Crochet - Jar Cosy

Crochet - Jar Cosy

Jar Covers

Whilst browsing Pinterest a while back I came some gorgeous pictures of crochet jar covers used to turn old jars into tea light holders and promptly put them on my ever-growing list of things to make, after a little hunt of the internet I managed to find one that I liked the look of.  

I was so pleased with the result that after the first one I got a little addicted and carried on making them...

I must admit I couldn't wait for an empty jar to get started on this so grabbed an unopened jar of olives from the cupboard and began.  I had just slipped the cover over it to see how it was fitting when Rob walked in.  I think he was a little disturbed as he asked in quite a serious tone: 'Emma what are you doing?' to which I obviously replied 'oh I'm just making some jar covers aren't they pretty?' I'll admit he did look worried for a minute I think he was having a 'Sleeping With The Enemy' moment where he imagined opening the cupboard and seeing all the jars and tins lined up in pretty covers - Scary eh? (and also completely unpractical)

Anyway this is a gorgeous pattern and makes empty jars look fabulous (or full jars if you are so inclined).  You could use them for so many things once they are all dressed up; pencil holders, crochet hook holders, cultlery holders... I'm looking forward to taking mine out to the garden in the summer and having them dotted around the eating area - Pretty!

You can use any yarn and I've seen some gorgeous jar covers made up with wool/acrylic but I used a cotton yarn for mine and I think it makes them look a bit more delicate.

So here's the link to the pattern If you fancy having a go. Thank you to for posting it! ♥

Edit 27/01/15* The link no longer takes you to a free pattern but will guide you to a link where you can purchase the tutorial for these crochet votives.






Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (12)

  • Yao


    01 July 2012 at 15:35 |
    I love these jars and the covers! I got crazy about covering all the empty jars weeks ago. However, I don't have enough empty jars to cover, either enough pretty patterns to be tried. Thank you for your sharing! Cannot wait to give a try!
    Here is what I did once with a jar:)
    • Lululoves


      03 July 2012 at 08:04 |
      Yes they are addictive! :))
  • Frances


    06 July 2012 at 05:05 |
    I love your jar covers. I too had been looking for a pattern online and I came across the one you used. I had some trouble with it and gave up. Actually I am really busy these days with a newborn but I am saving my empty glass jars. I have about 6 or 7 of them. I will get to it one day soon. Thanks for the inspiration. I love your blog.
    • Lululoves


      06 July 2012 at 13:11 |
      Hi Frances, Thank you and congratulations on your new family member! Babies certainly keep you busy, but that time is precious and they don't stay that way for long so enjoy it - your jars can wait :)) Em x
  • ayesha


    21 April 2013 at 12:03 |
    Your crochet is so neat and beautiful. Its a pleasure looking at it.
  • Corinna


    06 May 2013 at 20:06 |
    The link to the pattern doesn't work. Anyone know where to find the pattern?
    • Lululoves


      06 May 2013 at 21:12 |
      Hi - I've just checked the link on my laptop and it seems to be working for me? You will need an adobe reader to view the pdf? If not the pattern is written out in the actual post - or you can try and download the pattern from my ravelry account (lululoves) but again this will be a pdf: Hope this helps. Em x
    • Lululoves


      11 May 2013 at 21:36 |
      Hi Corinna, I've just realised I've given you the link to my crochet Jar pattern. The one mentioned in this blog post is linked above, but here it is again: Sorry for the confusion. Em xx
  • Robin


    23 August 2013 at 19:44 |
    So glad I found your site and tutorial for the jar covers. I'm totally cracking up at the story of your husband questioning what you were doing and the image of all your jars in cozy little crocheted jackets. Thanks for the tutorial and giggle :)
    • Lululoves


      04 September 2013 at 22:40 |
      You're welcome Robin - Thanks for stopping by and saying Hello :) Em x
  • Tanja


    18 October 2014 at 21:09 |
    The pattern is no longer available on! :(
  • Nina


    08 July 2015 at 19:45 |
    Hi, i love your jars! Is there any link to the original pattern? I can't find it and would love to have it!
    Thank you!

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