Leaf Me to My Coffee! Cup Sleeve Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Sep 8


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Fall is coming up! So it's time for a fun series release! First up... A Leaf cup sleeve! Perfect for those cool fall days with an extra hot coffee.


I originally made this with the intention of something fun to be around my super yummy Coffee for The Maple Leaf Parade during Oktoberfest here in La Crosse. But sadly... as everything else in 2020 it was cancelled.



That's OK, I still use it as I check out local orchards and farms for my usual fall necessities. I this EVERY fall blog post, but I still Stand by it, La Crosse WI is serisouly one of the most beautiful places to visit, especially during the fall.


If you ever want to plan a visit, make sure you check out Explore La Crosse! They have all the information you'll need to check what what's happening in the area (even when a pandemic gets in the way of what we usually do).





OK, On to the Pattern!


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Want the stamper pictured on the last picture? I bought that at West & Sage. She is another one that is fabulous to work with (Just make sure you're able to send her a high resolution logo image).

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This pattern is written using standard U.S. terms. Basic stitch knowledge is assumed.


Finished Measurements (all are approximate)

  • Length (When folded in half and at the widest point): 4.25 inches (10.8 centimeters)

  • Circumference (at the widest point): 8.5 inches (21.59 centimeters)

  • Height (not counting Pom): 2.25 inches (5.76 centimeters)




Yarn

  • 4- Medium | Worsted Weight Yarn, I used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling™; For the project, I used approximately 23.5 yards (0.45 oz). You could basically get about 7 of these and have a little yarn left over.


Crochet hook and needle

  • 1 - G/6 (4.25mm) crochet hook [In doing some research, my 4.25mm hook came in a set, if you don't have that size go to a 4 mm].


Notions

  • Finishing needle for weaving in ends

  • Scissors for cutting off and making fringe

  • Optional Tag, I personally go through Beam City and I honestly can't say enough great things about them! They are absolutely fabulous to work with! They offer Cork, Leather, Leather Alternatives AND wood buttons.



Gauge 8 dc 4 rounds approximately 2”X2” square using medium yarn and G/6 (4.25mm) crochet hook Notes

  • To adjust length, increase or decrease the foundation double crochets by 10 stitches.

  • Every Round Ends with a slip stitch; unless otherwise noted.

  • Every Round Starts with a ch2 (this ch2 does not count as a stitch, instead the very first BPdc will be done around the very first BPdc from the previous round); unless otherwise noted.

  • The stitch count includes the ch1 in between the FPdc (when applicable)




Terms to Know

FDC: foundation double crochet

Ch(s): chain(s)

BPdc: Back Post Double Crochet

BPdc2tog: Back Post Double Crochet Together

FPdc: Front Post Double Crochet

FPdc2tog: Front Post Double Crochet Together

DC: Double Crochet

St(s): stitch(es)


* * = Repeat instructions between * and * the number of times indicated



Stitches

  • Foundation Double Crochet (FDC): Chain two, yarn over (YO), insert hook into very first chain made, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through one loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through two loops, yarn over (YO), pull through remaining two loops on hook. First complete. Continue this by: Yarn over (YO), insert hook into both sides of the BOTTOM of the previous stitch, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through one loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through two loops, yarn over (YO), pull through remaining two loops on hook. Continue until desired length (or amount of Double Crochets) are acquired.

  • Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from back to front to back around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 2 loops

  • Back Post Double Crochet Together (BPdc2tog): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from back to front to back around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), insert the hook from back to front to back around the next post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), and pull through two loops (three left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 3 loops

  • Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from front to back to front around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 2 loops

  • Front Post Double Crochet Together (FPdc2tog): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from front to back to front around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), insert the hook from front to back to front around the next post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), and pull through two loops (three left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 3 loops

  • Double Crochet (DC): yarn over (YO), insert your hook, pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 2 loops.




Directions:


FDC 35


Careful not to twist, connect to the first FDC to make a loop.


Round 1: *BPdc in first 4 dc, FPdc.* Repeat **around 6 or a total of 7 times (35)


Round 2:  *BPdc2tog in the next 2 BPdc (2 times); [FPdc, ch 1, FPdc] all on the previous FPdc(see below image).* Repeat ** around 6 or a total of 7 times (35)





Round 3: *BPdc2tog both 2 BPdc2tog from previous round; FPdc on FPdc from previous round, [DC, DC] all on the ch from previous round; FPdc on FPdc from previous round.* Repeat **around 6 or a total of 7 times (35)



Round 4: *2 BPdc in previous BPdc; 2 BPdc in previous BPdc; FPdc2tog the next two FPdc from previous round, FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round.* Repeat **around 6 times or or a total of 7 (72)


Round 5: *BPdc in each of the previous BPdc; FPdc2tog on the last two FPdc from previous round.* Repeat ** around 6 times or or a total of 7 (72)

Weave in ends (add a tag if you want) and done!



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