Bunny Butt Coffee Sleeve

 

 

Hey friends!

 

I have been absolutely awful about getting fresh posts up on the blog. The internet hasn’t been working with me, but that’s okay! Where there’s a will there’s a way, right? And this is my second post today! Check my other one over here! So I’m back to share this adorable quick little project with you: the Bunny Butt Coffee Sleeve!

 

Isn’t he cute? I know that Easter is literally right around the corner, but this is going to be perfect for the springtime drinks that are coming your way, I just know it. Everyone has been doing the iconic bunny face + ears combo which is so classic and lovely, but I wanted to flip it on its head with this project.

 

Bunny booty!

Literally.

And make it a bunny booty instead. I think that it adds this really delightful 3D aspect to the sleeve which gives it that dash of personality. So cheers and bottoms up for this newest coffee sleeve!

 

 

Materials:

Bernat Softee Chunky yarn in Gray Heather
Loops and Threads Charisma yarn in White
K hook 6.5 mm
Clover pom pom maker
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Terms Used (US)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

 

 

Instructions

Sleeve Body:

With your Gray yarn and K hook, chain 23 and slip stitch to form a circle, taking care not to twist the chain
Round 1: Ch 1, sc into slip stitch and each chain around, slip stitch into your original ch 1
Rounds 2-7: Repeat Round 1. When completed with your final round, sl st off and weave in those ends!

Bunny Tail:

Craft your bunny tail using the pom pom maker instructions with the White yarn. You can also definitely create the pom pom by hand if that’s your preference! I used the Clover pom pom maker, specifically the green one from this set here. Take your pom and attach it into the middle of your Sleeve, tie it securely and trim off the ends!

Bottoms up!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And a happy (or hoppy) Easter if you celebrate!

 

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

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Brain Slug Inspired Headband

Hey there, guys and gals!

 

This post today comes from a project that I had completed over the summer which I really enjoyed. San Diego Comic Con was coming up and I wanted to come up with a variety of pieces to wear for each day, just for fun. I really enjoyed seeing other yarny crafters’ ideas, showing off their skills and love of pop culture. You can check out my recap with this post! One of the projects that I myself had put together was a headband that looked like one of the brain slugs from Futurama. I wanted something simple that I could put together for the event that wouldn’t be too obtrusive and I think that this one fit the bill.

It’s a nice quick project and I think you’ll enjoy it. With the convention season off to a strong start (WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, was just this past weekend!), perhaps you’ll be looking for something simple but also nerdy and funny. So enjoy and let me know how it turned out for you!

 

Materials:

4.5 Crochet Hook
Worsted weight yarn in a green color
(I used Big Twist Premium in Sprout)
White felt
Green felt
Permanent marker
Hot glue gun (I’m sure crazy glue would work as well)
Headband (find a similar set here)
A small amount of poly fiber fill for stuffing

 

Terms Used (US):

sc = single crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
trbl = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

 

Your slug is going to be done in a couple of pieces that will be assembled together. The pieces will consist of the Body, the Base, and the Antennae. We’ll start with the Body since it’s your largest piece of the puzzle.

 

 

Body:
With your yarn, start with a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into magic circle. sl st into beginning ch 1
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Round 3 – 13: Ch 1, sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Bind off

 

Base:
Start with another magic circle
Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into the magic circle and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch around and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Round 3: Ch 1, sc into each stitch around and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Do not bind off

 

You can begin attaching the Base to the Body with a sl st to connect the pieces. Ch 1, sc into the sl st, and single crochet matching the scs from each piece, creating the seam between the two pieces. Work half of your seam, and then start stuffing your Slug. It’s harder to stuff the body and THEN try to seam your pieces together, so at least get them lined up and halfway stitched together, and then start stuffing! Like so:

 

 

 

Once you’ve stuffed your Slug and feel good about its fullness, then continue to finish the single crochet seam and sl st to the beginning ch 1. Don’t bind off

This will cause a small pucker to form at your base and will give you the launch pad for the little tentacles, which we will be working in scallops.

Scallops:
Ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 5 trebel crochet into the next stitch, sl st the next, sk st, 5 trbl, and continue to the end of the round, sl st and bind off.

These will form your little undulating “legs” for the Slug!

 

Now let’s put some antennae on this guy!

 

Antennae:

(You’re going to make 2 of these)

Leave a small beginning tail and ch 7, then 3 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook
Sc back around to the beginning chain
Bind off with a bit of a tail and stitch it into the top of your Slug, wherever you’d prefer. Tie your ends into a nice knot and tuck your ends into the Body of the Slug!

 

 

He’s looking more alive now, but now he needs an eye!

