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    Sloth Coffee Cozy Pattern

    Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners.

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    Hey everyone! Last week I was a ball of nerves. I flipped back and forth between “Yes, I’m doing this thing!” and “Why am I doing this?!”.  I almost talked myself out of doing it. When I hit post and shared my post on social media, I was a nervous wreck. But it was out there now and what would happen would happen. I added the pattern to Ravelry and I went to play with the kids to distract myself from the sinking feeling of knowing that my blog was out there and I’d told people about it.

    Ten minutes later, my phone started buzzing. People were liking and commenting on my posts. Everyone was so nice! Soon there were dozens of comments and people were private messaging me with questions and nice comments on my Arctic Gem Beanie pattern. I was so overwhelmed by the response. By the end of the day over 1200 people had visited my first blog post and I was blown away. This kind of response was the last thing that I expected. Thank you to everyone that took the time stop by and check it out, subscribed, and sent me such warm, encouraging comments. You all seriously made my day.

    Some of you were sending me messages like “I love it and it’s already on my hook!”. You guys work so fast! By the end of the day, people were sending me pictures of their already completed hats! Please keep sending me your pictures and sharing it on social media. I love seeing everyone’s finished work and how some of you are changing the colours up and really making it your own. I wanted to thank you everyone for reminding me what a wonderful community of crafters you all are and for supporting me in this crazy adventure.

    Thank you to everyone for all of your wonderful support of my new blog, The Loopy Lamb

    This week, I have another pattern to share with everyone. My son starts kindergarten next week and he is very excited to be going to “big boy school”. When the option to either have him take the bus or drive him to school came up, I made the decision to drive him to school each day. I work from home on a part-time basis so I’m happy that I’m able to make this work. Other Mom’s warned me about drop-off line drama but I figure that with the right amount of coffee, I can handle it.  And of course, if I’m going to have my coffee, I need to crochet something cute for it. Right?? (Raise your hand if you will take any excuse to crochet some sort of cute accessory.)

    As I was standing in the line at Michaels (yes, they probably all know my name by now), I saw this weird and cute sloth pencil case. Inspiration hit me! I would make a sloth coffee cup cozy. Sloths are crazy adorable AND the colours may not show the coffee stains as readily (because, I’ll admit it, I AM a clutz). I already had the yarn I needed at home so I cashed out and with visions of how I would execute my pattern in my head, I hit the Tim Horton’s drive-thru and went home.

    In progress picture of crochet sloth cup cozy

    This little guy doesn’t take long at all to make and is very cute. Since I’m Canadian, I’ve made the pattern to fit a large coffee from Tim Hortons. The body of the sleeve can easily be adjusted to fit whichever cup you’re using, just make the chain as long or as short as you need it to be. With that being said, let’s hook us up a sloth cup cozy!

    Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners. Free Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern, Sloth Cup Cozy

    Sloth Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    Worsted weight yarn in a light brown, dark brown and a buff colour. I used Bernat Premium in Cafe au Lait for the body, Red Heart Super Saver in Buff for the face and
    Loops & Thread Impeccable in Chocolate brown for the dark spots around the ends
    4 mm crochet hook
    9mm black shank/mushroom buttons or safety eyes
    Stitch marker
    Tapestry needle for sewing together and weaving in ends

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    NOTES:
    • Fits a large coffee from Tim Hortons or a medium from Starbucks. The body of the sleeve can easily be adjusted to fit whichever cup you’re using, just make the chain as long or as
    short as you need it to be.

    Pattern

    Coffee Cozy Body:
    Using Cafe au Lait, CH 35 and join with a sl st.
    Row 1: CH1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stich around. Join with a sl st. (35)
    Row 2 – 8: CH1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stich around. Join with a sl st.
    FO and weave in ends.

    Face:
    The Face is worked in continuous rounds. Only join where indicated.
    Using Buff, CH7.
    Row 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH. SC 4, SC4 in the last CH. On the other side of the CH, SC4, SCINC in last stich. (16)
    Row 2: SCINC in the next two stitches. SC4, SCINCx4, SC4, SCINCx2 (24)
    Row 3: SCINCx4, SC4, SCINCx8, SC4, SCINCx4 (40)
    Row 4: SC in each stitch around. Join with a sl st and FO leaving a long tail to set onto the coffee cozy body.

