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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Let Your Little Light Shine Glass Jar Cozy Pattern


This is such a cool thing to make! Someone posted a pic of several jars they had covered in one of the Facebook groups I follow. Naturally I had to try it and this is what I made. This is a smaller jar than a regular Mason jar. This is a pickled beet jar. I save a lot of jars =D.

This is just showing what it can be used for; toothbrushes, pens and pencils,
notions and crochet hooks (of course).



And look what happens when you use a tea light inside of it! This is fabulous! You can use whatever pattern you like for the sides to make different shadow dances when the candle is lit. As long as there is a space/hole/crack of some kind - you can let your little light shine!


Isn't that something! I've decided to make several for gifts this Christmas. What I'm going to do is this: cover the jar with different colored yarns and patterns, paint some lids to match, fill with candy and give a tea light candle along with it. After the candy is gone, they can put the tea light inside and have a great candle for their home. 

You could definitely set the mood with a couple of these.
I'm going to use mine with a hot bubble bath and a glass of something yummy.
Ahhh . . . relaxation!


Mason Jar Cozy Pattern
** I used 100% cotton yarn called "I Love This Cotton"
** Size I crochet hook
** scissors
** embroidery needle

Gauge is not important to this project. As long as it fits the jar you're working on, you're good!

Abbreviations: Here is a link to the stitches used in this pattern.
** DC = Double Crochet
** TC = Treble Crochet
** SC = Single Crochet
** SS = Slip Stitch
** yo = yarn over
** HDC = Half Double Crochet

Pattern
This pattern has NOT been tested. I've made a total of ONE so far. 
This pattern fits a 16oz Aunt Nellie's Pickled Beets jar.
I would love to see pics or hear comments from anyone that makes this pattern!


Round 1: Using a Magic Circle, chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC 11 times join with a SS at the top of the first chain 2 stitch <total of 12 DC>

Round 2: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in same space; 2 DC in each stitch around, join with a SS at the top of the chain 2 stitch <total of 24 DC>

Round 3: Chain 3 (counts as first TC), TC in each stitch around, join with a SS in the top of the chain 3 stitch.

Round 4: Chain 1 (counts as first SC), SC in each stitch around, join with a SS in the chain one stitch.

Round 5: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), yo, DC in the stitch behind the chain 2 stitch; **yo, (working to the left now) skip the next stitch, DC in the next, yo, DC in the stitch behind**. Continue from ** to ** around. Join with a SS in the first DC.

Round 6: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join with a SS to the first chain.

Round 7: Chain 2, ** chain 1, skip the next stitch, DC in the next. ** Continue from ** to ** around. Join with a SS to the first chain 2 stitch.

Round 8: Chain 2, HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first chain 2 stitch.

Round 9: Edging: ** Chain 3, SC in next stitch **. Continue from ** to ** around. Join with a SS in the top of the first chain 3 stitch.

Tie off and weave in loose ends.

Belt: Cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 20 inches long. Weave through Round 8 HDC stitches. Tie off in a bow and trim any extra yarn to the length of your choice.






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