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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.

Jar Candle Holder

You can purchase the easy printable add-free pdf pattern from here

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
  • Yarn
  • Appropriate hook size
  • 1 stitch marker
  • a ribbon or something to tie the crocheted cover on the top
  • other accessories if you want

Jar Candle Holder

 

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.

Gauge

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.

Jar Candle Holder

 

 

 

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.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc inside the circle. Sl st to join.

Round 2

1 inc (2 sc) in each stitch (12 sts). Sl st to join.

Round 3

[1 inc, 1 sc] repeat 6 times (18 sts) sl st to join

Round 4

[1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st] repeat 6 times (24 sts). Sl st to join.

Round 5

[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.

Jar Candle Holder

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″)

Jar Candle Holder

After these rounds I started the mesh stitch.

Round 1

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.

Round 2

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.

Jar Candle Holder

 

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″).

Next round

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.

Jar Candle Holder

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.

Jar Candle Holder

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Enjoy crochet!

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Jar Candle Holder. Free Pattern and tutorial

The Pumpkin Sweater had to be posted last week, but I was super busy trying to finish some other projects that I had, that I didn’t have time to write.

But here it is:  an easy and super fun pattern.

I enjoyed making it and I hope you will try it.

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The Pumpkin Sweater Free Pattern and video tutorial

You can purchase the easy printable add-free pdf pattern from here

The idea of this Pumpkin Sweater came after I bought this beautiful Merino wool yarn which came in 4 skeins of 50 grams each (160 m) with a beautiful degrade. The Yarn is from hobbii.com and is called Mayflowers Merino the collection.

picture from hobbii.com

You can find there some beautiful colors.

This particular yarn is light and according with the weight is a fingering 4 ply yarn, but according with the thickness, I would say that is closer to a DK, worsted yarn.

So,  a DK worsted yarn might work too for this pattern. If you want to obtain the degrade, you can work with a thinner yarn, choosing two colors and working with 2 strands of yarn, using for the middle part, one strand of one color and one strand of the other.

The pattern is for sizes from 6 months up to 4-5 years and is wrote in US terms.

The total amount of yarn you will need for each size is:

  • 6 months – 140 gr/ 430 m/ 470 yds
  • 12 – 18 months – 160 gr / 510 m / 560 yds
  • 2 – 3 years – 170 gr / 545 m / 590 yds
  • 4 – 5 years – 200 gr / 630 m / 690 yds

The final dimensions of the Pumpkin Sweater are in the diagram bellow:

About the design

The Pumpkin sweater is a raglan sweater worked from top to bottom.

Starting with a yoke and then separating the sleeves from the body of the sweater. Then working the sleeves and body individually.

I liked working with raglan because no assembly is needed.

 

You might also like:

  1. Snowdrop Cardigan; 2. Mini Fancy Sweater 

3. Blue-Sky Cadi

The stitch that I used is the Cross Stitch. I alternate one round in single crochet and one in double crochet cross stitch.

Here is the stitch chart and the beginning of the yoke:

Pumpkin sweater stitch pattern chart

So, the first round will be in single crochet and the second in double crochet cross stitch.

For all the sweater we will only repeat these 2 rounds.

Cross stitch

Skip one stitch and make 1 dc in the next. Then go back and make 1 dc in the stitch that you skipped.

Abbreviation used in this pattern

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

dc cross – double crochet cross stitch

St(s) – stitch (es)

Sl st – slip stitch

Inc – Increase (3 sc in the same st on the round in sc or 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc on the round in dc cross)

Dec – decrease

Gauge

9 dc cross = 10 cm (4″)

18 sc = 10 cm (4″)

12 rows ( 1 sc and 1 dc cross) = 10 cm (4″)

the pumpkin sweater

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Now with all these things being said we can start the Pumpkin Sweater.

First the foundation chain:

  • 6 month – 56 sts
  • 12 – 18 months – 64 sts
  • 2 – 3 years – 72 sts
  • 4 – 5 years – 80 sts

Join with sl st.

Round 1

For this round the number of sts for sizes 12 – 18 months, 2-3 years and 4-5 years are wrote between brackets.

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st  1 sc in the next 7 (8, 9, 10) sts, 1 inc in the next (3 sc in the same st).

Continue with 1 sc in the next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, 1 inc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 16 (18, 20, 22) sts, 1 inc in the next, 1 sc in the next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, 1 inc in the next, 1 sc in the last 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Sl st to join.

To be more easy to know where to increase on the next round, put a stitch marker in the second st of the increase.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, dc cross to the marked st, 1 inc ( 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the marked st.

Continue with the dc cross to the next corner ( next marked st) and here make another inc.

Continue like this to the end of the round and join with a sl st with the 1st dc.

