Dancing Sheep Mug Cozy
Ooh, first post of 2017! I wanted to start the year out with some fun, so I decided to keep going with the mug cozies and make one in my Dancing Sheep Line. This design is super simple, I just used whatever colors I had laying around that looked fun to me and tried to keep it in the same warm family. You can easily complete this in one evening, I did. Makes fun teacher gifts or “just because” gifts. Get an ad-free downloadable pdf of this pattern in my Ravelry shop
I do hope you like it!
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- US H (5.00) mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight/ size #4/ medium weight yarn
- 1 Oz/ (about) 50 yards
- I used various WWs for this (4 – 5 colors)
- Yarn needle
- 1 button
- 4.5” x 4.5” = 16 scs x 17 rows
- RS: right side
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, with a turn at the end/ beginning.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked from the bottom up.
- All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parenthesis means.
- Rather than changing, cutting, and weaving in the ends of all the colors, the yarn is carried in the photos. Here’s a great tutorial on color changes. In this pattern, the active yarn is worked over the inactive. I drop the other colors when they’re not in use.
- Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
- You can replace the chain row with a foundation single crochet row.
- Color A: is tan, Color B: is black, Color C: is mustard, Color D is white, Color E is yellow, and Color F: is green.
- Height: 1.25:”
- Width: 11.75″
(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 34, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 33 scs
Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (10), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (7) – 33 scs
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (8), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (4) – 33 scs
Fasten off colors A & B.
Row 4: C: Ch 1, turn, (3), D: (9), C: (6), D: (9), C: (6) – 33 scs
Row 5: C: Ch 1, turn, (5), D: (11), C: (4), D: (11), C: (2) – 33 scs
Row 6: C: Ch 1, turn, (2), D: (11), C: (4), D: (11), C: (5) – 33 scs
Row 7: C: Ch 1, turn, (5), D: (11), C: (4), D: (11), C: (2) – 33 scs
Row 8: C: Ch 1, turn, (2), D: (2), B: (2), D: (7), C: (4), D: (2), B: (2), D: (7), C: (5) – 33 scs
Fasten off color C.
Row 9: E: Ch 1, turn, (5), D: (6), B: (4), D: (1), A: (4), D: (6), B: (4), D: (1), A: (2) – 33 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 10: E: Ch 1, turn, (3), D: (9), E: (6), D: (9), E: (6) – 33 scs
Fasten off color D.
Row 11: E: Ch 1, turn, (33) – 33 scs
Fasten off color E, weave in your ends.
Row 12: F: Create a slip knot on your hook and go back to the top right corner where you began row 11, sc into the next 33 sts, ch 1 at the corner, sc down the row ends (11), ch 1 in the corner, sc across the other side of the original ch row (33), ch 1 at the corner, sc down the row ends (11), ch 1, slip st into the first st to secure – 88 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
F: Create a slip knot on your hook, with the right side facing you & sheep facing, start on the left short side -skip the first 3 scs, sc into the next 5 sts – 5 scs
Rows 2 – 9: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 5 scs
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, sc into the last st – 2 scs
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the first st, sc 3 times into the ch-3 space, slip st into the last st – 3 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Opposite the strap, add the button about an 1″ into the blank space next to the sheep.
Tada! I hope you like this new cozy and add it to your, possibly, growing sheep designs! I’ve got more in store for you, so just keep an eye out.
See ya next week.
This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #134.
3 thoughts on “Dancing Sheep Mug Cozy”
This is such a sweet pattern! It’s like the crochet version of Fair Isle knitting. Lovely 🙂
Love your sheep! Hoping to see many more. Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you like them! I’ve got a couple ideas for the colder months I hope to have time to make 😀