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Mason Jar Cover (Free Pattern)

Mason Jar Cozy  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (lwww.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

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This past fall, our family moved from Indiana to Michigan. We purchased a cute little house (our first!) and settled in just in time to see the huge tree in the front yard shed its fire-red leaves, and before we’d even unpacked everything, the winter chill was moving in. So you’ll understand what I’m saying when I tell you that I’ve waited rather impatiently for spring to come. We’ve never had a nice backyard, but we do now; and it even comes with a cute porch that’s just begging for some DIY decor!

My first project? Mason jar cozies. I wanted to make something that would look cute during the day and, with the addition of a tea light, would cast a beautiful patterned shadow around it at night for those summer campfire evenings. I think a line of these would look stunning in the dark.

Mason Jar Cozy | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (lwww.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

Of course, once I started to crochet, more ideas came into my mind for these cute mason jar cozies. They will look adorable as a vase for fresh flowers, or as part of a front porch “welcome” display. As you can see in my photos, I even got my husband to cut me some small budding limbs off of the big tree in our front yard, and now one of my cozies is on display in our dining room!

Mason Jar Cozy | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (lwww.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

There are about as many uses for mason jars as there are stars in the sky, so why not make them look extra pretty too? I used wide-mouthed Ball Mason Jars in two different sizes (32oz and 16oz). Scroll down for the pattern in both sizes!

Mason Jar Cozy | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (lwww.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

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Mason Jar Cozy (for a Ball® 32oz Wide Mouth Quart Jar)

Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: Less than 1.5 oz of light (3) cotton yarn (I used Sinfonia in "Verde")
Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: After you complete round 4, the diameter of your circle should measure about 3".

Notes:
(1) This pattern is worked in American Standard Terms.
(2) This pattern is worked in a seamless round. Do not join at the end of rounds or chain unless instructed. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of your rounds.

The Pattern:

Begin with a Magic Circle.

Round 1: 10 HDC in magic circle (10)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each St around (20)
Round 3: (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in next) around (30)
Round 4: (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 Sts) around (40)
Rounds 5-9: SC in each St around (40)
Round 10: (SC+DC in next St, SK next St) around (40)
Rounds 11-24 (or until just before the cozy comes to the point on the mason jar where the jar begins to narrow again): Repeat Round 10 (40)
Rounds 25-28: SC tightly in each St around (40)

Finish by slip stitching into the next 3 stitches to smooth out the final row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Mason Jar Cozy (for a Ball® 16oz Wide Mouth Pint Jar)

Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: Less than 1 oz of light (3) cotton yarn (I used Sinfonia in "Verde")
Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: After you complete round 3, the diameter of your circle should measure about 2.25".

Notes:
(1) This pattern is worked in American Standard Terms.
(2) This pattern is worked in a seamless round. Do not join at the end of rounds or chain unless instructed. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of your rounds.

The Pattern:

Begin with a Magic Circle.

Round 1: 10 HDC in magic circle (10)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each St around (20)
Round 3: (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in next) around (30)
Round 4: 2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 7 Sts. Repeat. (34)
Rounds 5-9: SC in each St around (34)
Round 10: (SC+DC in next St, SK next St) around (34)
Rounds 11-19 (or until just before the cozy comes to the point on the mason jar where the jar begins to narrow again): Repeat Round 10 (34)
Rounds 20-23: SC tightly in each St around (34)

Finish by slip stitching into the next 3 stitches to smooth out the final row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I am currently awaiting the imminent arrival of my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy due 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

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  • Jen April 7, 2015, 8:11 am

    This is such a cute pattern!! I love it both with the branches in it and with a candle! So unique. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jude April 7, 2015, 8:38 am

    Lovely cozy! Thanks for sharing the pattern 🙂

  • Debbie April 7, 2015, 9:17 am

    Thank you so much for the mason jar cozy looking forward to crocheting them do you have a pattern for 32 oz? Once again thank you

    • Rebecca April 7, 2015, 5:35 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      The 32oz size is the first size listed in the pattern. 🙂

  • Kelly April 7, 2015, 10:00 am

    This is super adorable! I love the look with with the candle in it! I’m excited to try this out. Would look really cute outside with my patio furniture .

