How to Crochet Jar Cozies

by Zuleika Lambe

Use this guide to create pretty cozy covers for any old jars using your scrap yarn. If you know the sc and hdc crochet stitches, you're good to go!

Supplies

  • Several yards Aran/Worsted weight yarn
  • 1 G/4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 1 Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • 1 Clean and empty jar of any size
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather whatever scrap yarn you have. If you only have a thin DK weight you can double it like I did. Use your fave crochet hook and any size jar. Mine used to be full of yogurt and cheesecake. Mmmm...

    Step 2

    Form an adjustable loop. If you don't know how, I've already added a guide for it.

    Step 3

    Row 1 - Chain 1,

    Step 4

    10 hdc in the ring. Pull the tail end of the yarn at the center of the circle to cinch the circle closed.

    Step 5

    Join with sl st to top of 1st hdc.

    Step 6

    Row 2 - Chain 1,

    Step 7

    2 hdc in same st and in each st to the end.

    Step 8

    There should be 20 st in total.

    Step 9

    Join with a sl st to the 1st hdc.

    Step 10

    Now you can begin row 3. Chain 1,

    Step 11

    2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat ** directions to the end.

    Step 12

    Should have 30 st. Join with sl st to 1st hdc. Now see if the circle is big enough. If it fits inside jar with no spaces, it'll give a good snug fit when done. If too big you can omit that 3rd row.

    Step 13

    If too small u can increase. Repeat last row but add more st between increases. Row 4 - 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st. Row 5 - 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 st, and so on.

    Step 14

    Row 4 is worked into the top loop of the stitches. Chain 1, 1 hdc in top loop of same st, 1 hdc in top loop of next st and in each st around.

    Step 15

    Join with sl st to top (both loops) of 1st hdc. This row formed the sides of the jar cozy as you can see.

    Step 16

    It should have a bowl shape now. Continue working on the right side, the beginning yarn tail should be on the inside (wrong side). You can weave it in now or wait til the end.

    Step 17

    Row 5 - Chain 1, 1 hdc in same st and in each st to the end.

    Step 18

    This is what it should look like now.

    Step 19

    Check height of cozy with your jar after each row.

    Step 20

    You can fasten off the old yarn and weave in the ends, or you can do a striped version. Change the colour and join the new colour with a sl st. I chose stripes.

    Step 21

    Row 6 - Chain 1, 1 hdc in same st and in each st to the end. You can work over the yarn tail from the previous row if you don't want to be bothered with weaving in the ends later.

    Step 22

    Join with sl st to 1st hdc. First stripe added!

    Step 23

    Check the height again. Not quite there yet!

    Step 24

    Continue with your previous colour or do a colour change here. Fasten off previous colour and join new colour with a sl st.

    Step 25

    Row 6 - Chain 1, 1 hdc in same st and in each st to the end. You can again crochet over the yarn tails to makes things easier for you. I sure did. 😉

    Step 26

    Join with sl st to top of 1st hdc. Row completed!

    Step 27

    Check the height again. This is good enough, you don't want it too high up. If you have a taller jar than mine, just keep repeating last row until it's this far from the edge. Now for the edging row.

    Step 28

    Row 7 - Ch 1, 1 sc in same st and in each st to the end.

    Step 29

    Join with a sl st to top of 1st sc. All done!

    Step 30

    Now you can weave in the ends if you haven't already.

    Step 31

    Your jar cozy is complete!

    Step 32

    Now you can go crazy and fill it with whatever you can fit in it. I added a few yarn scraps for this photo op. 😊

    Step 33

    Following this pattern I made a set. I suggest you buy lots of jarred food from now on. I keep buying the cheesecake that was in the smaller jar just so I can make these. No other reason at all. 😉