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.
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.