  • Jane Miller April 7, 2015, 10:43 am

    Thanks for the pattern!
    Enjoy Michigan..I was born and raised there..now I’m in North Carolina.

    • Rebecca April 7, 2015, 5:35 pm

      Thank you Jane! I was born and raised here too, so it’s like moving home <3

  • Ashlyn Peterson April 7, 2015, 11:00 am

    These are so cute! I’m so excited to try this pattern! Now all I need is mason jars… Do you know where I can get some for real cheap?

    • Rebecca April 7, 2015, 5:36 pm

      I got mine at Hobby Lobby. They put them at 50% off often! I would also keep a lookout at garage sales this spring.

  • Carolyn April 7, 2015, 11:43 am

    Thank you for the Mason Jar Patterns, I think the candle light looks very romantic!

  • Jill April 7, 2015, 1:03 pm

    Love it! Thx for sharing 🙂

  • Leandra April 7, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Love making right now very easy .Thank U.

  • Skye April 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

    I LOVE the pattern! Thank you for it and all the ideas for it’s use! Skye

  • Alexandra April 8, 2015, 11:19 pm

    I love the texture of this cozy! I am pinning this one. Perfect decor piece to go on the tables this summer with some citronella candles inside.

  • Darlene April 9, 2015, 12:42 pm

    16 oz = 1 pint
    32 oz = 1 quart
    In case you want to correct your pattern to avoid confusion!

    • Rebecca April 18, 2015, 7:35 pm

      Whoops! I knew that, I really did. Haha thanks for catching it 🙂

  • Lonni April 9, 2015, 11:23 pm

    Have to make these for my canning Friends! They will luv them… Thank You so much!

  • Rachel April 10, 2015, 11:54 am

    This is so nice! I made a cover for a candle jar that I had emptied of wax, but it didn’t come out NEARLY as pretty as this! Thanks so much for making it available 🙂

  • jackie griffith April 12, 2015, 7:24 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. I am a beginner and would like to try it. What is HDC?
    jackie

    • Rebecca April 18, 2015, 7:35 pm

      Half Double Crochet stitch. It’s a pretty basic stitch, and if you search Pinterest or Google “HDC stitch” you’ll find plenty of tutorials!

  • Sue Wilson April 14, 2015, 8:08 am

    please explain “a magic circle”

    • Nicki April 17, 2015, 12:39 pm

      I didn’t know either so I goggled “magic circle in crochet” and found out what it is.

  • Cathy April 18, 2015, 5:22 pm

    I really like this pattern and hope to make several. Thank you kindly for sharing it here. I do think you might have mixed up “quart” (32 oz.) and pint (16 oz.) in the direction titles. Thanks so much–the photo is lovely!

    • Rebecca April 18, 2015, 7:36 pm

      Thank you for catching that! Don’t know how I mixed those up 🙂

  • Diana April 18, 2015, 10:05 pm

    What a great idea!..I am going to make a few for friends

  • Connie Kreiner April 19, 2015, 4:36 pm

    I just have a question. I am a beginner crocheter. Your pattern starts with a magic circle. I do not know how to make one of those. I only know how to start with crocheting a certain number of stitches and combining with a slip stitch. I have attempted to learn by watching youtube videos and printing off directions, but without someone next to me, I just don’t seem to get it. Can you give me directions to make this pattern the only way I know? Thank-you for your time…and beautiful pattern!

    • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 10:40 am

      Hi Connie! I honestly haven’t done it that way for years, but I’m guessing it would be something like “Ch 4, SL ST into 4th Ch.”

  • Tami April 28, 2015, 11:17 pm

    Rebecca…

    Darling design. The pattern for the 16 oz round 4 is incorrect. The number of stitches you gave was only 17. Yet to complete the round it needs to be 34.

    • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 11:52 pm

      Thank you Tami! Actually, round 4 says to repeat. So it should work out to 34. 🙂

      • Tami April 29, 2015, 7:38 pm

        Oh gosh…how did I miss that. I am so sorry 🙂

        • Rebecca May 2, 2015, 8:33 am

          No problem!! 🙂

  • Jen R June 10, 2015, 4:21 pm

    Hi. I think this pattern is pretty and I just started making one. However, in the title you say it’s for a “wide mouth” jar but then in the pattern you reference when the jar narrows again. A wide mouth does not narrow near the top so I’m not sure if mine will fit right when done…hmmm

  • Sam June 11, 2015, 12:33 pm

    When going from row 10 to 11 and on, at the end of row 10 there is a SC + DC in one stitch. Do you skip the next stitch at the beginning of the next row?

