I looked for a crochet pattern to make one but most of them were textured or bumpy and seemed like they would make the cup a little cumbersome to hold. The last thing I want when I'm holding a cup of scalding hot liquid is a loose grip on it so I opted to make a rather plain pattern that would be a little easier to hold. I used worsted weight acrylic yarn (about 1.5 oz) an I hook and a button, if you are using a regular button with holes you will also need a sewing needle and enough thread to sew it on if you are using a shank button you need a 6 to 8 inch piece of dental floss. I crochet tightly so measure the pattern against your favorite mug as well as keeping up with gauge. My gauge comes out to be 16 chs in 4 inches and 12 rows of the pattern in 4 inches.
Ch 4 join with a sl st to make a ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 2 9 HDC in the ring join with a sl st in the top of ch 2
Rnd 2 Ch 2 HDC in the same stitch 2 HDC in each stitch around join with a sl st at the top of ch 2
Rnd 3 Ch 2 HDC in the next st, 2 HDC in the next st * 1 HDC in the next stitch 2 HDC in the next stitch * repeat from * around join with sl st in the top of Ch 2
Rnd 4 Ch 2 1 HDC in the next st 2 HDC net st * HDC in the next 2 sts 2 HDC in the next st* repeat from * around join with sl in the top of Ch 2
Rnd 5 Ch 2, 1 HDC in the back loop only of each st around join with sl st at the top of ch 2
Rnd 6 Ch 2, 1 HDC in both loops of each stitch around
Rnd 7 Ch2 HDC in the next 35 st Ch 1 turn
Rnd 8-16 1 HDC in the next 36 sts Ch 1 turn
Rnd 17 1 HDC in the next 36 sts Ch 12 turn
Rnd 18 HDC in the 6th chain from hook (button hole formed) HDC in the next 6 Chs, HDC in the next 33 sts (if you are using a shank button thread a piece of floss through the shank and use it to pull up a loop of yarn through the shank then put it on the hook then work it like a regular HDC if you aren't using a shank button then just make a regular HDC here) HDC in the next 2 more stitches, fasten off and weave in the ends.
If you find an error or something in the pattern you don't get leave a comment and I'll correct it or explain it.
Here are some pics to help understand how to add a shank button.
|Put the floss through the shank.|
|Use the floss to pull the yarn through the shank.|
|Put the loop onto the hook and finish like a HDC.|