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Valentine Mug Hug

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® With Love®: 1 skein each Eggshell A and Holly Berry B
  • Knitting needles: US 7
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 wooden toggle button, 1-1/2" long

DIRECTIONS:

Mug Hug fits mug 3" diameter on top, 2" diameter on bottom, 4" high.
GAUGE: 20 sts = 4"; 20 rows = 4" in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Mug Hug
Begin at bottom edge with A, cast on 32 sts.
Rows 1-6: [K2, P2] 8 times.

Row 7: [K1, Knit in front and back of next st, P2] 8 times – 40 sts.

Row 8: [K2, P3] 8 times.

Row 9: [K3, P2] 8 times.

Rows 10-15: Repeat Rows 8 and 9.

Row 16: Repeat Row 9.

Rows 17 and 18: Knit.

Button Loop: Bind off 39 sts, (one st left on needle) cast on 14 more sts – 15 sts. Bind off. Sew strip into a loop at top. Sew button in place on opposite edge.

Heart
With B cast on 10 sts.
Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit in front and back of first st, K8, Knit in front and back of last st – 12 sts.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K4, [K2tog] twice, K4 – 10 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K3, [K2tog] twice, K3 – 8 sts.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: K2, [K2tog] twice, K2 – 6 sts.

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: K1, [K2tog] twice, K1 – 4 sts.

Row 14: Purl.

Row 15: [K2tog] twice – 2 sts.

Row 16: P2tog. Fasten off.

Finishing
To shape top of heart, attach a length of yarn at center top. With yarn in yarn needle, weave down through fabric for 4 rows, gathering and pulling tightly. Sew heart in place.

ABBREVIATIONS:
A, B = color A, B
K = knit
mm = millimeters
P = purl; st(s) = stitch (es)
tog = together
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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