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Crayon Mason Jar Cover – Free Crochet Pattern

The highly anticipated/dreaded event of the first day of school will soon be upon us. According to Facebook for most it is already here; but apparently we are a little behind in this small town so we still have a good week and a half. While I am thrilled so many of you enjoyed my pattern for the Pencil Mason Jar Cover for a teacher gift I was thinking about all those teachers who don’t really use pencils just yet. Thus the idea for the Crayon Mason Jar Cover was born. Perfect for all those Daycare and Preschool teachers in your life!

This one is decidedly a bit more tricky in design; but it would make a great gift for those first days or even Teacher Appreciation Days coming up. It works up quickly and is made even cuter with my free crayon gift tag printable below! The tags are even just great on their own for all kinds of teacher-y gifts for your year.

If you would prefer to buy an ad-free printable version you can click here to find this pattern in my Ravelry store. This download also includes a watermark-free version of the gift tags!

Crayon Mason Jar Cover

Pattern by Lizz Jelsma

Materials Used:
G or 4.00 MM Hook
1 Ball Worsted Weight Yarn in Purple, Light Purple, and Black (Or in similar variation of colors)
Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
INC – Increase
DEC – Single Crochet Decrease
SLST – Slip Stitch

Notes:
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
Finished project is made to fit a Wide Mouth Pint Mason Jar.
To make smaller or larger try varying the hook size and yarn weight.
In this pattern the CH 2 at the end of each round does not count as a stitch. Each round ends with a SLST in the rows first DC to join the round.

Body (Starting in Darker Color)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 2 and DC 10 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 3 and 10 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Join with a SLST in the first DC. You will do this throughout the pattern at the end of each round. CH 2 (10)
Row 2: INC 10, join, CH 2 (20)
Row 3: *DC, INC* 10 times, join, CH 2 (30)
Row 4: *DC 2, INC* 10 times, join, CH 2 (40)
Row 5-6: DC 40, join, CH 2 (40)
Switch to Lighter Color
Row 7: DC 40, join, CH 2 (40)
Row 8: DC 40, join, CH 1 (40)
Switch to Black
Row 9: SC 40, join, CH 1 (40)
Row 10: SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, *3 SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC* 4 times, 2 SC, join, CH 1 (40)
Switch to Lighter Color
Row 11: 3 SC, INC, 3 SC, DEC, *2 SC, INC, 3 SC, DEC* 3 times, 2 SC, INC, 2 SC, DEC, join, CH 2 (40)
Switch to Black
Row 12: DC, *HDC, 4 SC, HDC, 2 DC* 4 times, HDC, 4 SC, HDC, DC, join, CH 1 (40)
Row 13: SC 40, join, CH 1 (40)
Switch to Lighter Color
Row 18: DC 40, join, CH 2 (40)
Row 19: DC 40, join, finish off and weave in ends.

The printable Crayon Teacher Gift Tags can be found as a download below.
I used a bit of black yarn and tied it around between the two grooves at the top of the jar and tied on the tag there.

© 2018 Make It Sew Crochet
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own. You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do please link back to my post.

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