Saturday, March 14, 2015

Basic Can Sleeve-Free Crochet Pattern

I've decided to release some of my basic patterns for free here on the blog! This is the single crochet and Tunisian version of my drink sleeve that will fit cans. These can also have 16x16 graphs inserted in them as well. The graphs are available for sale in my store. Just click on the store tab above to purchase graphs. Sick 'Lil Monkeys also has graphs that can be plugged in as well. There are also 3 graphs with the pattern already plugged into them available on the Cre8tion Crochet blog. They are for flip-flops and swimsuits. The swimsuit graphs include a two piece and a one piece.




This pattern is also offered for $1 as a PDF. This is to offset lost revenue for not having to come back to my blog to view the pattern. Please contact me to purchase.

Skill Level: Easy

Yarn: #4

Gauge:
8 sts x 7 rows = 2 inches


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 8 inch circumference if gauge is met and should fit a can or cup with an 8-8.5 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



Single Crochet


Row 1: Ch 17, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. (16)
Row 2-6: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (16)
Row 7-22: Ch 1, turn. If using a 16x16 graph, you will start working the graph here. (16)
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 23-28: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (16)
Finish off and weave in ends. Go to finishing section.



Tunisian: 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 in 2nd ch from hook. (16)
Row 2-6: Tss. (16)
Row 7-22: Tss. If using a 16x16 graph, you will start working the graph here. (16)
Row 23-28: 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.


To show how I count stitches for Tunisian (because I have been told I count differently). I count each square made as a stitch.



Add this pattern to your queue and favorites on Ravelry HERE.