Free Crochet Pattern: Ridged Coffee Cup Sleeve

By Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

This coffee cup sleeve is quick and easy to crochet, perfect for beginners. It is made with one of my favorite patterns to create ribbing, single crocheting in the back loops only. The technique creates a stretchy fabric that is easy to slip on coffee cups of different sizes. Included within the pattern are instructions to adjust the size if you need the sleeve to be wider, narrower, longer, or shorter. Crochet a bunch in different colors for yourself or give them away as gifts! Get creative and personalize the sleeve with appliques.

Skill Level: crochet skill level beginner

Finished Size: Sleeve measures 4″ (10 cm) wide and 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) long when flat
Will fit most standard coffee cups and will stretch to fit different sizes. Instructions for adjusting the size of the sleeve is included within the pattern if needed.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 25 yards)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

8 rows in pattern measures 2 1/2″ wide and 2″ long.

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Crochet Pattern: Coffee Cup Sleeve
Start by chaining 11 or a chain that is the desired height of the sleeve.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 10 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across: 10 sc
Repeat row 2, 30 more times or until sleeve wraps around the cup snugly.
Slip stitch short ends of sleeve together. Finish off.

Need help while crocheting your coffee cup sleeve? Leave your questions below!

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  1. Jane says:

    On your coffee cup sleeve, what size crochet hook?

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