Jen asked if I would make her a crochet coffee sleeve and pinned this pattern. If you watched the class, you know she looks amazing in coral, so this one (recognize the yarn?) should go well with her outfits.
That texture is just the best.
Of course, I couldn’t just make one. I also made a purple one (recognize that yarn?) with her name in lilac.
It was so hard to pack it up – I mean, I’m a Jen…and it felt so good in my hand…and that vintage button…
But I packed it up anyway. I can always make more, right?
If you’d like to make one, just take your favorite coffee sleeve pattern and crochet up a few letters (if you’re crocheting a long name or word, use crochet thread so you can fit more characters). Pin the letters to the cuff (be sure to leave room for the button) and place it on a dummy cup. This will ensure the cuff won’t be too tight with your sewn letters. Then all you need to do is attach them with the running stitches and you’re done. (If you’re worried about how the wrong side will look, you can add a piece of felt to the back. But really, nobody is going to look).
I hope Jen likes them, and I also hope we’ll have coffee in the same state again, soon.
Photos by Erin Markan of Folks Collected. Thanks, Erin!