Saturday, 29 November 2014

Lacy jar cosy

In the spirit of all things Christmassy ... sparkly, homely and pretty, I made jar covers to add to my decorations for our ‘big room’ ....  lounge and dining room open plan and 1½ height ceiling, it's huge!

Very easy to make,  all you need are a couple of common kitchen glass bottles or jars.  Take the labels off and wash.  Pull the crochet cosy over the jar, pop a tea light candle into the jar and light and there you have a quick and very affordable ornament for your dresser or mantel.

Yarn:  I used a Lurex Cotton in white with a silver thread
Hook:  SIze 4mm
Jar:  Approximately 9"/23cm measured around the widest part

Row 1
Chain 36; make sure you keep the chain straight and join to form a circle.

Row 2
Ch 1 (counts a first sc) and sc all the way around.  Join to first sc with a sl st.

Row 3
Repeat Row 2

Row 4
1sc into same st as sl st.   *Skip two sts;  5dc into next st (so forming a 5dc shell).  Skip 2 sts and 1sc into next st.  Ch 5, sl st into same sc;   Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with a 5dc shell into third from last stitch,  1sc into starting sc, 5ch and sl st into same sc to finish.

Row 5
Sl st up to third st (centre st);  1hdc into same st, ch 1;  * (1dc,1ch, 1dc) into loop between shells;  1ch; 1hdc into third dc of next 5dc shell;  1ch.  Repeat from * to end of row, finishing with 1ch and sl st into first hdc.

Row 6
*5dc shell into first 5ch loop;  1sc into next hdc (on top of the 5dc shell) 5ch, 1sl st into same sc;  continue from * and make last 5dc shell; sc into sl st of previous row; 5ch; sl st into same sc.

Row 7
Repeat Row 5

Row 8
Repeat Row 6


Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until you reach the height you want. Finish with Row 5. Remember that you will need the very last row of the cover to finish below the height of the jar, so there will no danger of flame and yarn meeting!!

Row 9
1ch, 2sc into each loop.  You are not working into any st, just into the 1ch loops from Row 8. Continue to end of row with a sl st into starting 1ch to end row.

Row 10
1ch, sc into each st to end of row, sl st into starting chain.

Cut thread and sew away ends.

For the second jar in the photo below, I finished with Row 6 and then did two rows of single crochet around the top. Either way, it's the lacy pattern that I love;  allows the light from the little candle to flicker through, and cast warm shadows all around ..

Have a wonderful weekend
and thank you for reading!
Pat xxxxxxx


  1. Pat that is such a lovely idea and looks amazing! Reminds me of a stained glass window. Thank you for sharing the pattern X

  2. They look so pretty what a great idea. :)

  3. thank you soooo much! it's a bit tricky, but i'll persevere!

    any chance you've got directions as to how to do this stitch in rows? it'd make a fantastic scarf.

    thank you


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