So… you probably know I think sheep are cute. Honestly, I have so many designs in the Dancing Sheep Line at this point, you have to know. If you’ve been following me for a few years, you know this. But if you’re new, you need to know – sheep are cute. They might be stinky in real life, because they are, but in a design they’re just adorbs, which is how I cam to this week’s new pattern – the Dancing Sheep Mug Rug.
Speaking of things I love, I love a good coaster. Especially a good coaster made of yarn. I love when you can throw a coaster/mug rug into the washer and clean up all that spilled coffee (that’s the most common spill in my house, what about yours?) and that’s why I love to make them. I like to make some for seasonal treats (like pumpkins) or just for fun (like coffee cups) in the form of mug rugs and I wanted to continue that vibe for this pattern. After all, what’s more Spring than cute sheep on a field of green?
Speaking of sheep, like I said earlier, I have lots of sheep designs. I love a cute little sheep vibe to designs. I think it honors the sheep from which fiber arts were born, ya know? Remember where we started friends, cute little sheep. I mean, sure wool makes me itchy sometimes but I do love sheep as a design feature. Although… I do use acrylic for these mug rugs – they wash well that way and hold up to all the awkward cup setting on them.
Anyway, I hope you like this quick pattern. It will work up fast for you and I suggest you steam block them to get them to lay flat (I always block my tapestry it sits better that way). Don’t worry, the fringe is totally optional! Just remember to have fun with it.
I have the graph posted below but if you’d like written instructions, I have those available to purchase in an ad-free pdf.
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Where to purchase the Dancing Sheep Mug Rugs crochet pattern
Intermediate (must know tapestry crochet)
- US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size #4 worsted weight yarn
- .5 – 1 oz. / 20 – 40 yards
- 4 colors
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 17 rows x 16 scs = 4”
Terms/ Stitches used
- RS: right side
- St: stitch
- Ch: chain
- Sc: single crochet
- As is industry standard, this pattern is just a free graph and not written instructions but you can purchase the pattern for free in my Ravelry shop.
- This pattern is worked from the bottom up, flat, in back and forth rows, with a turn at the beginning/ end of the row.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- Every stitch in this pattern is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.
- Your mug rug may need some light blocking.
- In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
- Color A is green, color B is black, color C is white, and color D is tan. I used all stash yarn for this.
Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
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Dancing Sheep Mug Rug Crochet Pattern Graph
Note: Below is the graph for the Dancing Sheep Mug Rugs. I decided to post the graph only so people can work it up as they’d like, including knitters. If you’d like written row instructions, those are available in my Ravelry shop.
Colors in graph: color A is green, color B is black, color C is white, and color D is tan.
Cut 18 (or fewer as I also did) 3” pieces each of yarn in color A. Loop each piece through on the row ends of both sides of the mug rug.