A reader recently asked how she could alter the Santa mason jar cozy to cover the whole jar. I advised her to simply add more rounds but I was really curious about how that would actually turn out. I decided the best way to test this would be to make another cozy. Because it’s Christmas I chose to make an elf to help Santa out with presents.
I did a search for Christmas elves to get an idea of colours and design and of course the mischievous elf on the shelf popped up everywhere. So on top of a helper elf I have a naughty elf cozy that fits the smaller mason jars.
-worsted weight yarn in elf colours (green, red, white)
-size 4.00mm crochet hook
Stitches (American terms)
sc – single crochet
inc – increase (2sts in same st)
BLO – back loop only
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
Notes: Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn at the end of each round. Use stitch markers to keep track of beginning/end of each round. Depending on your tension you may need to adjust the size by increasing or decreasing stitches in order to fit the cozy on the jar. Helper elf fits 500ml mason jar and elf on the shelf fits the 240ml jar.
Pattern – Helper Elf
Starting with green yarn
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc in each st (12sts)
Round 3: [inc, sc in next st] x 6 (18sts)
Round 4: [inc, sc in next 2 sts] x 6 (24sts)
Round 5: [inc, sc in next 3 sts] x 6 (30sts)
Round 6: [inc, sc in next 4 sts] x 6 (36sts)
Round 7: BLO work even
Rounds 8-18: (in both loops) work even
Switch to red
Round 19: work even
Switch to green
Rounds 20-28: work even
Switch to white
Round 29: *sk 1 st, 7dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc *repeat around, join with sl st and fasten off.
Use a scrap piece of felt to make the belt buckle. My belt buckle turned out super tiny because I had a very small piece of felt (really I just didn’t want to “break” a brand new sheet just for a tiny square).
Pattern – Elf on the Shelf
Starting with red yarn
Complete rounds 1-5 of Helper Elf pattern
Round 6: BLO work even
Rounds 7-19: work even
Switch to white
Repeat round 29 of Helper Elf