By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23
Have trouble opening up tight kitchen jars? Me too. When I’m cooking my hands are often too wet or too greasy to open up jars. To fix this problem I made my own jar openers with crochet collars. The simple collar gives the openers some flair. This pattern also makes a great last minute housewarming gift.
- Non slip grip shelf liner (pick one that has holes)
- Yarn (thin enough to slip through shelf liner holes)
- Crochet hook (small enough to slip through holes, I used size B)
- Craft scissors
- Darning needle
Cut your shelf liner into squares. I made one 6” x 6” and one 4” x 4.5”. Cut the corners off the squares.
Tie on yarn and single crochet around edge of square.
I used a size B crochet hook for this project. Since this small size can be hard on the hands I suggest using a padded crochet hook.
As you crochet some of the shelf liner make peek out around the yarn. This can be trimmed off after finishing crochet round.
Depending on the size of the liner holes you will either crochet one stitch into each hole or every other hole. My liner holes were pretty small so I crocheted one stitch in every other hole.
As you move around the corners you will add extra stitches. If you are crocheting every liner hole put in two stitches per hole in the corners. If crocheting every other liner hole put in a stitch in every corner hole.
Some liner holes may have more fragile hole patterns. If a liner hole breaks while crocheting, simply put in a stitch in a hole below the break.
After finishing the round, cut yarn and tie ends together. Weave in ends with darning needle.
Once complete, take the openers to your kitchen to try them out.
The non-slip grip liner makes opening jars easy.
The crochet trim gives it a cute handmade touch.