Crochet Witch Hat Mug Rug Free Pattern

Crochet Witch Hat Mug Rug in a flat lay with text indicating a free crochet pattern.
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Today I’m sharing with you the last of my designs that are part of my crochet Halloween mug rug series: the Crochet Witch Hat Mug Rug. This easy tapestry crochet mug rug project features the image of a crochet witch hat that’s perfect for Halloween. This pattern was designed upon request from multiple people on Instagram so I was more than happy to fit an extra design in to fulfill those requests. I hope that you have been enjoying my crochet Halloween mug rug series. I’m working on creating some Christmas-themed mug rug projects so stay tuned for those in the coming weeks.

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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 of the Witch Hat on our 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 mug rug and how much yarn is utilized. 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.

Crochet mug rug with the image of a witch hat on it in a flat lay with a crochet hook and yarn.

Other Crochet Halloween Patterns:

If you’d like to make a set of crochet Halloween coasters/mug rugs, I have some other mug rug patterns available. They are all the same size and utilize the same tapestry techniques. I’ve also included some links to other free crochet Halloween patterns available on the site as well:

halloween crochet mug rug collection with a halloween amigurumi toy in the center.

Skill Level:

  • Easy


  • U.S. Terminology



  • 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


  • 23 sts x 16 rows = 4 inches


  • 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.

Crochet Witch Hat Mug Rug Pattern tapestry colour work - © Ashley Parker - The Loopy Lamb

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.


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:  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:

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