Monday, December 12, 2016

Crochet Santa Cozy for mason jar (quart size; wide-mouth)

I made this super cute cozy this evening for my bathroom Christmas decor...perfect for a hair straightener to sit inside.

Crochet Santa Cozy for mason jar (quart size; wide-mouth) free pattern.




Materials
--5.5 mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used yarn from Hobby Lobby in red, white, taupe, black & toasted almond)
--Tapestry needle

Note:
--I used the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch (HHDC) but you can easily use Half Double Crochet (HDC), if you prefer.

--Cluster Stitch (cl st):  yarn over (yo), insert hook into next st, yo, draw up loop.  Repeat 3 times.  YO and draw through all 7 loops on hook.

Instructions:
With red yarn:
1.  Start with a magic ring and work 10 HHDC into the ring.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (10)
2.  2 HHDC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (20)
3.  2 HHDC in first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch.  Repeat around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (30)
4.  2 HHDC in first stitch, 1 HHDC into next 2 stitches.  Repeat around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
5.  1 HHDC into each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
6.  In Back Loops Only (BLO), 1 HHDC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
7. - 8.  In both loops, 1 HHDC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
(In the last stitch of row 8, join white yarn)
9. - 10.   In white yarn, 1 HHDC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1. (40)
(In the last stitch of row 10, join light taupe yarn)
11. - 15.  In light taupe yarn, 1 HHDC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
(In the last stitch of row 15, join white yarn)
16.  In white yarn, single crochet (sc) around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
17.  Sc into first stitch, cluster stitch into the next stitch.  Repeat around.  In the last stitch, join red yarn.    Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.
18.  With red yarn, 1 HHDC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and chain 1.  (40)
19.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC into the next 2 stitches.  Repeat around.  This is a decrease Row.  (30)
20.  Fasten off.  Weave ends.

Mustache (make 2)
With white yarn, chain 9.  *Sc into 2nd ch from hook, 2sc in the next ch.* repeat across.  (12)
Fasten off.  Keep tail long enough to attach.

Nose
With toasted almond yarn, add 6 single crochet stitches into a magic ring.  Slip stitch join to first stitch.  Chain 1.  Sc2tog three times.  Slip stitch to first stitch.  Fasten Off.

Eyes (make 2)
With black yarn, start with a Magic ring and add 6 single crochet stitches.  Join to first stitch and fasten off.  Leave a tail long enough to attach.

Assembly
Look at my pics to see where I placed the eyes, nose and mustache.

Hope y'all enjoy this pattern.  And, as always, please don't copy/claim my pattern as your own.  Please reference my blog.  Thank you...

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