This is the first pattern I've ever tried writing out. For the Defense Against the Dark Arts Class in my Hogwarts at Ravelry group, we were challenged to make various bevarage cozies. There are lots of beautiful cabled options out there for knitters but I didn't find any for crocheters. So here's my contribution - I hope it makes sense! Please send me a note if you need any clarification in the instructions. Thanks!
7 Cable Mug Cozy
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
ss: slip stitch
fptr: front post treble crochet: yo twice, insert hoof from front to back around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. sk st behind fptr.
Base worked in continuous rounds – place marker at beginning of each round
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6sc)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12sc)
R3: *2sc in next st, sc* 6 times around (18sc)
R4: *2sc in next st, 2sc* 6 times around (24sc)
R5: *2sc in next st, 3sc* 6 times around (30sc)
R6: *2sc in next st, 4sc* 6 times around (36sc)
R7: *2sc in next st, 5sc* 6 times around (42sc)
Sides worked in rows back and forth
R8: ch 1 (does not count as stitch), in back loop only hdc in each st around. ss to first hdc. ch 1, turn. (42hdc)
R9: Working in both loops, hdc in each st around. ss to first hdc. ch 1, turn. (42hdc)
R10: Repeat round 9.
R12: hdc in each st around. ch 1, turn.
R13: (hdc, work fptr around next 4 fptr, hdc) 7 times. ch 1, turn.
R15-18: Repeat round 11-14
R19: Repeat round 11.
R20: Repeat round 12. Do not ch 1 and turn. Instead, ch 30 and finish off (tie made).
Join with ss to first st of round 20. ch 30 and finish off (second tie made).
Weave in ends.