Holiday Gift Jar Toppers


Holiday Gift Jar Toppers

Finish off your kitchen creations in style with the Holiday Gift Jar Toppers. These darling DIY holiday decorations are a great way to add a homey touch to all your holiday baking sweets and treats. Top mason jars full of tasty ingredients for a Christmas gift your friends and family will love. The Holiday Gift Jar Toppers are a fun and easy way to make your holiday gift-giving a little more creative and personal.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Caron® Simply Soft® (6 oz/170.1 g; 315 yds/288 m)
    • Harvest Red (39763)
      or Off White (39702)
      or Burgundy (39762) 1 ball
      Note: 1 ball will make approx 8 Jar Lid Covers.
  • Size U.S. 6 (4 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Approx 24" [61 cm] of ¼" [.5 cm] wide satin ribbon per jar.



20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.



Approx 5½" [14 cm] diameter measured flat.



Approx = Approximately
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Sl1P = Slip next stitch purlwise
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over




Cast on 14 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Sl1P. K8. yo. K2tog. (yo) twice.  K2tog. K1.
3rd row: K3. P1. K2. yo. K2tog. K6. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
4th row: Sl1P. K7. yo. K2tog. K1. (yo) twice. K2tog. K1.
5th row: K3. P1. K3. yo. K2tog. K5. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
6th row: Sl1P. K6. yo. K2tog. K2. (yo) twice. K2tog. K1.
7th row: K3. P1. K4. yo. K2tog. K4. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
8th row: Sl1P. K5. yo. K2tog. K3. (yo) twice. K2tog. K1.
9th row: K3. P1. K5. yo. K2tog. K3. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
10th row: Sl1P. K4. yo. K2tog. K7.
11th row: Cast off 4 sts (1 st rem on needle after cast off). K4. yo. K2tog. K7. 14 sts.
Rep 2nd to 11th rows 10 times more, then 1st to 10th rows once. Cast off.


Sew cast on and cast off edges tog.
Thread ribbon through “yo” eyelets.
Place cover over lid. Tie ribbon in a bow to secure cover.

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I was hoping that this pattern had been straightened out. But after trying it, I found it was still very messed up. Between lines 15-17 it's just very confusing. It's a shame because I really like it and wanted to make it. But I am sure I will find another one .

I don't understand what you mean by lines 15 through 17. There are only 11 rows to the pattern, to be repeated 10 times plus part of one. I have gone through the pattern several times and can't see anything different from what I posted below, the yo's can cause some confusion because of the way they are worked on the next row.

To count rows in a pattern must be done consecutively, rows 1- to 11 would give the first 11 rows, then when you start over again at 2, the row 2 on the next pattern repeat is in fact row 12 of the pattern and so on and so forth.

The pattern is a litte confusing. The biggest problem I had was when you make two yos in the same place, on the next row, you purl ona and knit one, you have to twist the yarn to make it possible to knit, otherwise, it just works like a dropped yo and you don't gain a stitch. I compare it to the original and it all looked the same, so I am guessing the pattern is right, just hard to follow.

Got to row 10 and did not have enough stitches left to knit 7. Restarted this 3 times

I had a problem with this Jar topper... I get 16 sets...and worked with that, but when I got to the 11th row for cast off 4 st...and end up with 14 (It only ends with 12)... Is there a correct pattern for this jar lid topper?????

I thought these jar toppers were adorable, however, I cannot get to 17 sts. in row 2 from 14 stitches. Is there something wrong with the pattern - please help me!

Hi smso3 2181482, Thank you for your message. It appears that the original pattern had an error. You should not end up with 17 stitches at the end of row two. We have updated this issue on our site, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Happy Knitting - Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I had to go back to my Vogue knitting "bible" and review what the YO meant. To increase one stitch, wrap the yarn twice and then knit. To do YO twice, you must add an extra wrap (total of 3), and then you get the additional stitch. On row 3, you're supposed to end up with 14 stitches plus the 3 that are left behind (right?). The problem I have is on row 4. I end up with an extra stitch at the end. The directions appear to only get you through 13 stitches, and there's an extra stitch leftover. Please, those who have written this pattern, please go through it as written to see if you see the confusion. If I can get clarification on this, I will increase the rating on the pattern.

I cannot get the 17 stitches in row 2 from 14 stitches that are cast on What am i missing

I cannot get the 17 stitches in row 2 from the directions that are given. I think something is missing in the directions. Please advise as soon as possible.

We have double checked the pattern on the company website, and it appears to be correct. If you are having problems with this design, we suggest contacting the Caron design team on their website, We also suggest posting your question to our Facebook page. We have a ton of talented followers who would love to offer their advice. Thanks, -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

the way it is written you can't. It appears that the 3 yo's in the row are to increase to the 3 additional stitches, but with the k2tog, it can't possibly work out. I'm going to check the web site for an error report.


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