DIY Crochet Pumpkin Coffee Cup Sleeve

I am too excited! Pumpkin Spiced Latte has FINALLY arrived in the UK Starbucks stores. Jeez I hate that we are always about a month behind North America! Anyway, rant over.

Today’s DIY is for this super cute Crochet Pumpkin Coffee Cup Sleeve. I am not really a fan of the cardboard sleeves as I find them quite wasteful (even though I know they are made from recycled materials).

As G and I visit our local coffee store most weekends, we purchased the reusable cups (pictured), decorated them with metallic Sharpies and decided on handmade coffee cup sleeves.

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Where to start?! You’ll need to know a few crochet stitches for this one (all expressed in UK terms):

I used a 3.5mm hook and a selection of cotton yarns in DK weight – cream, orange and green.

I have linked to various crochet YouTube tutorials above to demonstrate the stitches. Please note – I have adapted instructions for a crochet pumpkin appliqué from this pattern.

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For the sleeve you will need to make a rectangle:

  • Using cream yarn, ch 32 + 1
  • Work 12 rows of dc
  • Finish off leaving a length of yarn to join together
  • Using ss, join the two short ends of the rectangle
  • Your rectangle should now be a sleeve!

How to make an applique crochet pumpkin:

  • Using the orange yarn, make a magic loop
  • ch3, then 15 tr into the ring
  • ss into the top of ch3 to join (round 1 complete)
  • Pull the tail of the magic loop to close the centre
  • dc and htr in the next stitch (start of round 2)
  • 2 htr in each of the next 5 stitches
  • 4 dc – this is the base of the pumpkin
  • 2 htr in each of the next 5 stitches
  • htr and dc in the next stitch
  • ss in the next stitch to create the top
  • ss into the tr from round 1 (end of round 2)

How to make the stalk of the crochet pumpkin:

  • Attach the green cotton yarn to the top of the pumpkin
  • ch4, then dc in each stitch
  • Secure by sewing the pumpkin to the sleeve using white cotton

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G has not been left out and has this snazzy Cath Kidson Cowboy Fabric coffee cup sleeve.

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Please let me know if you have any queries about the pattern – I’m no crochet expert and have just written the instructions as I would understand them.

I would love to see photos if you make a coffee sleeve. Don’t forget to tweet me and happy crafting!

Toodles!

Claire

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