The 4th of July is this weekend. I thought it would be fun to make something to decorate for the 4th and I have been wanting to try making a mason jar cover for a while. I thought, why not combine those two things and crochet a patriotic mason jar cover. I thought it would be a cute and festive decoration or centerpiece with some flowers inside. I made it to fit a quart size jar that I had and picked some daisies from my yard to stick in it.
For the cover part I used scraps of 3 colors of Red Heart Super Saver, red, white and blue. It is made using double crochet with one row of single crochet to finish the top. For the red and white stripes I used kind of a cluster or granny stitch, working 2 double crochet in between the 2 double crochet from the previous row. The stars are made separately and then appliquéd on. For those I used a smaller hook and a small amount of Caron Simply Soft in White because it was a slightly thinner yarn and therefore made a smaller star.
How To Crochet Patriotic Mason Jar Cover
- Red Heart Super Saver or similar weight yarn, small amount of each of the following colors:
- Cherry Red
- Blue Suede
- Caron Simply Soft or similar weight yarn in White
- H crochet hook
- F crochet hook
- yarn needle
*Use Red Heart Super Saver yarn and H hook
*starting ch 3 does count as a dc
*when changing color on the red and white rows, do not cut yarn instead carry it up the inside of the cover
with red yarn, start with magic ring
Round 1: ch 3, 9 dc in magic ring, slip stitch to first dc to join (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same stitch, [2 dc in each stitch] repeat around, slip stitch to join (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, [dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch] repeat around, slip stitch to join (30 dc)
*At this point the base is completed, your circle should measure about 4 inches across
Round 4: ch 3, dc in same stitch, skip 1 stitch, [2 dc in next stitch, skip 1] repeat around, slip stitch to join (15- 2 dc clusters)
Round 5: change to white yarn, working between 2 dc clusters ch 3, dc in same stitch, [2 dc between next 2 clusters] repeat around working 2 dc between each 2 dc from previous row, slip stitch to join (15- 2 dc clusters0
Rounds 6-9: repeat row 5 changing colors every row, row 6- red, row 7- white, row 8- red, row 9- white (15- 2 dc clusters)
Round 10: switch to blue yarn, repeat row 5 (15- 2dc clusters)
Round 11: ch 3, dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to join (30 dc)
Round 12: repeat row 11
Round 13: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to join (30 sc)
* use Caron Simply Soft and F hook
Start with magic ring, ch 1, 5 sc in mr, slip stitch to first stitch to join, pull tightly to close
ch 2, slip stitch in first ch, sc in 2nd ch, slip stitch to next sc (first point made), repeat 4 more times to make 5 points, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing
Sew the 5 stars evenly around the blue top section of the cover. Weave in all ends and trim.
Now just slip it on your jar and fill it up. I decided to make mine to hold flowers but you could use it in a variety of ways as a decoration or centerpiece for the the 4th of July.
Have a Happy 4th of July!