I’ve been working really hard. I’ve been busy with the kids. I’ve been crocheting too much to spend any time writing about it.
Yeah, let’s go with the last one.
Frankly, though, let’s not make excuses. Let’s just accept I’ve been away, I’m back now (though it may not happen again for a while) and I’ve made something I want to share.
I’ve even written a pattern which you can read below or download in this handy PDF format: Crochet-Christmas-Jar
Crochet Christmas Candle Holder
- White No. 5 crochet cotton
- 3mm crochet hook
- Red ribbon, for bow
- A jar (pictured jar is 75mm high, with a 75mm diameter)
This pattern uses British crochet terminology.
Begin by making a magic circle.
SlSt into the circle, then Ch3 (counts as Tr here and on subsequent rounds) and make another 7Tr into the ring. Slst into top of first Ch3. (8Tr)
Ch3 and Tr into same place as join. *2Tr into next st. Rpt from *6 times. Slst into top of Ch3. (16Tr)
Ch3, 2Tr into next Tr. *(1Tr into next Tr, 2Tr into following Tr). Rpt from *6 times. Slst into top of Ch3. (24Tr)
Ch3, Tr in next Tr, 2 Tr in following Tr. *(1Tr in next 2Tr, 2Tr in following Tr). Rpt from *6 times. Slst into top of Ch3. (32Tr)
Ch3, Tr in next 2 Tr, 2 Tr in following Tr. *(1Tr in next 3Tr, 2Tr in following Tr). Rpt from *6 times. Slst in top of Ch3. (40Tr)
Ch3, Tr in next 3Tr, 2Tr in following Tr. *(1Tr in next 4Tr, 2Tr in following Tr). Rpt from *6 times. Slst in top of Ch3. (48Tr).
You have now finished the base and will start on the sides.
Ch1, dc in same place as join. *(Ch5, sk next 3Tr, dc in next Tr). Rpt from * 10 times. Ch2, Tr in first dc.
Ch5, dc in next Ch5 space of Round 7. Rpt 10 times. Ch2, Tr in final Tr of Round 7.
Repeat Round 8 until chain sides reach lip of jar. Remember, it will stretch once you put it on the jar.
For the example shown, which is 7cm high, Round 8 was repeated 3 times.
Ch5, dc in next Ch5 space of Round 7. Rpt 10 times. Ch5, dc in final Tr of Round 11.
Ch1, dc in final dc of round 12. *3dc in next Ch5 space, dc in next dc. Repeat 10 times. 3dc in next Ch5 space, join with Slst to first dc.
Ch3 (counts as Tr), *(Ch2, sk next 2dc, Tr in next dc). Repeat from * 10 times. Ch2, join with Slst to top of Ch3.
Ch1, dc in same Tr as join. *(5Tr in same Tr as dc. Skip Ch2 space and next Tr, dc in next Ch2 space, dc in next Tr, then 5Tr in same Tr). Rpt from * all the way around. SlSt into first dc.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Now slip the crochet cover you’ve made over the jar. It may seem tight, but don’t worry it will stretch. Cut a piece of ribbon approx 650mm. Attach a safety pin to one end, then thread through the spaces created between Trebles in Round 14.
Tie a bow and trim ribbon.
Add a candle. Admire your handiwork. Prepare for festive fun.