Sunday, 3 May 2015

Darth Vader Coffee Cup Cosy

Hello! Wow, ok, International Star Wars Day is tomorrow! The good news is, if you want to make your own version of this Darth Vader coffee cup cosy, you've still got time! It's a really quick and fun project, and will help you spot other nerds in a crowd (they'll be the ones who get what it is!).

First, chain 52 stitches using a 4mm hook and DK weight yarn. Check that this is going to be long enough by wrapping your chain around your cup; the ends should touch without having to stretch too much. Join the ends of your chain with a slip stitch, single stitch in each chain, and then slip stitch and chain one to start the next row. I did 15 rows of single stitches, but if your hands are bigger you might need more! 

Once you've made your cosy as tall as you'd like it to be, fasten off and weave in the ends. Now it's time to cross-stitch! I used a tapestry needle and coloured cotton thread to do the control panel details. Click here to download the cross-stitch pattern from my Google Drive.

Once I'd finished my cross-stitching, I decided the inside of the cosy looked a little messy so I used black thread to sew in a lining of black felt. You can't even see the stitches from the outside, and the inside looks lovely and neat ^____^

And that's it! Wasn't that easy? ^___^

Don't forget to check out my other Star Wars crafts and have a totally wonderful International Star Wars Day!

May the Force be with you.

- Lisa xx


Alecia said...

How cute! I never manage to do any crafts in time. It always seems to be the craziest part of uni around this time of semester :( Boo!

Amy said...

This is so cute! And happy early Star Wars Day ♥
Amy xx

Little Moon Dragon

Lisa said...

Thanks Alecia! Uni work is not terribly conducive for getting lots of crafts done u___u but I hope you still had a lovely day!

Thanks Amy! May the 4th be with you! ^___^

Amy said...

Oh I wish I was better at crafts! I'd love to do things like this within my days, but I always feel intimidated! I guess the best thing to do is to just try, right?

Also! I read your profile and I am also an old lady trapped in a young person's body. Glad to know I'm not alone :)

Love, Amy

Lisa said...

Thank you Amy! It's good to know there are more old young ladies in the world ^___^ If crafting is something you enjoy, then I say go for it! Your first attempts will not be the greatest, but if you enjoy it, you will keep doing it and then you will get better. My first crochet "project" was a granny square made from gross green coloured yarn, it had terribly inconsistant tension and looked extremely ugly. That was five years ago and I think I've improved a bit since then! But, the most important thing is that I enjoy doing it ^____^