Mr.Spock mug cosy

Friday was a very sad day….. A true sci-fi icon has left us; of course I mean the legend that is Leonard Nimoy.
I’m not a trekkie, but I still vividly remember watching the original series with Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk and still to this day I was all too aware of just how iconic those characters had become. Although Leonard Nimoy played quite a number of other roles throughout his career including films such as ‘Invasion of the body snatchers’ and the more recent sci-fi series ‘Fringe’, to me he will always be Mr. Spock.
So in honour of the great man, I felt inspired to crochet this star trek themed mug cosy, perfect for popping round a mug of hot drink fresh from the replicator 😉
The colours I’ve chosen are also a nod to his original uniform: blue top with silver communicator badge.

Grab a crochet hook, some yarn, make a cosy and raise a mug of tea (or whatever Vulcans drink) to the great man.
ch – chain
ch-sp – chain space
dc (US sc) – double crochet (single crochet)
htr (US hdc) – half treble crochet ( hald double crochet)
tr (US dc) – treble (double crochet)
dtr (US tr) – double treble (treble)
trtr (US dtr) – triple treble ( double treble)
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
Oddments of DK yarn in blue and silver, I have used:
Rowan Handknit Cotton in blue
Rowan Cotton Glacé in silver
3.50mm (US E/4) crochet hook.
1 x button
Tapestry needle
With blue yarn make 13 chains.
Row 1 (WS): 1 dc into second ch from hook, 1 dc into every ch to end, turn.
Row 2: ch 1, *1 dc into front loop only of next st, 1 dc in back loop only of next st, rep from * to end, turn.
Continue repeating row 2 until work measures 24.5cm (or however long you wish the cosy to be).
Break off yarn.
Buttonhole band
With RS facing, re-join yarn to 4th stitch on last row.
Row 1: ch 1, [1 dc into back loop of next st, 1 dc into front loop of next st] 3 times, turn.
Rep row 1, 5 more times.
Row 7: ch 1, 1 dc into back loop of next set, 1 dc into front loop of next set, miss 2 sts, 1 dc into back loop of next set, 1 dc into front loop of next set, turn.
Row 8: ch 1, 1 dc into back loop of next st, 1 dc into front loop of next st, 2 dc into ch-2 sp, 1 dc into back loop of next st, 1 dc into front loop of next st.
Fasten off.
Communicator badge
I have used two strands of cotton glacé held together for the badge, as I wanted it to really stand out.  Cotton glacé is mercerised cotton, with weight in between DK and 4 ply, has a gentle shine to it which is just ideal for the badge.
With your silver yarn make 13 ch.
Row 1: 1 dc into second ch form hook, 1 dc into next 2 ch, 1 htr into next ch, 1 tr into next ch, [1 dtr, 1 trtr, ch 1, 1 trtr] all into next ch, [1dtr, 1 tr] all into next ch, 1 tr into next ch, 1 htr into next 2 ch, 1 dc into next 2 ch.
Fasten off.
Making up
Weave in ends.
Attach button to the cosy, placing it in the centre of 5th row from the start of work.
Using photograph as a guide, sew on communicator badge on the side of cosy, pulling it into shape as you sew.
If you wish; with tapestry needle and silver yarn (I held it double) embroider LLAP (Live Long And Prosper) so it would display on the opposite side to the badge. 

4 thoughts on “Mr.Spock mug cosy

  1. Simple & elegant. I think I'm going to make this for the coffee cup on my desk that holds my pens and pencils. I *am* a Trekker and am feeling the loss of Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock rather acutely. Thanks for taking the time to write this up! Pam

  2. Thank you so much, so glad you like it.Very sad loss for Trekkies and non Trekkies alike. Mr. Spock will be greatly missed. Please share you cosy when you finish, it would be lovely to see. Happy crochetingXx

  3. Hi Anna, how are you, long time no see. As a trekkie it is very sad to hear of the loss of 'Mr Spock', but he lived long and prospered and has now beamed up for the final time! RIP. Thank you for designing a mug cosy as a tribute to him, I will endeavour to knit it one day right after I finish your corsage! No, I haven't finished it yet as I have been somewhat distracted by working on canvases and journaling, I need to get back to it though. I look forward to seeing you soon, this Saturday I think. Take care. Xx

  4. It was soooo lovely to see you this Saturday, love all your journaling stuff, you are so talented. Thank you Hun for such lovely comment, glad you like the cosy, look forward to seeing it and the corsage 😀

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