For those of you that love crochet but also love canning, this one is for you! During the Fall season we enjoy lots of farmers market goodies like jams, jellies, pickles, and honey which inspired me to make canning jar crochet squares! It started out with a design for a Ball brand mason jar but my ultimate goal is to create a blanket using all different colored jars of various canned goods. I am using iron-on appliqués of fruits but I will give some suggestions for other ways to make the labels below.
– Worsted weight yarn in any color of your choosing! I am using a lot of different colors from Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value, and Red Heart with Love. Use what you have on hand or shop colors HERE on Yarnpirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Iron-on Appliques
Finished Size: approximately 7 x 6 inches
Canning Jar Pattern:
with jar color
Chain 8, DC in 3rd chain from hook and next 5, 4 DC in last, now working on other side of chain, DC in next 5, 4 DC in last, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: DC in first 5, 2 DC in next 4, DC in next 5, 2 DC in last 4, join to first DC, chain 1
Round 3: SC in first 7, 2 SC in next 6, SC in next SC in next 7, 2 SC in last 6,
Join in background yarn color, chain 1
Round 4: HDC in first 8, 2 DC + chain 1 + 2 DC in next, HDC in next 8, 2 DC + chain 1 + 2 DC in next, HDC in next 9, 2 DC + chain 1 + 2 DC in next, HDC in last, join, chain 2
Round 5: DC in each stitch around making 2 DC + chain 1 + 2 DC in each of the 4 corners, join, chain 1
Round 6: SC in each stitch around making 2 SC + chain 2 + 2 SC in each corner, fasten off and weave in ends.
with gray or brown yarn
chain 7, 2 SC in second chain from hook, SC in each chain until last, make 2 SC in last, fasten off.
with cream colored yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 2 SC + 3 HDC + 2 SC + 3 HDC, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next 3, 2 HDC in remaining 2 stitches, fasten off leaving long tail.
There are several options for the fruit embellishments for the labels. I am using iron-on patches that are hot-glued on to the crochet jar label… but as you can see, the iron-ons come in sooo many different sizes and not many of them will fit on the jar label. You could crochet or stitch on a fruit with yarn (unfortunately I don’t have a pattern) or use buttons, charms, or even use your cricut maker to make vinyl words or images. THIS is a great tutorial by Moogly on how to attach circut cut vinyl onto crochet.
Happy Canning and Crocheting!