Halloween How-to: Crochet Pumpkin Coffee Cup Sleeve

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story


It’s finally autumn. Bring on the pumpkin everything. This time of year usually brings out my inner crafter, so I hit up Pinterest and found this cute pumpkin coffee cup sleeve by claireabellemakes.

Her pattern is written in UK terms and not U.S., so I did have to adjust the pattern slightly to account for the differences. I photographed my progress step-by-step for you. Let’s see if this a Pinterest success or an epic Pinterest fail.



  • White, Orange, Green Yarn (I used I Love This Cotton)
  • 3.5 mm hook and sewing needle
  • Your favorite cup

The Sleeve in the making!

First, following the pattern, I chained 32 in my white yarn. Then I worked in rows continuously until Row 12 and fastened off and sewed the rectangle into a sleeve.

Secondly, I picked up my orange yarn and formed a magic circle, chained three and did 15 half-double crochet (hdc)  into the circle and pulled it tight. I did a single crochet (sc) and an hdc in the same stitch to form the distinct pumpkin shape. Then for the next five stitches I did one hdc. I went back down to a sc for five stitches to get the flat bottom of the pumpkin, and then I repeated along the other side to make both sides even. I fastened off the orange yarn and joined the green yarn for the stem of the pumpkin.

The Pumpkin almost completed!

I chained four, skipped the first stitch and sc into the other three stitches, then fastened off. I pulled the pumpkin to make sure it looked the way I wanted it to. Next, I grabbed some orange yarn and my yarn needle and began to sew the pumpkin to the white band. Once I was done, I put it on my favorite cup.

Some things I wish I had done differently: My foundation chain of 32 was way too tight and made it awkward to sew the sides together.


The finished product!

Admittedly, I had to leave it on the cup for the sleeve to loosen and be comfortable on the cup. I also wish I would have done a creme instead of a white for the sleeve part of the pattern.I made another and added more chains to the foundation and it fits my Yeti Cup too.  Overall, I had fun with this quick project and I love the pattern!