Make it Monday :: striped jar covers


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I’ve been a little jar cosy/cover crazy the past week! I still have a number of empty jars to recycle for the markets, and after crocheting up the rainbow of jar cosies, I decided it was time to try something a little different.

These striped jar covers are simpler to make, make great use of scrap yarn and are worked in the round – so no need to join at the end. If you crochet over your ends as you go, there’ll also only be 2 ends to darn at the end – bonus! The picot edge at the top finishes them off nicely.

Striped Crochet Jar Cover Pattern

Here’s how to make them:


Striped Jar Cosy supplies

Assortment of yarn scraps – I used Patons Cotton Blend 8ply

Round glass jar of any size

3.5mm crochet hook – or whatever size suits your ply of yarn

Abbreviations (UK Terms):

ch = chain                     st = stitch

dc = double crochet      tr = treble


Striped Jar Cosy 1

Begin with a starting chain that is long enough to snugly wrap around the main part of your glass jar. Add an extra ch 3 for the starting treble

You don’t want your finished cosy to be too loose, otherwise it will slip down, so allow for a little stretch

Foundation Row: Work a treble into the 4th ch from the hook. Continue working one treble into each chain to the end

On the last treble complete the last yarn over with a new colour. Cut starting colour and knot at the back to the new colour

Making sure not to twist your foundation row, bring the start of the row back around to meet the end of the row (see picture). Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the starting ch 3 treble

striped jar cosy collage

Don’t worry about the small gap at the bottom for now, we’ll fix that up at the end!

Row 2: Ch 3, work one treble into each stitch, around the loop. On the last yarn over, join new colour as in previous row. Slip stitch into 3rd chain of initial Ch 3

striped jar cover collage 2

As you work your row, crochet over one tail at the beginning of the row, and the other tail towards the end of the row to save darning them at the end. You may need to trim them at the end

Row 3-7 (or as many rows as you like): Repeat Row 2

Row 8: Ch 1, dc into each stitch around. Do not join new colour – slip stitch into initial ch 1

Row 9 (picot edge): Ch 1, *{dc into same stitch, ch 3, dc into side of first dc This is the Picot}, dc into next two stitches* Repeat between * * until end, and join with slip stitch into initial ch 1

striped jar cover picot edge

You may not have the exact number of stitches for the same amount of dc’s in between picots – you can either skip a stitch, or add an extra dc in between if you need to

Darn the tail from your picot edge

Striped Jar Cosy 8

When darning tail of initial foundation row, bring yarn through the bottom of the initial ch 3 treble, and then back to the beginning of the chain – this will close the gap perfectly (see above). Continue to darn end as normal

Striped Jar Cosy with Knit Label

Place your cover over the jar and enjoy your striped creation!

I added a little stamped label to one of mine too, which I sewed in place using my sewing machine (albeit slightly crooked, as it was a little tricky to not catch the other side of the cover).

Then all that’s left to do, is to decide what to store inside it :-)

8 Comments on Make it Monday :: striped jar covers

  1. Beate
    March 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful and so nicely explained!

    • Bec
      March 11, 2015 at 11:39 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you :-)

  2. Helen
    March 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! I definitely want to make these they’re so pretty :)

    • Bec
      March 11, 2015 at 11:38 am (3 years ago)

      They are fun to make too! Love a quick fix crochet project

  3. Leanne
    March 2, 2015 at 5:35 pm (3 years ago)

    lovely bec. nice for a stash buster and adding a little colour somewhere.

    • Bec
      March 11, 2015 at 11:37 am (3 years ago)

      Very useful in the sewing room Lee! I think I need to make myself some now!

  4. Teresa @ knitbakecultivate
    March 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm (3 years ago)

    So lovely! I made one of these a couple of weeks back, so quick and easy I was surprised I’d never tried them before.

    • Bec
      March 11, 2015 at 11:37 am (3 years ago)

      They’re quite addictive too! Such a great way to recycle jars I think :-)