Crochet jam jar cosy pattern

We’re trying to declutter our basement at the moment and came across a box full of old jam jars.  Rather than put them in the recycling bin, I decided to upcycle them with a bit of granny stripe crochet and create pretty vases.  Here’s the pattern if you want to make your own:

You will need:

  • Jam jar (mine were approx 10cm tall and 6cm in diameter)
  • DK yarn in various colours (you only need small amounts so it’s a great stash-busting project)
  • 4mm crochet hook

Pattern:

Ch 4, sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), *1 tr, ch 1 into ring; repeat from * 4 more times, sl st to 2nd chain of first ch 3 to complete round and fasten off (6 spokes).
Round 2: Tie on new colour, ch 2 (counts as 1 tr), (1 tr, ch 1, 2 tr, ch 1) in first ch space, *(2 tr, 1 ch, 2 tr, 1 ch) in next space; repeat from * in each ch space, sl st to complete round and fasten off (12 groups of 2 tr plus ch).
Round 3: Tie on new colour, ch 2 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in first ch space, *3 tr in next ch space; repeat from * in each ch space, sl st to complete round and fasten off (12 groups of 3 tr).
Round 4: Tie on new colour, ch 2 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr, ch 1 in first ch space, *3 tr, ch 1 in next ch space; repeat from * in each ch space, sl st to complete round and fasten off (12 groups of 3 tr plus ch).
You should now have made a circle that is roughly the same size as the bottom of your jam jar. Don’t worry if it’s a bit smaller than your jam jar as it will stretch.
Rounds 5-12: Change colour for each round, ch 2 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr, ch 1 in first ch space, *3 tr, ch 1 in next ch space; repeat from * in each ch space, sl st to complete round and fasten off.
You should now have reached the neck of the jam jar.  Don’t worry if not, just do one or two more rounds to get the correct height.  At this stage you will need to weave in all your ends up to this point and slip your cosy onto the jam jar.  Round 13 is completed with the jam jar in situ so that you can bring the cosy in around the neck of the jar.
Round 13: Tie on new colour, ch 2 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in first ch space, *3 tr in next ch space; repeat from * in each ch space, sl st to complete round, don’t fasten off (12 groups of 3 tr).
Round 14: With same colour as round 13, ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 dc in same stitch, 1 dc in each stitch around, sl st to first dc to complete round and fasten off.  Weave in end.

Et voila, a pretty jam jar which could be used as a vase, desk tidy or tealight holder!

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  1. So bright and cheerful! What an excellent way to up-cycle the jam jars and also use up scrap yarn! Love it! 🙂

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