Lil Cuppa

Enjoy a cuppa tea or coffee as you crochet? Always trying to find a good place to stick your pins? This Lill Cuppa Pin Cushion is the perfect solution, especially when you’ve maxed out on your caffeine allotment for the day! Crochet her in the colour of your favourite mug, add a top to match the colour of your brew, and she’ll be the perfect crochet companion!

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Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

U.S. Terminology

Materials

  • Hook: 3.5 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx. 70-80 yards of purple and light brown. A small amount of pink yarn. I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads
  • 9 mm Safety Eyes, or Embroidered Eyes
  • Black Embroidery Thread for the mouth
  • Polyfill
  • Needle
  • Optional: Stitch Markers and Pins

Other Notes

Magic Ring Alternative- If you do not feel comfortable doing a magic ring, you can also chain 2 and work the indicated number of stitches into the first chain.

Continuous Rounds– This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise indicated.

Pattern:

Cup:

In purple colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: In BLO, SC around (24 st)

R6: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R7: SC around (30 st)

R8: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R9: SC around (36 st)

R10: (5 SC, INC SC) x6 (42 st)

R11-13: SC around (42 st)

R14: In FLO, SC around (42 st)

R15: SC around (42 st)

SL ST to first st and FO, weaving in the ends.

Place the 9 mm safety eyes between R9&10, 6 stitches apart and attach the backings. With a needle and small amount of pink yarn, add small rectangular cheeks one stitch underneath the eyes. Finally, with a needle and embroidery thread, sew on a mouth between the two eyes on R9 (see completed project photo for further guidance).

Tea/Coffee Top:

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R7: (5 SC, INC SC) x 6 (42 st)

SL ST to the first stitch of the previous row and FO, leaving a long tail for sewing to the cup.

Now, line up the stitches of the final row of the top with the unworked back loops from R14 of the cup. Wip stitch through the top and back loops, pausing once you get to 2/3 around the cup to begin stuffing. To ensure there are no lumps, make sure to stuff the cup with small pieces of polyfill at a time instead of large chunks. Continue stuffing as you wip stitch around the rest of the cup. Weave in the ends.

Handle:

In purple colour yarn:

R1: CH 24, HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook and all remaining stitches across (22 st)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Pin the end of the handle with the tail ends to the top of the cup, about 6 stitches back from the left eye and sew in place, weaving in the ends. With the other end of the handle, roll it up slightly (as seen in the picture), and pin in place just above the base of the cup. With a new piece of yarn and needle, sew it in place and weave in the ends.

Thank you so much for making this pattern! If you run into any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through Facebook or Instagram! Please remember to tag me @thecozychipmunk #thecozychipmunk so I can see your completed creation!

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