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Ice Cream Sleeve – Free Crochet Pattern

You’re snuggled up on the sofa, wrapped in a cuddly blanket. You found a good movie on Netflix, you have your favourite ice cream in your hand – Everything is perfect! Except your fingers are freezing! You need an ice cream sleeve!

If you share your ice cream with someone special, this particular ice cream cosy would make a cute gift for Valentine’s Day! You can embroider it with your and your significant other’s initials, I will show you how! Every time you enjoy a cup of ice cream together, they will be reminded of how incredibly cute you are!

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For this pattern you will need to know how to:

US/UK

Single crochet/double crochet

Double crochet/treble crochet

Treble crochet/double treble crochet

Make a magic ring

You can learn all the techniques by clicking the links above, however I recorded a video tutorial for you, in which I show you how to make the cozy step by step.

British/Australian terms

This pattern is written in British/Australian terms. Please scroll down if you’re looking for US American terminology.

Materials and tools

20g Rico Creative Cotton Aran (I used 60 Nature)

5g Rico Creative Cotton Aran (I used 05 Red)

3.5mm crochet hook (size E)

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Dc = double crochet

2dc = double crochet 2 in same st

Tr = treble crochet

Dtr = double treble crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

C1 = main colour

C2 = accent colour

Tension

19 sts x 20 rows of dc

Instructions

Crochet the ice cream sleeve (C1)

Ch 50 in C1, close to rd with a sl st in the 1st ch (be careful not to twist the chain)

Rd 1 to 4: Dc 50 (50)

Rd 5: [dc 9, 2dc 1]*5 (55)

Rd 6 to 9: Dc 55 (55)

Rd 10: [dc 10, 2dc 1]*5 (60)

Rd 11 to 14: Dc 60 (60)

Sl st 1, break yarn, pull through. Sew in ends.

Crochet the contrast borders (C2)

Join C2 in last sl st, dc 60, sl st 1, break yarn, pull through, st through loops of 1st dc and back betw front and back loop of last dc. (You can watch the video tutorial here) Sew in ends.

Join contrast yarn for ice cream sleeve here.
Join contrast yarn here.
Crochet 1 rd in contrast colour.
Dc 1 rd in contrast colour.

Turn cosy around and dc one rd with C2 around the bottom:

Join C2 betw. last and 1st dc of 1st rd, dc 1 betw. 1st and 2nd dc, continue to dc betw sts until rd is complete (60)

Join contrast yarn of ice cream cozy here.
Join contrast yarn here.
Crochet deep sts for contrast colour border.
Crochet deep sts for contrast colour border.

Break yarn, pull through, st through loops of 1st dc and back betw front and back loop of last dc. (You can watch the video tutorial here) Sew in ends.

Embroider the ice cream sleeve (C2)

Find the front middle of the cosy. Embroider a heart using the surface crochet method.

Crochet the heart appliqués (C2)

Rd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2, dtr 3, tr 3, dtr 1, tr 3, dtr 3, ch 2, sl st 1, close magic ring

Rd 2: Sc 1 in gap betw chs and 1st dtr, 2dc 3 (in dtrs), dc 3, 2dc 1, dc 3, 2dc 3, dc 1 betw last dtr and chs, sl st 1 in magic ring.

Break yarn leaving a 30cm/12” long end. Sew in end of magic ring. Sew hearts onto cosy, stitching through the sides, following the stitch pattern. Leave the top and bottom open, wide enough for a teaspoon to fit in.

US terms

This pattern is written in US American terms. Please scroll up if you are looking for the British/Australian version.

Materials and tools

0.7oz Rico Creative Cotton Aran (I used 60 Nature)

0.18oz Rico Creative Cotton Aran (I used 05 Red)

Size E crochet hook (3.5mm)

Yarn needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sc = single crochet

2sc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dc = double crochet

Tr = treble crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

C1 = main color

C2 = accent color

Gauge

19 sts x 20 rows of sc

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Instructions

Crochet the ice cream sleeve (C1)

Ch 50 in C1, close to rd with a sl st in the 1st ch (be careful not to twist the chain)

Rd 1 to 4: Sc 50 (50)

Rd 5: [sc 9, 2sc 1]*5 (55)

Rd 6 to 9: Sc 55 (55)

Rd 10: [sc 10, 2sc 1]*5 (60)

Rd 11 to 14: Sc 60 (60)

Sl st 1, break yarn, pull through. Sew in ends.

Crochet the contrast borders (C2)

Join C2 in last sl st, sc 60, sl st 1, break yarn, pull through, st through loops of 1st sc and back betw front and back loop of last sc. (You can watch the video tutorial here) Sew in ends.

Join contrast yarn for ice cream sleeve here.
Join contrast yarn here.
Crochet 1 rd in contrast colour.
Sc 1 rd in contrast colour.

Turn cozy around and sc one rd with C2 around the bottom:

Join C2 betw. last and 1st sc of 1st rd, sc 1 betw. 1st and 2nd sc, continue to sc betw sts until rd is complete (60)

Join contrast yarn of ice cream cozy here.
Join contrast yarn here.
Crochet deep sts for contrast colour border.
Crochet deep sts for contrast color border.

Break yarn, pull through, st through loops of 1st sc and back between front and back loop of last sc. Sew in ends. (You can watch the video tutorial here)

Embroider the ice cream sleeve (C2)

Find the front middle of the cozy. Embroider a heart using the surface crochet method.

Crochet the heart appliqués (C2)

Rd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2, tr 3, dc 3, tr 1, dc 3, tr 3, ch 2, sl st 1, close magic ring

Rd 2: Sc 1 in gap betw chs and 1st tr, 2sc 3 (in trs), sc 3, 2sc 1, sc 3, 2sc 3, sc 1 betw last tr and chs, sl st 1 in magic ring.

Break yarn leaving a 12” long end. Sew in end of magic ring. Sew hearts onto cozy, stitching through the sides, following the stitch pattern. Leave the top and bottom open, wide enough for a teaspoon to fit in.

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I hope you enjoyed making your own ice cream sleeve! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.

Also let me know what your favourite ice cream is! I have many but if I had to decide it would probably be peanut buttercup. 🙂

I’d love to see your ice cream sleeves! Tag me under your photo with @stellasyarnuniverse on Insta or Facebook for the monthly chance to win a printable crochet pattern!

Wanna make another Valentine’s Day project? You can find the free pattern for little Cupid here.

Do you prefer me to make an ice cream sleeve for you and your significant other? I’d love to crochet one just for you!

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