Leopard Heart Graph & Basic Drink Sleeve – Free Crochet Pattern

About a week ago, I released my can size sleeve HERE. This one is the slightly larger size good for cups. I love these for all seasons. They are great for cold weather when you don’t want to burn your hands with your cup and for hot weather when you don’t want wet hands from sweaty cups. both sizes also work great for sippy cups. Which size you use would depend on the cup.
 
I created a new graph the other day as well and I love how it looks on this. It is a Leopard Heart graph.
 
 

This pattern is also available as a PDF for $1. This is to help offset the cost when I lose traffic because you no longer have to come to the blog. To purchase this pattern, please contact me
Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 8 sts x 7 rows = 2 inches

Yarn: #4 (number of colors depends on graph)

General Supplies:
Hook – H or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry Needle
Yarn bobbins (optional)

Abbreviations and stitches required:

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
tss: Tunisian simple stitch
sl st: slip stitch

Notes:

In single crochet, odd numbered graph rows will be worked right to left, and even numbered graph rows will be worked left to right.

When working in Tunisian each row has a forward and return pass. All graph rows will be worked right to left.

The finished sleeve will have an approximately 9.75 inch circumference if gauge is met and should fit a can or cup with an 10-11 inch circumference.

To finish off in Tunisian, sl st across the last row.

Yarn Obsession has a good video on Tunisian Simple Stitch HERE.

Moogly has a great video on color changes in Tunisian crochet HERE
I count each box made as a stitch in Tunisian.


Single Crochet to fit cup: Odd numbered rows on the graph will be worked right to left, and even numbered rows on the graph will be worked left to right.
Row 1: Ch 17, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. (16)
Row 2-9: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (16)
Row 10-25: Ch 1, turn. Work graph starting at bottom right corner. (16)
Row 26-34: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (16)

Finish off and weave in ends. Go to finishing section.

Tunisian to fit cup: When working Tunisian each row has the forward and return pass. Each row on the graph is read right to left.
Row 1: Ch 17, tss. (16)
Row 2-9: Tss. (16)
Row 10-25: Tss. Work graph starting at bottom right corner. (16)
Row 26-34: Tss. (16)

Finish off and weave in ends. Go to finishing section.

FINISHING

Using a tapestry needle, mattress seam or whip stitch short ends together. Or sl st ends together using hook. For graphs that need details stitched, use tapestry needle to stitch details or surface crochet. Buttons can be used for eyes, noses, etc, if desired.
Join yarn with sl st at top of seam and sc evenly around top edge. You should have the same number of sts as rows worked. Repeat for bottom edge.

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