You can use one or more colours to suit your taste. I think it is nice with atleast a couple of colours just because I like colour. ;-)
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This tutorial is based on a jar with a diameter of 7.5cm /3".
Please note: I use US crochet terms in this tutorial!
I used Sport weight yarn with a hook that is a bit smaller (2.0mm) than the size suggested for the yarn. This will make the 'fabric' a bit tighter than with the 'regular' hook. More about the yarn I use.
great tutorial for it.
Ok, got your ring?
Chain 3, this counts as the first dc, dc 13 in the ring, join in top of ch3.
Chain 3, this counts as the first dc, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, continue with 2dc all the way around, join in top of ch3.
Chain 3, this counts as the first dc, dc 2 in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, continue alternating 1 and 2 dc all the way around, join in top of ch3.
If your jar is wider than mine, you might want to add a fourth round of dc. The 'system' for the fourth round will be: dc, dc, 2dc. If your jar is only a bit wider, use sc in the fourth round instead, but still using the same system.
You can use these instructions for covering a vase too, or anything, really. If the thing you are covering is really wide, you will of course need to make the bottom circle really wide too. You may have guessed, but for each round of dc you add, you will need to add a dc in the system. So a fifth round would be: dc, dc, dc, 2dc. The number of single dc is the same as your round 'number' minus 2.
Continue like this, making up the 'body' of your jar cosy.
If it is too tight, unravel the sc rows apart from the first one. Do a few increases evenly spaced in the second sc row. Then proceed with the sc rows as outlined above.
If it is too loose, unravel the sc rows apart from the first one. Do a few decreases evenly spaced in the second sc row. Then proceed with the sc rows as outlined above.
In case you are unsure about how to do a decrease, it is quite easy and this is how: put you hook through the first stitch, yarn over, pull back to the front, put the hook straight through the next stitch, yarn over, pull hook to the front. You now have 3 yarn loops on your hook. Yes? Yarn over again and pull this (fourth) loop through the other 3. That's a decrease! Not difficult at all, right?
When you get to approximately 1cm ≈ 3/8" from the shoulder of the jar, do 5 decreases, (sc2tog). Don't worry if they are not completely evenly spaced. Noone will notice unless you tell them!
Repeat this in the next 2 rows.
Do 2 rows of ch2, then regular sc in every stitch (no de- or increases necessary!), join in top of ch2.
You may have noticed that there has been a couple of colour changes on the cosy - if you haven't tried this before, I'll show you a simple method of changing colour after the 'main' attraction. ;-)
When you get to stitch C, yarn over to dc into the middle slip stitch from the previous round (white arrow), do another 2 dc in the same stitch. [Slip stitch into the middle dc from the previous round, 3dc in middle slip stitch] repeat this througout the round. Again, it might not add up completely at the end, but don't worry!
And that's it, you're done! Until you get your hands on some more jars to cover. :-)
Make a slip knot (aka starting loop). You should be familiar with this already if you can do a crochet chain. Make sure it will fit your hook, but it doesn't need to be a lot bigger than that.
Put the knot/loop of Colour Two (pink, ok?) back on the hook. This acts as your yarn over. Pull it through the yellow loops already on the hook.
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