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:
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
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. 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.
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