Stash Buster Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern

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I had some bulky weight yarn left over from my recent crochet hat projects and decided to make a nice thick coffee cup sleeve for my disposable coffee cups 🙂 This sleeve slides easily on medium, large and tall cups (I tried it on my coffee cups from Timmy’s, Starbucks and McDonald’s).

Stash Buster Cup Sleeve Pattern @OombawkaDesign

Stash Buster Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern

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Hook: 5.00 mm H
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Unique
Finished Dimensions: 3″ wide, 10 inches long before seaming

Abbreviations: ch – chain, blsc – back loop single crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, R – row

Tutorials you may find helpful: 

Whip Stitch Seam
Slip Stitch Seam
Stitch Anatomy

Stitch Diagram:

Stashbuster Coffee Cup Sleeve Oombawka Design Crochet

Stashbuster Coffee Cup Sleeve Oombawka Design Crochet key

Stash Buster Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern Instructions

R1: ch 16, begin in the 2nd ch from the hook; (1 blsc in each of the next 7 sts, 3 blsc in the next st, 1 blsc in each of the next 7 sts), ch 1, turn

R2: (skip the 1st st, 1 blsc in each of the next 7 sts, 3 blsc in the next st, 1 blsc in each of the next 7 sts, skip the next st), ch 1, turn

R3 – R22: repeat R2

To finish: line up the ends and whip stitch closed (or slip stitch closed). Finish off and weave in ends.

Stash Buster Coffee Sleeve


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  1. Hi Korry, For this project I crocheted under the back loop only for my stitches. For the sc stitches worked into the foundation chain, I worked under the back loop only (not the back bump of the chain). Hope this helps 🙂 and thank you for your kind words 🙂 Rhondda

  2. When you say to crochet into the back stitch of the chains, do you mean the back bump/3rd stitch or do I crochet just under the top loop? Oh and I love your designs so much. Thank you 💜

  3. I LOVE making coffee cozy sleeves, and this one is SO cool!! I love how it looks with striping yarn!

  4. Thanks for including the finished measurements. Now I can use any yarn and hook size.

  5. Hi Amanda! Hi Denise! Definitely a typo! Thank you for catching this! It was supposed to read R3-R22: repeat R2 – I was copying and pasting and copied the wrong part. I am very sorry for the confusion!! Rhondda

  6. I ended up doing 21 rows to get the 10″ length. I was using an unidentified yarn from the Joann grab bags though, so maybe it was a little less bulky than necessary.

  7. I am looking at the same thing. I wonder if it means 7 ridges, rather than rows. I kept going till I had 7 ridges and it worked (about 15 rows).

  8. Hello! Lovely cozy! If I do only 7 rows total though, it seems to be much too small. If I were to seam this right now, it’d only be large enough to go around a couple fingers. Was the R7 a typo, or am I doing something wrong? I’m using bulky yarn and a 5.5mm hook. Thanks!

  9. Hi Brenda 🙂 My newsletter is issued every Saturday. I wonder if it goes into your spam folder? Rhondda

  10. Hi Mary 🙂 Very good idea! This one doesn’t have a button so it will need to slide on the glass to work. You may want to try with cotton yarn or a cotton mix too as it is more absorbent than acrylic yarn 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  11. Thought I had signed up for your site but I never see anything.
    Thank you.
    Brenda Oden

  12. I can’t wait to try this! I don’t drink coffee but I always have a mug with lemonade in it. Even the cup that are supposed to not sweat. I can put this on the cups to absorb the sweat.