Wedding Wish Jars Crochet Pattern
Perfect for a vintage style wedding, these crochet wish jars will give you a lasting reminder of your big day. . .
Wedding Wish Jars Crochet Pattern
Time to make : Three to four hours
Suitable for : Beginners
You Will Need
- Empty glass jar – around the 400 to 500 grams in size, thoroughly cleaned
- 4-ply cotton yarn – I used Patons Cotton. one 100 gram ball will make approximately four jar covers.
- Three millimetre crochet hook
- 75 centimetres of six millimetre ribbon
- Luggage tags and a pen
This pattern is written in UK crochet terms using the following stitches – CH (Chain), SS (Slip Stitch), DC (Double Crochet), TR (Treble Crochet),
How to Make
1. CH 4 then SS into a ring.
2. CH 3 (which becomes your first TR stitch).
Now we are going to be working into the little hole as shown by the scissor point in the photo.
Work 11 x TR’s into that hole, making a total of 12 stitches (as your first lot of three CH’s becomes a stitch)
SS to join the round.
3. CH 3, then work a TR into the SAME stitch.
Work two x TR’s into each stitch all the way around. SS to join. (24 stitches)
4. CH 3, then work a TR into the SAME stitch.
*Work a single TR into the next stitch, then two x TR’s into the next* – repeat this all the way around ending on a single TR. SS to join. (36 stitches)
5. CH 3, then work a TR into the SAME stitch.
*Work a single TR into the next TWO stitches, then two x TR’s into the next* – repeat this all the way around ending on the second single TR. SS to join. (48 stitches)
At this point this disc should roughly fit the bottom of your jar.
6. CH 3, then work a single TR into each stitch all the way around. SS to join. (48 stitches)
7. CH 3, then work two x TR’s into the SAME stitch.
*Skip TWO stitches then work three x TR’s into the next* – repeat this all the way around and SS into the top of the first TR to join. (16 clusters)
8. Now we need to SS across the top of the first cluster to get to our starting point for the next row. So SS three more stitches.
9. Repeat Step seven and eight for a further eight rows, making nine rows of clusters in total.
10. CH 3, then work a TR into every stitch. SS to join. (48 stitches)
11. Repeat the last row twice more.
12. CH 4, skip a stitch and work a TR into the next.
*CH 1, skip a stitch and work a TR into the next* – repeat all the way around ending on a CH before SS into the 3rd CH of the starting stitch.
This is the row that you will thread your ribbon through later.
13. CH 2, then work a DC into the CH space of the previous row.
*Work a DC into the next stitch, then a DC into the next CH space* – repeat all the way around and SS to join (48 stitches)
14. NO CHAIN this row. From where you are skip a stitch then work five x TR’s into the next to form a fan.
Skip a stitch then SS into the next to shape the fan.
*Skip a stitch and work five x TR’s into the next, skip a stitch and SS into the next*- repeat all the way around ending on a SS.
Do a single CH to make a knot, cut your yarn and pull up and out. Sew in the ends of your yarn.
14. Thread the ribbon through the ribbon holes, but before you tie it add a personalised luggage tag to the jar.
If your hand-writing, like mine, is not very neat, simply write the names out then add a little dot to the ends of each line – this seems to disguise any bad hand-writing.
15. Now slide your jar into your cover, pull up and tie the ribbon to hold it all steady around the neck of the jar.
Leave on your wedding tables with a pile of luggage tags and a pen so guests can write little notes to the happy couple. At the end pop the lid on the jars and keep as a reminder of the lovely day.