March 04, 2013

New free crochet pattern! Jar Cozies

I always try to alternate between providing free and for sale crochet patterns. I recently posted a pattern for a Mesh Slouchy Tam, and now it's time for a free pattern for Jar Cozies.

I came up with this simple pattern years ago when I was a teen actually; but it was using crochet thread. Recently my family has become hooked on these cheesecakes that come in a cute little glass jar. I started washing them for recycling, then decided to keep them. I wasn't sure why I wanted to keep them, so I decided to come up with a reason when my kids wondered what the heck their mother was doing with a giant pile of glass jars :-) So I figured I'd rewrite the pattern using yarn and post it for anyone who may be hooked on a food item that comes in a cute jar they want to keep. hehe
Have fun!!


Jar Cozies
 Copyright Designs byZula 
US and UK Stitch Version Included 




Recycling is really important in this society, and reusing old jars and containers from anything from mayonnaise to yogurt will give you storage containers you can be proud of. Cover them to match your decor or to add a splash of colour around your home. Use the jars to hold pens, keys, flowers or whatever you can think of based on the size of the jar. 
Have fun with it! :-)

This pattern was written using a jar from 'GU' cheesecakes which my son is hooked on. Not me, my son. No I'm not lying...much. *ahem*




MATERIALS

4.5mm hook
Approx. 54 yds/50 metres DK weight yarn - Amount needed depends on size of jar or container
Yarn needle to weave in ends.


GAUGE

6 st x 6 rows = 2 inches


NOTES

*Throughout entire pattern, hold two strands of yarn together.
*No turning after rows. 
*Repeat to end refers to directions between **. 


REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (US - RVSC) (UK - RVDC)

The reverse single crochet stitch is very easy to learn even thought it may be a bit tricky at first. When you get to the edging row, do not turn your work. All you have to do is work a sc in the stitches in the opposite direction. Instead of continuing from right to left, sc in the stitches going left to right instead.

Chain 1, insert hook into next stitch to the right, pull up a loop and you'll now have two loops on the hook.
Draw the yarn through both loops on the hook.
That's one rvsc done, continue to the end or as followed. 


US Stitch Version



1.) Form magic ring, chain 1, 10 hdc in ring, sl st to 1st hdc. (10)

2.) Chain 1, 2 hdc in same st and in each st around. Sl st to top of 1st hdc. (20)

*Depending on the width of your jar, you can stop here and move on to row 4, or continue to row 3. The circle should be atleast 1/2 cm from edge of jar.
To tell if its the right size, place your circle inside of the jar. If it fits the bottom perfectly, then it's the right size!

3.) Chain 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat to end. Sl st to top of 1st hdc. (30)

*Can continue adding more rows for wider jars.

4.) Chain 1, 1 hdc in top loop of same st and in each top loop to the end. Sl st to top of 1st hdc. (30)

5-9.) Chain 1, 1 hdc in same st and in each st to the end. Sl st to top of 1st hdc. (30)

*Can continue adding more rows for taller jars. Move on to work row 10, the edging row when your cover is just at the rim of the jar.

10.) Chain 1, rvsc in next st and in each st around, last st being in same space as the chain 1. Sl st to 1st rvsc. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.




UK Stitch Version

1.) Form magic ring, chain 1, 10 htr in ring, sl st to 1st htr. (10)

2.) Chain 1, 2 htr in same st and in each st around. Sl st to top of 1st htr. (20)

*Depending on the width of your jar, you can stop here and move on to row 4, or continue to row 3. The circle should be atleast 1/2 cm from edge of jar.
To tell if its the right size, place your circle inside of the jar. If it fits the bottom perfectly, then it's the right size!

3.) Chain 1, 2 htr in same st, 1 htr in next st, *2 htr in next st, 1 htr in next st*, repeat to end. Sl st to top of 1st htr. (30)

*Can continue adding more rows for wider jars.

4.) Chain 1, 1 htr in top loop of same st and in each top loop to the end. Sl st to top of 1st htr. (30)

5-9.) Chain 1, 1 htr in same st and in each st to the end. Sl st to top of 1st htr. (30)

*Can continue adding more rows for taller jars. Move on to work row 10, the edging row when your cover is just at the rim of the jar.

10.) Chain 1, rvdc in next st and in each st around, last st being in same space as the chain 1. Sl st to 1st rvdc. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.


  

Copyright 2013 Designs byZula.
I have no problem with customers using my patterns to make items and sell them. I do however ask
that you not pass the patterns off as your own, or sell and distribute them. Thanks so much for being
an honest and valued customer. :-)
Any questions, error reports or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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