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  • Writer's pictureLucy Duffy

Colourful crochet tealight cosy pattern

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Who doesn't love the glow of tealights when the night's are drawing in - especially when the cost of lighting & heating our homes is at an all time high!


Follow these steps to make your own colourful crochet tealight cosy's using objects most of us crafters have somewhere in our stash & simple beginner friendly crochet stitches.


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Two tealight's in jars which have colourful crochet cosy's
Colourful crochet tealight cosy's


What will you need to make your own colourful crochet tealight cosy?


  • Ricorumi DK 100% cotton yarn in the colours Emerald, Orange & Raspberry in small amounts.

  • Crelendo Crochet Yarn in Bright Yellow, small amount - If you are unable to get the yarns I used, you can use any DK cotton yarn in the colours of your choice.

  • 3mm Crochet Hook .

  • Locking Stitch Marker.

  • Small glass Jar - I used a couple of jars that originally held yogurt but you could use whatever jars you have around the house & just add additional stitches or rounds as needed.

Creating the base.

Using your first colur (C1), make a slip knot leaving a cast on tail of around 10cm / 4", ch3, ss to first ch to form a ring.

a small crochet circle made of green yarn
Round 1

Round 1 - ch1 (counts as 1 stitch), 1dc into ring (place marker in ch1, 6 more dc into ring, ss to ch1. (8st's).

Continmm ue to use the stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

A green crochet circle with a stitch marker in the shape of scissors
Round 2


Round 2 - starting in stitch with the marker, 1ch & 1dc in first st, *2dc in next st, Continue from * to end, ss to first ch. (16st's).


Round 3 – ch3 & 1tr into first st (with marker), *1tr into next stitch, 2tr into next st, continue from *to end, ss to top of first ch3. (24st's)


Round 4 – ch3 & 1tr into first st, *1tr into next st, 2tr into next st, continue from * to end, ss to top of first ch3. (36st's).



A crochet circle of four rounds using green yarn
Round 4



Now it's time to start building the sides for your tealight cosy.


Start by checking your base against your jar & if your jar is a little larger you can continue to increase the base by adding 4st’s evenly across each round.

If your base fits nicely continue as follows.


Round 5 - Continue in C1. ch3 (counts as 1 stitch), 1tr into each st. (36st's).


Round 6 – ch3 into first stitch, 1tr into next st, *ch2, skip the next 2st’s, 1tr into each of the next 2st’s, continue from * until 2 st's remain, ch2, ss to top of beg ch3. Fasten off C1. (36st's).

A clear glass jar placed on top of the green crocheted circle.
Round 6

Round 7 - Attach your second colour (C2) to the top of any second tr (see photo)


A strand of yellow yarn added to a green crochet circle which has sides starting to be built.
Start of round 7

ch4, *1tr into centre of 2ch space, ch1, 1tr into second tr, ch1, repeat from * until the last ch2 space, 1tr into ch2 space, ch1, ss to third ch of ch4 at beginning of round. Fasten off C2. (36st's).


A clear, glass jar which has been placed into a circle of crochet which is made of green and yellow yarn.
End of round 7

Round 8 - Attach your third colour (C3) to the centre of any yellow ch space (see photo)


A strand of red yarn attached to a green and yellow crochet project
Start of round 8

ch5, miss next ch space, ss into the centre of next ch space, *ch5, miss next ch space, ss to next ch space, repeat from * until 3 ch spaces remain, ch5, miss next ch space, ss to next ch space, ch5, ss to bottom of first ch5. Fasten off C3. (45st's).


A work in progress photo showing a green, yellow and red crochet cosy being made.
End of round 8

Round 9 - Attach your fourth colour (C4) to the centre of any ch5 space, ch1 (counts as 1st), 2dc in same space, *5dc in next ch5 space, repeat from * 7 more times, 2dc in first ch5 space, ss to first ch. Fasten off C4. (45st's).


Orange yarn added to a red row.
End of round 9

Round 10 - Re-attach C3 in any central dc (see picture), ch5, *miss two st's, 1tr in next st, ch1, miss one st, 1tr in next st, ch2, repeat from * 7 more times, miss two st's, 1tr in next st, ch1, ss to third ch of beginning ch5. Fasten off C3. (45st's).


A re, orange, yellow and green crocheted jar cosy
End of Round 10

Round 11 - Re-attach C2 to the top of any tr, ch1, *2dc in ch space, 1dc in tr, repeat from * all the way around, ss to first dc. Fasten off C2. (54st's).


Yellow yarn re-attached to a crochet jar cosy
End of round 11

Round 12 - Attach your fifth colour (C5) to any dc, ch3 (counts as one st), *miss one st, 1tr in next st, repeat from * to end, ss to top of beg ch3. Fasten off C5. (26 st's).


Pale orange yarn has been added to a jar cosy which has a clear glass jar placed inside it.
End of round 12

Round 13 - Re-attach C3 in the top of any tr, ch3 (counts as one st), one tr in the top of every tr to end, ss to top of beg ch3. (26st's).


Red yarn has been re-attached to a jar cosy, making it almost as tall as the jar inside it.
End of Round 13

Fasten off & weave in ends.


There you have it - a colourful crochet tealight holder in less than an afternoon & a bit of up-cycling at the same time!


This pattern is written in UK Terms but is also available as an ad-free pdf with both UK & US terms in my ravelry, Etsy or Ribblr stores.


A final note!


I really hope you've enjoyed using this free pattern & would love to see your versions. Don't forget to tag me if you post your version on social media. You can also comment below to let me know how you found it.

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