A few weeks ago, I got a request to make a mason jar cozy for our good ol’ friends the Kappers. Well, just Aaron. He has been eyeing Briana’s cozy and I offered to make one for him. You should check out the design work they do because it is awesome! Briana’s work and Their Instagram.
It’s super simple to make and doesn’t really require any fancy knowledge of crochet. What you do is pick a fun yarn (or two). I really like using Lily’s Sugar and Cream yarns because they are 100% cotton and just feel so much better than acrylic yarn. I think I used an I or J hook? I don’t remember, but usually if you look on the side of the yarn and they give you the guage, just use that sized hook.
I’m going to give you the gist of what I did. My tutorial skills aren’t that awesome, but if you know a bit about crochet, you’ll be able to figure it out. For the colors, I used bright navy and hot green.
What I did was start off using that magic circle you’ve heard so much about. Then start crocheting in the round to make a circle motif until it is as big as the bottom of the mason jar. Stop making the increases for the circle and just go to town making the tube. Change out your color whenever you want, then back if you want. Make it as tall as you’d like, weave the end in, and you’re good to go. For the taller mason jars, go 6 inches.
Turned out pretty cute, didn’t it? I was able to finish it in an evening and it used up less than a ball of the sugar and cream yarn, so it’s also a pretty cheap craft, too.