I designed this lacy pattern to let out plenty of light as the candle burns down, and cast pretty shadows around. If you want to make your own candles, as I did, see my previous post!
Look out for the remaining jar patterns in my next couple of posts.
- Left over stash yarn and matching hook; I used Patons 4ply Cotton and a size 3.5mm hook
- Buttons (you may not need these depending on your gauge and jar size)
- Jar Candle
It is best to make a quick swatch and then see what your own gauge is. You can adjust the number of pattern repeats to match the circumference of your jar. The mesh is quite stretchy, so make it on the small side for a snug fit.
If you make it too small you can always add a few rows of single crochet down the length and add some buttons as I did in my multi coloured pattern (see next post!)
My jar was 24cm around, each pattern repeat was 3.8cm, so I did 6 pattern repeats for a 23 cm cover which stretched over just nicely.
Ch 52 (or 8n + 4, where n= number of pattern repeats)
R1: 2dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch3, sk 3 ch, sc, ch3, sk 3 ch, 5dc in next ch, repeat from * to end, ending with 3dc in final ch. Ch4, turn (counts as sc, ch 3).
R2: *sc in ch-sp, ch4, sc in next ch-sp, ch3, sc in centre dc of 5dc group, ch3, repeat from * to end, ending with an sc in top of turning ch. Ch3, turn.
R3: 2dc in sc, *ch3, sk 1 ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch3, 5 dc in next sc, repeat from * to end, ending with 3 dc in very last turning ch. Ch 4, turn (counts as sc, ch 3).
Repeat rows 2-3 until the piece is tall enough. End with a row 3, but you may wish to modify it as follows (so that the top is tight enough to grip the curve of the jar).
Final R3: 2dc in sc, *ch2, sk 1 ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch2, 5 dc in next sc, repeat from * to end, ending with 3 dc in very last turning ch.
If your piece is the exact right size, fasten off with a long tail. Use the tail to sew the 1st and last dc’s of each row together to hide the join. Weave in all ends.
If your piece is a little small, do not fasten off. Ch 1 and turn, then sc evenly down the sides to add width. Do this until the piece is the right size. Then either seam together and add decorative buttons, or sc down the other side also and add button loops for a closure.
Make your crochet cover shorter than the lip of your jar, you do not want your yarn catching on fire!
Do let me know how you get on with this pretty project! :)