Got empty jars?
Handy with yarn and a crochet hook?
Short on cash money?
Need a last minute gift?
|Completed orange jar jacket; yellow in progress.|
Crochet jar jackets* are the answer to all of your needs. Neither time nor money intensive, these little jobbies are the perfect gift for your craft- and environment-loving friends (cough, cough... former OSW girls, you would each be the recipient of one of these babies this Christmas if we lived on the same side of the world).
Making good use of empty glass jars (jam jars, pasta sauce jars, what have you), these are super simple to pull together and have lots of uses: candle holder, pen storage, ummm... spare change jar? Again, what have you.
I basically followed these instructions from Annemarie's Crochet Blog (the English ones, not the German. I can only handle learning one foreign language at a time). The only change I made was to crochet the last row thusly: single crochet, single crochet, single crochet decrease, repeat until end of row. This made it hug the jar a little better at the top where it narrows slightly.
* Not to be confused with the Jug Jacket.