Thursday, January 17, 2013

30 Days For 30 Dollars: Day 15

Day 15:  For the Starbucks Lover

If you're trying to encourage environmental-friendliness, re-usable cups are probably ideal.  But in the interest of convenience, these little coffee sleeves are easy to tuck in to a tote, pocket, or purse.  And at least you're saving the disposable paper sleeves.  (And they're way more fun than the paper sleeves!!)

I used this basic tutorial to make my sleeves.  The trick is to use a smaller hook for the chain row (and I did my first row with the smaller hook as well), then switch to a larger hook for the remainder.  This will give you a narrower bottom edge, just like a cup.  You can pretty much use this idea for any crochet stitch or pattern.  I also added a little cross stitch embellishment to a few.  

Note:  Depending on the type of yarn that you are using (I was just using scrappy bits), you may have to adjust the size hook and beginning chain number.

Total Spent:  Zero dollars 
(But if you have a bigger budget, it would be fun to tuck a Starbucks gift card in with these)

Day 1:  Pretty Hair Ties 1.00
Day 2:  Pin Cushion 1.00
Day 3:  Cowl 1.50
Day 4:  Apron 1.00
Day 5:  Baby Hat .75
Day 6:  Wine Charms 1.00
Day 7:  Pot Holders 0.00
Day 8:  Easy Tote  1.00
Day 9:  Lunch Sack 2.00
Day 10:  Peter Pan Collar Necklace 0.00
Day 11:  Patchwork Ornaments 1.00
Day 12:  DIY Cookie Tray 2.00
Day 13:  Recycled Gift Tags 1.00
Day 14:  Crochet Hoops 0.00
Day 15:  Crocheted Coffee Sleeves 0.00


  1. I'm so glad you're keeping the 30 days for 30 dollars going.
    I love it.

  2. Lovin' it! Thanks for the pattern.

  3. lol these are so cute. i saw a lady make something similar for her water cooler! but i must have a cup holder like this!