For a Fun Decoration – The Sedona Cactus Mug Rug Free Crochet Pattern

[Image description] The 2 Sedona Cactus Mug Rugs laying flat on a fake white stone background with skeins of yarn on the left and a white woman's hand holding the bottom mug rug.

Happy National Cactus Day! Did you know that’s what today was? I just learned about that yesterday and I thought it was so perfect that it fell on May 10th because it’s also the first release of May I decided (weeks ago, so it’s just a fun coincidence) to bring to you the Sedona Cactus Mug Rug.
It is no secret that I love a good cactus design. In the last few years I’ve made quite a few of them and the fill me with delight every time. I can’t quite explain why but I do just love a good cactus. And long time followers will ask, “Amber are these like the Sedona Cactus Earrings from last month” and to that I say, “good eye.” While I was designing the Sedona Cactus Earrings I loved the design and thought they’d made really awesome coasters too. So I designed coasters to go with them. But if I’m being completely honest, you could make that pattern with worsted weight yarn and have a lovely coaster too… so I guess this week’s pattern is just to give you some variety in your cactus decor. Man, I need to make a basket with cacti don’t I?

And now that California is shifting away from Spring (I’m sad, I just do not do well in hot temps) I think having some cactus themed makes works perfectly. Not to mention, these little cuties will come in handy as you drink a plethora of cooling drinks throughout the season.
I really hope you like this design <3
Like I say often on Instagram, when it comes to how you work color it doesn’t matter what you call it, you do what feels good to you. I don’t ever follow just one technique to change and carry colors, sometimes I carry them for a couple sts and then drop the color altogether and work the rest of the way across the project. As long as you steam block (which I always do for color work) then it’s going to be a-OK. Don’t just take my word for it, give it a try yourself.
And keeping with industry standards, if you’d like written instructions to this pattern you can pick those up in my Ravelry shop. I know talking about money is often icky but I split up these patterns this way so that people do have an incentive to pick up the pdf, it helps me to keep making patterns here on my blog. I hope you understand and don’t send me rude comments (again). K?

Anyway, I hope you like this pattern and give it a try. It’s definitely more involved than last week’s heart wall hanging but it is a good step up, a good challenge if you’re into it.

Please wear and wash your masks and be kind to each other.

Please note: I was provided the Brava Worsted for this pattern by We Crochet for the purposes of designing the Sedona Cactus Mug Rug crochet pattern, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I always enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times and it’s durable and colorful worsted weight yarn. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.

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(coming soon)
[Image description] top down view of a white woman's hand holding an unfinished Sedona Cactus Mug Rug with a finished one above.

Level

Intermediate (need to know how to read a graph and do color work)

Materials

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight/ size #4 yarn
  • I used Brava Worsted from WeCrochet
    • 4 colors
    • Less than 1 oz/ 62 yds ea color
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle

Gauge

  • 18 sc x 20 rows = 4” (blocked)

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Ch: Chain
  • St: Stitch
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • RS: Right side

Notes

  • As is industry standard, this pattern is just a free graph and not written instructions but you can purchase the pattern for a fee in my Ravelry shop.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up, row by row with a turn at the beginning of the row. 
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
  • The odd rows are the RS.
  • This pattern doesn’t require you to carry the yarn, just use bobbins where necessary and change colors on the last pull through of the sc.
  • In the photos: Brava Worsted by We Crochet – Brava Worsted by We Crochet – color A is green (BW in Grass), color B is orange (BW in Orange), color C is yellow (BW in Canary), and color D is off white (BW in Cream).

Blocked Finished Product Details (approx)

HeightWidth
5”3.7”
 

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[Image description] The Sedona Cactus Mug Rug laying flat on a fake white stone background.

Sedona Cactus Mug Rug Crochet Pattern Graph

Key: color A is green, color B is orange, color C is yellow, and color D is white.

[Image description] Graph of the Sedona Cactus Mug Rug

Finishing
Border

With the RS facing you, create a slipknot on your hook (this will make your first st a standing sc) with color C (or any color you’d like) and start on the other side of Row 1 (the ch row).
Row 1: Sc into the next 21 sts, ch 1 at the corner, rotate your piece, sc into the next 16 row ends, ch 1 at the corner, rotate your piece, sc into the next 21 sts (this will be Row 16), ch 1 at the corner, rotate your piece, sc into the next 16 row ends, ch 1 at the corner, join with a slip st – 74 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block if you’d like.

You can pick up written instructions for the Sedona Cactus Mug Rug crochet pattern in my Ravelry shop.


Tada! There they are, the Sedona Cactus Mug Rug crochet pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

Learn to make the fun and desert themed Sedona Cactus Mug Rug from a free crochet graph made by DivineDebris.com

2 thoughts on “For a Fun Decoration – The Sedona Cactus Mug Rug Free Crochet Pattern

  1. These are beautiful! I’m not biased just because these are my favourite colours. 🙂
    I know who needs this style of mug rugs so I shall make them for her! We will someday have bright sun and hot days so we can sit on her deck and enjoy cool drinks with these mug-rugs to catch the drops from the chilled glasses. Alas, today is cool and wet, the clouds are dark grey, and the wind is gusting from the southeast. Hope you are having a cheery sunny day. Keep up the great crochet work…you are very inspiring!

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