Add just the right finishing touch to a homemade gift with these quick and easy jar toppers.
Designs by Lise Solvang
Regular Jar Cap: 5 inches in diameter Wide-mouth Jar Cap: 6 inches in diameter
• Lily Sugar ’n Cream medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn (21/2 oz/120 yds/71g per ball): 1 ball each #0084 sage green, #1530 country red and #1116 blue jeans
• Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• 2 yds jute twine
• Tapestry needle
Rnds 1 and 2 = 21/2 inches in diameter
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
Canning Caps Regular Jar Cap
Rnd 1 (RS): With green or red, ch 6, join (see Pattern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 11 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch3, 2 dc in each rem dc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 4, sk next dc, [sl st in next dc, ch 4, sk next dc] around, join in beg sl st. (12 ch- 4 sps)
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch- 4 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch- 4 sp, ch 2, [2 dc in next ch- 4 sp, ch 2] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st in sp between 2 dc sts, ch 6, [sl st in sp between next 2 dc, ch 6] around, join in beg sl st. (12 ch- 6 sps) Fasten off.
Cut 22-inch length of jute and weave through ch-2 sps between dc sts of rnd 4. Place on a regular canning-jar lid and draw ends of jute to close around lid, tie ends in a bow.
Wide-mouth Jar Cap
Rnds 1–5: With blue, rep rnds 1–5 of Regular Jar Cap. (12 ch- 6 sps)
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch- 6 sp, ch 8, [sl st in next ch- 6 sp, ch 8] around, join in beg sl st. Fasten off. (12 ch- 8 sps)
Cut 28-inch length of jute and weave through ch- 6 sps of rnd 5. Place on a wide-mouth canning-jar lid and draw ends of jute to close around lid, tie ends in a bow.