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Here in the Northwest, coffee is our thing. We always have a coffee cup in our hand at any given time. One of our most popular chain offers to double-cup but offers no coffee sleeve.
I’m not complaining, this opens up a huge market for we crafters and encourages people to buy our creations!!!
I have tried many patterns and I sell all different styles of sleeves, but this one is my own. I love how the yarn variegates and makes each peace unique. I have recently been exploring using jewelry and beads with my hats with very positive feedback. I will elaborate in yet another blog later 😉 But I wanted my coffee sweaters (a sweater, not a sleeve because it has cuffs at both ends) to be inspirational. What message do you want to see every day when you dress your coffee??
So I began stocking up on charms and things to experiment with and these plates/connectors are my favorite. Each craft store seems to have their own version, though really the best selection is found on Amazon or at Hobby Lobby Stores. I use the flat ones so you can still grip your coffee.
These are perfect for gifts for any holiday, stocking suffers at Christmas and a sweet Valentine’s gift as well.
Without further adieu, here is my Coffee Sweater pattern:
1 Skein Loops & Threads Barcelona yarn
1 Crochet Hook Size I
1 Sewing Needle
1 Charm/Connector/Pendant to sew onto sweater
Ch 25, connect with sl st to form ring
Row 1: ch 1, hdc in same stitch as joined stitch, in back/bottom lump of each stitch, hdc around, sl st to beginning hdc
Row 2: ch 1, hdfp around 1st hdc from previous round, *hdbp, hdfp* repeat from * around, sl st to beginning hdfp
Row 3: ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of same stitch, hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beginning hdc
Rows 4-7: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to beginning hdc
Row 8: ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of same stitch, hdc in 3rd loop around, sl st to beginning hdc
Row 9: ch1, hdfp around 1s hdc from previous round, *hdbp, hdfp* repeat from * around, sl st to beginning hdfp
Cut yarn, pull through sl st and weave in ends
Sew on charm or connector as desired, decorate with buttons or appliques as you wish!
As you can see below, these can be made with all different yarns, with an adjustment on stitch count, and with all different charms …. enjoy making these and Happy Hooking, Hookers!!!!