Crochet Pattern: Mason, The Jar

By Corinne Munger – 4 Comments
Mason jars are everywhere on craft websites – how to decorate them , what to fill them with, use as pre-made emergency candles. They’re cute, functional and nostalgic. We can all remember them as children. Filled with great jams and jellies, used to serve lemonade or a quick storage for leftovers – we love them. This free pattern is a tribute to the most versatile kitchen item ever! Use it as an applique, add a loop for a potholder or use as a small trivet. I’m sure you’ll come up with all kinds of ideas for this. Make it in different colors for a fun, whimsical look. Instructions are written so you can make a basic jar, with ideas on how to decorate it. mason jar comp

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Finished Size: 7″ (18 cm) tall, 4 1/2″ (11.5 cm) wide

Medium Weight Yarn in three coordinating colors (approximately 20 yards of color A and 5 yards each of colors B & C)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge is not important for this project

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Crochet Pattern: Mason the Jar

Jar Base
Row 1: with color A, ch 10, 2 sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 7 ch, 2 sc in last ch, ch 1 turn: 11 sc
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 turn: 13 sc
Rows 3- 17: sc in each sc to end of row, ch 1, turn
Row 18: skip first sc, sc in next 10 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn: 11 sc
Row 19: skip first sc, sc in next 8 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn: 9 sc
Row 20: skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc: 7 sc
Finish off.

Jar edging
With color B, continuing down the side of the jar, single crochet evenly down the side. When you reach the bottom, 2 sc into the corner, sc across the bottom to the other corner, 2 sc into the next corner and then single crochet evenly up the other side. When you reach the top corner, do not crochet 2 stitches into the corner, but continue crocheting across the top of the jar. When you reach the beginning where you started the edging, single crochet in the first single crochet made. Finish off.
Feel free to see the tutorial on Crochet Finish Technique: “Crochet Evenly Around” if needed.

Jar lid
Row 1: with color C, 9 sc evenly across top of jar, ch 1 turn: 9 sc
Row 2: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 9 sc
Row 3: sc in each sc across, finish off: 9 sc

With the right side facing you, Attach Color B at the BASE of the jar lid on the right side (or left side, if you are left handed).
mason jar lid
Sc up the side of the lid (3 sc total). When you get to the top corner of the lid begin crocheting across the top of the lid as follows:
Sc in next sc, LONG sc in next sc (LONG sc – insert hook BELOW the top chain of the sc – you don’t crochet into the chain as usual).
Then continue this pattern across (sc in next sc, long sc in next sc) across. Continue crocheting in sc down the other side of the jar lid (3 sc total). Finish off. Bring the tail of this ending down through the next available stitch of the Jar’s main piece (this would be the top of the bottle part). Tie it to the back so the lid looks more connected to the jar.

Here is the finished jar (plain)
mason jar 002

To embellish the jar:
You can tie a ribbon around the base of the lid or even make a little ruffle between the lid and the jar – just as if it were a real jar!
mason jar 004
Using a 2’ length of coordinating yarn, weave the yarn into a square (or other shape of your choice) onto the front of the jar to resemble a label.
You can follow the stitching from the picture at the very beginning of this posting and add a few more details for a more realistic look.
If you want it to appear like there’s jelly in the jar, you could crochet a few of the rows in red and the remainder in white.
Try this in light pastels (maybe a light pink jar with a light green lid?) I’ll bet that would be really cute!

Send your ideas for using this project to me – I’m curious! Hope you enjoyed it!
Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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  1. Susan says:

    I love that Mason Jar (which I have serveral of) that is such a cute, cute example of a Mason Jar. I will have to give that a try & have it on display in my kitchen. You are so sweet to share your ideas & patterns with us. “:)

  2. Ann says:

    This is really an adorable idea! Can’t wait to make some. Great way to use yarn scraps and also cute for gifts.

  3. Donna Campbell says:

    Just a note to say I enjoy “The Crochet Spot” so much!! I do canning and the mason jar is really cute. Keep the great ideas and patterns coming.

  4. PATRICIA says:

    thanks for pattern like this could you email me directions for the rufffled edging on jar yhanks

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