    Eye Patches: (make 2)
    Using Chocolate Brown, CH4.
    Row 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC, SC5 in the last CH. On the other side of the CH, SC in the next stitch, SC3 in the last CH.
    Join with a sl st and FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face.

    Assembly:
    Sew the face onto the cup cozy body.
    Place the button through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH of the eye patch. Secure button. Repeat with the other eye patch.
    Position each eye patch on the face, slightly overlapping the edge of the face and sew onto cup cozy. Using dark brown, add a small nose between the eyes.

    If you’re using safety eyes: I had the hardest time finding black shank buttons so for my first cozy, I used safety eyes. I know that sounds crazy but I’ll tell you how I did it. Insert the safety eye through the last CH in the eye patch. Then position your eye patch at a slight angle on one side and push the safety eye through the face.  Put the back on the eye . Repeat with the other eye and eye patch. Use the dark brown yarn to add a nose between the eyes. Then sew the face onto the body of the coffee cozy.

    Photo showing where in the eye patch to place the safety eye for the crochet sloth cup cozy

    Photo showing the safety eye inserted into the eye patch for the crochet sloth cup cozy

    If you enjoyed this pattern, please pin it and share it. I love seeing pictures of your completed projects! Use the tag #theloopylamb when sharing on Instagram.

    Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners.

    Got questions? Drop me a comment below and I’ll do what I can to help!

    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram! Use #theloopylamb when sharing on Instagram.

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  • Crochet Patterns

    The Arctic Gem Beanie Free Pattern

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    Free Crochet Hat Pattern - Arctic Gem Beanie. Featuring Caron X Pantone yarn in Peacock Blue. This hat is a fun and colourful addition to your winter wardrobe. Available at The Loopy Lamb Blog

    Hi there!  Welcome to my brand new blog!  To celebrate my first blog post, I’ve included my first free crochet hat pattern: the Arctic Gem Beanie below, but first, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a bit about the yarn I used to create this pattern.  

    My name is Ashley.  I am a mother of two, a wife, crochet addict and crafter.  I have a wonderful family whom I love spending time with, that is incredibly supportive of me and my many artistic projects.  When I’m not spending time with my family, I have a crochet hook in my hand.  Crochet is not only a way for me to be creative, it is a way for me to destress and unwind.  I love creating new patterns and I have created this blog in order to share my free crochet patterns and other creative endeavors with the online crafting community. 

    I am a yarn hoarder…there… I said it.  I love yarn just as much as I love crochet.  My son, at only 3 years old, knew where the “yarn store” was and why I went there.   So when I got an email from Yarnspirations letting me know about their brand new yarn Caron x Pantone, I was very excited.  I packed up the kiddos and raced over to Michaels to see it (and touch it) for myself. Apparently I wasn’t the only one excited to get their hands on this yarn.  Below is a picture of what my local Michaels store’s display of Caron x Pantone yarn looked like 45 minutes after opening on launch day.

    (This is not a sponsored post and the opinions I’m sharing are my own.)  

    I loved the braided look and the bold colours choices.  Each braid is made of little hanks braided together.  The Caron x Pantone yarn is a bulky weight yarn that’s a blend of merino wool, nylon and acrylic.  One braid is 3.5oz/100g/ and 127 yards/116 metres.  I picked up a few braids and made my way to the cash…well, it wasn’t meant to be because I forgot my wallet at home! Gah!  So I left disappointed but I was able to head back later that day and get what I wanted.  I was inspired immediately by the Morning Blues and Peacock palettes so I got two of each and headed home.

    Once at home, it was nap time for the kiddos so after tucking them in, I quickly got to work.  My vision for the Peacock braids was a striped beanie with a fur pompom.  I was nervous that one braid may not be enough to create an adult-sized hat but I challenged myself to create a hat pattern to match my vision with only one skein. With my 6mm in hand,  strong coffee in my cup and my handy dandy notebook next to me, I set to work.

