Friday, March 18, 2011

Pattern: Crochet Coffee Sleeve

So I'm trying my hand at pattern writing.  Certain resources would say that every designer should charge for their patterns.  This is pretty simplistic and more of a concept than a pattern.

I would love if people could try this out and share their results with me.

Crochet Coffee Sleeve
by: Chrissy Joy Bell

My philosophy of crochet is to pretty much do what feels good.  So, as far as patterns go, I’m probably not the best to be writing.  This is more of a project concept than an actual pattern.

I think the best part of this pattern is that it is just for the sleeve itself.  Anything can be added to the outside for embellishment and sass. :)

I haven’t been official enough to measure my gage or anything yet, but I crochet really really tight.

You will need:
Hook size H
Worsted weight yarn scraps

Chain 35
Join with a slip stitch to form a circle.
Row 1: Chain 1, sc in each chain around.  Join with slip stitch into chain1. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 1, 1 sc in the next 18 stitches, 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in remaining stitches.  Join with a slip stitch.  Turn.

Repeat row 1 and 2 for 14 rows.  ( You are basically increasing by one every other row, the increase does not necessarily have to take place on the 19th stitch)

On the last row, join with a slip stitch and fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Now you can add your personal touch.


Ryan Bell said...

If you don't understand what any of this means, you should sign up for a crochet class with The Pinkwoobie at Wholly Craft!

Jen Welzel said...

I made this pattern and I really loved it... the only concern is that it's pretty visible where I increased the stitch every other... any suggestions on that? Thanks!

Chrissy Joy said...

awesome, I'm glad it worked out for you!
the only suggestion i have about increasing is something i didn't really know how to convey in the pattern. i basically try to space out my increases so they don't occur at the same spot every time. like on one row put the increase in the first half of the round, and on the next one put the increase closer to the end. it at least keeps the shape pretty uniformed.
i hope that helps.