Turn ordinary jars around the house into something pretty and useful at the same time.
 
Supplies Needed:
  • Clean and dry jar of your choice, for this demo I used a jam jar
  • DK (double knit) yarn in your own selected colour/s
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • A length of ribbon
 
Know How:
 
Knowledge of the following crochet stitches. Click the link to my website for step by step tutorials for the below stitches or to refresh yourself on them. http://mysparemoments.com/how-to-tutorials/
  • Slip knot
  • Chain stitch - ch
  • Slip stitch – sl st
  • Forming a foundation ring
  • Treble crochet stitch- tr st
  • Increasing- inc
I’d advise you to read through the entire pattern from start to finish to familiarise yourself with it.
 
 
Instructions:
 
 
1. Chain 6, join with a slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring - this is your foundation ring as pictured.
 
 
2. Chain 3, this counts as your first treble stitch, now work a further 11 treble crochet stitches into the centre of the ring. Join the last stitch to the first stitch by working a slip stitch into the third chain of the starting chain 3 as shown; this is how you join all remaining rounds. You now have 12 stitches, as pictured.
 
 
3. This round we are going to be increasing. To increase, you simply work two treble stitches into each stitch of the previous round. Chain 3, again this counts as your first treble stitch,
 
 
4. Chain 3, 1 treble in the next stitch, 2 treble stitches in the next stitch as an increase, * 1 treble into the next 2 stitches, 2 trebles into the next stitch, repeat from * to the end of the round and join the round as described in step 2. You should now have a total of 32 stitches, this now also ends the increasing, and you should have a circle that will fit the base of most standard jars.
 
 
5. Chain 3, 1 treble into each of the next 32 stitches, join the round as described in step 2. You will see from the picture that the sides now begin to form.
 
 
6. Chain 4, the first three chain stitches count as your first treble with the fourth being a chain 1, *skip the next stitch and crochet 1 treble into the next stitch, chain 1, repeat from * to the end of the round joining the round as described in step 2.
 
 
7. Chain 4, *skip the next chain, crochet 1 treble into the top of the treble of the previous round, repeat from * to the end of the round joining the round as described in step 2.
 
 
8. You now need to repeat step 7 a further 5 times.
 
 
9. Chain 3, *crochet 1 treble into the chain 1 space of the previous round, crochet 1 treble into the top of the treble of the previous round, repeat from * to the end of the round joining the round as described in step 2.
 
 
10. You will now need to repeat step 7 one more time.
 
 
11. Break the yarn and pull the yarn tail through the stitch on the hook. Using the darning needle, weave in any ends.
 
 
12. Slip the cover over the jar and weave the piece of ribbon through the top row, tying into a bow.
 
 
13. Pop in your tea light, remembering to never leave a lit candle unattended. The jar will get hot, so don’t move.
 
 
To make a solid jar cover as pictured here:
 
  • Repeat step 5 for 8 rows. You can add one more solid round or you can repeat step 10 to make it easier to weave the ribbon in.
 
 
To make a larger jar cover:
  • The jar cover pictured is a large coffee jar and the pattern is the same up to step 4 with this addition,
  • Chain 3, this counts as your first treble stitch, 1 treble into each of the next 2 stitches, 2 treble stitches into the next stitch to increase, * 1 treble into each of the next 3 stitches, 2 treble stitches into the next stitch to increase, repeat from * to the end of the round joining the round as described in step 2.
  • Now carry on with the main pattern as normal from step 5. You will need to repeat step 7 for a further 15 times to give you the height you need.
 
To add an extra colour to your jar:
 
Ideas: 
 
Halloween
 
 
 
Christmas
 
 
Crochet hook holder / Pencil holder
 

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