It's that time of the year again and I'm trying to complete some quick gift ideas.
So, I'm doing a series of "Quick Gift" instructables as I come up with different ideas.
This one is a cute coffee cup idea.
I filled this one up with a few tea bags but you can fill yours up with some individual bags of cocoa or coffee or candy. Add a sweet note and you have a special gift :)
It's simple but it does add some personal thought to a gift that you can give to your neighbors, your children's teachers, your co-workers, or to a friend to brighten their day.
Step 1: Supplies
Yarn - I used two different colors of thick worsted weight yarn. *You could use thinner yarns doubled or tripled, you will just add more rounds and rows to the pattern to obtain measurement.
Crochet hook size K or G for thinner yarn.
Whatever gift you would like to stuff into it.
Stitches used is:
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
Step 2: Let's Begin...
We will be using basic crochet skills to complete this. This cup is firm so the stitches are tight together. If your stitches are loose, go down a hook size or two to obtain firmness.
First we will be creating the base of cup.
Chain 5, join to a circle.
Round 1: Chain 1, 2 sc in each chain st around, sl st to beg. st. (10 sc)
Round 2: Chain 1, repeat round 1 for a total of 20 sc
Round 3: Chain 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, rep. from * around. Sl st into beg st.
At this point the base measures 2 1/2" - if you're using thinner yarns, you may need to repeat Round 3 until it measures 2 1/2".
Round 4: Chain 1, sc around in each stitch but going into just the back loop.
Round 5-10: Chain 1, sc around going under both loops. Sl st. into beg. st.
At this point the cup measures 2" - if you're using thinners yarns, you may need to repeat Round 5 a few more times until it measures 2"
After completing last row, chain 8 and bring it down the side about 4 rows, insert hook into one of the stitches there and yo, draw through both loops. (See above pics)
Chain 1, and now sc into the handle loop 8 times or until you reach the top of your cup. Fasten off and weave in the ends. (See above pics)
You are all done! :)
You can totally customize this to fit your gift. If you need a taller cup, just add more rounds. Please make this your own and add your personal touch to it :)