Ribbed Coffee Cup Sleeve - Free Knitting Pattern


Well, it’s finally that time of the year. It’s time for all of us makers (Crocheter’s and Knitters alike) to start making some quick, simple, and most of all easy projects for our friends and family. Whether it be for a Birthday, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Mother’s Day, Christmas, you name it, it’s always a good idea to have a list of go-to crochet projects that you can easily whip up an hour (or less) before the event. At least if you’re as scatter braided as I am!

Today I have a simple ribbed coffee sleeve pattern to share with you all. You can easily work this coffee sleeve up in one hour and make one for the whole family! Don’t worry if you’re worried about knitting in the round, we won’t be using DPN’s (Never!) I’ll be showing you all how to make this project using the magic loop method.


  • US 6/4.00mm Knitting Needles

  • 24-32” Cord or larger (for magic loop method)

  • Approx. 30 yards Lion Brand Flikka in Toucan OR any medium weight yarn (cotton fiber is recommended)

  • Yarn Needle

Gauge -

2x2 Rib in the round

24Sts = 4”

28Rounds - 4”

Abbreviations -

K - Knit

P - Purl

LN - Left Hand Needle

Sts - Stitches

Notes -

Cup sleeve is worked in the round using the magic loop method from the bottom up.


CO 44sts

Place your stitch marker on your right-hand needle and join.

R1 - *K2, P2, Repeat around

R2 - Repeat R1 for a total of 24 rounds or until you have reached your desired sleeve length.

Bind off using Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Bind-Off Method. Skip to 6:50 in the video shown above.