The lid and base of these jar cosies are worked in continuous rounds like a spiral. You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. The base is made from the bottom upwards and the lid is made from the top downwards. You can vary the height to suit your jar or design. The instructions are the same for the lid and base. You can adjust the height of each by varying the number of rounds.
Round 1 Start with a magic ring. Make 6dc into the ring and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end. Mark the first stitch of the next round with a removable stitch marker. Reposition the marker at the beginning of each round.
Round 2 2dc in each st around [12dc]
Round 3 (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 6 times [18dc]
Round 4 (1dc in each of next 2sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times [24dc]
Round 5 (1dc in each of next 3sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times [30dc]
Round 6 (1dc in each of next 4sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times [36dc]
At this stage, your lid or base is starting to form a hexagonal shape. Continue in this way, increasing the number of single dc between the increases until your crochet piece is about the same size as your jar base or lid.
Next round On the following round, you will make a decrease where you’ve made an increase on the previous round. Make the same number of single dc as the last round and then dc2tog over the increase in the last round, continue until the end of the round.
Next round 1dc in each st around. Repeat last round until you have your desired size, ss to join the last round. Break yarn and fasten off, weave in ends. You’re now ready to make cosies for all your jars.