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Published on September 17th, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Jam Jar Covers! Free Tutorial

Kate Eastwood’s jam jar covers herald late summer preserving and early autumn treats! Dive into your stash and make some today…

Crochet Club: Jam jar covers by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

With chutney-making time fast approaching how about hooking up some pretty cotton jam jar covers to add that personal touch to your homemade goodies. They are quick to make, and made with 100% cotton they are fully washable.

Crochet Club: jam jar covers by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

For my jar covers, I used Sirdar Cotton 4 ply, 1 ball in each of the colours Taupe (504), Cream (502) and Blue (524). I worked with a 3 mm hook, and this tutorial is written in UK terminology. For US terms, you can convert using our handy conversion table!

Crochet Club: Sirdar Cotton 4Ply

The covers are worked in a continuous round in DC stitch and I have included two different edgings. I have made my covers to fit a Kilner Jar, but you can adjust to different sized lids by either working more or fewer increase rounds.

Round 1: To begin, make a Magic Ring and work 8 DC into the ring.

Round 2: Continuing straight on from Round 1 in a continuous circle, work 2 DC into each stitch from Round 1. 16 sts.

Crochet Club: jam jar covers on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 3: *Work 1 DC into the next stitch , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 24 sts.

Round 4: *Work 1 DC into the each of the next 2 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 32 sts.

Round 5: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 40 sts.

Crochet club: Jam jar covers on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 6: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 48 sts.

Round 7: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 5 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 56 sts.

Round 8: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 6 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 64 sts.

Round 9: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 7 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 72 sts.

Crochet club: Jam jar covers on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 10: Work a round of 72 sts.

Round 11: Work a round of 72 sts.

Round 12: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 8 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 80 sts.

Round 13: Work a round of 80 sts.

Round 14: Work a round of 80 sts.

Round 15: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 9 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 88 sts.

Round 16: Work a round of 88 sts.

Round 17: Work a round of 88 sts.

Round 18: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 10 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 96 sts.

(If you are making your cover for a different sized jar lid simply work less increasing rounds or more increasing rounds.)

Edging 1:

Round 1: Join in your second colour yarn and work a round of DC, 96 sts.

Round 2: *Work a DC, ch 2 and work another DC back into the same stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around the edge. Sl St to join, finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet Club: jam jar covers on the LoveCrochet blog

Edging 2:

Round 1: With the wrong side of the cover facing you, join in your second colour yarn  and sl st into the next stitch. Then yo and pull through, yo and pull through, yo and pull through,  (3 x times). Now yo again and pull through all the loops on your hook. Sl st into the next st. Repeat the bobble pattern into the next stitch, sl st, and so on all the way around the edge. At the end of the round join with a sl st, finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet Club: Jam jar covers on the LoveCrochet blog

Once completed your cover just needs to be placed over the lid of the jar and held in place with either an elastic band or some string or ribbon. Enjoy!

Crochet Club: Jam jar covers by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet Club: Jam jar covers by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




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