After I attended Salt Lake Comic Con last September I knew I wanted to attend and sell at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience this upcoming weekend. As I was preparing for this event my daughter told me I needed to have a few different items with different prices, making it easier for kids to purchase my items at Comic Con. I had searched all over Pinterest for more crochet ideas and I finally came across some cute crocheted cup cozies, I call them cup gloves. I found so many different styles and so many different fandoms represented by these cup gloves I knew this was something I was going to have to try. The first few that I had found were Minions, Captain America, Yoda, and R2D2. I then took a look at all the different beanies I had crocheted and tried to decide which ones could be turned into a cup glove. I decided I would be able to turn my Batman and Deadpool beanies into cup gloves as well.
Even though this was the first time I had crocheted one of these cup gloves I finished it in about 20 minutes compared to the hour it takes me to finish the basic beanie. After I finished crocheting the cup glove, I needed to decide how I was going to make the eye: was I going to crochet it, just like the beanie, or cut it out of felt. I as leaning towards felt so that the cup glove would be flatter. After some pondering I decided I needed to crochet it the same as the beanie, this would give the cup glove more of the same look as an actual Minion and be comparable to the beanie.
Since I love Batman so much I knew I had to crochet a Batman one as well. This was even easier than the Minion one because it is all one color so I didn’t have to switch colors. I knew that the only way I was going to get the Batman logo onto the cup glove was by cutting it out of felt, there was no option to crochet this one. Now, I just had to decide which logo to use. I wasn’t exactly sure if I should do the classic batman logo with the rounded wings, the newer logo where the wings are higher and rounded, or the newest logo where it is straight and pointed. I finally decided I was going to use the logo where the Batman logo is straight and pointed. I cut the logo out of yellow felt and glued it onto the black cup glove.
The next one that I made was a Captain America one. Again, this one was easy because it was all one color. When it came to me making the shield I had to decide if I would be able to crochet part of it and use felt on the rest of it. With how many layers that are part of the shield I decided it would be too thick if I decided to crochet it.
The last one I have made is the Deadpool one. With Deadpool being so popular, even before the movie came out and even more popular now, I kept getting told by my kids I had to crochet a Deadpool beanie. The beanie seemed simple enough that I figured I would be able to crochet a cup glove as well. The eyes were the most difficult to make. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, I tried to get the angles just like the movie. At first I decided I was going to leave the eyes just black, because of how small the black oval was. However, I decided to cut out a pair of eye holes to see how it would look like. Temporarily placing the eye holes on the cup glove gave it a completed look and added what seemed to be missing by the rest of my family.
I have also started to make an R2D2 cup glove as well. I have finished the glove part, but am still trying to figure out how to make all the different pieces that need to be attached. Other cup gloves I am thinking about making are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Creeper, and Super Mario Smash Bros. These are all beanies that I have made that would be an easy translation into a cup glove. I am really excited to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cup glove with the little mask that would encompass the cup.
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