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Fun Crocheted Hanging Luminaries

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What fun would it be to be able to decorate your home with your own unique style? Now you can with this free crochet pattern. Make a fun crocheted hanging luminary to have at your next party or keep in your house year round.

Directions are for quart size jars. Changes for 2 quart size are in parentheses.

NOTE: As a safety precaution, use only tea light candles cradled in sand and do not leave the luminary unattended.

Materials
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  • RED HEART® “Eco-Cotton™ Blend”: 1 ball any color (1 ball makes 2 luminaries). Shown Luminaries used 1373 Linen Marl and 1645 Moss.
  • Crochet Hook: 5 mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle, 5”, 6” or 7” metal or plastic rings, quart jars, craft sand, tea light candles.

GAUGE: Gauge is not important for this project.

Instructions: LUMINARIES
Ch 5, join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 15 dc in ring, join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3 – 16 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each st around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join – 32 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *ch 4, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around to last st, ch 1, dc in first sc (counts as ch-4 space, sc).
Rounds 4-17 (24): Ch 1, working over dc, sc in ch-4 space, *ch 4 (5), sc in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around to last ch-4 space, ch 1, dc in first sc (counts as
ch-4 space, sc).
Fasten off.
FINISHING
Weave in ends.
Fill jar ½ full with sand and insert tea light candle.
Luminaries may be hung or used on the table.
Table Top Luminary
Make a chain long enough to fit around top of jar plus extra to tie into a bow.
Fasten off.
Weave chain through ch-4 spaces 2 rows before Round 15. Insert jar in Luminary, pull chain to gather around top of jar and tie ends into a bow.
Hanging Luminary
Ring Row: Holding ring to back of ch-4 (5) space, work over it together with ch-4 (5) space, [ch 1, 5 sc in next ch-4 (5) space] around to last ch-4 (5) space, ch 1, dc in first sc – 80 sts.
Make desired number of chains, each the desired length of hanging Luminary.
Fasten off.
Insert jar in Luminary. Position chains evenly around
Ring Row so jar is level when hanging. Knot 1 end of each chain in ch 1-space and around ring securely. Knot opposite ends together.

Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; *or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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