Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowman Jar Cozy - Crochet Version

A few weeks ago I shared a knitting project I had made called "Snowman Jar Cozy" using a free pattern from Red Heart's website.  You can read about that project here.   It was such a fun project that I thought crocheters needed their own pattern for a snowman jar cozy and I came up with this one in order to share the fun.  :)

Snowman Jar Cozy

Red Heart Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn
  - Soft White
Assorted buttons for eyes, nose and mouth (Red Heart's design uses buttons for the eyes and felt for the nose and mouth pieces)
Round Glass Jar/Vase - 5 1/2" tall & 15" around middle (I got mine at Joann's in the floral dept)
Size H (5.00mm) Crochet Hook
Hot Glue Gun

Row 1) Ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

Rows 2 - 36) Sc in the back loop of each st across, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

End off, leaving a long tail for stitching.

 Finished stitch piece will look like this:
Fold over and whipstitch edges together:

Face Finishing:
I found my carrot nose button at Joann's, and then just raided my button box for buttons to make the eyes and mouth features.  When I made the knitted version, I stitched all the buttons on, but found this to be difficult, especially when the cozy wasn't stretched out over the jar.  On this crocheted version, I first slipped the cozy onto the glass jar/vase.  I then put small pieces of doubled-over scotch tape on the back of each button, then I positioned all the buttons onto the cozy to form the face features, adjusting as needed, until I had them where I wanted them.  I then pulled off each button one at a time, removed the tape from the back,  then hot glued the button back into place.

Fill with Candy!  (I recommend Peppermints or Candy Canes!)  :)


pattas said...

An eye catching jar cover. Thankyou for sharing :))

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Love it!!!! Now where are those crochet hooks?

Ali said...

This is just lovely. I can imagine it filled with candy canes, wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Ali x

Sandy said...

Definitely making one of these too! Thanks so much for making a crochet version :)

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Doni! I love that you can translate a knitting pattern into a crochet pattern!

Annette said...

That looks so great Doni..
Often more I see pattern that need to be crochet in back loops.. never done it befoe for a whole pattern..
But this effect looks so great!!
Love it.. thank you so much for the pattern

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love a snowman in each shape or form. :) Best wishes and happy holidays! Tammy

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EndlessDays said...

Great idea, will have to make a few of these for in-laws for Christmas...we all try to give each other something we created. Thank you.

Melanie said...

Thanks for the crochet pattern for this. I really wanted to make the knitted one when I saw the Red Heart pattern but I didn't have any DPNs. This is great!

TheHappyCook65 said...

This is just what I needed! With yarn on sale this week I can make several of these. I plan on getting the jars at The Dollar Tree and using them as Christmas gifts for my neighbors. I always try to make them some little something. After I get the jar and the crocheting done I will fill them with candies for a sweet treat! Thank you so much for sharing!

Colleen B. said...

I love this pattern / look. And since Halloween just passed - I think this would make an excellent pumpkin when done in orange! :)

Tina McMasters said...

Love him!!! Will definitely be making one for our church!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Tina McMasters said...

Love him!!! Will definitely be making one for our church!! Thanks for sharing!!!