Boo! Crochet Halloween Mug Rug Pattern

Crochet coaster that says boo in a flat lay with text overlay that says Boo! Crochet Halloween Mug Rug Pattern - Free Crochet Pattern
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I hope you have been enjoying my Crochet Halloween Mug Rug pattern series so far. This week I’m sharing my Boo! Crochet Halloween Mug Rug Pattern. This crochet mug rug pattern features the image of the word BOO!, framed but a fun pattern above and below the word. And, like all of my other crochet coaster and mug rug patterns, there are no ends to weave in at the end. This fun Halloween crochet project is quick and easy to make and accessible for beginners. Even if you haven’t tried tapestry crochet before, I’ve shared some tips for hitting the ground running with this technique below.

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Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes the written version and the colourwork chart HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

To create the image of the word Boo! and the framing design on your Boo! crochet halloween mug rug, we’re going to use a technique called tapestry crochet. This is a crochet colourwork technique technique that utilizes a chart to illustrate the image and assign a colour to each stitch in the chart. Right-handed crocheters will need to read the tapestry chart from right to left for each row and left-handed crocheters will need to read the chart from left to right for each row. Each square in the chart represents on stitch in your project. The entire mug rug is done in single crochet stitches, so no fancy stitches are required to create this project. Creating a tapestry crochet coaster like this couldn’t be easier so take your time and have fun! If you’d prefer to have the colour changes written out for you in words, the ad-free PDF version of the pattern includes both the colour chart and the full written version of the pattern. Ad-free PDF versions of this crochet halloween coaster pattern are available in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Gauge isn’t critical for this crochet project, but keep in mind that not matching gauge will affect the size of your project and how much yarn that you will use. Yarn yardage given for this project is approximate and based on the gauge given.

If you find that you are having the yarn that you’re carrying behind your stitches showing through, you may want to try going down a hook size or two or adjusting your tension so that any peek-throughs are minimal.

Other Crochet Halloween Mug Rugs & Coaster Patterns:

If you’d like to make a set of crochet Halloween coasters/mug rugs, I have some other mug rug patterns available (with more being added each week this month). They are all the same size and utilize the same tapestry techniques:

three crochet halloween mug rugs in a flat lay with a furls odyssey crochet hook and dishie yarn

Boo! Crochet Halloween Mug Rug Pattern

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loop Only

  • CH = Chain

  • ST = Stitch

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • FO = Finish Off


Finished size:

  • 5.5” tall by 5.5” wide not including fringe


Gauge:

  • 23 sts x 16 rows = 4 inches
crochet coaster that says Boo! in orange letters.


NOTES:

  • Gauge is not vital to the pattern but it may affect the size of your project and the amount of yarn required

  • Carry unused colours and crochet over them as you work.
  • This entire project is worked in rows of single crochet worked in the BLO (back loops only).  When reattaching your yarn at the start of a Row, attach your SLST under both loops of the first ST.

  • When starting each row, leave a tail a few inches long of both main colours worked in that row hanging on the edge of your work so you will have fringe on both sides.

  • Each row ends by fastening off both colours, leaving a tail of a few inches to create your fringe (you’ll trim it up at the end)

  • Start Rows 2-22 by reattaching the main color yarn to the first ST of the previous Row and carrying the yarn inside your stitches.  In rows utilizing only one colour, carry another strand of yarn inside your stitches.

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes the written version and the colourwork chart HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Boo! crochet halloween mug rug pattern tapestry colourwork chart

FO. Tie several strands of the fringe together at a time in an overhand knot to create tassels along the side of your work and secure the ends. Trim the fringe so it’s all the same length.  Steam block, if desired.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Other Free Crochet Coaster and Mug Rug Patterns available on my site:

2 thoughts on “Boo! Crochet Halloween Mug Rug Pattern”

  1. Since each row is finished off and the next row’s yarn attached at the beginning, are we to crochet all rows from right to left (for right-handers)? Or do we work in alternating rows as we normally would if we turned our work and continued with the same yarn? The chart has row numbers alternating, as if we turned our work.

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