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Crochet Pattern - Jar cosy
I've been seeing lot's of lovely crochet jar cosies used for tea lights recently, I think it must be something about the winter months that just makes me want to make everything look warm and cosy, so I decided to have a go at some.
I've also found they are brilliant for practising new stitch patterns...
... I first tried these back in February and used this pattern by Nature Nut Notes, and I recently came across this lovely granny jar cover pattern by Meanyjar, but I was greedy and wanted to try more!
I played around with a couple of different stitch patterns I'd wanted to try out and the one I was most taken with was the arcade stitch. I really enjoyed this stitch, so I thought I'd have a go at making a jar cosy using it.
I loved the way they turned out so I've attempted to write out the pattern below :)
This is the first cosy I made, I used crab stitch to finish off the top.
I then got filled with Christmas spirit and thought these would be a great way to decorate bottled gifts, I used the Jolly Holly pattern from Lucy at Attic24.
And these are the cosies I have created a pattern for - I hope you like them as much as I do - but if not I've added a picture of them looking all warm and glowy to try and win you over ;)
Crochet Jar Cosy Pattern
This pattern is written in UK terms - US equivalent terms are written in brackets below. I've added some photos of each stage to help, I'll try to add a pdf of the pattern when I get a moment.
This pattern can now be downloaded as a PDF from my ravelry store:
Yarn: Cotton - I used Patons 100% Mercerised Cotton, I think these look better using a mercerised cotton as the stitches appear more defined, but if not I would recommend a finer yarn weight for example 3ply or sock/sport weight.
Slip Stitch = Ss
Chain = Ch
Double Crochet = DC (US SC)
Treble Crochet = Tr (US DC)
Foundation Row: Ch in multiples of 6, measuring around your chosen jar as you go, until you have the right length. [I would say that if it looks like it won't fit exactly (i.e. it's coming up slightly shorter or longer than the circumference of your jar) then go shorter as they do stretch a bit as you crochet and they look a better if they are stretched over your jar.] 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 each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to top of initial ch3
Round 2, Ch1, dc into 1st tr (ch3 from previous round), dc into next 2 stitches, *ch3, skip next 3 stitches, dc into next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to 1st dc with slip stitch.
Round 3, Ss into next stitch (should be the middle of the 3 dc's from previous round) ch1, 5 tr into ch3 space, *skip next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, skip next stitch, 5 tr into next ch3 space* repeat from * to * around, join with a slip stitch into initial ch1.
Round 4, Slip stitch across 1 stitch, ss into the next stitch, Ch 1, dc into same stitch, dc into next 2 stitches (there should now be a dc in the middle 3 of the 5 trebles from the previous round) *ch 3, skip next 3 stitches (1tr,1dc,1tr skipped from previous row) dc into next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join with a ss to top of 1st dc.
Round 5, Slip stitch across to the middle stitch of the 3 dc from previous round, Ch 1, 5 tr into ch3 space, *skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch (middle dc of previous 3), 5 tr into ch3 space* repeat from *to* around, join with a ss into first ch1.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you have the correct height for your chosen jar, finish off and sew in ends.
I hope that all makes sense, if you have any queries please feel free to contact me.
*Please do not copy or redistribute this pattern, thank you for your support.
Bye for now. Em xx