Friday, December 12, 2014

crochet jar cosy pattern


Upcycle your jars into beautiful tea light holders, vases, pencil/tool/cutlery holders with basic crochet stitches.


After selling these for a few years now at markets I decided it was time to share the pattern. You can make jar cosies with any yarn you like, the one pictured is made with a 4 ply crochet cotton. Just choose your yarn and corresponding hook (check the year label) and get stitching!

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Note: I love images with my crochet pattern but if you prefer to read it quickly scroll down for the text all together in one spot.

Crochet Jar Cosy Pattern

Yarn: Cotton – 4ply crochet cotton works well but you can experiment with any size or type of yarn depending on the look you are going for.
Hook: to suit your yarn (check the label for recommended hook size)
Stitches:
Slip Stitch = Ss
Chain = Ch
Half Treble = Htr (US HDC) (Click here for guidance)
Treble Crochet = Tr (US DC)

Foundation Row: Ch in multiples of 4, measuring around your chosen jar as you go, until you have the right length. [If it looks like it won't fit exactly (i.e. it's a little shorter or longer than the circumference of your jar) then go shorter as they do stretch a bit as you crochet.] Join to the first ch with a slip stitch [be careful not to twist your chain].


Round 1: Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), tr into the next chain, *Ch2, skip 2 chains, tr into the next 2 chains. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial ch3.



Round 2 and subsequent rounds: Ss into the gap created by the two chains of the previous row. This will make sure your yarn is in the right position. Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), 1 tr into the gap created by the 2 ch of the previous row, *2 Ch, 2 Tr into the gap created by the 2 Ch of previous row. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial ch3. Repeat Round 2.
 
 
Check that what you have crocheted so far fits nicely around your jar.

 
It’s a good idea to check this every 3 or 4 rows.


Once you have crocheted enough rows of Round 2 for the main section of the jar you will need to decrease for a snug fit around the smaller top section of your jar (the lip or where the lid would have once screwed on).

 
Decrease round 1: Chain 2, 1 Htr into the next Tr, *1 Htr into the gap created by the two chains of the previous row, 1 Htr into the next 2 Tr. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial Ch 2. Check the fit is nice and snug on the jar at this stage.

 
Subsequent rounds: Chain 2, 1 Htr into each Htr, Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial Ch 2. Check the fit on your jar after every few rows.

 
Once the lip is fully covered finish off and sew in your end with a wool needle.

 
For a secure fit around the bottom of the jar you can also use the wool needle and extra yarn to stitch through each gap in the bottom and pull in to gather. This will secure the bottom crochet stitches to fit nicely.

I would love to see your completed jars, tag me with @edwardandlilly on social media to share :)



Crochet Jar Cosy Pattern (text only)

Yarn: Cotton – 4ply crochet cotton works well but you can experiment with any size or type of yarn depending on the look you are going for.
Hook: to suit your yarn (check the label for recommended hook size)
Stitches:
Slip Stitch = Ss
Chain = Ch
Half Treble = Htr (US HDC) (Click here for guidance)
Treble Crochet = Tr (US DC)

Foundation Row: Ch in multiples of 4, measuring around your chosen jar as you go, until you have the right length. [If it looks like it won't fit exactly (i.e. it's a little shorter or longer than the circumference of your jar) then go shorter as they do stretch a bit as you crochet.] Join to the first ch with a slip stitch [be careful not to twist your chain].

Round 1: Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), tr into the next chain, *Ch2, skip 2 chains, tr into the next 2 chains. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial ch3.

Round 2 and subsequent rounds: Ss into the gap created by the two chains of the previous row. This will make sure your yarn is in the right position. Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), 1 tr into the gap created by the 2 ch of the previous row, *2 Ch, 2 Tr into the gap created by the 2 Ch of previous row. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial ch3. Repeat Round 2. Check that what you have crocheted so far fits nicely around your jar. It’s a good idea to check this every 3 or 4 rows. Once you have crocheted enough rows of Round 2 for the main section of the jar you will need to decrease for a snug fit around the smaller top section of your jar (the lip or where the lid would have once screwed on).

Decrease round 1: Chain 2, 1 Htr into the next Tr, *1 Htr into the gap created by the two chains of the previous row, 1 Htr into the next 2 Tr. Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial Ch 2. Check the fit is nice and snug on the jar at this stage.

Subsequent rounds: Chain 2, 1 Htr into each Htr, Join with a slip stitch into the top of the initial Ch 2. Check the fit on your jar after every few rows. Once the lip is fully covered finish off and sew in your end with a wool needle. For a secure fit around the bottom of the jar you can also use the wool needle and extra yarn to stitch through each gap in the bottom and pull in to gather. This will secure the bottom crochet stitches to fit nicely.

A very big thank you to Intune for a great and very patient photoshoot. 

© edward & lilly. Images courtesy Intune.

This is the first pattern I have written so if you have any suggestions please leave me a comment, happy stitching!

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2 comments:

Quilt Kitty said...

That's lovely, thank you. Now to try & empty a few jars.

Bronwyn Green said...

Done! My 2nd ever crochet project. Very easy to follow instructions for a beginner like me so thank you.