“Why make a candle cozy?”, you may be asking yourself. Well, my answer is pretty simple…”why not?”. We’re sharing this knitted candle cozy pattern using t-shirt yarn as part of our 25 days of an upcycled Christmas challenge.
Candle Cozy Knitting Pattern
Tapping into the hygge lifestyle; this knitted candle cozy adds an extra touch of coziness and comfort that is both enjoyable and soothing. With a feeling of relaxation and contentment that comes with a lit candle, it’s no wonder why I love to burn candles, scented candles in particular.
Warning! To prevent fire or serious injury, never leave a burning candle unattended.
These handmade ornaments are so much fun to make and will beautiful on your Christmas tree year-after-year. Or make a set of these festive Christmas ornaments to give as gifts to coworkers and neighbors.
This easy Christmas craft idea is also a fun way to spend an afternoon crafting with friends for the holiday season.
More T-Shirt Yarn Project Ideas:
Ever since we shared our tutorial for making t-shirt yarn using the whole t-shirt; we’ve been creating beautiful knitted and crochet pieces. For more project ideas using tshirt yarn, check out the DIY rag rug, these crochet baskets and this round up of 20+ t-shirt yarn crafts.
Materials Needed for Making a Candle Cozy:
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- tshirt yarn (we used about ¼ of a medium sized mens 100% cotton jersey t-shirt to make the t-shirt yarn)
- straight knitting needles, size 10.5US (6.5mm)
- 10oz Candle Jar (mine measures 4″ high with a 3″ diameter)
Knitted Candle Cozy Pattern:
If your glass candle jar is a different size from mine, you may need to adjust the pattern by either increasing or decreasing the CO amount as well as the number of rows knitted.
Longtail CO 23 stitches loosely.
K1, P1 pattern for the first row.
Turn and begin P1, K1 pattern for the second row.
Turn and repeat these two steps until your reach 10 rows. The repeating knit and purl stitches will create a 1×1 rib pattern; which gives the candle cozy a lot of stretch.
If you have knots in your t-shirt yarn, no worries! Just push the knot towards the wrong side of the candle cozy like I have done here and it won’t be visible from the right side.
Join the two short ends together using the hanging yarn from the CO or BO.
Wrap cozy around the candle jar.
Alternatively, you could also knit the candle cozy in the round if you use DPN (double pointed needles) instead of straight needles. If doing it this way, divide the 23 stitches on to 3 DPN and use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows. Once done, the cozy will be a continuous circular shape without the need to join the short ends.
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Knitted Candle Cozy Pattern using Tshirt Yarn
- tshirt yarn ¼ of a medium sized mens 100% cotton jersey t-shirt to make the t-shirt yarn
- straight knitting needles size 10.5US (6.5mm)
- 10 oz Candle Jar mine measures 4″ high with a 3″ diameter
- Longtail CO 23 stitches loosely.
- K1, P1 pattern for the first row.
- Turn and begin P1, K1 pattern for the second row.
- Turn and repeat these two steps until your reach 10 rows. he repeating knit and purl stitches will create a 1×1 rib pattern; which gives the candle cozy a lot of stretch.
- K1, P1 stitches for 2 rows
- BO loosely.
- Join the two short ends together using the hanging yarn from the CO or BO.
- Wrap cozy around the candle jar.