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