Made with Moxie: Mustachioed Mug Sweater

December 7, 2012

Mustachioed Mug Sweater

If you are a mom like me, then the phrase 'hot coffee' is an oxymoron. If the stars align my first sip will be warm, but after that you could measure its temperature with the thermostat.

Well now, all your coffee dreams are about to come true. Introducing the Made with Moxie Mustachioed Mug Sweater! Tired of your coffee mug having a chill? Need a sexy little pick me up in the morning. Search no more!

Mustachioed Mug Sweater || Made with Moxie.  Easy, beginner crochet project that makes a fun, funky gift!

The Mustachioed Mug Sweater makes a great gift for all the hot beverage drinkers in your life. And who doesn't love a hot beverage? Rock one of these babies at work and you'll be the talk of the office. Slip one on at home and you'll have the kids wishing they had one too. (I've totally got to make one for Jane now, too. With a pink mustache.)

Mustachioed Mug Sweater || Made with Moxie.  Easy, beginner crochet project that makes a fun, funky gift!

Added bonus: the make time on the Mustachioed Mug Sweater is short so you can have one done in no time. Bingo!

Go get your crochet hooks and those scrappy yarn skeins. It's time to get all hooker.

Mustachioed Mug Sweater || Made with Moxie.  Easy, beginner crochet project that makes a fun, funky gift!

What you need:
Two colors of size 4 yarn (yarn A and yarn B)
Size I/9 5.5mm crochet hook
Two buttons: 1/2 to 1"
Needle and thread

Row 1:With yarn A ch 31. Turn.
Row 2, 3 & 4:Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 5:Change colors. With yarn B, sc in each stitch. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 6 & 7:Change colors. With yarn A, sc in each stitch. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 8 & 9:Change colors. With yarn B, sc in each stitch. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 10:Change colors. With yarn A, sc in each stitch. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 11, 12 & 13:Change colors. With yarn B, sc in each stitch. Ch 1 and turn.

Button holes:Chain 6 with yarn B. Turn Sweater on its side. Sc up the side. I used 12. Chain 6, then sc into corner. Tie off yarns and weave ends into sweater.

Buttons:Use needle and thread to sew each button on to the corner of opposite sweater side.

Sketch out your mustache on a piece of felt.No good at drawing? Use a free mustache template! Cut it out then stitch it on to your Mug Sweater. Use the mirror. No one likes a cockeyed mustache.

Mustachioed Mug Sweater || Made with Moxie.  Easy, beginner crochet project that makes a fun, funky gift!

Disclaimer: I have no data regarding how much longer the Mustachioed Mug Sweater will keep your coffee or tea warm. I just made it today. In the very least it has got to add some insulation to your mug, especially if you use cotton or wool yarn. But more importantly, you're adding some moxie to your day.

Mustachioed Mug Sweater || Made with Moxie.  Easy, beginner crochet project that makes a fun, funky gift!

13 comments:

  1. love love love!! and everyone needs some more moxie in their day :) of course, i have no idea how to crochet... harumph.

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    1. Don't let that stop you, it's so easy to learn! Also, this is a very easy, beginner-worthy project. I've taught myself how to crochet by using the internet. Youtube has hundreds of videos on crocheting. It's a great skill to have!

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  2. that is such a great idea jill! i love it. i HAVE to wake up before my kids and have a few sips of coffee. when that doesn't happen i spend the first few minutes saying "i just need one sip of coffee, hold on!"

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  3. another reason i need to learn how to crochet!! ;) very cute!

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  4. I love it. ESpecially the mo. Unfortunately every mug in my house is a different size or shape.

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  5. That is brilliant! My husband has just shaved off the mustache he grew for 'Mo'vember (thank goodness, I hate it!), so maybe I should make him one of these to help ease his pain over losing it!

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  6. Did you come up with the idea for these?? Because they are SO AWESOME :)

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  7. I want some moxie on my cup! Seriously, are you selling these? I'd really love to buy one or two :)

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