    Caron X Pantone Yarn
    My new, beautiful yarn

    The Caron x Pantone yarn was wonderful to work with.  Soft and squishy with just the right amount of stretch.  I was pleasantly surprised and am already planning a second project using this yarn. This hat feels great when you put it on because the yarn is wonderfully soft and silky.   I will say that there isn’t a lot of yardage to a single ball so if you aren’t inclined to check your gauge before starting a project, you may need a second braid to ensure you have enough to complete this hat.

    Before we get on to the pattern, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to stop by and reading my blog.  Please share my blog, pin this on Pinterest and come back soon for more free patterns. 

    The Loopy Lamb - Arctic Gem Beanie In Progress. Free Crochet Hat Pattern - The Arctic Gem Beanie.
    Free Crochet Hat Pattern - The Arctic Gem Beanie. Using Caron X Pantone yarn, this hat is colourful and full of texture! Available at The Loopy Lamb Blog

    The Arctic Gem Beanie - Free Hat Pattern

    An ad-free version of this pattern can be purchased here.


    Skill Level
    : Intermediate

    Supplies:
    1 skein of Caron X Pantone Yarn in Peacock Blue
    6 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Pompom (I’m using these ones here)

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
    TR = Treble Crochet 
    SL ST = slip stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size – Adult
    Finished size: 8.5 inches tall x 9.5 inches wide.

    Gauge: 12 sts across x 7 rows (rows 1 – 7 of the beginning of the hat body) = 2” square

    Notes:

    • I’ve used the Pantone numbers on the packaging to note which colour is used and my description of the colour next to the Pantone number for those that may no longer have the packaging.  A picture of the tag has been included here (below) for your reference as well.

       

    • After the brim is completed, the body of the hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.  The end of each round is joined with a sl st.
    • Instructions within the ** are to be repeated.
    Peacock Blue Pantone Numbers

    Band:

    (Using colour 19-4044 which is the darkest blue in the skein)
    Ch 6.
    Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook. HDC 4. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sts)
    Row 2: HDC in same st. HDC 3 in BLO. HDC in last st, under both loops. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sts)

    Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long. You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that if you need to. Generally, a good length for a band for an adult is between 18” – 19″: long when laid flat. Do not stretch. When completed, fold the band in half and sl st the two sides together. Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.

    Hat Body:

    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch. SC 72 evenly around the top of the band.  Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 2: CH 2. DC in the same stitch. CH 1, skip the next stitch, *DC in the next stitch, CH 1, Skip 1* around. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 3: CH 2. HDC in the first stitch. TR in the skipped stitch from the first row directly below the CH space. *HDC in the next stitch, TR in the next skipped stitch from the row below* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts).
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 4: CH 2. Repeat Row 2. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 5: Repeat Row 3. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4021 (the lightest blue)
    Row 6: CH 2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Rows 7: CH 2. HDC in the third loop of the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 8: CH 2. DC in the third loop of the first stitch. *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, DC in the third loop* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 9: Repeat Row 3 making sure your TR stitches are worked in the 3rd loop. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 10: Repeat Row 2. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4021 (lightest blue)
    Row 11: Repeat Row 3.  Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 12: CH 2. HDC in first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts).
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 13: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DC, DCDEC. *DC 2, DCDEC* until end (54 sts)
    Row 14: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DCDEC. *DC, DCDEC* until end (36 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 15: CH 2. DC in first stitch, DCDEC. *DC, DCDEC* until end (24 sts)
    Row 16: CH 2. DCDEC starting in the first stitch. DCDEC x 11 (12 sts)
    Row 17: CH 2. DCDEC starting in the first stitch. DCDEC x 5 (6 sts)
    FO and weave in ends. Add a pompom and you’re all done.

     
    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   


    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    I’d love to see your finished items! Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb

    Thanks for checking out my blog.  Come back soon!

    Ashley

    Arctic Gem Beanie - The Loopy Lamb Free Crochet Hat Pattern Made With Caron X Pantone Yarn