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Tutorial crochet candle jar cover

handknit candle cover


Don’t you think those candle covers look great?  I think it is such a fun idea but I decided to make one that is more practical than the ones in this picture.  I would never forgive myself if my candle cover would cause a house fire..Oh no! My candle jar cover is made with hemp twine and although the string is a bit rigid, I am going for the “handmade” look, if you know what I mean.  Stitches do not need to be perfect.


Here is a picture of the hemp I used:

hemp twine

This project is for beginners (you only have to know basic crochet stitches) .

1)  Dollar store 8″ white candle jar

2) Hemp twine (available at craft stores  or online), one skein

3) crochet hook F or 3.75 mm

hemp crochet candle jar cover

Instructions: All covers have an open base.  Chain 26 sts.   Crochet one sc in the first ch, making a loop.  From now on you will be working in the round.   It is important your stitches are crocheted tightly, decrease a stitch when needed.  It needs to fit snug around the jar.

Rows 1 -5: ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to join

Rows 6-12: square mesh pattern: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next st, dc in next st,* ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * until end of round.  Sl st in 3rd ch of beg. ch.  Start each round with ch 4 as your first dc and ch 1.

Rows 13-16: ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to join

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends. crochet candle jar cover It will look so nice when the candle light shines through those tiny squares, don’t you think?  You can finish this project in an evening, so why not make a couple of them?

In my Yarn Shop you can order hemp cotton from Martha Stewart.  I am affiliated with Craftsy, an online retailer. This hemp cotton is as nice as the hemp twine, but it is worsted weight so you need to work with a larger crochet hook and chain less stitches in the beginning.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to email me.

crochet candle cover

As always, I love to hear from you!


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  1. I love the texture and the great colors of your candle covers Hetty. I had no idea that hemp came in different colors. Those dollar store candles are so versatile.

  2. Yes, I love those dollar store candles! Thanks for leaving a blog comment Sharon!

  3. Great idea! I think I would add sparkle with gold or silver yarn and beads!

    • Yes, that would look great! The pattern is very basic, but you can dress up the candle any way you like. Thanks for your blog comment!

  4. Thanks for sharing. Love the design. They dress the candles up so much more 🙂

  5. super cool pattern! love the candle jar holder, appreciate your sharing the pattern!

  6. Thanks for the feature on Little Monkeys Crochet, really nice!

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