Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blue Jeans Coffee Sleeve

The Blue Jeans Coffee Sleeve is totally fun and unique with functional pockets to hold your coffee sweetener packets. Best part, it's quick and easy too!!



MATERIALS
DK weight yarn
*Dark Blue (Denim)
*Light Brown (Thread)
H/5mm Hook
G/4mm Hook
Yarn Needle

STITCH GUIDE
arnd = around
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
dec = decrease
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch   

GAUGE: 3 sc x 4 r = 1"


SKILL LEVEL: Easy 

Written in US Terms

NOTES:
*The base is worked holding two strands of yarn together (double stranding)
*This pattern is worked top down
* Sleeve shown was make using Plymouth Encore SK in Blueberry Mix

SPECIAL STITCHES
Decrease: Insert hook in st, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all three loops on hook.
Decrease over 3 sts: Insert hook in st, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all four loops on hook.


BASE (double stranding with H hook) 
1. Ch 30, join to form a ring, sc in the back bump of each ch arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (30)
2. Ch 1, working in BLO: sc in same space as ch and in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (30)
3-4. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch and in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (30)
5. Ch 1, *dec, sc x 13* 2X, sl st to join in 1st dec (28)
6-15. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch and in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc. Fasten at the end of rnd 15. (28)

POCKETS (Make 2 with single strand and G hook)
1. Ch 9, sc in the back bump of each ch across, ch 1, turn (8)
2. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)
3-7. Repeat 2
8. dec over 3 sts, sc x 2, dec over 3 sts, ch 1, turn (4)
9. dec x 2, ch 1, turn (2)
10. dec. Fasten. (1)

FINISHING:
*Using yarn need and light brown yarn to add "seams": Weave in and out of each stitch and row end arnd the outside of the pockets. Weave in and out of each st arnd rnd 10. Weave in and out of each st of rnd 2, working under the line of front loops created from working in BLO. Weave in and out of rnds 10 to 2 working as close to a straight vertical line as possible. NOTE: All "seams" must be added loosely or it won't stretch over a cup. I added mine while the sleeve was on the cup to make sure it didn't pull.
*Attach pockets, one on each side of the vertical "seam" line, leaving at least on st space between the pocket and "seam" (or at least 3 sts between each pocket).
*Hide all strings.






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Written Pattern © 2015 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.  

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