Crochet mug cozy in a taupe color and flower button.


The simply elegant design I created using the waistcoat or AKA knit stitch. It has been a favorite of mine for quite some time now.

Using it creates close-knit stitches which are ideal for keeping your hands safe from the hot cup of Joe or tea. No matter the season these are great to use year-round! Perfect as gifts! I added a small/medium-sized button with rhinestones but you can add any kind of button! That is what I love about sharing, everyone makes it their own kind of beautiful!

I use the Bernat baby cotton yarn because it is soft and it gives the stitches a good definition. I always seem to reach out for this cup cozy the most!


  • H-8 5.00mm 
  • Bernat Softee Baby Cotton Yarn (Feather Gray)
  • yarn needle 
  • button. I found mine at Joann’s 
  • scissors
  • ruler or measuring tape


9 st = 4 inches

8 rows = 4 inches


  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • KS -I am using this abbreviation for the waistcoat stitch that looks knit.
  • The best description of the waistcoat stitch I found is at Daisy Farm Crafts

Notes: This stitch works best when tension is loose and not so tight.


Ch. 11

1. SC in the next stitch from the hook and the next 9 sts as loosely as possible.

2. SC across (10) CH 1, turn.

3. *KS across. CH 1, turn.

*Continue until the cozy reaches 10 1/2 inches in length. Ch 1, turn.

This next step is forming the strap at the end of the cozy that will wrap around including the buttonhole to secure it closed.

4. Sl st in the first 3 stitches, *SC in the next 4, ch 1, turn.

5. Using the waistcoat stitch keep crocheting up the row until it measures 2 inches. Ch 1, turn.

6. SC in the first stitch, chain 3, skip 2 st, SC in the last stitch. (this is creating the buttonhole)

7. SC all around the edge of the cozy until you reach the first SC but do not fasten off yet.

Slip stitch around the edge one last time for a pretty finishing touch. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Attach the button 4 rows from the bottom or place the cozy on the cup to make sure where it needs to be placed. It may be a little tight but that will help ensure it not slipping up and down the mug.

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Thank you for joining me and happy crocheting!

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