February Sustainable Pinterest Challenge - Two Jar Cozy Patterns

 This month's Pinterest Challenge is "From the Kitchen". 

I wasn't sure what I was going to do until I stared at this bottle on my desk.  It was time to save some glass jars and turn them into useful decor pieces in my office. 

I had upcycled a peanut butter, jam, pizza sauce, roasted red pepper, and one of my husband's vitamin jars.  The inspiration for this project can be found here.

I had two different kinds of patterns. One is a shelled pattern, and the other pattern looks more like a bridge.
I had used a size F hook and medium weight yarn (size 4), and a jar.

Both patterns start out the same. Make the base.
Row 1: 6 sc in a magic ring or make a chain 4 ring.
Working in continuous rounds.
Row 2: 2 sc in every sc
Row 3: *2 sc, sc in next* around
Row 4: *2 sc, sc in next 2 * around
Keep increasing by 6 until your base is about the same size as the base of the jar, even a little bit less. Once you get the size you need, slip stitch in the next stitch.

The Shell Pattern:

Row 1: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), skip 2 stitches, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the next stitch, *skip 2 stitches, dc in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the next stitch, * repeat around join with chain 3.
Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), skip 3 stitches, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the chain 2 space, *skip 3 stitches, dc in the next dc, skip 3 stitches [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the next chain 2 space, * repeat around join with chain 3.
Repeat Row 2 until you have the desired height.
Optional ending rows:
Row 1: slip stitch to chain 2 space, ch 1 and sc in the same space, chain 5, * sc in the next chain 2 space, chain 5, * repeat around joining with first sc
Row 2: ch 1, sc in in same stitch, 4 sc in chain 5 space, *sc in next sc, 4 sc in chain 5 space, * repeat around, join with first sc. finish off.

The Bridge Pattern:

Row 1: ch 1, sc in the same stitch and sc in the next 2 stitches, chain 3, skip 3 stitches, *sc in the next 3 stitches, chain 3 skip 3 stitches* repeat around, slip stitch with the first sc and the next sc.
Row 2:  ch 1, sc in the same stitch, skip next sc, 5 dc in the chain 3 space, *skip 1 sc, sc in the next sc, skip next sc, 5 dc in the chain 3 space, * repeat around slip stitch with first sc and the next 2 dc.
Repeat row 1 and 2 until you have the desired height. When finishing row 2 for the last time, just join with the first stitch to finish off.

I also made videos on how to make these:

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  1. You've been busy making all these! I love the patterns, thank you so much for sharing. These kind of covered jars are so versatile aren't they? Pen and pencil holders, vases, plant pots, tea light holders the list goes on.

  2. I love this look and the colors you chose. Pretty way to upcycle a jar!

  3. You can put anything on that lovely jars and looking beautiful. I like those patterns with the mix colors.

  4. Lots of fun! Great way to upcycle jars and use the odds and ends from the yarn stash. Love it! :)

  5. These turned out really pretty, Julie! I admire anyone who crochets! Such creativity! This is truly a fun way to upcycle glass jars! True treasures!

  6. What a great idea! I have tons of glass jars saved, and my husband keeps asking if we need them. Of course we NEED them lol. Thanks so much for including the pattern in your tutorial! I especially like the bridge pattern. They look much more decorative with the covers. Feel free to come link up on Crafty Creators Link Party on Thursday. Happiness is Homemade is open now if you'd like to share there as well.
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  7. I cannot wait to show my husband this. He is always laughing about how I like to keep random jars. The smaller the better!

  8. This is such a cool idea! My daughter has been learning to crochet, and I think this would be such a fun project for her to crochet a jar cozy for a jar to keep her crochet hooks and scissors in.

  9. Thanks for the pattern. I used to crochet also. I loved it!! Best wishes for February and a wonderful Spring. Linda @Crafts a la mode
    Pinned also.

  10. Excellent idea for a jar upcycle and the colors you used are in very pretty combinations!

  11. Such a colorful way to reuse a glass jar. It is pretty and useful. Thanks for sharing the idea. #HomeMattersParty


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