    • JenR June 11, 2015, 10:40 pm

      I’m at the same spot, wondering the same thing.

    • Rebecca June 13, 2015, 4:35 pm

      Because we are working with even numbers for our stitch counts, the last stitch of the previous row should be the skipped stitch, putting you at (SC+DC) for the first stitch of the next row. If I have an even number of stitches on the last SC round completed (for the smaller pattern, it’s 34, and for the larger pattern, it’s 40), then the next round, which is a series of repeats of 2 (SC+DC in 1, SK 1), then according to the numbers, the last of the 34 or 40 STS from the previous row should be a skipped. But each row remains an even number, because even though you’re skipping stitches, each (SC+DC) makes up for each skipped stitch. Does that make sense? I think you may have miscounted somewhere.

  • Corina June 18, 2015, 10:09 am

    You have a dreamy dining room – that’s just how I want mine too!

    The pattern is s u p e r b. Now if I can figure out how to leave a heart-shaped opening somewhere… It would look marvelous with a candle inside. Such a romantic idea for a camping trip!
    Since it’s not worked in rounds, I don’t know how I can possibly do that. Any suggestions? 😀

    Thanks so much Becca!

    • Rebecca June 22, 2015, 9:39 am

      That would be tricky! 🙂

  • Amber July 26, 2015, 4:52 pm

    Is this made then slipped on the jar or crocheted around the jar?

    • Rebecca July 27, 2015, 10:07 am

      It is made to be slipped on when it’s done.

  • Maria Randerly August 12, 2015, 12:08 pm

    BOM GOSTO. BELISSIMO

  • Tina August 15, 2015, 7:25 am

    Love your crochet projects that you make.

  • nutan sawant August 24, 2015, 1:40 am

    so cute pattern.

  • jack;ie montgomery September 19, 2015, 11:17 am

    Have no idea what you mean by magic circle, never heard the terms before, could you explain, 4 daughters have all request I make these for them for Christmas, so I need to get started as they will all want several thanks for great pattern.

  • Corina C. November 26, 2015, 5:31 pm

    Rebecca,

    Won’t the 5mm crochet hook be too large for light worsted yarn (3)? I know suggested hook size is about 4mm or something like that. I’m getting my shopping cart ready on Wool Warehouse, and I’m planning to do this pattern, so I wanted to check with you before placing the order.

    Cheers,
    Corina

  • Cristal December 1, 2015, 3:20 pm

    This is extremely cute. I made one and it took about 2 and a half hours but I’m slow. It doesn’t look as good as the picture but that’s ok. The pattern was a bit long for my jar so I didn’t use all of the rows instructed in the pattern.

  • Miss Abigail January 11, 2016, 11:56 am

    I absolutely love this! My mom saves SO many jars and we just decided to make them into vases… this would add a lovely, very original touch to it. 🙂

  • Leslie Mansfield January 11, 2016, 1:06 pm

    I love your mason jar cozy and plan to make some for my new home we just moved into. Plan to make one for the kitchen table for starters.

  • Lisa January 11, 2016, 7:21 pm

    I love this pattern! It’s the first thing I made from your website. Currently working on the buttoned pillow. Love your patterns!!

  • Louise Fredieu January 12, 2016, 12:23 am

    I am looking forward to making several of these in white with red trim for my mantel for Valentine’s Day. Thank you very much for sharing the pattern. i read thru it and it sounds fairly easy. Wish me a good crochet with no problems.

  • Beth January 17, 2016, 2:54 pm

    I made this, it turned out so great!! Thank you for sharing this great free pattern!

  • Lorenia Fish January 30, 2016, 12:06 am

    Thank you so very much for sharing your pattern.

  • Leslie Lousma April 17, 2016, 9:48 am

    Love your pattern! Where in MI? We relocated 9 years ago from Friendswood, TX to St Johns, MI. We love the change of seasons, last evening I was able to sit out on the back deck and start my summer Bible Study.
    I am an avid crafter; quilting, sewing,crochet, knitting and scrapbooking.

