Neon Crochet Jar Cozies

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By General Crafts Contributor Monica from the blog Mon Makes Things.

Free Crochet Pattern for a jar cozy using nylon rope. ThinkCrafts.com

Use neon cord to crochet these fun jar cozies. Pattern at ThinkCrafts.com

This craft combines a few different trends: neon, cording, and jar cozies! With summer upon us here in Michigan, I have been more reluctant to get out my crochet hook and work with wool and yarn (it’s always been such a winter craft for me). And as I’ve seen a number of crafts around the blogosphere utilizing neon cord from the hardware store, I thought I’d try crocheting with that! I had some extra mason jars lying around and decided to whip up some pretty jar cozies!

This is not so much a crochet pattern, however, as it is a tutorial. You will need: quilted mason jars in three sizes (small, medium, and large), twisted mason line/nylon cord, size I (5.50 mm) crochet hook, lighter

Neon Crochet Jar Cover

The base for the small and medium jars is as follows:

**all stitches are in back loops only**

Make a magic circle, 6 sc in circle = 6 sts

2 sc in each sc of previous round = 12 sts

[1 sc in sc of previous round, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around = 18 sts

[1 sc in next 2 sc of previous round, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around = 24 sts

[1 sc in next 5 sc of previous round, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around = 28 sts

From this point, each round will be 28 sts, but the pattern is up to you!

 

The base for the large jar, however, is as follows:

**all stitches are in back loops only**

Make a magic circle, 6 sc in circle = 6 sts

2 sc in each sc of previous round = 12 sts

[1 sc in sc of previous round, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around = 18 sts

[1 sc in next 2 sc of previous round, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around = 24 sts

[1 sc in next 3 sc of previous round, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around = 30 sts

From this point, each round will be 30 sts, but the pattern is up to you!

 

You can do rounds of double crochets or treble crochets. To make the open rounds, rather than crocheting into each stitch, do a chain stitch and skip one. (For example: 1 tr into first st of previous round, *ch 2 + sk 2 sts of previous round, 1 tr in next st*, repeat around.) For ideas, check out my wooden egg pattern or my crochet bead project! I love improvising crochet work like this, because it really makes each piece your own… And it makes each one one-of-a-kind! ;)

Melt Loose Ends with a Lighter

To finish off, slip knot as usual with your crochet hook, trim the cord and use your lighter to carefully melt the end of the cord. Quickly (while the cord is still warm/melting) press the end into the rest of the crochet work. If you look closely, you can see the shiny melted cord in the photo above.

Neon Crochet Jar Covers. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

I am currently using my jars as candle holders, but I think they would make adorable vases as well. Or perhaps you could make your own candles in the jars (tutorial here) before placing them into the jar cozies. You could even use the jars as drinking glasses — these cozies are a lot more attractive looking than your traditional foam version! The cording comes in a variety of colors so you can mix it up, and it is more durable than traditional yarn!

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About Monica

Monica will be sharing home decor, crochet, and more DIY projects. She is a college student born and raised in the mitten state, and could not be more excited to graduate this coming December. When she’s not working or studying, she is crafting while cozied up on the couch watching shameful amounts of TV on Netflix. In her spare time, she runs a little craft blog called mon makes things. She has been crocheting since she was a little girl, and she runs an Etsy shop with her mom: shanx studios, selling crocheted stuffed animals and ornaments. She can’t wait to share her DIY projects and in her words: “ If I can do it, you can do it — let’s get crafty!”

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