Recently, we discovered these absolutely adorable Mason jar cozies. We shared these creative cozies with our fellow Mason jar fans, and just like us, they loved them! We decided that we needed to put our heads together with the genius behind these little beauties, and that’s how we met Jamie, from Crochet Dynamite. We discovered Jamie’s love for our Mason jar mugs and she quickly teamed up with us to design a cozy that would fit the mugs. We are pleased to host Jamie as a guest blogger.
Hi! I’m Jaime from CrochetDynamite.com where I post free crochet patterns and blog about my life. When I got an opportunity to do a guest post for Fillmore Container, I jumped at the chance (since anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love Mason jars)!
I also love tea. In fact, I have an entire cupboard in the kitchen devoted to all of my boxes of tea. Earl Grey and Lady Grey are there, hanging out with the Chai Spice and Vanilla Black teas. The Lipton box never actually made it to the cupboard when I brought it home with the Oolong and White Green teas, and instead sits on the kitchen counter in a place of prominence.
I’ve been using Fillmore Container’s Mason Jar Mugs for my morning tea, and I couldn’t be happier! The mugs are microwave safe, and the handle keeps me from burning my fingers carrying the hot tea around. The only problem that I had was that I kept mixing up which jar was mine, and which jar belonged to my husband!
Making crocheted cozies for the jars was the perfect solution! Now I can easily tell which one is mine, and because my cozy design has a bottom, I don’t have to find a coaster before I can set it down. Now my morning tea is perfect!
There are lots of ways to customize these Mason Jar Mug Cozies, you can alternate colors and make a fun striped cozy! Accent it with fun buttons for extra flair! The cozies, along with a set of mugs and your favorite tea would make a perfect hostess gift!
For those that are active crocheters, here’s how I made my crocheted cozies.
MASON JAR MUG COZY
#10 Crochet Thread – approximately 100 yards (I used Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 in Ocean)
Two 1/2″ buttons (I used coconut shell buttons)
Size C crochet hook (2.75mm)
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends and sewing on buttons)
Abbreviations Used (American Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
hdc – half-double crochet
R1: 10 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first hdc to join round (10 st)
R2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, sl st to to first hdc to join round (20 st)
R3: ch 2, (2 hdc in next st, hdc) 10 times, sl st to first hdc to join round (30 st)
R4: ch 2, (2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc) 10 times, sl st to first hdc to join round (40 st)
R5: ch 2, (2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc) 10 times, sl st to first hdc to join round (50 st)
R6-10: ch 2, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to join round (50 st)
R11-23: ch 1, 47 hdc, turn (47 st)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Single crochet around the opening slit in the side of the cozy to finish the edges, using one sc per row, and 3 sc along the bottom of the opening, and one sc per row up the other side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (24 st)
R2-3: ch 1, sc in each st across (24 st)
R4: ch 1, 2 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 st, 14 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 st, 2 sc (24 st)
R5: ch 1, 2 sc, 3 sc in ch space, 14 sc, 3 sc in ch space, 2 sc (24 st)
R6-7: ch 1, sc in each st across (24 st)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Single crochet 9 stitches across each of the short ends of the strap to finish the edges. Fasten off. Weave in ends
Using crochet thread, sew the buttons to the Mug Cozy approximately 4 rows down and 4 stitches in from the top corners of the cozy. Weave in ends.
Wrap the finished Mason Jar Mug Cozy around your mug, button on the strap, and enjoy your morning tea (even if it’s coffee!!).