With only a few days left before the kids break up for the summer holidays I thought I would grab my yarn stash and make some cute jam jar covers……. I thought they would make perfect end of term gifts for teachers. They only take a few hours to make and are great as stash buster projects too!
If you are needing gift ideas inspiration for your little ones to give to their teachers then these are perfect for you.
★☆☆ – Beginner
What you will need:
Stylecraft DK Yarn (but any DK should work)
Ribbon, Lace, Twine or Pom Pom Trim to embellish
This pattern is written in UK terms.
American terms are given below in brackets.
ss - Slip Stitch (Slip Stitch)
ch - Chain (Chain)
dc - Double (Single)
tr - Treble (Double)
I like to use the Stylecraft dk yarn but you get such a lot of yarn for your money. 100gm balls with 322 yards or 295 metres. Its an acrylic premium yarn and there are over 80 shades to choose from too. I love this yarn as it is a good all rounder and perfect for projects like this Jam Jar Cover. You can see all the shades on lovecraft.com and the prices are really good.
Begin with a magic circle ……
Ch3 …. counts as tr, then work 5tr into the ring …. ss to top of ch 3 to close the round …. 6tr in total …..
Ch3, then into same st work tr, then 2tr into every st then ss to top of ch3 to close the round ….. 12tr in total ….
Ch3, then into same st tr, then 2tr into every st then ss to top of ch 3 to close the round …… 24tr in total ….
Ch3, then into same st tr, then 2tr into every st and ss to top of ch3 to close the round ….
there should be 48st in total ….
Ch3, then into NEXT st work tr, then 2tr into the next, work 1 tr into next 2 st, then 2tr into next and repeat this all the way along finishing with ss to top of ch3 to close the round ….
there should be 64st in total ….
Ch3 then tr into every st and ss to top of ch3 to close the round ….
You should still have 64st at the end of this round …. at this point you can either stop here if you want a shorter length and continue to ROUND 8 to add the scalloped edging round. The jar on the right is using only 6 rounds and the left jar is using 7 rounds.
or continue to round 7 as follows ….
Repeat as for round 6. If you want to continue the edging in the same colour continue to Round 8 otherwise fasten off here.
Round 8 Scalloped Edging
Change colour here……. add new yarn and then ch1 (does not count as a stitch) then dc into same stitch. Then repeat as follows (5tr into next st, dc into next, ss into next, dc into next) all the way to the last stitch where you should end with a ss.
fasten off …. you have now completed your cute little jam jar cover …… the possibilities are endless for colours and trims ……
If you want to add a threaded ribbon or tie like in this image ….
If you want to add a threaded edging so you can thread ribbon or lace through the cover then follow ROUNDS 1 – 5 …… then follow onto this round
Ch3, then * (ch1, sk1, tr) * , repeat from * to * till the last st, ch1 then ss to top of ch3 to complete the round….. it should look like this …..
You can then thread ribbon or lace through the holes created when your cover is complete…..
Then follow for ROUNDS 7 and Scalloped Edging Round to finish!!!!!
It goes without saying that one of my 4 cats has to be involved in this blog post …..Geordie had to be in my photo shoot!!!!!!
They are the sweetest thing ….. I’ve filled my jars with buttons and trims and they look so pretty on my shelf …. this one with sweets in is for the Teacher!
Hope you enjoy making this cute little project and you can also download the free pdf pattern too.