11 October 2021

Yoda Best

I actually have a snowflake pattern almost ready for today, but this Saturday is an important holiday, especially since we couldn't celebrate last year. (I sent cards.)

I wasn't sure I'd be able to finish my idea to thank my bosses for keeping me as an employee because it's fourth quarter, and I'm working through lunch most days and working late almost every night. Saturday, I spent ten hours on a project for my daughter (and am SO thankful now it's done and out of my hair!!!), and I finally finished up all four of my gifts by 9:30 last night.

Talk about cutting it close! They need to be in the mail today!!!

For my mug cozies (which technically aren't mug cozies, which would not be worked in the round and would button together through the mug handles, I pulled scrap worsted yarn from my stash.

I had no black shank buttons for eyes, but I had a handful of white. So I colored them with a black Sharpie. (Why couldn't Yoda have had blue eyes?!? I had plenty of blue shank buttons!!!)

This project is designed to fit a large paper coffee (or hot chocolate) cup from most coffee shops and is worked using two strands of worsted throughout. I wrote the pattern late last night, so it hasn't been tested. If you make one of these super-quick gifts, please check the fit on the intended cup often. If the cozy is too tight, add a stitch or two. If the cozy is too loose, use fewer stitches.

You may do whatever you'd like with cozies you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Finished Size: 3/5 inches tall, 4.5 inches wide laid flat
Materials: Size H crochet hook, scraps of yarn in two colors (using double strand), 2.5- to .75-inch buttons, sewing needle, sewing thread to match either buttons or yarn face color

Yoda Best Mug Cozy Instructions

Using 2 strands of tan, brown or desired clothing color, ch 21. (I used brown and tan.) Taking care not to twist work, sl st in 1st ch to create a ring. Check fit of intended cup. Add or subtract stitches as necessary for a snug fit.

Round 1: 1 sc in each ch around. Do not join.
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Round 2: 1 sc in each sc around. Do not join on this or any of the following rounds until end of project.

Round 3: 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc around, .

Rounds 4-5: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3.

Round 6: Draw up loop through next st, join two strands of green or face color; yo and draw through both loops on hook. 1 sc in each sc around, burying ends as you go.

Round 7: 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc around, .

Round 8: 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 9: 1 sc in next sc, ch 7, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch (ear made), 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, ch 7, work another ear same as previous ear, 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 10: 1 sc in each sc around; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Sew on button eyes. Buttons also may be strung onto green yarn and worked into crochet as you go, but I opted to sew them on with needle and thread rather than trying to thread the yarn through the button shanks.

Your project is ready for gifting! If desired, cut out a cup-shape from white cardboard and insert into mug cozy with desired greeting. If desired, you also may slip in a bar or handmade soap or a gift certificate to the recipient's favorite coffee shop.

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Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

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