Crochet Christmas: Tea Light Cosies
Candlelight is softly evocative of any celebration, but particularly at Christmas, when we love to light candles all over the place. Make some sweet tea light cosies to light your Christmas table!
You really don’t need very much yarn to make these little darlings, perhaps 10g at most, and it’s a lovely way to use up your stash! These would make such sweet gifts too, alongside some scented candles. I used blue and white yarn here but can you imagine how divine these would be in a sparkly yarn?
You will need:
- DK yarn – I used Rowan Handknit Cotton in Bleached (263), Ice Water (239) and Seafoam (352)
- A 4mm hook, tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
- Tea light holders.
Row 1: dc into the second chain in from the hook, and dc into every chain, turn.
Row 2: ch1, and dc into every stitch, turn.
Row 3: ch2 and tr into the second stitch from the hook, then treble back into the first stitch behind the treble that you’ve just created, to create an X. This is your xtr (crossed treble stitch). Work your way along the row like this; skip 1, work at treble into the next stitch, and then work a treble back into the stitch you skipped, behind the last treble to form an X. Continue to the end of the row and end with a treble in last stitch. Turn.
Row 4: ch1, dc into every stitch, turn.
Row 5: ch1, dc into every stitch, turn.
Row 6: repeat row 3.
Row 7: ch1, dc into every stitch, turn.
Row 8: ch1, dc into every stitch. Without cutting yarn, fold in half so that ends meet, and sl st up the seam to form a join. Fasten off, sew in ends.
Wriggle the little cosy on to the glass; it should fit snugly so that it doesn’t work down.
This size fits most little tea light jars, but to increase, just measure the number of chains you need to almost reach around the jar you are using but keep to a multiple of 2, plus one for turning.
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