This pattern is intended for personal use only. I have no affiliation with WB, JK Rowling, Harry Potter, or any other witch/wizard in the wizarding world. I’m just a girl with a crochet hook expressing my love for the series.
If you know me at all you know that there are two things in life I absolutely adore.. Harry Potter and crochet. 🤗🤗 Proud Ravenclaw here! So I decided to merge the two with this delightfully bookish and nerdy project. Does it sound right up your alley.. or the diagon..alley? 😂😂 Sorry bad muggle joke! Keep reading, I won’t use anymore witchy puns….
So what I ended up creating was a mug rug themed to each Hogwarts House. What is a mug rug you ask? It’s basically a rectangular coaster for a mug. Hmm, maybe that was self explanatory.
So my first debate was what type of crochet stitch should I use to make this pattern. I had been using the mini C2C method recently for a pattern I created for Happily Hooked Magazine called the Bunny Butt Pillow. And I thought it would be a great way to show off the house colors in bold stripes. Also, to give it some interesting texture as well. One thing I really love about mini C2C is the way the HDC’s lay in different directions and give it a scrumptious feeling.
So you might be wondering what this technique is. It’s basically a way to work from one corner of a project to another. It can be worked in a square like the pillow below, or a rectangle. It’s really useful to create pictures and many people choose to use this technique for crocheting afghans. Here’s an example of what it can look like when used to create a picture. Hi bunny butt!
To make the Mug Rugs we are using the mini C2C method. I’m linking a video tutorial which will explain how to use this method of crochet. Instead of using DC (like it’s big brother the regular ol’ C2C method), the mini version uses HDC. This means the little pixel squares will be smaller. Check it out to see how to get started.
Okay so let’s get started! But first, here’s a closer look at some of the colors and more of this amazing texture!
For this pattern you will need:
- A size F hook
- embroidery needle
- Knit picks Shine Sport Yarn. I used these colors to match the Hogwarts Houses (Dandelion and Black for Hufflepuff ; Platinum and Macaw for Slytherin; Robot and French Blue for Ravenclaw) I also used Comfy Sport Yarn in Gold and Currant for Gryffindor however, this yarn has been discontinued. So I’m currently on the hunt to replace them. I’ll update when I find a nice alternative.
- Please note I used cotton yarn so that if you have a hot mug the yarn will not transfer heat and if you have a cold drink that is sweating, the yarn won’t go all mushy from the water.
To begin, make sure to review the mini C2C technique above. I’m primarily adding this pattern thinking that you, as a crocheter, already know the basics of crochet and basics of the C2C method. I didn’t want to make a tutorial for this technique since there are so many great ones already out there. I provided a link to one I found helpful when first learning this method. I hope it is helpful when you are making this mug rug! You can also search YouTube for other tutorials as there are scads of them.
For my Mug Rug pattern I am providing the graph/chart that I created. Start in the box labeled 1 in the bottom right hand corner. Odd rows are worked down and even rows are worked up (look at the arrows provided). This rug is a rectangle so you will increase further on one side than the other. On the chart I have indicated where to start decreasing. On the short side it will begin on Row 11 in the first square, while the other side will continue increasing. You will decrease the long side starting at Row 14.
Below the graph is the written instructions, I am using green and silver as the example. If you are using other colors just make a note of it so you don’t forget.
Mug Rug Graph
Green = G, Silver = S // using HDC stitch
- Row 1 (WS): 1S
- Row 2: 2G
- Row 3: 3G
- Row 4: 4S
- Row 5: 5S
- Row 6: 6G
- Row 7: 7G
- Row 8: 8S
- Row 9: 9S
- Row 10: 10G
- Row 11:CORNER start with decreases on this side only 10G
- Row 12: 10S
- Row 13: 10S
- Row 14: CORNER decreases begin on this side too 9G
- Row 15: 8G
- Row 16: 7S
- Row 17: 6S
- Row 18: 5G
- Row 19: 4G
- Row 20: 3S
- Row 21: 2S
- Row 22: 1G
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Now if you would like to add some tassels to the ends you can do so now. I cut 4 inch strands (24 strands of each color) and used two of each color in every color block at the end. So this ended up as 6 tassels on each side.
To make the tassel:
- Take your 4 strands of yarn and hold it length wise and fold in half
- Insert your hook through the edge of the mug rug and hook through the middle of the 4 strands. Pull through to form a loop
- YO with all the ends and pull through the loop. Pull tight. Trim if needed.
- Do this 6 times on each end. (Feel free to make the tassels fuller or thinner by adding or subtracting yarn.)
- You might need to size up on the hook to get all 4 strands through.
Now you are all done! Enjoy your new mug rug!
If you tried this pattern, let me know your thoughts in the comments, or talk about how much you love HP. Tag your projects using #hogwartsmugrugs on Instagram so I can see your finished creations.
Thanks everyone! Happy Crocheting!
And as always, don’t let the muggles get you down.