    • Rebecca April 18, 2016, 10:02 am

      I have Bible study at my house every Thursday night and I was just talking to the ladies about possibly moving outside to the back deck!

  • Tammy April 24, 2016, 11:28 pm

    Where do you find the cotton you use I have never heard of that kind? I would like to make these as bridal shower favors for my daughters shower.

    • Rebecca April 27, 2016, 9:24 am

      I found it at Hobby Lobby. You could also use Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.

      • Tammy April 27, 2016, 11:26 am

        Thank you I called my local Hobby Lobby and they have it in a Khaki color headed there today to get some. Will look great for a country themed bridal shower. I was thinking of putting a battery operated tea light in them. Do you think that would be good or should I put a regular tealight?

        • Rebecca May 2, 2016, 1:54 pm

          I think you’d be good either way!

  • Sarah April 28, 2016, 12:45 pm

    The 16oz one also fits the new large Yankee candle jar shape nicely!

    • Rebecca May 2, 2016, 1:54 pm

      Ooh, good to know!

  • Leslie Lousma May 2, 2016, 9:21 pm

    Are you near St Johns? We are north of Lansing.

    • Rebecca May 3, 2016, 12:50 pm

      I don’t like to give my specific location on my public blog, but I will tell you that I’m probably only a couple of hours from you 🙂

  • Leslie Lousma May 3, 2016, 2:52 pm

    No problem. It’s a gorgeous day for crocheting outdoors today and Bible study later today?

  • Tammy May 5, 2016, 2:27 pm

    I haven’t done the magic circle very often I am wondering when you do it do you chain one before you do the 10 hdc?

    • Rebecca May 9, 2016, 6:38 pm

      I do. I consider the CH1 part of the Magic Circle, so unless a pattern specifies to do an MC and, for instance, CH3, I always CH1. 🙂

  • Linda Pennick May 26, 2016, 9:53 am

    Hi Rebecca
    This is my first time visiting your site.
    It really is lovely and hope to visit it often

    God Bless
    Linda

  • Donna Platt June 8, 2016, 5:27 pm

    Love these pattern, thank you for sharing.

  • Theresa Murphy June 13, 2016, 2:12 pm

    I like to use mason jars for drinks. Think this would work to help keep condensation at bay with the cotton yarn?

  • claudine heizer August 9, 2016, 4:49 pm

    how many chain stitches do i put in before i begin the 10 hdc stitches with magic circle?

    • claudine heizer August 9, 2016, 4:51 pm

      never mind! i saw your answer to a question above mine. sorry!

  • Teresa Barnes September 15, 2016, 8:57 pm

    Is DK considered light yarn? I am new to crocheting but definately love this pattern. Thank you! Teresa

    • Rebecca September 16, 2016, 12:26 pm

      Yes 🙂

  • Teresa September 21, 2016, 8:37 am

    Thank you for this pattern! I am having alot of fun making these. It is a quick pattern and easy to follow.

  • Betty Radcliffe September 24, 2016, 8:59 pm

    The pattern is so cute. Thanks for sharing. It’s just so pretty. Doesn’t it get a bit too hot for the crochet on the outside? That’s my worry.
    Oh yes, Welcome back to the Great Lakes State! I live in Michigan too. I’m in Port Huron and moved down here after living in Marquette for 30 years! Take care.

    • Rebecca September 25, 2016, 7:28 am

      I’ve never burned mine for hours on end, but with a cotton yarn I wouldn’t think it would be an issue. If you’re concerned you can always use one of those “fake flame” tea lights. 🙂

  • Teresa October 6, 2016, 6:10 pm

    I ❤️❤️❤️this idea. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for the patterns, and for providing them FREE too.

  • Bonnie Frazier October 14, 2016, 1:12 pm

    I love your pattern. However, I see several ads for a program called “from doc to pc”. This is a hijacker program that takes over your computer and changes settings, etc. I downloaded it once because it looked like a good way to save patterns and recipes. It cost me $40 and several hours and phone calls to get it removed from my computer. I wouldn’t allow the ad if this was my blog.

  • Debbie Fritts-Boyce December 26, 2016, 12:32 am

    Good luck with your newest little monkey.