Pumpkin Sweater

We will repeat to alternate these 2 rounds until we finished the yoke and have in total:

6 months – 16 rounds

12 – 18 months – 16 rounds

2-3 years – 16 rounds

4-5 years – 18 rounds

On the next round we will separate the sleeves from the body of the pumpkin sweater.

Pumpkin sweater the yoke

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We will start the round as normal and working 1 sc in each st until the first corner.

To make the join we will make 2 sc together, one in the fist corner, then skip the sts for the sleeve and make the second sc in the second corner.

Yarn over and pull the yarn trough all loops on the hook.

At this round I changed the color with the second one.

pumpkin sweater separating round

Now we will continue to work on the body of the Pumpkin Sweater until you have in total (counting from the armpit to the bottom):

6 months – 24 rounds

12 – 18 months – 26 rounds

2 – 3 years – 30 rounds

4 – 5 years – 32 rounds.

Having 3 more colors, I just divided the number of rounds at 3, and worked the same number of rounds with each color.

Sleeves

Round 1

Starting from the armpit, join the yarn and make 1 sc in each st around.

Make sure that you have an even number of sts because you will need that on the dc cross round.

If you don’t have, just make 1 sc more to get to an even number.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, dc cross to the end of the round. Join with a sl st.

Round 3

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 dec ( sc2tog), 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dec in these 2 sts. Sl st to join.

Repeat round 2 and 3 until you have in total

6 months – 14 rounds

12 – 18 months – 14 rounds

2 – 3 years – 20 rounds

4 – 5 years – 20 rounds

Then continue to alternate one round in sc and one round in dc cross, without decreasing:

6 months – 6 more rounds

12 – 18 months – 8 more rounds

2 – 3 years – 6 more rounds

4- 5 years – 8 more rounds.

And 1 sleeve is done. For the colors I used the same pattern as for the body of the Pumpkin Sweater, only that with the last color I made less rounds because the sleeve is shorter.

Repeat the same pattern for the second sleeve and the Pumpkin Sweater is done.

Pumpkin Sweater

You can purchase the easy printable add-free pdf pattern from here

For the border I used “twisted single crochet” st. You can see how is done in the video tutorial bellow.

Hope you will love this pattern as I do and to try it.

https://ro.pinterest.com/katerina6795/free-crochet-patterns/

The Pumpkin Sweater. Free pattern with stitch chart, diagram and video tutorial. For sizes from 6 months to 4-5 years

Pumpkin Sweater. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

 

This cute Blue Sky Cardi is actual the mini version of Sunny Cardi that I posted last week, but as everything mini, is so cute and can’t wait to see more pictures of it from you.

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Blue Sky Cardi crochet pattern

 

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

or

Ravelry

 

About the design

The Blue Sky Cardi is worked starting with a square, letting spaces for the sleeves, then continue working the square to get to the length.

After that, work to make the front panels wider to have almost the same width as the back.

The sleeves are worked in rounds starting from the armpit, the bottom of the arm holes.

Blue Sky Cardi

 

About materials you will need

The yarn I used is not a well known brand of yarn. I just order this yarn long time ago on e-bay. Only used it to try different stitches and never got a project for it.

Actually at first didn’t know what kind of yarn it is because I didn’t had a skein with label. But when I was almost finishing the Blue Sky Cardi, I found one last skein with label, so at least to be able to tell you about yarn composition and weight.

So, is a bamboo and cotton mix yarn and is very soft. I also have a similar yarn that I bought from hobbii.com and if you want to see more about it check here.(not an affiliate link. just want to give you an idea about the yarn)

The fact is that you can use any fingering 14 ply or sport 12 ply yarn. Even another weight of yarn if you want and just follow the measurements in the diagram bellow.

blue sky cardi diagram

On the first row are the measurement in cm and on the second in inch. The first size is 2 years and the ones between ( ) are for 4, 6, 8 and 10 years old.

The hook size is 3.5 mm (E US Size).

You will also need stitch markers if you need to mark the corners and for marking the sleeves, scissors and a tapestry needle to wave in the ends.

 

This pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years.

Because the measurement are pretty closer at these ages I just made the pattern from 2 to 2 years. If you want to make the Blue Sky Cardi for an age that is between, make the smaller size. (For example my daughter has 2 years and 5 months and I made the 2 size.

Let’s see how much yarn we will need:

  • 2 years – 140 gr / 500 m / 545 yds
  • 4 years – 160 gr /590 m/640 yds
  • 6 years – 190 gr / 700m/760 yds
  • 8 years – 220 gr / 820 m/890 yds
  • 10 years – 270 gr /980m/1060 yds

Gauge

22 dc = 10 cm (4″)

10 rows = 10 cm (4″)

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

St (s) – Stitch (es)

dc2tog – 2 double crochet worked together

sl st – slip stitch

The stitch pattern is easy to follow. 2 solid rounds worked in double crochet and 2 rounds worked in filet stitch.

