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Free Crochet Pattern Candle Cozy

There’s something about candles I just love!  They are a zen experience for me.  The warm glow and flickering of the flame are calming, somehow.  Last year, my son Ian gave me a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day…a WoodWick Candle! I adore these because I love the crackling noise they make as they burn along with their rich aroma.  The only thing I don’t love about them is their price, between $15 and $30, depending on the size you buy.  So you can understand how excited I was to find these at Dollar Tree!! 

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Yup! That’s a wood wick candle on the right! SO excited!
But, I think both of these need a little something, don’t you?  Maybe a nice crocheted cozy, perhaps? Yes!

dollar tree crafts small candle cozy free pattern

Now, that’s better! I will share this pattern with you! It only takes a small amount of cotton yarn, 62 cents worth of Peaches and Creme (and you know I did the math), bringing the entire cost of this project to $1.62 + tax. (yarn bought at Wal Mart) Not bad! If you use stash yarn, about $1.07!
Here’s the pattern!

Size Approximately 2.5 ” high and 8″ in circumference, depending on gauge. My gauge for this project was 3.5sts and 4 rows = 1″ This cozy will fit most 3 oz glass jar candles.
Materials
Approximately 50 yds of Peaches and Creme yarn or any other worsted weight yarn. I used colors #1006 Ecru(left) and #1725 Blueberry(right) for this project.
Size G (4mm) Crochet Hook
Darning Needle, Scissors
Abbreviations
ch – chain
st – stitch
slst – slip stitch – insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop. Pull loop through 1st loop on hook
sc – single crochet – insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through both loops on hook.
blo – back loop only – work in back loop of stitch.

Pattern
Make a Magic Ring, ch1.
Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring, join with a slst. (6 sc)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around. Do not join. (12 sc)
For the next few rows, work in a spiral. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of this round and move it up each additional round. I did this to avoid a visible seam. Of course, if you’d rather join every round, by all means, do so.
Rnd 3: 1 Sc in next st, PM, 2 sc in next stitch. *1Sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch; rep. from *, around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: [ 1sc in each of next 2 sts and 2 sc in next stitch] around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: [ 1 sc in each of next 3 sts and 2 sc in next stitch] around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in blo of every stitch around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7-11: 1 sc in each sc around, moving marker up at the beginning of each round (30 sc)
Rnd 12: 1 sc in each sc around, join with a slst to marked stitch.
 Check sizing at this point. Slip your cozy onto the candle to see how you like the fit. If you are happy with it now, work Edging. If you need it to be a little taller, work another row of sc, joining with a slst at the end of the round.

Edging:
Rnd 1: Ch1, sc in same stitch. [Ch2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc] 10 times. Join with a slst in 1st sc of round. You should have 10 ch2 spaces.
Rnd 2: Make 4 sc in each ch2 space around. [Join with a slst to 1st sc of round and finish off the usual way and weave in ends or do not join with a slip stitch and use my Invisible Finish, below.

Free pattern for dollar tree candle cozy
Do not join after last stitch

free pattern for dollar tree candle cozy
Cut yarn and bring through.

free pattern for dollar tree candle cozy
Bring yarn under both loops of beginning stitch

free pattern for dollar tree candle cozy
Insert needle into center of last stitch of round
free pattern for dollar tree candle cozy
Pull tail gently through to complete join. Weave in ends.