X's and O's Cup Sleeve crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
X’s and O’s Cup Sleeve crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Ok, so I said last week that I wasn’t going to make another Valentine’s Day pattern but I think this works as a year round pattern, don’t you? I got the idea while I was aimlessly walking around Target looking at Valentine’s Day decorations and goodies. It’s not particularly revolutionary, and not even my only X’s and O’s design, but I think it’s fun and quick and would make a great gift for a teacher or friend, or for you. This is also an easy design if you’re just getting into tapestry crochet, which I’m a big fan of (I’m sure you’ve noticed). The X and O repeat twice around the sleeve it self, so it’s really simple.
I decided to make this in blue and purple because, like I said, I didn’t want it to scream Valentine’s Day, and blues and purples are my favors… actually almost all colors are my favorite. I love working with color when I design.
Either way, I hope you like this quick and simple design, it’ll take you less than the length of a hour long TV show (with commercials) to make!

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Materials:

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Gauge:

  • 4″ x 4″ = 16 scs x 16 rows

Terms/ stitches:

  • RS: right side (side that faces out)
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st from the last st.Ravelry link
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • You can replace the first row with a foundation single crochet row if you’d like to.
  • Following the first row, sc into the back loop only.
  • If you don’t work this pattern in the back loop only, it might end up leaning. You can block the finished item to make it lean less.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parentheses means.
  • Color A is white, color B is grey, and color C pink.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.

Finished Measurements:
Height: 3.5″
Diameter: 4.25″ – 4.5″

X's and O's Cup Sleeve crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
X’s and O’s Cup Sleeve crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions:
Row 1: A: Ch 38, slip st to form a ring (DO NOT TWIST THIS RING), ch 1, sc into each st around, slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 2: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 37 scs, slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs

Note:

  • Every row of the sides are worked into the back loop only.
  • Every stitch in the sides portion of the pattern is a single crochet, because of this the directions only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses then tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

Row 3: A: Ch 1, (2), B: (3), A: (3), B: (2), A: (6), B: (2), A: (3), B: (3), A: (3), B: (2), A: (6), B: (2), A: (1), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (5), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (2), A: (3), B: (5), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (2), A: (2), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 5: B: Ch 1, (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (3), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 6: B: Ch 1, (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (4), A: (4), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (4), A: (4), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 7:  B: Ch 1, (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), A: (5), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 8: B: Ch 1, (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (4), A: (4), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (4), A: (4), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 9: B: Ch 1, (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (3), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (5), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (2), A: (3), B: (5), A: (3), B: (2), A: (4), B: (2), A: (2), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, (2), B: (3), A: (3), B: (2), A: (6), B: (2), A: (3), B: (3), A: (3), B: (2), A: (6), B: (2), A: (1), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Fasten off color B.
Rows 12 – 13: A: Ch 1, (38), slip st into the first st to secure – 38 scs
Fasten off color A, weave in all your ends.

 

X's and O's Cup Sleeve crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
X’s and O’s Cup Sleeve crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! Like I said, it’s a fast design (only 13 rows!) and  you can get it done quick and make a bunch of them if you need a quick party gift for your friends or something. I like simple and cute designs like this that don’t involve a lot of ends. I just carry the yarn all the way through and for this whole sleeve I only have 4 ends to weave in, takes no time at all. 😀
Don’t forget to share photos on Ravelry if you try out this pattern.

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