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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Crafty crochet quickie

Hi folks, Monday again *yawn*. I'm so so pleased you all seem to like the progress I'm making on the This 'n' That blanket. It really is a joy to work on, so thank you for the lovely comments, it's been great to hear from you x x x x  

Now; where did the weekend go? I think I missed it! Maybe that's because I was immersed in a little cutesy craft project I spontaneously decided to have a go at.


I was having a good old nose around on pinterest, ooohing and aaahing at all the wonderful hand made goodies. I get such itchy fingers looking at all the fantastic crafty ideas floating about on the web. I just want to jump right in and have a go at EVERYTHING! Alas, I have not the time nor the skill to do that. However, I did take the opportunity to try something quick and easy to satisfy my crafty urges.



You may remember my very first project of the year, where I recycled some old store cupboard jars into yarn covered tea light holders. Well, as I've accumulated so many empty jars this past couple of months I thought I'd do something in a similar vein, but this time using crochet. So I grabbed some of my organic cotton and started to improvise, making wee jackets for my empty jars. 

I started by making a chain long enough to wrap comfortably around the jar, (it was around 40 for these small Dolmio sauce jars) securing it with a slip stitch at the end, then crocheted row upon row of lovely half treble (UK) stitches, round and around, till I reached the required size. I was finished in no time. I then set about tidying up the couple of loose ends, before moving on to the embellishments. A button, a bit of ribbon, and some twine were all I needed to give them my own unique stamp.



Smaller jars make perfect tea light holders, but larger jars would be great as storage for all your knitting needles and crochet hooks. I know a lot of you will have tried this already, but if you haven't why not give it a go!


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29 comments:

  1. I love the jars and the warm glove, very comforting x Amanda

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  2. Sam from Betsymakes25 February 2013 at 15:59

    The half treble stitch looks lovely, I love the texture it gives with the yarn you've used. Great idea xx

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  3. Love it, it's really good idea, lovely :)

    Lluisa x

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  4. What sweet little jars, and so useful!
    Angie x

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  5. They are really wonderful, Love them.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Such a simple idea but so effective, they are beautiful. Something else to go on my long list of things to copy. Sue x

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  7. Lovely idea... I think I'm goug to try them as a jar for needles etc... Cute little gifts also :)

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  8. Heel leuk bezig jij, wat ziet het er goed uit!
    Tineke
    bollies53.blogspot.com

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  9. I've just peeked at your first project as well - how clever! I can imagine lovely groups of these with pretty things in. Well done x Jane

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  10. A simple idea but so effective.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Yes, very cute idea indeed!! Well done. They would look beautiful lined up on a mantle, candles aglow, in the colors of whatever holiday it happens to be!!

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  12. Very pretty, Sharron! I will have to watch for smallish jars to save so I can try making one too.

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  13. What a clever idea! I always save glass jars without any real reason or purpose. Now I know what I can do with them! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I absolutely love your blog. All I your beautiful afghans, how lovely. I recently started my blog and I would like to invite you to join. Kathy

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  15. Lovely embellishment of an every day item! I love how they glow with the candles and cast the pattern's shadow :-) Thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. I love the added details of the bow, the cute button and the pretty ribbon. I like it when simple things are so effective! Well designed and they look so pretty in a row!

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  17. I am amazed by the very pretty texture a simple half treble stitch makes, I will definitely give it a go! :-) xxxx

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  18. What a great little project and the embellishments are perfect. Thank-you!

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  19. How adorable! I'll have to try this.

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  20. Love it! They look adorable with the tea light. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  21. Hello Sharon
    I love your little tea light jars; having seen various colours, stitches, and styles of jar covers on other sites - which I have liked also - I look at yours and appreciate a sedate classiness which will allow the little lights to create their own glow without having to compete with bright colours! A lovely job well done Sharon, and thanks for inspiring me once again. X

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  22. I really like what you have done with the jars! I really enjoy reading all your posts, therefore I've nominatd you for a Liebster Blog Award. I hope you don't mind. More details you can find on my blog. Liefs Else X

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  23. These are great Such a simple and sweet idea but they look fabulous with the candles burning away inside. I'm going to find me some jars so I can have a go myself :)

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  24. I just discovered your blog site and love it. I never knew my grandparents but I love vintage, old fashion things. I just love these jars. I love glass so much more than plastic so I will be making these. I covered some glass IBC soda bottles once. It will be worth taking the time to convert your patterns to US. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects and the patterns.

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  25. These are so sweet! I will try this for my supplies in my craft studio! :)
    Thanks!

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  26. Those jars look so pretty now :) I have to try this too :)

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  27. Hi, i've discovered your blog today. I like the jars very much. I'll try to make some too. I invite you to take a look at my blog too. Photography is my passion. theworldthroughmylens365.blogspot.com. Greetings from Belgium. Karine

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  28. I love it surely I try it... thanks...

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