Handmade Christmas – Ackbar Coffee Sleeve

Admiral Ackbar Crocheted Coffee Sleeve by Hugs are Fun
I kind of can’t believe I forgot to post this! I saw this Admiral Ackbar coffee sleeve on on Pinterest and knew I had to make it for Josh. There wasn’t a tutorial, just a link to a Flickr photo. The creator answered my questions and I got started.

It's a frapp! It's a frap!

The original is definitely neater. I should have made the sleeve tighter, it falls off a bit. I chose a more challenging shaped mug because of the bulge so it doesn’t fit as well as I would have liked. The eyes gave me a bit of a challenge as well. My original plan was to do a magic circle for the back of the eyeball and have it create a lip around the eye. It wasn’t working out so I just created a tight fitting chain and attached that to the mug and popped the eyes in.
Admiral Ackbar Crocheted Coffee Sleeve by Hugs are Fun
I think it was an ok first try, but I would like to make another one to correct some of the mistakes I made. Josh loved it though and was completely shocked that I was able to make him something without him noticing.


    • says

      Haha, he’s a Star Wars character. Aren’t those eyes a riot? I had no idea they even made googly eyes that big! And now I have a huge bag of them!

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