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Free Crochet Mug Rug Pattern

Easy and textured crochet mug rug pattern.

While I enjoy making crochet blankets and other large projects, sometimes a smaller one feels so satisfying.

For the past couple of years, I have also enjoyed making household items, something that I can use every single day and not only through winter.

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Easy crochet mug rug pattern for your favorite drink.

A textured crochet coaster that will take you 15 minutes or less.

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Winters aren’t long here, so my wooly jumpers don’t get much use. 🙁

So, kitchen essentials have been my go-to for a quick stash-busting project. I loved making my rustic tea towels, this textured kitchen towel, and this Nordic-style one, alongside some potholders and hot pads.

For this crochet mug rug, I used worsted weight cotton yarn, as for most of my kitchen crochet items. I believe cotton is the perfect yarn for the kitchen.

But, since crocheted coasters aren’t washed as frequently as dish towels you could probably get away with acrylic or any worsted yarn you have on hand right now.

The Ragnar mug rug is a perfect little gift for teachers and coworkers. You can whip one up in about 15 minutes and as mentioned is an amazing stash-buster.

How to crochet the mini bean stitch

I used the mini bean stitch for my crochet mug rug pattern, as in this cup cozy over here.

Crochet mug rug

In the cup cozy version, I am teaching you how to make the mini bean stitch in the round, while for this coaster pattern, you will practice it flat.

It’s a nice textured stitch where you get in rhythm pretty fast.

Since it’s called a mug rug, it’s a bit bigger than a coaster and there’s no need for you to have a set.

You could only have one or two, something a bit fancier for you and your husband to use. Although I bet you won’t be able to stop once you start making it. This stitch is very addictive.

Crochet drink coaster

Also, small tassels for fringe are in order, because, duh, it’s a mug rug. 🙂 I made these just by cutting a small piece of yarn, about 5” (12.5 cm), and then kept measuring and cutting comparing to this thread.

A tassel maker could come in handy, but not essential. You could definitely cut your pieces the same way I did.

Crochet mug rug dimensions

My crocheted mug rug turned big enough to host a big cup of your favorite beverage generously.

Crochet coaster

It’s about 5.75” x 5” (14.5 x 12.5 cm) and while gauge isn’t really important for this project you could make a quick swatch if you want to match the dimensions mentioned above.

If you don’t really care if your mug rug turns a bit smaller or bigger, then go ahead and start the project. You could always measure halfway through and check if you are pleased with the result.

Let’s dive into the specifics.


Worsted weight #4 cotton yarn
US H/5.00 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Tassel maker (optional)

Crochet mug rug pattern

Gauge: 7 sts x 10 rows is 4” in pattern (mini bean stitch)

Yardage: approximately 27 yds (25 m) excluding fringe

Dimensions: 5.50” x 4.5” (14 x 11.5 cm) excluding fringe


1. Make the initial chain a bit loose. I will help the first slip stitch row to be more relaxed.
2. Keep your slip stitches loose, too.
3. All my patterns use standard US terms.


R: row
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
FO: fasten off
ch(s): chain(s)
sl st: slip stitch
blo: back loop only
sk: skip

Crochet mug rug pattern

Special stitches

Mini bean stitch: Insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and insert your hook in the same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You now have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook. Chain 1. That is your first mini bean stitch completed.

For the following rows, you will place one mini bean stitch at the side of each mini bean of the previous row.

If you want a quick photo tutorial for the mini bean stitch, you can check out this blog post over here.

More free crochet kitchen patterns you may like:

In order of appearance: Rustic hot pad, Freya kitchen towel, textured dish towel.

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Free crochet mug rug pattern

R1 (RS): ch 19, sl st in back bumps in second chain from hook and in all chs across, ch 1, turn (18)
R2 (WS): sl st in blo in each st across, ch 2, turn (18)
R3: in blo, sk first st, * mini bean in next st, sk next st * repeat from * to * across, mini bean in last st, ch 2, turn (9 mini bean sts)

Note: Before you proceed, take a look at the photo below for the correct placement of the mini bean stitch for the following rows.

In all repeat rows, you will insert your hook at the side of the mini bean stitch of the previous row, not the chain 1 gap.

Crochet mini bean stitch tutorial

R4: mini bean st at the side of the mini bean of the previous row, repeat across, ch 2, turn (9 mini bean sts)
R5-13: repeat R4
In the last row (R13) ch 1 and turn instead of 2.

R14-15: sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (18) FO

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How to make fringe for your crochet mug rug

You will need to add 7 pieces of fringe on each side. Include 3 strands of yarn in each one. That means you will need 42 strands of yarn.

Cut all the pieces of yarn around 5” (12.5 cm) each. You will grab 3 of them and attach them to your mug rug as shown below.

fringe tutorial

Turn your project with the wrong side facing you. Insert a larger crochet hook at the corner.

fringe tutorial

Fold the strands of yarn in half and grab them with your hook. Pull through.

Fringe tutorial

Yarn over with all strands of yarn and pull through. You are done. Repeat for the other fringe. Place seven on each side.

You can block it with your iron or steamer to dimensions. It will help to even out the fringe so you can give them a good cut.

crochet mug rug blocking

That’s it! You have completed your crochet mug rug. The question is, is this for you or a gift?

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An easy and texture crochet mug rug pattern for your favorite beverage.

Perfect gift for teachers or coworkers.

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