Monday, 29 March 2010
Jar Topper/Pin Cushion
I made this last night whilst watching a film on the telly. I do love projects that can be started and finished in one evening :)
I did think about writing a full a pattern for this but to be honest it would all depend on the size of the jar. The one i used is a typical instant coffee size jar. I had more trouble getting the label glue off the jar than anything else. If you know an easier way rather than scrubbing it please let me know.
Stitches used are in UK terms.
I started off in lilac with a magic ring with 6dc's and increasing evenly on each round until it was the same size as the top of the lid. I carried on without increasing until the side was the same depth as the lid. On the next 2 rows i did a popcorn stitch with 2 trebles in between. " 5 trebles in next stitch, remove your hook and insert it in the first treble and slip stitch into 5th treble" 1 treble in each of next 2 stitches. On the next round i placed the popcorn in between 2 popcorns from the previous round.
Finish off. Don't worry about weaving in the loose threads :)
Top of the Topper
In white i followed the instructions above until it was same size as the top of the lid. Finish off leaving a long tail and then sewed it three quaters of the way round with very small tight stitches and stuffed it. Close the gap.
Sit the lid inside and glue firmly into place
That's it, you're done.
I loved doing this so expect some more and I have some great ideas for toppers.