Monday, April 18, 2016

Crochet Mason Jar Cozy Pattern

The hot mason jar trend is still going strong. Mason jars are great for storage, beverages, even salads! Keep your jar safe with this quick and easy mason jar cozy pattern.


Materials needed:
100% cotton yarn (I used Bernat Handicrafter)
A size I (5.50mm) crochet hook
A mason jar (pattern is written for a 20 oz jar I recycled from pasta sauce)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Pattern:

To begin – chain 4 and slip stitch to first stitch to form a circle.

Row 1 – chain 1 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout pattern), do 6 single crochet (sc) into circle, join to first sc.

Row 2 – chain 1, do 2 sc into same stitch and each stitch around, join to first sc = 12sc

Row 3 – chain 1, do *2 sc into same stitch, 1 sc into next stitch, repeat from * until you have 18sc. Join to first sc.

Row 4 – chain 1, do *2 sc into same stitch, 1 sc into next 2 stitches, repeat from * until you have 24sc. Join to first sc.

Row 5 – chain 1, do *2 sc into same stitch, 1 sc into next 3 stitches, repeat from * until you have 30sc. Join to first sc.

Row 6 – chain 1, do 1 sc into same stitch and 1 sc into back loop only of each stitch around. Join to first sc. This will create a lip for the bottom of the jar.

Row 7 – chain 1, do 1 sc in each stitch around.

Row 8 to 25 – repeat row 7. Be sure to count your stitches on each row so you only have 30 each round.

Row 26 – after joining last row, do 1 sc in same stitch and 1 sc in each stitch around, join to first sc. Tie off and weave in ends.

Once finished, I recommend blocking the cozy by sliding it over the jar (it will be snug) and spritz with a light mist of water and let dry. To resize for different jars – for the first few rounds, stop increasing when the circle is the size of the round markings on the bottom of the jar. Then you can start on the “lip row” and continue on with the pattern for the length you want the cozy. To wash, throw in with your regular towel load (no fabric softener) and block it on a jar to dry overnight.


You may share this post with a link back to mrsbrits.blogspot.ca, you can also do anything you wish with your finished creations. There are thousands of crochet tutorials online, while this is how I make my dishcloths, if you do find a duplicate tutorial it is purely coincidental. I ask you do not copy my instructions or pictures and post as your own.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern with Bernat Handicrafter

Turn a yucky chore, like dishes, into a pretty one with these easy round crochet dishcloths.


Materials needed:
Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton yarn, med weight (4)
5.50 crochet hook
scissors
yarn needle

Pattern:
Row 1 - chain 4 and slip stitch to first chain to form circle, chain 2 and do 12 DC in circle, sl st to top of 1st DC to join (12DC)

Row 2 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, then 2 DC in each stitch around, sl st to top of 1st DC to join (24DC)

Row 3 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (36DC)

Row 4 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (48DC)

Row 5 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (60DC)

Row 6 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, DC in next 4 stitches, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (72DC)

(change color here if you like)

Row 7 - chain 3, skip 1 st and sc into next st, chain 3 skip 1 stitch and sc into next stitch, repeat around until edging is complete.

Fasten off and sew in ends! 

You may share this post with a link back to mrsbrits.blogspot.ca, you can also do anything you wish with your finished creations. There are thousands of crochet tutorials online, while this is how I make my dishcloths, if you do find a duplicate tutorial it is purely coincidental. I ask you do not copy my instructions or pictures and post as your own.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I Found the BEST Crochet Slipper Pattern (on EyeLoveKnots)

There are many, many crochet slipper patterns out there, but I stumbled upon what now is my new FAVOURITE pattern on Pinterest.

It's the "Quick and Easy Slipper Socks" pattern from EyeLoveKnots. Not only is the pattern written with lots of tips and tricks, it comes in 9!!! women's sizes. That is so very helpful, I'm not good at sizing slippers, when I make them they are usually too small or too big.


 More reasons why I love the pattern:
- They have a straight seam. No more wonky angled seams going up the front of the slipper, or under the foot.
- The rows are the same for the foot and the heel of the slipper. I love that there isn't a difference in row appearance when you typically start going back and forth from rounds in other patterns.
- They really are quick and easy!


I made a pair of slippers for my husband, I used the women's size 12 pattern and added 4 more rows in the heel section for a total of 29 rows for his men's size 11 foot. They fit him perfectly.



I did make a mistake on my pair though - one has 15 rows in the foot and one has 14 by accident and didnt realize until I was done. Oops! Both have 29 rows total so you can't really tell when it's on the foot.  

Do yourself a favor and pin it today. You'll want to make these slippers.

WAIT! Just as I was adding the links into this post, I see there is a men's pattern in 13 sizes!