Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Crochet Jar Cover Candle Holders


I'm not really a candle kind of gal.  I own a few of them but I rarely light them.  I'm not sure why...possibly because if they're really nice ones received as gifts, I don't want to light them and use them all up, and because if they're not really nice ones....well, there doesn't seem much point in lighting them in the first place.

I am a fan of the humble tealight, however, so when I saw a whole load of crochet-covered-jar-tealight-holders on Pinterest, I thought 'Hey, there's a quick and easy little crochet project for me'.

This little jar only took me an hour or so (or two and a half episodes of Friends on Comedy Central, to be precise.  With it being so cold lately, I'm spending lots of time in the living room in front of the TV as it's nice and warm in there.  I've started measuring my time in TV shows.).  The entire thing is worked in single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet with a few rows worked into the back-loops only for texture. 

I can't wait to make up a few more and have a pretty arrangement of sizes, shapes and colours.  Unfortunately, I don't seem to eat a lot of food which comes in jars so I might have to wait a while to add to my collection or start collecting empty jam jars from friends like the boy from Stig of the Dump (remember that?) who used them to build Stig a window.  I think I'm going to do one with little cut-out heart motifs in it next time, wouldn't that be cute?




 Jenny
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14 comments:

  1. Melissa Carmichael22 January 2013 at 10:19

    This is so pretty! I wish I could crochet, maybe this might inspire me to finally learn. I love the way the light is diffused, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! You should learn, it's really easy once you get the hang of it :-) x

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  2. Lovely! You are a wise and creative crocheter :) x

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    1. Why, thank you! I look forward to seeing your crochet creations in the future ;-) x

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  3. oooh pretty, did you follow a particular pattern or just make it up?

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    1. Thank you :-) I just crocheted a flat circle then made the rest up as I went along, checking the size by popping the jar into the cover every few rows x

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  4. They are so pretty! I'm impressed you just made this up yourself... and yes, hearts would be lovely!

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    1. Thanks :-) They were really easy, can't wait to make some more x

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  5. Bet it creates a lovely atmospheric glow . . . Helen (from the House at Nab End) x

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  6. Hi Helen! Yes, it really diffuses the light, I think it'd be lovely to have them dotted about the room x

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  7. Hi there, sorry for the funny "anonymous" - for some reason, it was the only way I could get to leave a comment using the i-pad! So, sounds like you're all set for #creativesunite tonight then - making more lanterns ;-) x

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    1. Ha ha, no worries, 'anonymous' does sound a bit sinister doesn't it? I need to finish a little last-minute embroidery for a birthday pressie so my crochet hooks will be resting tonight! x

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  8. Nice :)
    #Amy.
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    http://amy-crochet.blogspot.com/

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  9. ooooooohhhhh, I love these,I,m going to have to put them on my list of things to do ;)

    http://dollydoulton75.blogspot.co.uk/

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