Looking for a super cute little centerpiece idea for L'ag B'Omer, or for a summer gathering? How about crocheting a cover for a glass jar, and filling that jar with some colorful DIY arrows? I promise you're gonna love it! Plus you can always fill your crocheted vase with some freshly picked wild flowers, or even a candle, come fall!
And for those of you who have yet to crochet any jar covers, I can tell you from personal experience, it's one of the funnest projects ever. I have actually crocheted a whole bunch of them in spring pastels, and I just love looking at them as is. And yes, I know, I need to get it together and photograph them to share with you! (At least this one is a good start, right?)
To make the arrows, check out my DIY arrows craft post, and make a bunch in no time! For the pattern for the jar cover, continue below.
Crocheted Jar Cover Pattern: Alternating Rows Of Single and Double Crochet
I used a 5mm hook and DK weight acrylic yarn from about 40 years ago, thanks mom.....
To start, crochet a chain that fits snugly around the circumference of your jar and join with a slip stitch.
Row 2: Single crochet around and join to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Row 3: Single crochet around and join to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Row 4: Chain 3 and double crochet around and join to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 4
Continue with this pattern of two rows of single crochet followed by a row of double crochet until you reach the top of the jar. My jar has a total of 12 rows, and then a scalloped trim.
Final Row, Scallop Trim: *single crochet in first stitch, skip a stitch, in next stitch (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) skip a stitch, and continue around from * If your stitch count doesn't work out exactly for this pattern either omit one of the skip stitches, or skip two stitches, depending on which looks better given your particular sized jar. Enjoy!