Thursday, 5 September 2013
Jars of crochet
I've been meaning to try crochet jar covers for months - they've been featured in many craft and lifestyle mags this summer. Some baby food jars were kindly donated by Alfie (my friend's little grandson) and I tried a couple of covers yesterday. I first tried a lovely free pattern from Lulu Loves for the tall jar and then altered a basic fillet crochet pattern for the smaller jar.
As well as being very useful as small flower vases and for small item storage, they make lovely tealight lanterns. I used real tealights for the photo but I think those battery ones would be safer as the jars are so small. I blew out the flames as soon as I'd taken the photo. Normal sized jam jars might be ok. Lighting needs one of those gas lighters - not matches or spills as I tried to my cost!!
Unfortunately Alfie has now left baby food far behind and I'll need to find a new source for my next lot of jars!