Jars are quite possibly the best travel mugs. They seal completely so they don't spill. They fit the perfect amount of water for a cup of tea. They're designed to withstand hot temperatures. You probably have a million of them in your recycle bin. The only problem is that the glass gets hot! So without further ado, I introduce to you the jar sleeve!
This crochet pattern was my inspiration for making the jar sleeve in the first place and where I got the motif. I made everything so much more complicated by only following the pattern for the motif and making the rest up as I went along. What I did was crocheted the motif, then set it aside. Next I crocheted a circle in single crochet that was roughly the same diameter as the jar. After this I attached the motif by crocheting one side of it into the next row on the circle, but not increasing anymore. Then I worked my way up the height of the jar, attaching the motif to each row as I went. So no sewing, but attaching as I went took a little bit of figuring out.
I wanted to crochet an elastic into the final round to keep the sleeve tight on the jar, but the only elastic I had was far too thick and stiff. Instead I made space for a drawstring by doing a final row of double crochet, chain one. The drawstring breaks up the monotony of the single crochet on the back, so all in all a success.
And this is the happy recipient!