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Making a Crochet Covered Candy Jar

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This simple crochet project allows you to dress up a plain glass candy jar and make it into something more unique. This is a page about making a crochet covered candy jar.


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This was a super simple project after weeks of time intensive, complicated ones. If you like easy crafts, this one is for you.

Total Time: About 4 hours

Yield: 1

Source: I saw something similar on Pinterest


  • size G hook
  • 3 oz double strand red crochet thread...or your choice of color ($.15)
  • 1 round or squared off candy dish/candle holder ($.99)
  • 1 embellishment for center of ribbon bow ($.05)
  • 1 scrap ribbon to go around the jar top and make a bow.
  • 1 darning needle
  • glue gun


  1. My jar was 4" on each side, so I chained 20 stitches for each side. If your jar is larger or smaller, measure accordingly. I chose not to join and work in the round. I prefer the seam up the back. This allows me to add some in the back should my measurement be too small. Also, if it's too big, I have worked in vain. I made mine double crocheted for a more stable base. You can do it either way.
  2. When you make your last double, chain 3 and turn. Skip the first stitch on the base row, chain one, and make a double in the next one. Now you will see why it's important to have the stitches be an even number. Repeat this row/pattern till you get to the height you need for your jar.
  3. When you have the height you need, start a new row and don't chain anything. Instead, make a half double in the stitch that has a double on it from the last row. Make three other half doubles and slip stitch in the next double from the last row. This is called a scallop stitch and it will work out evenly when you follow this pattern.
  4. When you have done the scallop row, leave about 12" of tail and use a darning needle to whip-stitch the back together. It will be like a "tube". Put your ribbon through the "grid" starting in the middle front. When you have that done, slip your work over the glass jar you chose. You may have to use a bit of hot glue to secure the base down. Sometimes when you draw the ribbon taught, it "lifts" the work up and you don't want that.
  5. I put a pretty petaled flower in the center of the ribbon. You can use an old gem, crochet a flower, use a country button, or anything you want. As you can see from the fuzzy photo (sorry low light is hard to get clear) you can use it for a candle, candy, a planter, or whatever you like. N-JOY!!
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November 25, 20162 found this helpful

Very pretty!

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November 27, 20161 found this helpful

Thanks!! I wish I had put the last photo first as it was much clearer.

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