I love to recycle as much as I can. When I see those perfectly good spaghetti jars going out in the trash, it just makes me crazy. So I decided to save a few, cleaned them up really good, removed the labels and the glue, and wa-la, a perfectly good glass jar just ready to be crocheted on! These make great flower vases, flameless candle holders or potpourri containers! I’m sure you can think of more ways to use them too. Here we go…
Recycled Jar Cozy Pattern
1 Spaghetti glass jar 25 oz – cleaned and label free
1 spool Omega Nylon Thread #18; 50 yards
Hook – Size H
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: Use your judgement to make a snug cozy to fit any jar. Measure your circle after Row 2 to the bottom of your jar, add another row of dc or hdc if it doesn’t cover the bottom. I added Row 3 of hdc.
Abbreviations: sl st – slip stitch; ch – chain; sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; dc – double crochet; * * – repeat instructions inside asterisk.
Instructions: Working from the bottom to the top of the opening.
Make a magic ring:
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc); 14 dc in ring; sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (15 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch; *2 dc in each stitch around* sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (30 dc)
Row 3 (optional): Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *1 hdc in next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in 10th stitch around* sl st to top of beginning ch 2 (33 hdc).
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), *1 dc in each stitch around in back loop only*, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (33 dc)
Note: Here is where you will start the mesh loops. Working in the double crochets from Row 4, do not turn your work.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as first sc and ch3), 1 sc in 3rd stitch in Row 4, *ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd stitch in Row 4* Repeat around your circle until you’re back at the first mesh loop and put your single crochet inside this loop. (11 ch 3 spaces).
Row 6: Working in the round, place a stitch marker at first ch 4 space of Row 5. Repeat Row 5 until desired length to cover the jar, up to the base of the opening. Keep trying on the cozy as you add more rows, making sure to keep it snug and pull up tight to stretch it. You don’t want a saggy cozy later on. I repeated Row 6 – 13 times (13 rows).
Row 1: With the cozy on the jar, *sc in ch 3 loop, ch 1 (tightly)* sl st to beginning sc. (11 sc)
Row 2: Sl st around base of jar in each sc. End off, tie knot, and weave in ends around the base of the jar, pulling the nylon tight.
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