Tea Spa Mug Rug – My Crochet Space

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Olga from My Crochet Space is our Guest Designer today and she is sharing her spike stitch Tea Spa Mug Rug Pattern with us. Learn more about Olga and get the pattern for her Tea Spa Mug Rug, for free, in the post below!

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Meet Olga from My Crochet Space

Hi, I’m Olga! If you think my name sounds kind of Russian – you’re right! 🙂 When I was 10, me and my sister went to a crafting class where you could learn to knit and crochet. I picked crochet and got hooked. Since then, I’ve traveled the world, moved many countries and settled on the other side of the world – beautiful and spacious Australia.

If you like to see more of what I’m making you can find my patterns:

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The Pattern

I’m sharing with you one of my recent designs – Tea Spa Mug Rug. It’s a quick and easy project, suitable for beginners who can crochet basic stitches such as single crochet and chain stitches. You start by chaining a number of chains for the length (make as long as you desire) and you can make it as wide as you like by adding more rows.

Tea Spa Mug Rug Pattern - Guest Design Olga Vogel

Tea Spa Mug Rug Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Fiddlesticks Finch Yarn. 119 yds / 109 m and 2.50 oz / 71 g skein. 100% Natural Cotton. 10 ply. Aran Weight Yarn [4]. **You can substitute any Medium Weight Yarn [4]**
  • Hook: 5 mm (H).
  • Color: Ecru (1/4 of a skein) and Mustard (1/4 of a skein)
  • Finished Project Yardage: Mug Rug: 109 m / 119 yds
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Measuring Tape

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Finished size approximately 4 inches (10 cm) width X 5 inches (12.5 cm) length (without the fringe).
Fringe measures approximately 1 inch on each side.

Gauge

Need a gauge ruler?

Approximately 12 rows per 2 inches (5 cm) and 7 sts per 2 inches (5 cm)

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

ch – chain

Color A – Ecru (or your first color)

Color B – Mustard (or your second color)

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

sp st(s) – spike stitch(es)

st – stitch

* Complete the instructions following an asterisk the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[ ] – stitch counts

Special Stitches

Spike Stitch (single crochet spike stitch)

Abbreviated: sp st

Insert hook into specified stitch one row below and work a single crochet.

Helpful Tutorials

Need help with other crochet stitches and techniques? View all available tutorials here.

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes:

  • Mug rug is worked bottom up in back and forth rows
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
  • You can adjust the length of your rug mug by chaining more
  • You can adjust the width of your rug mug by adding more rows
  • You can make a shorter or longer fringe as desired
  • You can use any type of yarn and your favorite colors
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Tea Spa Mug Rug Pattern Instructions

This mug rug is crocheted from the bottom-up, in rows.

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):

Row 1: Ch 16 (or desired length) with Color A, sc in third ch from hook and across the row, turn. [14 sc]

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st and across the row, change to Color B in the last st, turn. [14 sc]

Row 3: With Color B, ch 1. In this row we work Spike Stitches across the whole row. Insert your hook in the first st of the row just below the current one, and work a sc as normal. Continue working sp sts in every stitch to end of row, turn. [14 sp st]

Tea Spa Mug Rug - Guest Design - Spike Stitch

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first and every st across the row. Change to Color A in last st, turn. [14 sc]

Row 5: With Color A, ch 1, work sp sts in first and every st across the row, turn. [14 sp st]

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in every st across the row. Change to Color B in last st, turn. [14 sc]

Rows 7-22 (or your desired size): Repeat Rows 5 and 6, alternating between Colors A and B every 2 rows.

Tea Spa Mug Rug - Guest Design - Last Row

Row 23: With Color A, ch 1, sc in first st and across the row. [14 sc]

Finishing

Cut 10 pieces of yarn 4 inches long in Color A and 10 pieces of yarn in Color B. (If you like a longer fringe you will need to cut longer pieces, but make sure they are all the same length). We will need 10 pieces of yarn in each color on each side.

Tea Spa Mug Rug - Guest Design - Fringe 1

Place your mug rug right side up (pick any of the sides you like to be the right side). We will place the same color fringe in the last stitches of same color row, on both sides.

Tea Spa Mug Rug - Guest Design - Fringe 2

Take 2 strands of one color and fold it in half forming a loop. Make sure all ends are the same length. Insert your hook into one of stitches on the side from underneath and draw the loop through the stitch. Pull the lose ends through the loop and tighten the knot.

Tea Spa Mug Rug - Guest Design - Fringe 3

Untwist each of the threads in each strand. Cut the fringe to same length on both sides.

Tea Spa Mug Rug - Guest Design - Fringe 4

Done!

Tea Spa Mug Rug Pattern - Guest Design Olga Vogel

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