Filet stitch 

1dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc

Here is the chart with the stitch pattern and how it’s worked in a square.

sunny cardi chart

Ok, with those things I said above, we are ready to start the Blue Sky Cardi.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 3 and 11 dc inside the circle. Join with sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting chain. This is counting as a first solid round.

Round 2

Solid round

The ch2 at the beginning of each solid round doesn’t count as a first stitch.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next st, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next, 1 dc in the next 2 sts].

Repeat the section in [ ] to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 3

Filet round

Ch 4, skip 1, 1 dc in the next, ch 1, skip the next, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc ) in the ch 3 space, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 3 times, ch 1, (1dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next 3 ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1 and join with a sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting ch.

At the end of this round make sure that you have the same number of little opened squares on each side. You should have 4.

Round 4

Filet round

Ch 4, skip the ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next].

Repeat the section in the [ ] until you get to the corner, the first ch 3 space.

Before and after the corner, always ch 1 when you work on filet round.

[( 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next] – repeat this section to the next ch 3 space.]

Repeat the section between [ ] until you get to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch.

Round 5

solid rounds

ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, [1 dc in each st to the corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)  in the ch 3 space].

 

Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

Round 6

Repeat round 5.

From now on we will alternate 2 filet rounds and 2 solid rounds until we get to the width of the cross back.

  • 2 years – 12 rounds
  • 4 years – 13
  • 6 years – 14
  • 8 years – 15
  • 10 years – 16

On the next round we will let the spaces for the arm hole.

Lay your square flat. Count from the up corner (not counting the stitches in the corner) the number of sts that you need for the arm hole depth and put a stitch marker. Proceed the same on the other side.

  • 2 years – 22 sts
  • 4 years – 26
  • 6 years  – 28
  • 8 years  – 30
  • 10 years – 32

 

Start the round as usual, and work the round to the first corner. Make the stitches in the ch 3 space on the corner and then chain the same number of sts that you left for the arm hole depth.

Skip the sts for the arm hole and make 1 dc in the marked st. Continue the round as usual until you get to the next stitch marker.

Make a dc here, then ch the number of sts for the arm hole depth. Skip the stitches and move to the corner. Make the sts in the corner and continue your round to the end.

Blue Sky Cardi arm-holes

 

Starting with the next round we will continue to alternate 2 filet rounds with 2 solid rounds, until we get to the length of our Blue Sky Cardi.

 

  • 2 years – 13 rounds
  • 4 years – 14 rounds
  • 6 years – 15 rounds
  • 8 years – 14 rounds
  • 10 years – 17 rounds

At the end of these rounds the main square is done and we have only to work the sleeves and to make the front panels wider.

Blue Sky Cardi

 

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

or

Ravelry

Extending the front panels

Working on the wrong side, insert the hook in the corner.

This extension I calculated to start with a filet round, but if not just start with the row that you have and continue to alternate 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds:

  • 2 years – 12 rows
  • 4 years – 12 rows
  • 6 years – 16 rows
  • 8 years – 16 rows
  • 10 years – 16 rows

 

Sleeves

The sleeves are worked in rounds starting from the armpit.

Round 1

Insert the hook and yarn to the armpit, at the bottom of arm hole.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st and continue with 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 2 and 3

These 2 rounds are made in filet.

Round 4 and 5

Ch 2, dc2tog, continue with 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left. In these 2 sts make dc2 tog and join.

Continue alternating 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds with a decrease at the beginning and at the end of the round until you have 17 rounds in total.

After 17 rounds you will stop decreasing on the solid row and continue working on the sleeve length until you have in total:

  • 2 years – 21 rounds
  • 4 years – 25 rounds
  • 6 years – 29 rounds
  • 8 years – 31 rounds
  • 10 years – 31 rounds

If you want shorter or longer sleeve make more or less rounds.

Repeat the same with the other sleeve.

And this was it. I really love this Blue Sky Cardi and every child will look so cute in it. You must try this. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

Blue Sky Cardi. Free pattern with video tutorial, chart and diagram. Sizes from 2 to 10 years old.

And because is the same shape as Sunny Cardi only counting less rounds, if you need to watch a video tutorial to make this Bkue Sky Cardi the Sunny Cardi video tutorial might be helpful.

Hope you will like this pattern and give it a try.

 

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

or

Ravelry

 

 

Blue Sky Cardi. Free Pattern & Tutorial with chart and diagram

https://ro.pinterest.com/katerina6795/free-crochet-patterns/