The pretty textured lace in this cup sleeve makes this ideal for gifting during the holidays or any time of year.
The cup sleeve is designed to fit the average coffee cup, but you easily adjust this in a multiple of three to any circumference you need.
It is shown here in a cotton yarn, but choose any similar yarn you like. You could choose a lighter weight as well as you can repeat the pattern for as many rounds you need to get the height that you need. However, I wouldn’t recommend a much thicker yarn as you won’t have room for three rounds of the puff stitches.
Slanted Puffs Cup Sleeve
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton #4, 2 colors.
Crochet Hook: H/5.00mm
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 4″ wide by 3″ high. Fits the average take-out coffee cup.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hk = Hook
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Puff Stitch (Puff st): [Yo, insert hk into st, yo and pull through] 3 times (7 loops on hk), yo and pull through all 7 loops. Ch 1 to close.
Ch 27 (or any multiple of 3 to get the circumference you need), join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [27 sts]
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, puff st) in same st as join, *sk next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, puff st) in next st; rep from * around to last 2 sts; sk last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [9 ch-3 sps]
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2) in same ch-3 sp and into each ch-3 sp around; join with sl st in first sc. [9 ch-2 sps]
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, puff st) in same sc as join, *sk next 2 chs, (sc, ch 3, puff st) in next sc; rep from * around to last 2 chs; sk last 2 chs; join with sl st in first sc. [9 ch-3 sps]
Rnds 5-6: Rep rnds 3 and 4 once.
Rnd 7: Same as Rnd 3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
And don’t forget to check out the free pattern collection at CPB for free crochet cup cozies.