Sunday, December 1, 2013
Free Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Coffee Sleeve
Worsted Weight Wool (or preferred yarn. I prefer wool for its ability to hold in heat.)
DC: double crochet
SS: slip stitch
FPDC: front post double crochet
BPDC: back post double crochet
Round One: Chain 34
DC in 3rd ch from hook
Join with SS to form a circle. This connects the "top" of your double crochet stitches. To connect the "bottom" to make your first row sturdier, use the tail to connect the chain stitches and weave in ends.) **See Alternate Method of starting at bottom of pattern**
Round Two: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st here or throughout)
*FPDC in next 2 sts. BPDC in next 2 sts.*
Repeat from * around, making a pattern of fpdc, fpdc, bpdc, bpdc around. SS with starting ch.
Repeat Round Two until sleeve is 10 rows or so, or desired length.
Finish and weave in ends.
**ALTERNATE STARTING INSTRUCTIONS**
Join with ss to form a circle.
DC in the round all the way around. Proceed with Round Two of the pattern.
**TIPS AND TRICKS**
You may need to adjust your chain count based on cup sizes, how tightly you crochet, or size of the yarn. Just use an even number for your chain count.
For information on how to do the FPDC and BPDC please visit: