Crocheted jam jar cuffs

Add a lovely touch to home made preserves and jams with crocheted jam jar cuffs! 

Crocheted jam jar cuffs

To fit 1 litre Consol preserve jar (8cm base and opening)

You will need

1 ball ELLE Pure Gold DK 100g – Midnight 055 (dark blue)
1 ball ELLE Pure Gold DK 100g – Azzure 059 (turquoise)
1 ball ELLE Pure Gold DK 100g – Lily 033 (white)
60cm-65cm baker’s twine or thin ribbon in complementary colour

To make

Using a 4mm crochet hook and Midnight, work 4ch and join with a ss to first st of the chain to form a ring.
1st round: 3ch, work 11tr into ring, clst.
2nd round: 3ch, 1tr in the same st, *2tr in the next st; rep from * to end, clst – 24tr.
3rd round: 3ch, *2tr in next st, 1tr in next st; rep from * to end, clst – 36tr.
4th round: 3ch, 1tr in next st, 2tr in next st, *1tr in next 2 sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * to end, clst – 48tr.
5th to 8th round: 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst – 48tr.
9th round: 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst and then fasten off Midnight – 48tr.
10th round: Join Azzure. 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst – 48tr.
11th and 12th round: 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst and then fasten off – 48tr.
13th round: Join Lily. 3ch, 1tr in the ea st to end, clst – 48tr.
14th round: 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst – 48tr.
15th round: 4ch (this counts as 1tr plus a chain st), *miss 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1ch; rep from * to end, join with a ss into 3rd ch of first ch4 – 24tr.
16th round: 3ch, *1tr in chsp, 1tr in next st; rep from * to end, clst – 48tr.
17th round: 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst and then fasten off – 48tr.
18th round: Join Azzure. 3ch, 1tr in ea st to end, clst – 48tr.
19th round: 3ch, 1tr in ea st end, clst – 48tr.
20th round: 3ch, work 1tr in next st until two loops remain on hook. Keeping these two loops on hook, work another tr in next st until three loops remain on hook; hook yarn and draw through all three loops on the hook. You’ve now made a decrease, which you’ll rep 5 more times in this row; 1tr in ea of next 5sts. Rep patt (1 dec in next 2 sts, tr in ea of next 6sts) 5 times, clst – 42tr.
21st round: *3ch, miss 1st and ss into next st; rep from *to end, ss into base of starting 3ch. Fasten off – 42tr.

Sew in all loose threads. Weave baker’s twine or ribbon through the spaces in row 16, leaving enough on either end to tie a knot and make a bow, then fit the jam jar jacket over your jar.

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