I love my canning jars. For drinking glasses, storage and organization, emergency vases, candle holders, gift giving… they are wonderfully versatile and as Eco-friendly as it gets. So you can imagine how excited I was when my friend Dawn at Midlife Flourish purchased a Cuppow and came to me for a set of custom cozies! And once I’d written down the pattern, I decided to share.
The Cuppow turns any wide mouth canning jar into a travel mug, and works with both hot and cold drinks. But it doesn’t take care of condensation from cold drinks or scalded hands from hot drinks – that’s where the cozies come in! For this commission I made one in wool for hot drinks and one in cotton for cold drinks. I used a plain background stitch of single crochets and improvised a Union Jack pattern. Voila!
In addition, I worked up a pattern that used a more decorative stitch. I decided to share the two basic cozy patterns: a Plain Version – perfect as a backdrop for your own add-ons, and a Decorative Version – great for showing off a pretty yarn or letting your drink peek through. And from there you can customize them all you like. Add an applique, go crazy with color, sew on a club patch or cute buttons – it’s up to you!
Wide Mouth Canning Jar Cozy
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- US-H, 5.00mm hook
- 60 yards of worsted weight yarn, either wool or cotton
- Optional: decorative elements
Row 1: Make a magic circle and work 6 sc into the circle. Join with sl st and ch 1.
Row 2: Work 2sc in ea st around. (12 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
Row 3: *Sc in st, 2sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. (18 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
Row 4: *Sc in two sts, 2sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. (24 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
Row 5: *Sc in st, 2sc in next st, sc in next two sts. Repeat from * to end. (30 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
- Row 6: Work just this row in the blo. [Sc in nine sts, sc2 in next st] three times. (33 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
- Row 7: Sc evenly around. (33 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
- Row 8 – 20: Sc evenly around. (33sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
- You may need to add rows here to reach the top of your jar or to account for your own gauge. I found that with cotton I needed just 20 rows, but with the wool I needed 22. So try it on the jar and see where you’re at before moving to the last row.
- Row 21 (or last row): Work RSC to the end of the row. Break yarn and finish off. Weave in ends.
- Row 6: Work just this row in the blo. [Sc in fourteen sts, sc2 in next st] twice. (32 sc) Join with sl st and ch 1.
- Row 7 – 16: *Work a sc and a dc in the same st. Sk next st. Repeat from * to end. (16 clusters, or 32 sts made.) Join with sl st and ch 1.
- You may need to add or subtract rows here to account for your own gauge. So try it on the jar and see where you’re at before moving to the last row.
- Row 17 (or last row): Work RSC to the end of the row. Break yarn and finish off. Weave in ends.
Now you add any decorations you like, or just slip in on your jar and get to sipping!
As one of the canning jar obsessed, I might have to add the Cuppow to my wish list. I already got my new clothesline for Mother’s Day, so I think this is next on my list. Do you use love canning jars too? What else do you do to be green?
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