Saturday, 31 May 2014

Guest Blogger Week 112 ~ Bowties and Fezzes



I would like to welcome 
Adriana Bon





Raspberry jam jar cover

All around the north hemisphere, 
tons and tons of people are getting ready for the berry summer bounty. 
The pacific northwest is known for its abundance of berries 
and every season, my husband and I head towards our favorite ‘u-pick’ spot 
and get as many pounds of blueberries and raspberries as we can.
Since our small freezer can’t accommodate the large amount of juicy berries we pick, 
making jam has become a routine post-picking process. 
Some of that jam, often goes to friends and family as Xmas gifts 
or just a small something to make their pantry more exciting.
Cute labels are a must, but what better way to dress up your jam than a crocheted jam cover? 
This one was made using  100% cotton, which I highly recommend using for 
any kitchen crochet projects. 
A simple change of yarn color makes it adaptable to any jam flavor you like. 
Red strawberry, purple-ish blueberry and even peach orange!
 The possibilities are endless. 
And without further ado, here is the pattern:

Bobble jam cover

(instructions are in US terms, thus sc is the UK double crochet )

Crochet hook size 5 mm.

Gauge: after rounds 1, 2 and 3, your diameter should be about 7 cm. Enough to cover a small mouth jar.

Special stitches

Triple bobble stitch (TBS): yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through two loops on hook. 2 loops remaining. *Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through two loops on the hook* twice.  Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Quadruple bobble stitch (QBS): yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through two loops on hook. 2 loops remaining. *Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through two loops on the hook* three times. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. 

Pattern
Form a magic ring and make 6 sc in the loop. Join to first sc to close.
Row 1: Ch1. Sc in the same st. TBS in same st. *sc and TBS in next st* 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (6 TBS and 6 sc)
Row 2: Ch1. 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in each st around. (24 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. QBS in same st. *sc and QBS in next st* 11 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (12 QBS and 12 sc)
Row 4: Ch1. Sc in each st around. (24 sc)
Row 5: Ch1. *Sc in first st, QBS in next st* around. ( 12 QBS and 12 sc)
Row 6: Repeat row 4
Row 7: Repeat row 5
Cut yarn and weave in ends.


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Wow thank you ever so much Adriana for sharing your wonderful pattern!
My mother-in-law makes a lot of jams so I'll be crocheting up some for her.
I hope you'll all join me in thanking Adriana
and check out her links to her other brilliant patterns!
Little Red is already asking me to make the Knight Helmet :-)

Knight crochet hat pattern









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    1. You are more than welcome! Thank You for sharing your pattern.

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