Is your coffee responsible for waking you up in the morning, perking you up during your afternoon slump, and adding a little pep to your step on workdays…. or ‘mom’days? If so, your coffee deserves a hug! Show your coffee a little appreciation with a Love at First Sip Coffee Sleeve.
Not only is it a great stash buster project, but it’s also great for gifts! I hope you enjoy the pattern and learn a fun technique or two along the way. 🙂
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- Yarn: 100% cotton yarn (the yarn picture in the photos is Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton) You’ll need 1 ball of the following colors: White (MC/ 15 yds), Rose (CC/60 yards)
- Crochet Hooks: G/6/4.00mm (My favorite crochet hooks are the Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Locking Stitch Marker (2)
- Yarn Needle
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- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- Alt-ch3(1): alternate chain 3(1) click here for photo tutorial
- st(s): stitch(es)
- yo: yarn over
- MC: main color (white)
- CC: contrasting color (rose)
- RS: right side
- Rep: repeat
- BLO: back loop only
- Join w/ a sc: click here for photo tutorial
- Join w/ a hdc: click here for photo tutorial
- In Granny Stitch pattern: 10 sts = 2-5/8″
- See finished granny motif size at the end of the Heart Motif instructions.
- Fits Standard 12oz size travel mugs, but you can easily adjust the circumference.
- I tend to crochet on the tighter side, if you crochet more loosely, you may need to go down a hook size or two to meet gauge. However, this is a pattern for a coffee sleeve and not a fancy sweater so gauge isn’t too terribly important.
- Beginning ch 3 are counted as a stitch and included in stitch count. Other beginning ch-1 are not included in stitch count, unless stated otherwise.
- First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as beginning chain, unless stated otherwise.
- Color Changes: Work all color changes on the final pull thru of the last stitch you’re working before the new color. Example: If the last st you’re working before a color change is a double crochet, begin your double crochet by inserting your hook where indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo with the NEW color, pull thru remaining 2 loops to complete the stitch. Then continue on with your new color. *Click here for Change Photo Tutorial.
- This coffee sleeve is worked from the bottom of the heart motif up. Then you work side to side along the vertical edge to work the remainder of the sleeve.
- Alternate Ch-3 (alt-ch3): Complete last st of previous row, take loop off hook, insert hook into the space between the last dc and last 3 dc of previous row, put loop back on hook and pull thru space, turn, ch 3. *Click here for photo tutorial.
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Row 1: With MC & 4.00mm hook, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (10 sts) *Place a SM in the 1st st of Row 1 (before turning).
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here & throughout), dc in same st, skip 2 sts, [3 dc in next st, skip next 2 sts] work from [ to ] twice, 2 dc in last st. Turn. (10 sts)
*Follow color chart below beginning w/ Row 3. Note that Row 3 is the WS of the motif so when you join your CC make sure your tails are hanging to the front of your work as you work this row.
Row 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in next 3 sps, dc in top of ch 3. (11 sts)
Row 4: Alt-ch3, dc in same sp, 3 dc in next 2 sps, 2 dc in last sp. Turn. (10 sts)
Rows 5 – 7: Rep Rows 3 – 4, ending with a Row 3 rep.
Row 8: Alt-ch1 (similar to Alt-ch3, except only ch1), sc in same sp, sc in each st across to last dc & ch3, sc2tog in last dc & top of ch3. Turn. (10 sts)
Do not fasten off. Finished dimensions: 2-5/8″ W x 3″ H. Continue below to Stretchy Ribbing.
Gauge: 14 sts = 3″
Row 1 (MC): RS facing you, rotate to work along the long edge, ch 1 (place a SM in the ch-1 to make it easier to find at the end of row 2), work 2 sc into the side of each dc row and 1 sc into the side of the sc row. Turn. (13 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in the BLO sl st in each st across, then sl st into the BLO of the ch-1 from Row 1. Fasten off MC and weave in ends. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 3: Join CC w/ a hdc into the BLO of the 1st st, working in the BLO sc in each st across. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, working in the BLO sl st in each st across. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, working in the BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (14 sts)
Repeat Rows 4 – 5 (ending w/ a Row 5 rep) until the entire length of your coffee sleeve measures approximately 8-3/4″ (unstretched). Note: If you’re using an acrylic, you may be able to make it a bit shorter and still get the proper fit because acrylic has a lot more positive ease than cotton.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Continue to Right Side Motif Edging.
Right Side Motif Edging
Row 1: With RS facing you, join MC w/ a sc in the st with the SM from Row 1 of the heart motif, work 2 sc into the side of each dc row and 1 sc into the side of the sc row. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in the BLO, sl st in each st across. (14 sts)
Fasten off leaving a 10″ tail of yarn. Continue on to Seam.
Using a yarn needle and the tail of yarn, whipstitch the BLO of Row 2 of the right side motif edging to both loops of the last row of the stretchy ribbing. Weave in ends.
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