Our Crochet Cancer Challenge pattern for 2020 is the Robin Beanie. If you joined us last year you will know that we highlighted colon cancer which is a royal blue ribbon. We are supporting the same cancer this year. You see, this time last year…
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Our Robin collection continues to grow with the release of Robin’s Scarf. This is a timeless unisex design that looks great in any colour yarn. Its a lovely warm piece so it make a great Christmas gift when the weather in the Northern Hemisphere is…
N Stitch Crochet Mug Cozy Pattern
The N Stitch crochet mug cozy is exactly what it says – its a mug cozy made using the N stitch.
You need this N Stitch Mug Cozy! Also called mug rugs, these are great scrap busters. They made great gifts for just about anyone – relatives, friends, teachers, house-warming gifts, donations… And they are a cute addition to hampers.
Here in the UK people drink hot drinks all year round. We are known for our love of a nice cup of hot tea after all! So, on those meh days these are great when you just want to pop on that oversized sweater and curl up with a book or movie and your favourite hot beverage.
Have you tried the N stitch?
We originally used it in the farmhouse spa set. And it wasn’t until we were asked to use this set for a CAL in another group that we realised how many people had not heard of this stitch! I mean, it’s gorgeous. And it’s not as complicated as it looks. It requires you to know how to do a half double crochet and a slip stitch.
We also use this stitch in our Shades of Spring afghan. Again, most of our testers hadn’t come across it before. One, a designer friend, went on to use it in a design for a preemie hat and blanket. There was a good four or five stitches that none of the testers had come across in the afghan. But they enjoyed them all! It made us realise just how many stitches there are that are under-used and under-appreciated by designers.
To work this pattern you will need:
Finished size – approx 10.5’’ (including the tab) x 3’’
To make it larger increase row 1 by multiples of 2.
How to work the N Stitch
The N stitch is worked over two stitches. Skip the first stitch,
hdc in the next stitch,
working into the skipped stitch, insert hook from top to bottom of front loop only,
yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru ONE loop, yo,
insert hook back into the stitch you did the first hdc, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Isn’t the texture wonderful?
We have a video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel.
You can also find the right handed tutorial here.
The left handed tutorial is here.
We are currently ensuring that all of our tutorials now come with a left handed version to make learning more accessible to everyone. Please feel free to subscribe to our channel – we have lots of plans for it this year!
This pattern is a great stash buster! It was featured in week 3 of the Stash busting challenge (which is now finished). Although, you can find a round up of all of the patterns which were included that week by clicking on the button below. Many of the patterns have free versions on the blog posts too 🙂