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Free Crochet Pattern - Happy Glamper Mug Cozy

These enamel metal mugs are the perfect cute rustic accessory for a camp kitchen. However, if you've ever actually used one, you will know that if you pour a hot liquid such as coffee into a metal mug, it is almost instantly too hot to pick up. 🔥 Of course the mug handle doesn't get that hot, but who only touches the handle when they're drinking from a mug, amirite!?! 😆

Being the crafty person that I am, while camping I decided to break out my stash of cotton yarn and make a set of these cup sleeves so nobody would be burned when using these cute cups. 🧶

Thus, the Happy Glamper Cup Cozy pattern was born. Enjoy!


H Hook (5.0 mm)

I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby or similar cotton yarn


Yarn Needle to weave in ends


Fdsc - foundation single crochet

Ch - chain

Hdc - half double crochet

Sl St - slip stitch

St - stitch

If you can decipher my shorthand, you have the whole pattern right in this photo! 😆

Pattern Notes

  • I'm a lefty, so keep that in mind when viewing any of my in-progress photos.

  • Using the foundation single crochet makes the first round much stretchier than starting with a chain. It does, however, mean you'll have to use your beginning yarn tail to seam the small gap left in the first round where you join the first and last stitches, but I think it's worth leave a slightly longer beginning tail.

Crochet Pattern

  1. Fdsc 36. Join in round with a sl st to the first fdsc. Ch 1.

  2. Hdc in every st except the last. Ch 1, turn.

  3. Hdc in each st. Ch 1, turn.

  4. Repeat Step 3 for 5 more rows.

  5. Hdc in each st until you reach the end of the row. Then Ch 1 and sl st to the first st of the current row. This creates the gap for the cup handle and re-attaches in the round. Ch 1 (do not turn).

  6. Sc in each st around. Sl st to join (or use your favorite join method to finish).


  • Cut yarn and weave in tail.

  • Use your beginning yarn tail to seam the small gap left in the foundation stitches between the first fdsc and last fdsc. Weave in the remainder of the tail.

Variation Ideas

Have a different shaped cup? Maybe a different size? This pattern is super easy to alter to fit any handled mug!

  • If your mug is shorter, do fewer hdc rows.

  • Do more hdc rows if it's taller.

  • If your mug is bigger around, do more fdsc to begin before joining in the round... Do fewer if it is narrower around.

  • If it has slanted sides instead of straight sides like my mug, you can start out with the number of foundation single crochets that fit the bottom of your cup. Then, at the end of each row, you could do two half-double crochets in the last stitch before chaining and turning. Or do two hdc in the stitches at the beginning and end of each row. Or only every other row. It totally depends on the shape of your cup, but it's completely customizable.

Want to save it for later? Pin it on Pinterest below!


I hope you enjoy making some Happy Glamper Cup Cozies! Feel free to sell your finished pieces if that is your thing. If you do post your finished items online, please credit me as the pattern designer.

Also, please tag me in your photos so I can see your finished cup cozies! 👀 💕

*The photos on this pattern belong to Alicia Mugaas of Craftily Concocted and may not be used for product sales/product listings (please take your own photos). Please share a link back to my shop or website if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern. Thank you so much and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!*

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Kristy Wilson
Kristy Wilson
04 sept 2023

This is a great pattern. Maybe I'm blind, but I do not see any dimensions on yours to compare it to my mug. My mug looks bigger, but I cannot tell. Thank you.

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I have been crocheting for many years and never came the term foundation single crochet, may I ask for instructions please.

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Craftily Concocted
Craftily Concocted
01 sept 2021
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Here is a great video explaining how to do the foundation single crochet stitch. Hope this helps, and thanks for checking out this pattern! ☺️

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