Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy

This Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy is a free pattern here on my blog! These holiday mug cozies make quick crochet gift ideas! Below you'll find the free pattern and video tutorial!

This Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy is a free pattern here on my blog!

Pattern Design + Construction:

This free crochet pattern is quick to make and warms the heart along with your mug! The simple stitches used make this pattern great for beginners; the mustache is the most challenging portion, but it's only one row! It is sure to add a fun holiday touch to your morning brew.


The coffee cozy base is crocheted in flat rows to create a rectangle. The mustache is crocheted separately and attached to the cozy using a tapestry needle. The cozy is then seamed together using a tapestry needle. The finished coffee cozy measures approximately 3.5" tall by 4" wide when lying flat. This pattern can be adjusted to fit the width of your mug of choice (details further down).


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Yarn:

This free pattern is created using medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn. I really enjoy designing coffee cozies using worsted weight yarn since it wears well while also being soft and warm. It's the weight of yarn I consistently have on hand in a variety of colors. Below I've listed the specific brands and colors I've used, but you could easily substitute worsted weight as long as the ounces per gram are similar!

  • I Love This Yarn, Medium 4, 7 oz / 199 g, in the color Sungold

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color White

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Black

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Hot Red

Worsted Weight Yarn used for the Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy

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Stitches:

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Chain

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • DC - Double Crochet

  • TC - Triple Crochet (often referred to as treble crochet)

  • Slip Stitch


Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy - Free Pattern

These holiday mug cozies make quick crochet gift ideas!

For the printable, ad-free PDF version of this pattern, CLICK HERE.


To pin this pattern on Pinterest for later, CLICK HERE.


To follow along with the video tutorial, CLICK HERE.



Mug Size Adjustment

This pattern is designed to fit a standard Starbucks reusable mug. However, you can easily adjust your chain stitch amount on the base of the coffee cozy pattern to fit the mug of your choice! You'll chain the amount that fits perfectly around your mug + 1 chain stitch. For instance, if 32 stitches fit perfectly around your mug you will chain 33 and each row will be 32 stitches.

This fun holiday free pattern is great for beginners!

Coffee Sleeve Base:

With red yarn, chain 35


Rows 1-4: SC 34, chain 1 (34 stitches)

On the last stitch of the 4th row, switch to black leaving a long red tail.


Rows 5-6: SC 34, chain 1 (34 stitches)

On the last stitch of the 7th row, switch to red leaving a long black tail.


Rows 7-12: SC 34, chain 1 (34 stitches)

Tie off with a long tail and pull through the last chain 1 stitch to secure.



Santa's Belt Buckle:

Using gold yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch a cute little square belt buckle in the center of the black rows. Tie off on the back side and trim any excess yarn.

The completed Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy pattern.

Santa's Mustache:

With white yarn, chain 19

  • slip stitch, slip stitch, SC, DC, DC, TC, TC, DC, slip stitch

Then in reverse,

  • slip stitch, DC, TC, TC, DC, DC, SC, slip stitch, slip stitch

chain 1, tie off with a long tail and pull through that chain stitch to secure.


Using our tapestry needle and the long white tail, stitch on the adorable mustache in the center above the belt buckle. Tie off and trim any excess white yarn.

Up close view of attached mustache on the Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy.

Cozy Assembly / Invisible Seam:

  • Fold the coffee cozy with the wrong side facing out (mustache on the inside) and line up the rough edges.

  • Using a tapestry needle and the long tail, stitch the rough ends together. You can use a whip stitch, or a simple back and forth stitch. Pay close attention to the top and bottom of the join to ensure it won't pull apart when stretched over the mug.

  • Tie off toward the center and weave in the loose ends.

  • Trim any excess yarn.

  • Turn right side out.

Me holding my Crochet Santa Mustache Cozy!

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Chat with you soon,

Signature - Heather Corinne






OTHER FREE CHRISTMAS PATTERNS:

Other Free Christmas Patterns

Christmas Tree Garland / Christmas Tree Cozy / Christmas Tree Cuddler


(You're welcome to make and sell items using my patterns but do not use my pattern or pictures and claim them as your own. Clearly credit the design to me and provide a link back to my pattern. Personal Use Only. ©2017 Heather Corinne)

A collage of photos for Heather Corinne's blog: Warm cup of coffee, yarn and gold scissors.