The Here’s My Heart free Crochet Coffee Sleeve pattern is quick, easy, and cute. It would make an excellent coworker gift especially for Valentine’s Day. You could also make the heart in a more neutral color for an anytime gift, or make the colors holiday specific. Keep reading for the free pattern or purchase the coffee sleeve crochet pattern PDF right here.
Many years ago, a church we were attending had coffee available in little disposable cups with lids, but they usually didn’t have the little cardboard cup sleeves to protect your hands from the heat.
Every Sunday, as my hands were burning, I told myself that I needed to crochet a coffee cup sleeve to keep in my purse. Every Sunday, by the time we got home, I’d forget to make one.
Well, I’ve finally made one…. 8 years too late. I usually don’t have run ins with disposable cups anymore, but you might!
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How To Crochet a Coffee Sleeve
The Here’s My Heart Crochet Coffee Sleeve is a simple pattern worked in the round using the double stitch (aka petit pois stitch) and single crochets. The entire sleeve can be whipped up in only 16 rows.
After the sleeve is complete, contrasting yarn is then used to cross stitch the pattern on the front.
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Yarn used for the Crochet To Go Cup Sleeve
Because I had a bad washing experience with the Bernat Velvet Yarn I’ve tried to use it in patterns that won’t require frequent washing.
A coffee cup cozy, if you are anything like me, might end up with a more than a few coffee stains. I haven’t washed my sleeve in the washer yet so I won’t make any promises there, but because the type of stitch used is really secure, it MIGHT be fine to throw in the washer on a gentle cycle.
I think I would stick to spot cleaning as necessary just to be safe though. Or you could always use a color like Bunny Brown if you are worried about stains.
To Go Cup Template
Isn’t the to go cup printable just adorable? I purchased the downloadable printable from the KnottyBoss on Etsy. The printable is customizable so you could add your logo or your own cute tagline.
There are other helpful printables available in the shop including this adorable Valentine’s Bundle you won’t want to miss. These cute printables add just a good touch to your gifts or merch.
Here’s my Heart Crochet Coffee Sleeve Pattern
US size H/8, 5.0 mm crochet hook (grab my favorite hooks right on Amazon!)
Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn (#4 Medium Weight Yarn, 10.5 oz/492 yds) (order from Yarnspirations)
- 0.75 oz ball in Snowy White
Red Heart Hygge (#5 Bulky Weight Yarn, 5 oz/132 yds) (order from Amazon)
- 0.2 oz in Powder
Large Eye Yarn Needle (These work wonderfully especially when cross stitching thick yarn!)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
ds(s): double stitch aka petit pois stitch (see stitch instructions)
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
Gauge: 4” x 3” = 13 ds by 13 rows
Finished Size: 9.75” around by 4” tall
Double Stitch (ds) aka petit pois: insert hook into the same stitch as the last completed stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook. (You are essentially doing a single crochet two together (sc2tog) but you will not be decreasing.)
When working the rounds using the ds, the first stitch is made by single crocheting 2 together and the last stitch is finished by working in the slip stitch. This helps the join not shift as you work the rounds. You can also finish the last st in the same stitch as the first stitch.
As you work the rounds, it is super helpful to place a stitch marker in that final sl st so you know exactly where to end the next round.
Working the final double stitch of each round:
To keep the stitches from slanting as you work around, the final ds stitch of each round is worked either in the sl st of the previous row or in the same st as the sc2tog at the beginning of the row.
Final ds worked into the sl st:
Final ds worked into the same st as the 1st st:
3 rounds with the final ds worked in the sl st followed by 4 rounds of the final ds working into the first st:
Heart Crochet Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern Instructions:
Ch 30, join with a sl st being careful not to twist the chain.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with a sl st in the first sc (30)
Rows 2-15: ch 1, sc2tog, ds in each st around, place the last ds of the round in the sl st join of the previous round, sl st in the first sc2tog (30)
Row 16: ch 1, sc in each st around, (not in the sl st of the previous row), join with a sl st in the first sc (30).
If your stitches are slanting slightly, you can tug on the opposite corners gently to get them to line up better.
Adding the heart:
Using Red Heart Hygge, follow the graph to cross stitch the heart onto the headband.
You can pick any spot to start your graph. I chose to put the join at the back of the sleeve roughly and just counted up the rows on the front to get started. Starting from the bottom of the heart requires less counting overall.
Secure all ends.
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