Salted Caramel Mug Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

The mug rug is my new favorite kind of pattern. It’s so much more personal than placing your sweet treats on a napkin. Now your coffee and cookies can have their own little placemats and you can add just a little bit of fun to your coffee break.

The Salted Caramel Mug Rug is the newest pattern in my Ice Cream Social Collection.

What’s the Ice Cream Social Collection you ask?

It started with my Neapolitan Dreams baby blanket and I thought, hmmm . . . . . There should be a whole collection of patterns named after ice cream flavors! Add that to the fact that the whole quarantining life has me missing people and well, the Ice Cream Social Collection was born.

There is a list of patterns from the collection at the bottom of this post.

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Finished Sizes: 2 sizes

  • 4” wide x 5.75” long; before fringe
  • 5” wide x 6.5” long; before fringe

Yarn:  #4 worsted weight – 1 oz.

  • Sample used Sugar ‘n Cream in Jute

Crochet Hook: Size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 4 repeats and 12 rows = 3.75” in pattern

Difficulty: Beginner: Uses easy stitches with no shaping.


ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
tch – turning chain
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.

 Pattern is written in 2 different sizes. Smaller size is good for a mug and maybe a small cookie or snack, without having too much extra room (great when you don’t have a lot of table space). The larger size is just the right size for a regular or large mug with extra space for a bigger cookie.


Ch 18 (22).
Row 1: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (5, 6) ch-sps

Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, dc in 1st sc (same as ch 3), *sc in next ch-3 sp**, 3 dc in next sc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last sc, turn. (13, 16) dc; (4, 5) sc

Row 3: (WS) Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next dc (center dc of 3 dc grp), rep from * across, working last sc in top of tch, turn. (5, 6) sc, (4, 5) ch-sps

Rows 4 – 22: Repeat Rows 2 – 3.
Fasten off leaving a 3” tail.


Cut 20 (24) 5” pieces of yarn.
Add 2 strands fringe to each sc on both ends.
Trim fringe to 2” (or even).
For help with fringe please see How to Add Fringe

The downloadable ad-free PDF is available for purchase in my shops:


The Ice Cream Social Collection includes:

Neapolitan Dreams Baby Blanket
Espresso Chip Coffee Cozy
Mango Water Bottle Cozy

But be on the lookout for more patterns being added to the collection soon.

Happy Crocheting!

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