I was so excited when Furls launched their worsted weight yarn! The original Whims Merino DK is awesome, but it’s so fulfilling to work something up faster with bigger yarn. Be sure to check out all the other great patterns and designers in the Furls Blog Hop right here.
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So, this yarn is so squishy!! I just love making accessories and I’m drawn toward table top items & purses. I also live in hot, hot Texas and like drinking out of my quart jars. But, they sweat and are slippery to hold. With these cozies, not only do you have something to absorb the condensation, but I added a HANDLE!!! Viola!
You don’t have to scroll through a bunch of junk for this one, here’s your pattern!! If you want to download it right away, here you go. Only 3 pages and a few pictures.
Furls Jar Cozy
- Furls Whims Merino weight 4 medium (50% fine superwash merino wool, 50% nylon), 103 yds / 94 m, 1 skein each color A Teal, color B White. Get your own here.
- Hook US I9 / 5.5 mm I used my Furls Odyssey.
- Notions: scissors, yarn needle, glass pint jar
- Optional: stitch marker (or use the starting yarn tail like I do)
- First 7 rounds = 3” diameter
SIZES (Also visible via schematic)
- Finished size ~ 5” tall, fits pint Mason ball jar
Ch: Chain, Hdc: Half Double Crochet, Rep: Repeat, Sc: Single Crochet, Sk: Skip, SlSt: Slip Stitch, Sp(s): Space(s), St(s): Stitch(es), Yo: Yarn Over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
- Cluster: 2 hdc in same st or sp
- i-cord: described in pattern
- Basic: Projects using basic stitches. May include basic increases and decreases.
- Piece is worked in continuous rounds from the bottom up.
- Handle is created separately and woven through the top and secured to the base.
- You may choose any color pattern; I describe a few options within the pattern.
Make a magic ring or ch 2 and work sts in first ch.
Round 1: 6 sc in ring or first ch. Do not join; work in continuous rounds, add st marker or use beginning yarn tail as marker for first st of each round. <6 sc>
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. <12 sc>
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next] around. <18 sc>
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around. <24 sc>
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] around. <30 sc>
Round 6: Repeat Round 4. <40 sc>
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: [2 hdc in next st, sk 1 st] around. <20 clusters of 2hdc each>
Round 9 to End: Work 1 cluster of next round in space after last sc and first cluster of round 8, continue working all clusters in gap between clusters of previous round.
To change colors each row: (Originally, my first round of green was 21 clusters, then I worked 20 clusters white; continue alternating each color after 20 clusters).
*Draw up color B while finishing last hdc of any cluster, drop color A but do not cut. With color B, work clusters in each gap around. After exactly 20 clusters, draw up color A while finishing last hdc. This should be in the last gap between 2 clusters of color A. Continue with color A around for 20 clusters. Repeat from * to achieve stacked color stripes. See Image 1
Stacked stripes: Change color after 21 clusters.
After approximately 8-10 rounds of clusters, try it on your jar. It should be snug. This is an important step!!
Vertical spiral: *Change color when finishing the last hdc of a cluster, work next cluster while working over the strand of unused color. Repeat from * around. In subsequent rounds, you should work each color in the gap preceding the same color. Continuing in this pattern will develop angled stripes as seen in Image 2.
When working over the unused color, you will create a nice dense fabric. More water absorption!
To create arrow design: Work vertical spiral stripes for 5-6 rounds. While working over unused color, work 2 consecutive clusters then change color every other cluster around. When you reach the 2 clusters of the same color, work the same color cluster between them and one just past them, then switch colors again. It will push the diagonal color stripes into the other direction. See Image 3.
Continue in desired pattern until you have 19 rounds of clusters. To finish, work sc in next gap, slst to next 2 hdc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Try it on your jar again. It might seem tight, but it should fit if it fit after 8-10 rounds. It might seem to be too short; it will stretch when the handle is added. It will also relax and stretch more as you use it. It is good if it is a bit tight or short right now.
Handle: With color of choice, make an i-cord 17 inches long.
To make an I-cord:
1: Leaving approximately 4” tail, ch 3. Insert hook in second ch from hook, draw up a loop, insert hook in next ch, draw up a loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook.
2: Pinch the loops below the hook so they do not alter in size and remove the hook from the last 2 loops.
3: Ch 1 in first loop, insert hook in second loop, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in third loop, yarn over and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).
Repeat steps 2 & 3 to desired length (17” for this jar). Yo and draw through all 3 loops when finished. Fasten off and leave tail.
Alternate handle: Holding one strand of each color using both strands together as one, make i-cord with 2 loops instead of 3. Ch 2, draw up a loop in first ch, *hold and remove one loop from hook, ch 1, draw up loop through loop on hook, draw up a loop through held loop; repeat from * to desired length.
Attaching your handle. Attach one tail to your yarn needle and weave in and out between clusters of top round of jar. After you have gone all the way around, even up your ends and bring them to the bottom of the cozy. I insert my ends in the last round of sc before the clusters. I also insert them about 2 sc apart. On the inside of the cozy, pull the tails until the very tips of your i-cord begin to peek through to the inside. Tie the tails of your handle together. Pull the handle from the outside. I do not like for the single strand of yarn to peek through to the outside. If it does, pull handles inside a little more and tie the tails again. When you are happy with your handle, weave in the ends.
Try it on your jar! Enjoy your frosty beverage!
That’s it! I hope you enjoy and make a whole set of cozies. I also have patterns for a table mat and cozies for smaller jars. The kids loved being just like mommy with these little handles.
Thank you to Furls for the yarn! If you’re ready to get your own yarn, you can use my link right here to check it out.
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