Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crochet Cozy for Jars or Cans

Finally getting to post these little jar and can cozies I made in the fall.  I was inspired by dear  friend, Tammy @T's Daily Treasures, who makes the cutest crochet projects.

Re-purpose/up-cycle jars and cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs/cosmetics or where ever you want some pretty organization.

These are just guidelines as you will need to make slight alterations depending on the container you choose.
This is what I did for a cozy to cover a small 8-oz can.  The photos will help as I am not very experienced at writing a pattern.

Using a G hook

ch 4, slip st into 1st ch for form ring; ch 2 (top left & center photo)

Row 1: work 12 hdc (sometimes I work 10) in ring; join w sl st in top of ch 2 of previous row. (top right photo)

Row 2: ch 2; 2 dc in each hdc around for 24 dc's.  Join w sl st in top of ch 2 of previous row (middle left photo)

Row 3:  check your circle on the bottom of your container.  If you just have a little more to make the circle the same size of the bottom of container, Ch 1.  If you need a bit more, ch 2 and change sc's to hdc or dc. I used sc's.

{2 sc in next dc; 1 sc in next} repeat around for total of 36 sc. (center photo)

Row 4: join w sl st.  Working in back loops just for this row, sc in each sc around.  Join w sl st. (bottom row photos)

Row 5 and following: working through both loops, sc in each sc around, joining w sl st at end and chaining 1. (see photos below)

Repeat row 5 until 1 row short of top of container, changing color(s) if desired. (bottom left photo)

Last row: switch to 1 size smaller hook and repeat row 5. end off
 A glass (from refrigerated salad dressing jar) flower vase for my oldest daughter's desk in work (because she loves color)
 a great way to use up small amounts of yarn
As the top of the jar narrowed, I decreased evenly around following the contours of the jar
I should had used hdc or even dc instead of sc's here as the finished cozy was a bit snug.  But, since the yarn has some stretch, it still fit fine. I thought about beginning with a small granny square for this squarish-shaped jar, but that will be another cute idea for another project :)

44 comments:

Brandi said...

You are so amazing! I love this idea so much. Your pictures make me want to learn to crochet.

Keri On said...

Very fun! Could certainly add a splash of color quickly!

Barbara F. said...

Love this, Lorraine. xo

Lee Ann L. said...

I love the colorful jar cozy!

podso said...

Yes Tammy is inspiring! I love all the color choices. This reminds me a bit of when I was a child and we covered similar bottles with old stamps and then sealed them with something glossy, They made nice vases.

niccupp said...

I really like this idea! I have wanted to come up with a pretty way to display my crochet hooks / knitting needles on top of my yarn storage. I think this might be perfect! Thank you so much!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Wow very nice, Lorraine! I've seen this idea but haven't tried it yet. Thanks so much for the instructions.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine - You just amaze me with all your needle working talents. Those are really cute- xo Diana

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the multi colored one!

It was wonderful to see all your delightful grandchildren in the prior post. You have such a special family. I always wanted to visit Valley Forge, but never had the chance --it was fun seeing it here!

Kristina said...

We have used decoupage to decorate jars for flower vases. Your idea to use up small amounts of yarn is an excellent one.

Maple Lane said...

Fun idea.

JQ @ Its Always Ruetten said...

Hi! You were the link before me at the Finding Fabulous link party! These are so cute! I would never be able to keep my stitches that uniform. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Julia
It's Always Ruetten

Carol said...

Beautiful! What a pretty idea. You are so talented and creative!

Sangeetha said...

Loved the colouful vase. Great idea.
Regards.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are so cute--love them!

Charlotte Rigby said...

These are so cute, especially love the multicoloured one!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Lorraine! Thanks for the mention. Glad I could inspire. I've been crocheting the days away here during Spring Break. Sadly, only one day left and then it is back to school. I've crocheted a few cozies for candle jars in the past couple of days. Have lots of tin cans and coffee cans that need some upcycling, too. I'm making different gift sets that I'll post about soon. More kitchen lovelies of course. And now working on some gift bags. What would I do without hook and yarn. Love the colorful vase. Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

La Tea Dah said...

Just beautiful!

I wonder --- if I could do that.

Delight!

Debbie Huffaker said...

That is awesome. I especially love the colorful vase!!! I so enjoy crocheting, too!!!

RobynFromSimplyme said...

Loving this.. I have got to copy this pattern and try this for myself.. Love the way they came out!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Oh how i wish I knew how to crochet! These are so pretty. Love it!

Micupoftea~ said...

SO cozy and charming...you could make one for your fav mug! Happy Weekend :)
S

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a pretty way to dress up a can! I like the white and the colors.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a pretty way to dress up a can! I like the white and the colors.

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

These are all really lovely - thanks for providing the instructions and so many photos. I hope you'll come share this at Knick of Time Tuesday!

sweetpea family said...

I love crochet cosies x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thank you Lorraine for your great tutorial. I've really struggled in the past with that first round beginning - must sound silly to you!!
The colorful vase looks wonderful - I've bookmarked this page and I'm off to find my hook and some yarn!
Hugs
Shane ♥

Terra said...

I came over from Tammy's blog, and I like your multicolor vase cover. Very cheerful.

Jamie -Better With Age said...

OMG these are adorable! You're so talented ;)
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

Elisabeth said...

These are so cute! I have quite a few jars with crochet covers but I'd not tried it with a can....until now ;) I love the colors you used! Have a great weekend xx

Lorna said...

These are gorgeous! Especially the vase. Thanks for a lovely idea :)

Donna said...

How pretty! I especially like the cream colored ones. I admire anyone who can crochet!

kitty said...

I can always count on you to share the cutest crocheted projects. I especially love the colorful one that you made your daughter.

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

I really like the colorful cozy on the vase with the flowers. Cute!

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Sandy said...

This is so pretty, I plan on making some. Would it be okay with you if I Pin this to my Crochet board on Pinterest? Thanks so much :)

Krystie said...

these are adorable and so pleasant to look at! If I did any crocheting I would make these!

mirella ippolito said...

Hi there!
I'm a DIY blogger at Bigodino.it and just love your -Crochet Cozy for Jars or Cans - tutorial.
Would you mind if I posted and "Italian version" of it using your pictures while mentioning your blog as source?
I will be waiting for your kind reply, thanks!
Best
Mirella

lazaruschild said...

such fun and cut idea to dress up an old tin or bottle, great idea for gifts....

Pallie Spadafino said...

Thank you for the great idea. I have a bunch of old plastic glasses that have been banged and scratched up so much that they are no longer usable for drinking. They will work great for this. Have a blessed day.

Tracy Fisk said...

Absolutely beautiful...thanx for sharing! =0)

Tracy Fisk said...

Absolutely beautiful...thanx for sharing! =0)

Elīna Millere said...

Could you please explain abbrievations?
Ch is chain.
What is st, hdc, sl st, sc....? :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Elina,
Thank you for your visit and comment!
I hope you read this as you did not leave an email address for me to contact you.

st - Stitch
hdc - half double crochet
sl - slip stitch
sc - single crochet

Here is a link with additional crochet abbreviations: https://www.anniescatalog.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=600&type_id=S

Kindly, Lorraine

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