 

 

Remember in the materials list when I said you need felt? The time has come! I’ll give you an approximation of how big the rounds of felt should be, but I literally just used some appropriate lids to trace circles for them. You’ll need one circle of white felt and another circle of the green felt.

Let your glue gun heat up while you’re tracing and cutting out your felt if you’re using one. I felt a glue gun would be the most effective option, but you can go with the type of adhesive you feel the most comfortable with or have laying around the house.

The white felt circle will need a dot in the middle of it, which you can draw in with the permanent marker. This is going to be the eye of the Slug. The green one will be going underneath the Slug and help you keep it on the headband.

Glue your white felt onto the middle of the body of your Slug where you’d like the eye!
Take your Slug and place it on the top part of your headband where you’d like it to go. In the show Futurama, which directly inspired this project, they’re situated off to the side of the person’s head, as you can see in this image:

 

 

And that’s what I went with with my headband, though you are free to place it where you’d like. Once you’ve picked where you want it to go, lather up some glue on the bottom of your slug and some on your green felt and sandwich your headband between the 2 pieces. It’s slightly chunky for the headband on its own and the felt on the bottom gives it extra stability. (I’ve suggested green since it would more readily blend in with the green of the Slug itself, though you could just use another piece of the white felt and make sure it didn’t tuck out too far of your Slug body.

 

Once the glue has cooled down and/or dried, you’re good to go! You’re ready to join the Brain Slug Party! I hope you like working with this pattern and I’d love to see your work, so feel free to tag me on the Internet!

 

Side fun:
Here’s a shot of me at San Diego Comic Con in 2017 wearing my Slug while working on some other projects in my downtime.

 

Conventions can get wild and it’s necessary to decompress from the madness! I’ve shared the patterns for the projects in the past here on the blog. I’m holding a pair of Ewok inspired ears, which you can find on my Crochet Animal Headbands post, and on the table is a pair of gloves worked up from my pattern Granny Gone Chic Gloves!

 

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

 

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Irish Flag Coffee Sleeve

Shout out to IKEA for this awesome impromptu photoshoot setting 😉

 

 

Hey there, friends and happy Monday!

 

I’m back! I have a new pattern and I hope you enjoy it! I’m a fan of St. Patrick’s Day, which is coming up this weekend, and can’t get Irish soda bread off my mind. It’s so delicious–if you haven’t had it, search for it in your local grocery store! They are delicious cold or warm and delightful with butter! But aside from bread, I think it’s a nice little cultural holiday, representative of my own cultural background, and wanted to come up with something fun to celebrate!

 

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you already know that I am a HUGE fan of coffee sleeves. I think they are so versatile and I love creating new patterns to personalize my favorite cups of hot goodness–tea and coffee and hot cocoa oh my! Might as well have a different sleeve for every occasion, right? So I thought I’d go back to the drawing board and whip something up with some various colors I have in my possession.

 

Because coffee sleeves (or cozies) are so versatile, personalizable, and great stash busters, you don’t have to use the same colors that I did. You just need to know that this pattern is worked in worsted weight yarn and I will tell you what yarns I used in case you also have tidbits of those in your own stash! So let’s get to work!

 

Materials:

5.0 H hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Impeccable in Kelly Green

 

Terms Used (US):

sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
st/sts = stitch/stitches

Instructions:

With hook and Kelly Green, ch 32, and slip stitch to beginning of chain to form a loop, taking care not to twist the chain
Round 1: Ch 1, sc into first chain of base, sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, sc into sl st and all sts around, sl st to beginning chain

Introduce your next color, White, however which way you feel comfortable. I personally feel more comfortable binding off my previous color and then introducing my new color with a slip stitch, though others feel okay with doing their color change as they’re finishing off the last stitch of the previous Round. Go with whatever makes you feel better as a crafter and your confidence level, and start your next round

Round 4: Once your new color is introduced, ch 1, sc into your newly created sl st, sc around and sl st to beginning chain
Rounds 5-6: Ch 1, sc into sl st, sc around to beginning, sl st to beginning chain

 

Now throw in your final color: Pumpkin. Keep your color change consistent, so whatever you did with your previous change, keep it up!

 

Rounds 7-9: Ch 1, sc into sl st, sc around to beginning, sl st to beginning chain.

After the end of Round 9, bind off and weave in all of your ends

 

Your new coffee sleeve is ready to party!

 

 

Hope you guys have a great St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll catch you all soon 🙂

 

Until then,

Gilliane

 

 

p.s. If you’re digging this coffee sleeve pattern, then I’d like to point you over to some of my other sleeve patterns in what is turning out to be its own series! Check out the Hygge, Santa Belly, Frankie, and Top of the Class coffee sleeve patterns and get yourself some sleeves for every occasion!

 

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