Since I needed a little break from my bigger projects, I came up with this beautiful Jar Candle Holder Pattern.
I have to be honest that I didn’t expect that will be something that I will post on the blog, but they are so beautiful and easyn that I’m sure some of you would love to try.
What is amaizing is that you can use it for a lot of things: as a candle holder ( this was what I had in mind when I started doing them), as a vase for your favorite flowers, in the bathroom for make up tools and so on.
Plus, I think is a great gift, if you want to surprise someone you love.
And even more, is just a couple of hours project, so why not to try it.
Ok, now about the pattern.
I am assuming that it will be difficult for you to find a jar with the same dimensions as the ones that I used, so I will give you the pattern for the jars that I used, but also some tips on how to do this Jar Candle Holder no matter what kind of jar you use, what yarn on hook size.
But first, let’s see what do you need:
- a jar
- Appropriate hook size
- 1 stitch marker
- a ribbon or something to tie the crocheted cover on the top
- other accessories if you want
Now, I made these Jar Candle Holder in 2 sizes using different yarn. The good part was, that the pattern worked for both.
I think that is important that the top of the jar to be smaller then the bottom.
The bigger jar has 30 cm (12 “) circumference and 14 cm (5.5”) high.
For this one I used a thicker mercerized cotton thread (the same one that I used for the Summer Crocheted vest) and a 2.5 mm (4/0) hook.
The smaller jar has 24 cm (9.5″) circumference and 11 cm (4.5″).
For this one I used Scheepjes Maxi Thread, which is also mercerized cotton, but much thinner, so the hook size was 1.75 mm (0).
You can use any yarn you want. I recommend to use thread or super fine weight yarn ( everything that is between 1 ply and 3 ply), but you can try with another type of yarn too.
I don’t know if this will help since you may not have the same jar size, but after 14 rounds in single crochet my circle had almost 30 cm (12″) circumference ( worked with the thicker yarn) and 24 cm (9.5″) working with the thinner yarn.
Abbreviations used in this pattern
Ch – chain
St (s) – stitch (es)
Sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
inc – increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
Now we can start to make this beautiful Jar Candle Holder.
We will work in rounds. If you want for the bottom you can work in continuos rounds.
Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc inside the circle. Sl st to join.
1 inc (2 sc) in each stitch (12 sts). Sl st to join.
[1 inc, 1 sc] repeat 6 times (18 sts) sl st to join
[1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st] repeat 6 times (24 sts). Sl st to join.
[1 inc, 1 sc in next 3 sts] repeat 6 times (30 sts). sl st to join.
And you will have to continue adding with each round 1 sc between increases until you get to the desired circumference.
To be more easy for every one, no matter what jar or yarn you use, just put the jar over the circle and when the edge of your circle is a little bigger then the jar bottom then you have the right size.
Don’t worry if the circle is a little bigger, at the end when you will tie the crochet cover, it will stretch out and will fit just perfect.
I made 14 rounds in total to get the size of my jar.
After getting to the right size we will stop increasing and working just in rounds.
Now, depending on your jar’s size you can adjust this pattern to have the desired look at the end.
I just measured the high of the jar, before the top starts to be smaller and I approximate the numbers of rounds that I will make. I wanted the mesh middle part to be bigger then the parts in single crochet.
So, I started with rounds in single crochet and I made 1 sc in each stitch, for 8 rounds. After stretching the work to fit the jar’s high this part measured almost 3 cm (1″)
After these rounds I started the mesh stitch.
Start the round with ch 1 and 1 sc in the same st. [Ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in the next] repeat this section to the end of the round. Finish the round with ch 5 and sl st with the 1st sc.
2 sl st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [Ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd st of the next 5 sts chain] repeat this section to the end of the round, ending with ch 5 and sl st with the 1st sc.
Now repeat this round as meny times as you want until you have the desired length with this stitch.
Have in mind that at the end you will have to stretch the work to fit the jar, so when you are trying your work on the jar make sure tu pull and stretch it.
I made 5 rounds with this stitch and the 6th round I made it to make the top edge straight and instead of ch 5, I chained 3.
The mash part was measuring after stretching 5.5 mm (2″).
After this round I started again with sc and made 4 rounds. (1.5 cm, 1″).
Ch 4, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] and repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.
We made this round to have some holes to insert the ribbon and tie the crocheted cover of the Jar Candle Holder.
The final round or rounds if you want to make more then one round, we will do a shell st, just to add a beautiful edge to our piece.
Start the round with 1 sc in the 1st ch 1 space, [ in the next one make 1 shell (7 dc in the same ch 1 space), skip the next space and 1 sc in the next one].
Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.
Now all you have to do is to insert a ribbon trough the filet stitch round’s holes and tie. Stretch the work, pulling up until you notice that the cover fits well the jar.
And done. You now have a beautiful piece to put somwhere in your home.
I hope you love this Jar Candle Holder as I do and make one.
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