Halloween is going to be here before you know it, and it’s always fun to have new ideas for the holidays! But I’m sharing this with you today because it’s Frankenstein Day!
What’s Frankenstein Day? It’s a holiday celebrating Mary Shelley‘s birthday, the author of the novel Frankenstein (you can find it at Barnes & Noble). I’ve always thought it was interesting how the idea of Frankenstein (who’s *actually* not named Frankenstein!!) has evolved to what he is nowadays in the collective cultural mindset. He’s actually a really tragic character in the novel, which if you haven’t read the novel and happened to have stumbled across the film version with Helena Bonham Carter and Robert De Niro you’re going to be SO blindsided by that fact and sit there surprised and crying like I did. Because you had no idea when you came in!
But that isn’t what this post is about!
This is a happy post about crafting! I’m here to share a pattern for a coffee sleeve with a family-friendly Frankenstein’s monster (and I’m calling him Frankie) which is really cute and very simple. If you don’t already know, I’m a HUGE fan of reusable coffee sleeves! I love that they are helping me cut down on wasting paper (though I need to remember to bring my reusable coffee cups and that is an ongoing issue for me), and that they are wonderfully personal and able to be personalized! It certainly makes it much easier to figure out whose cup is which, so you can make your mark and stake out your drink, rather than stare at the straws trying to figure out who was wearing which lipstick or lipgloss!
I hope you enjoy working up your cute sleeve and I’d love to see your creations, so please share your finished pieces with me on Instagram or Facebook! Happy crafting, everyone!
And watch that movie if you get the chance because it’s actually very interesting, but I’d suggest you have a box of tissues right next to you because it is probably going to hit you hard in the feels like it did to me!
*H crochet hook
I used Boye
*Worsted weight yarn (4) yarn
*2 black buttons
Terms Used (US):
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/stitches
With Green, chain 32 and slip stitch to the first chain, forming a circle. Ch 1
Round 1: Work 1 sc into the slipped stitch and sc across. Slip st to Ch1, ch1 (32 sc)
Round 2 -6: Repeat Round 1. At last of Round 6, color change to Black with slip stitch, ch 1 (32 sc)
Round 7-9: With Black, sc into each stitch in the round, sl st to beginning ch, ch 1. In final round, end with the sl st to the beginning ch and bind off, weaving in all ends
With your tapestry needle, sew on the 2 black buttons in the green section of the sleeve to create the eyes—make sure you’re certain of where you want the eyes to be before you stitch them on or you’ll have a googly-eyed sleeve!
…Or maybe you want that? It’s yours to customize!
Final step: Enjoy your drink, whether it’s hot cocoa, coffee, cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or tea!
Do you like coffee sleeves and want other ideas? Check out my Top of the Class Pencil Coffee Cozy and Santa Belly Coffee Sleeve for more coffee goodness!
Like this pattern? Don’t forget to pin this article for later on Pinterest!
And I’d love to see your finished projects! Please share with me on Facebook and Instagram!
Finished items made from this pattern may be personally sold on your Etsy and at craft fairs, but please share the love and credit the pattern back here! And please don’t copy and paste this pattern as your own!