Crochet Stashbusters - Jam jar tealight cosies

Published on 10 February 2020 2 min read

There's nothing we love more than a new crafty project and we're crazy about Nicki Trench's 'Crochet Stashbusters'. Stashbusters has loads of ideas on how you can use up all that leftover yarn! These adorable crocheted jam jar tealight cosies are the perfect project for using up one ball of yarn (or less!).

These little crocheted cosies are perfect for covering jam jars with battery operated tea lights. Crocheted in lace weight yarn, the little lace motifs throw beautiful patterns from the glow inside, creating textured patterns.

Abbreviations

approx. approximate(ly)

ch chain

dc double crochet

rep repeat

RS right side

sp space

ss slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

tr treble

tch turning chain

tr3tog treble 3 stitches together

yrh yarn round hook

Materials

Tension

26 sts x 12 rows over a 10cm (4in) square, working treble crochet using 2.5mm (US

size C/2) hook and Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace.

Finished Measurements

To fit a 190ml (6.5fl oz) round jam jar

Special Abbreviations

3trCL (3 treble cluster): yrh, insert hook in sp, yrh, pull yarn through work (3 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in same sp, yrh, pull yarn through work (4 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in same sp, yrh, pull yarn through work (5 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (4

loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook (1 loop on hook).

4trCL (4-treble cluster, made over 2 sps): yrh, insert hook in sp, yrh, pull yarn through work (3 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in same sp, yrh pull yarn through work (4 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (3 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in next sp, yrh, pull yarn though (5 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through fi rst two loops on hook (4 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in same sp, yrh, pull yarn through work (6 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (5 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through all 5 loops on hook (1 loop on hook).

Cosy (make 1 in each colour)

1

Bottom Edging

Row 1: Make 45ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. (44 sts)

Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end. (44 sts)

Row 3 (increase row): 1ch, *1dc in each of next 8 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to last 8 sts, 1dc in each of next 7 sts, 2dc in last st. (49 sts)

2

Main Pattern

Row 1 (RS): 1ch, 1dc in first st, 1dc in next st, *4ch, 4trCL over next 5 sts as follows; leaving last loop of each st on hook work 1tr into each of next 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook; 4ch, 1dc in next st **, 1ch miss 1 st, 1dc in next st; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1dc in last st.

Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in first st, *3ch, 1dc in next 4-ch sp, 1ch, miss CL, 1dc in next 4-ch sp, 3ch, miss 1dc**, 3trCL in next 1ch sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, tr2tog in last dc.

Row 3: 1ch, 1dc in first st, *1dc in next ch sp, 4ch, 4trCL as follows: leaving last loop of each st on hook work 2tr in same ch sp, miss [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], 2tr in next ch sp, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook; 4ch, 1dc in same ch sp **, 1ch, rep from * ending last rep at **, 1dc in top of 3-ch from previous row.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 three times more and then rep Row 2 once more.

3

Top Edging

Row 1: 1ch, 3dc in first ch sp, miss 1 dc, 1dc in next 1-ch sp, miss 1 dc, [3dc in next 4-ch sp] twice, miss 1 dc, 1dc in next 1-ch sp, miss 1 dc, *3dc in next ch sp, 3dc in next ch sp, miss 1 dc, 1dc in next 1-ch sp, miss 1 dc; rep from * 3 times more, 3dc in last ch sp, 1dc in top of tr2tog from previous row, 1dc in top of tch. (44 sts)

Rows 2–5: 1ch, 1dc in each st. (44 sts)

Work more dc rows to top lip of jar if necessary.

Fasten off

4

Finishing

With RS together, join seam.

Turn RS out and fit over jar.

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