Esc Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve

Saving the environment is a huge topic today. And that makes this reusable coffee cup sleeve the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys their morning coffee from the drive through window.

Esc Cup Sleeve ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Esc Cup Sleeve ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

This coffee sleeve is not only great for coffee, but it can be used for any hot drinks that are served in the standard take-out cup. Or, you can use it for your iced coffee and other cold drinks in the summer. It’ll help to catch any moisture and drips that sometimes form on the outside of the cup.

This reusable cup sleeve is easy to carry in your purse, or keep in your car glove compartment to have it handy at the drive-through. And if you’re at the office, it won’t take up much space in your desk drawer!

The best part is that you only need a small amount of yarn to make this, so you can use up all your leftover cotton yarn.

The Pattern

The pattern is worked with the extended single crochet and chain one spaces. Each extended single crochet is worked on top of the stitches made in the previous round, and all chain one spaces are skipped.

It’s super easy and perfect for beginners who are comfortable with holding their hook and yarn.

The Finished Size

It should fit a standard coffee cup, but if you find you need to adjust the size, you can do so in multiples of two.

For this sleeve I recommend to use cotton yarn because it is more effective at protecting your hands from extreme heat. Plus, it doesn’t stretch out as much, which helps it to maintain the proper size so the cup doesn’t slide out.

Other Coffee Cup Sleeves to Make

Esc Cup Sleeve ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve with the Extended Single Crochet

This crochet cup sleeve pattern works up quick and easy and is perfect for both hot and cold drinks.
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Finished Size:

  • Laying flat it measures 4" across by 3" high. Fits a standard paper coffee cup.


Special Stitch Instructions

  • ESC: Insert hook in stitch or chain indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.


  • When you make your chains, make sure to keep them loose so they remain the same size as the extended single crochet stitches.


  • Ch 28. Join with sl st to first ch being careful not to twist chs.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, esc in same ch as join and in each ch around; join with sl st in first esc. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next esc, (esc, ch 1) in next esc; rep from * around; sk last esc; join with sl st in first esc. (14 esc)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc and into each esc around; join with sl st in first esc. Do not work into ch-1 spaces.
  • Rnds 4-7: Rep rnd 3.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, esc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first esc. (28 esc) Fasten Off.


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