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I thought I would share how I did the lid for the jar of almonds I posted the other day. I wanted the jar to be dressed upp but not so lacey, mor strict.

I used leftover cotton-bamboo yarn that is really shiney and nice but it really does’nt matter wich yarn you use, as long as you use approprate hook size. I used hook no 3,5 for my yarn

Ch 3 and then do 11 dc in 3:d chain from hook, this way you can pull it tight. We will not be joining the different rounds because we want the work to flow in a spiral. the beginning chain counts as a dc.

Because of this it is a good idea to use a stitch marker or a safety pin to keep track of the beginning stitch of the row.

For the next round do 2 dc in every stitch ending up with 24 dc.

For next round  do 1 dc in first stitch, 2 dc in next, 1 dc i next. 2 dc in next for the whole round.

Keep on doing rounds like this but for every round increase the number of stitches only getting 1 dc, for this round do 1 dc in each of 2 st, 2 dc in next st the whole round and the round after that gets 1 dc in each first 3 dc, 2 dc in next and so on.

Keep going until your circle is about 1 mm larger than the lid of your jar. To make it a circle, do the last 3 stitches as hdc and now join with first stitch with a slipstitch.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the back loop of each dc the whole round, join wit sl.

I really like how the crocheting in the back loop gives a distinct edge, but of course you can use both loops if you prefer. But I think you see what I mean in the picture above.

ch 2, skip 1 st, sc in next, repeat the whole round, join with sl. You migth have to ajust depending on number of st you have.

Ch 1.  XMake 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc. 1 hdc in ch sp, 1 sc in sc X, Repeat X-X the rest of the round. Join with sl Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Make a cord of chains to tie a bow with. Or use some nice ribbon