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Coffee Sleeve

Because I felt like posting this one.  It’s something I’ve been making for a while they’re fun to make and I’m always getting comments on them when I use the ones I’ve made.  There will be a post later with stuff up on the shop.


This pattern is great for using up scrap yarn.  They make great gifts for coffee lovers too.  I’ve given them away as gifts and try to keep some around for last minute gifts for coffee or tea lovers.


The pocket works great in a contrasting or complimentary color.  And is big enough to slip in a gift card or a few sugar packets while you’re on the run.  They fit all the paper coffee cups I’ve tried so far (Starbucks and generic ones)  and are big enough so your whole hand is protected from the hot cup. 

Tools needed

Size f hook


Any worsted yarn (two colors)

(I use cotton sugar and cream it works great)

(I put two colors because I use one for the sleeve and another for the pocket.)

Yarn needle

Any embellishments you want

(I tend to leave those off just because it makes it more washer friendly without)


Finished measurements should be 4.5 inches wide by 3 inches tall


 Chain 45

Slip stitch chain one in slipknot of the first stitch to form loop. Try not to twist the loop

Go through every stitch with a single stitch (45)

Slip stitch and chain one, (Will count as first stitch from here out)

Single stitch around row (45 stitches)

Repeat row 11 more times


Chain 19


Single crochet over (19)

You’ll want to repeat at least 7 rows.  More or less to your taste but I found 7 rows makes for a good sized pocket half the height of the cozy.

Whip stitch pocket to sleeve, tuck tails embellish as you wish and Voila!  You have a sleeve as unique as your coffee!

Feel free to show me how you’ve made this one.

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