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Up-Cycled crocheted Pincushion Jar


You can buy a pincushion jar from Wal*Mart for $6.98. It is plastic and cheap material. I thought that was silly so I  made some. Here is what I do. This is a sort of thing, because jar lids are all different sizes.

  • Make a magic circle and 6 single crochet (sc) into the ring.
  • Pull your ring tight and join with a slip stitch into the first sc.
  • Mark your first stitch on each round with a stitch marker. After the first round you do not join each row, just continue on the round (I usually use a piece of contrasting colored yarn).

Round 2. 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc)

Round 3. *1 sc in the first stitch, 2 sc in the next stitch*, repeat * (18 sc)

Round 4. *1 sc in the next two stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch*, repeat * (24)

Round 5. *1 sc in the next three stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch*, repeat * (30)

Round 6. *1 sc in the next four stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch*, repeat *, (36).

  • Check the size of your circle at this point, it should be approximately the same size as your lid- a little bit smaller is ok, it will stretch out a bit.
  • If you do need to make it a bit larger increase as the pattern did. 1 then 5; 1then 6 and so on.


Rounds 7 – 15 sc in each stitch around. (this determines the hight so you can make it bigger if you wish).

  • Weave in end.
  • Stuff pincushion, allowing enough room for the lid to fit into the hole.
  •  Use glue (I used Tacky Glue) carefully attach the pin cushion to your lid.


Well, that is the gist of it. I hope you can follow this. If you want to skip it and buy one I do have them for sale in the shop.

Live, Laugh and Enjoy!


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