Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I was given the opportunity to review one of their newest crochet book releases: Farmhouse Mug Mats: 12 Quick-to-stitch mug mats by Lisa McDonald and I have a copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Keep reading to learn more about this book and how you can enter to win a copy of your own.
Annie’s has provided a copy of this book to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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I’m not sure when exactly it happened but sometime last year, mug mats or mug rugs became a really popular project to make. If you haven’t heard of them or aren’t sure what a mug mat is, it’s essentially a fancy coaster for your mug. As the title suggests, there are 12 different mug mat crochet patterns included in the book. Those patterns are:
- Honeybee Mug Mat
- Tree & Candy Stripes Mug Mat
- Trio of Trees Mug Mat
- Sheep Mug Mat
- Piggy Mug Mat
- Pumpkin Truck Mug Mat
- Pair of White Cats Mug Mat
- Hen Mug Mat
- Rooster Mug Mat
- Coffee Cups Mug Mat
- Hearts Mug Mat
- Dragonfly Mug Mat
Free Crochet Coaster and Mug Rug Patterns available on my site:
- Happy Crab Mug Rug
- The Ghoster Coaster – Free Crochet Coaster Pattern
- It’s Coffee Time Crochet Mug Rug
- Monstera Leaf Crochet Mug Rug
The crochet mug mats in Farmhouse Mug Mats are all geared towards a farmhouse aesthetic and they are beautiful. Almost too beautiful to put a mug on because you just want to look at them. Honestly, with all the work that would go into creating one of these masterpieces, my heart would break if I spilled coffee on it. That won’t stop me from making them though because they are just too beautiful and fun to make. They would make fantastic gifts too. I know a few people on my list that will likely get a couple of these soon. Housewarming gift anyone?
Each mug mat pattern comes with a colour chart to help you know where to make those colour changes to create the beautiful images on the the mug mat. The patterns all utilize a DK weight acrylic/cotton blend yarn from Sheepjes so you’ll have to shop online or at your local yarn store (not Michaels) to find this yarn if you’re wanting to use what the designer used.
All the patterns in Farmhouse Mug Mats are graded as intermediate level and I completely agree with that assessment. There is a lot of colourwork involved in these crochet mug mat patterns and although they use relatively simple stitches, the colour work could be tricky for beginners. There are no additional resources in the back of the book for those new to tapestry crochet so I’d recommend this book to those that are already experienced with tapestry crochet techniques or those that are willing to figure it out as you go. The patterns themselves were clear to get the point across but if I was new to tapestry crochet or colourwork I could get frustrated without having some extra help.
Overall, Farmhouse Mug Mats is a book full of beautiful and fun colourwork projects for intermediate crocheters. If you’re looking for some great mug mat patterns that take the concept of mug mats to the next level, then you’ll likely want to check out Farmhouse Mug Mats HERE.
If you want to purchase a copy of Farmhouse Mug Mats by Lisa McDonald, you can check it out HERE.
If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:
- The Ultimate Granny Square Sourcebook Review
- Mini Amigurumi Animals by Sarah Abbondio
- Stylish Succulents to Crochet by Sarah Abbondio
- Lovable Amigurumi Toys by Mari-Liis Lille Review
- Crochet Iconic Women Book Review
- You can find all my crochet book reviews HERE.
Farmhouse Mug Mats Giveaway
Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I have a PDF copy of the book Farmhouse Mug Mats by Lisa McDonald to giveaway to one lucky winner!
The Farmhouse Mug Mats Giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants and ends Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.
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