end.
MUSTACHE – You can find the mustache pattern at http://www.makeandtakes.com/crochet-mustache-pattern
The Father’s Day Mug Cuff Would also be super-cute with your dad’s initials or just the word “DAD”. Find the Moogly Free Alphabet Patterns here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-moogly-crochet-alphabet/
And for the dad who likes to keep things simple, using a heavier yarn gives a more rugged appearance, as with the Camo example.
I hope you have an amazing time creating!