Handmade Holiday – Reflective Mug Cozy

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

Today, I created a gift for all of those moms (or fur mommas) that have to stand outside or go on walks outside in the early morning, (read before the sun is up) with the kids waiting for the bus (or walking the fur babies)

This reflective mug cozy keeps your morning beverage warm, gives your hands a nice soft cup to hug and is reflective to help you be noticed in the dark, in your still sleepy state. Ha, ha. 

But seriously the reflective property gives it just a little bit of shine that gets you noticed while taking Fido on that quick morning walk! 

I knit the cozy using the Reflective Yarn by Red Heart. Plus, I also used a rhinestone buckle from The Buckle Boutique for the button to give it that special bling that makes every girl smile. 

The knitting pattern is simple:

You need 1 ball of the Reflective Yarn

US 9 Knitting needles

a buckle

yarn needle to finish


Cast on 14 stitiches.

Row1, 3, 5: K3, P2, K4, P2, K3

Row2, 4, 6: K5, P4, K5

Row 7: K3, P2, Cable 4 front, P2, K3

Row8: K5, P4, K5

Repeat this pattern until the knitted piece measures 9inches. Bind off. Weave in ends. I chained a 4" piece to creat the button loop on one end, on the opposite I stitched the buckle on. 



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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away! Clearsnap  Ellison Educational Equipment   Walnut Hollow  Graphic 45  Neat and Tangled  Therm O Web  Westcott  Elizabeth Craft Designs  Pink and Main  The Buckle Boutique  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Rowland Technologies  ICE Resin  Hydrangea Hippo  Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin  Stencil1 – Ed Roth  Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa  Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry  Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey  Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak    Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King  Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson  One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta   Therm O Web – Alice G0lden  Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding ICE Resin – Clare Horner  Pink and Main – Yolie Burke The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio  Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko  A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell  Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter a Rafflecopter giveaway

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3 Comments on Handmade Holiday – Reflective Mug Cozy

  1. Debby L
    November 8, 2014 at 7:48 am (3 years ago)

    This is very creative. This is a great gift for all my coffee drinking friends (I have a lot!).