Halloween Jar Cozies from RedHeart.com

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Halloween Jar Cozies Free Crochet Pattern

These friendly faces will add a festive note to your Halloween décor. Fill them with sweet treats, liquid spirits or utensils on your party buffet table.

Pattern Number: LW4910
Designed By: Nancy Anderson
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 254 Pumpkin A and 312 Black B;
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 5 mm [US H-8] and 3.75 mm [US F-5]; Yarn needle; Stitch marker

Three 16 oz (545 g) wide-mouth mason jars, one black ½” (1 cm) button, black sewing thread and sewing needle, small pieces of black felt, and sharp fabric scissors, craft glue (optional)

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 22 sc = 4” (10 cm); 24 sc rows = 4” (10 cm) with smaller hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Cozies measure 9” (23 cm) around and and 4” (10 cm) in height, and will stretch slightly to fit around a 16 oz (545 g), wide mouth mason jar.

Special Stitch
Sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next sc] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Special Technique
Adjustable-ring method = Wrap yarn in a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring after a couple of rounds have been completed.

NOTES
1. Jar cozy is worked in un-joined rounds. Hat is worked in joined rounds, except for the Ribbed Band, which is worked back and forth in rows.
2. Test for fit periodically by inserting jar into cozy. You may alter the number of stitches per round if necessary.
3. Basic jar cozy pattern is used for all 3 designs. Customize each cozy using the various facial details and accessories. Facial styles include a friendly pirate, smiling skeleton and traditional jacko-lantern. Techniques for each face are found under their specific heading.
4. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color.

BASIC JAR COZY
With A and smaller hook, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: 6 sc in adjustable ring, do not join this round or any round of Cozy. Place marker for beginning of round and move marker up as each round is completed.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Round 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 18 sts.
Round 4: * Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Round 5: * Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 30 sts.
Round 6: * Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 36 sts.
Round 7: * Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 42 sts.
Round 8: * Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 48 sts.
Round 9: * Sc in each of next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 52 sts.
Round 10: Sc in back loop only of each stitch around.
Rounds 11-15: Sc in each st around.
Round 16: * Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 24 sts; repeat from * once more – 50 sts.
Rounds 17- 33: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

PIRATE VERSION
Pirate Hat Ribbed Band
With B and smaller hook, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, turn – 3 sc.
Rows 2-35: Ch 1, working in back loops, sc in each st across, turn.
Join last row to first row by working a row of sc through both layers.

Pirate Hat Body
Begin working in rounds as follows:
Round 1: Ch 1, working into row ends of Ribbed Band, work 44 sc evenly spaced around, join with slip st in first sc.
Change to A and larger hook.
Note: For remainder of hat, work all sts in back loops only.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc.
Change to B; continue using larger hook for remainder of hat.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc.
Round 4-11: Repeat rounds 2 and 3, alternating colors.
Change to A.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, [sc in each of next 8 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts] 4 times, sc in each of last 2 sts, join with slip st in first sc2tog – 39 sts.
Change to B.
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc.
Change to A.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, [sc in each of next 7 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts] 4 times, sc in last st, join with sc in first sc2tog – 34 sts.
Change to B.
Round 15: Repeat Round 13.
Change to A.
Round 16: Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts] 11 times, sc in last st, join with slip st in first sc – 23 sts.
Change to B.
Round 17: Repeat Round 13.
Change to A.
Round 18: Ch 1, sc in first st, [sc2tog over next 2 sts] 11 times, join with slip st in first sc – 12 sts.
Change to B; fasten off A.
Round 19: Ch 1, [sc2tog over next 2 sts] 6 times, join with slip st in first sc2tog – 6 sts.
Fasten off.
Weave yarn tail through top opening to close hole.
Weave in ends.

Pirate Eye Patch
With B and smaller hook, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd st from hook and in each st across, turn – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in each next 3 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 4 sts.
Fasten off.

Eye Patch Ties
With B and smaller hook, ch 7, slip st across top row of Eye Patch just made, ch 7.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Finishing
Referring to the photo for placement and using sewing needle and thread, sew button to Cozy for eye.
Sew Eye Patch to Cozy in the same manner, curving the ties upward so their ends are level with top edge of Cozy.
Embroider eyebrow and mouth using single strand of B and yarn needle.
Secure and trim ends.
Place Hat on jar lid. You may glue Hat to lid if desired.

SKELETON VERSION
Skeleton Eyes (make 2)
With B and smaller hook, ch 3.
Round 1: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, rotate piece 180 degrees so that you are working into unused loops at bottom of foundation ch, 3 hdc in each of next 2 ch, join with slip st in first hdc – 12 hdc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Skeleton Nose
Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Finishing
Referring to the photo for placement and using sewing needle and thread, sew Eyes and Nose to Cozy.
Embroider mouth using single strand of B and yarn needle and working in short straight sts.
Secure and trim ends.

JACK-O-LANTERN VERSION
Using template found at end of pattern, cut out felt shapes using sharp fabric scissors.

Finishing
Place Cozy over jar. Referring to the photo for placement, pin features securely to cozy.
Remove jar and sew features on using sewing needle and thread.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B = Color A, Color B;
ch = chain;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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