crochet jar cosy – free pattern

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crochet jar cosy

I’ve finally sat down and translated my scribbles into what I hope is a legible pattern.

If you’re like me you’ll find it hard to stop at one. A pretty way to store pens, knitting needles, paint brushes or use as a vase or tealight candle holder.

Lemon Crochet Jar Cosy Collage

UK Terms

Patons Cotton Blend 8ply // 3.5mm hook

BASE: Follow pattern below until your circle matches the base of your jar. You need the cosy to be nice and snug, so if in doubt of the size, make a smaller base.

Begin with a magic loop or ch4 and join with a slip stitch into a circle

  1. Ch2 (counts as 1 htr), 7htr into the circle, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (8 stitches)
  2. Ch2 (counts as 1 htr), 1htr into same st, 2htr into each of remaining 7 st, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (16 st)
  3. Ch2 (counts as 1 htr), 2htr into next st, *1htr into next st, 2htr into next*; repeat between * 6 more times, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (24 st)
  4. Ch2 (counts as 1 htr), 1htr into next st, 2htr into next st, *1htr into next 2 st, 2htr into next*; repeat between * 6 more times, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (32 st)
  5. Ch2 (counts as 1 htr), 1 htr into next 2 st, 2htr into next st, *1htr into next 3 st, 2htr into next*; repeat between * 6 more times, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (40 st)
  6. Ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1 htr into next 3 st, 2htr into next st, *1 htr into next 4 st, 2htr into next*; repeat between * 6 more times, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (48 st)
  7. Ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr into next 4 st, 2htr into next st, *1htr into next 5 st, 2htr into next*; repeat between * 6 more times, sl st into top of starting ch2 to join (56 st)

Continue to increase in the same manner if a larger base is needed, by adding an extra htr between each group of 2htr – keeping the stitches on each round a multiple of 8

SIDES: 

Base Round : Ch2 (counts as 1 htr), 1htr into each stitch into back loop of the stitch AND the loop directly behind the back loop on the wrong side (this is a loop from the previous round). See photo for more information. If you have trouble finding this extra loop, just htr into back loop only.

Following this row, you should have the same amount of stitches from your last circle round, and a shallow bowl shape!

Jar Cosy Base Round

  1. Ch6 (counts as 1tr + ch3), skip 3 st, 1dc, ch3, skip 3 st, *1tr, ch3, skip 3 st, 1dc, ch3, skip 3 st*; repeat between * to end, sl st into 3rd chain of initial ch6 to join
  2. Ch4 (counts as 1tr + ch1), 1dc into 2nd ch of previous ch3, ch3, dc into 2nd ch of previous ch3, ch1, *1tr into previous tr, ch1, dc into 2nd ch of previous ch3, ch3, dc into 2nd ch of previous ch3, ch1*; repeat between * to end, join with sl st into 3rd ch of initial ch4
  3. Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 7tr into ch3 space, *1tr into previous tr, 7tr into ch3 space*; repeat between * to end, join with sl st into top of starting ch3 to join
  4. Ch6 (counts as 1tr + 3ch), 1dc into centre of 7tr shell, ch3, *1tr into previous tr, ch3, 1dc into centre of 7tr shell, ch3*; repeat between * to end, join with sl st to 3rd chain of starting ch6 to join.

Continue repeating rows 2-4 until desired height is reached. End with row 3.

Jar Cosy How To Collage square

For a PDF/printer friendly version of this pattern, please click here.

Enjoy! If you have any queries or find any errors, please let me know :-)

10 Comments on crochet jar cosy – free pattern

  1. Jenny
    May 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks Bec! I’m sure I will be making some of these little lovelies.

    • Bec
      May 12, 2014 at 11:02 am (4 years ago)

      Let me know if you find something in the pattern that doesn’t make sense :-)

  2. gentlestitches
    May 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm (4 years ago)

    They look great and thank you for posting the pattern.

    • Bec
      May 12, 2014 at 11:03 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I keep every glass jar now, no matter how small 😉

  3. Jacquline
    May 9, 2014 at 3:49 am (4 years ago)

    These are adorable. I wish I had a few mason jars lying around to do this. They would make cute vases for my spring flowers.

    • Bec
      May 12, 2014 at 11:01 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Jacquline, they would make beautiful vases, and the covers can be easily removed to wash the vase too!

  4. Heike Herrling
    May 11, 2014 at 10:35 am (4 years ago)

    These are beautiful Bec! Thanks for the pattern. I’ll be sure to make some – they’d be great little gifts. I’m going to Pin it now :)

    • Bec
      May 12, 2014 at 11:00 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Heike! Yes, they make great gifts! I’ve already given a few away :-)

  5. Leanne
    May 12, 2014 at 9:28 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely bec! I am sure I will put this pattern to use. thanks for taking the time to write it up.

  6. Bec Stokes
    July 2, 2014 at 8:56 am (3 years ago)

    Lovely, I’m going to make some of these for my friend in America. I shall make them from a 20 cotton thread as I have quite a bit left from a project. I’ll use a jam jar for size guide, as we don’t have Mason jars down under!

    Thanks for the pattern very generous of you