Shell Candle Cover
Brighten up your holiday table with a pretty lace candle cover. Fits pillar candle 4” or 6” tall and 9 ⅝” in circumference. Use on battery operated candles only.
Yarn: Red Heart With Love Metallic or similar
Hook: I/9/5.5 mm or hook needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: First 4 rounds of pattern = 2” tall and 4 1/4” wide when laid flat
Note: Exact gauge is not critical since the cozy is stretchy. Try it on your candle as you go to make sure it fits snugly but not so tightly that the stitches are distorted.
Beg - beginning
dc - double crochet
fsc - foundation single crochet
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sk - skip
sp - space
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
Shell (sh) - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st
V-st - (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st
Rnd 1: Make 32 fsc, join with sl st in first fsc to form a loop. (Alternatively, ch 32 and join with sl st in first ch to form a loop, ch 1, sc in back bump of each ch around. Join with sl st in first st of rnd.) -- 32 sc
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st of rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), [sk next 3 sts, sh in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1] 3 times; sk 3 sts, sh in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. -- 4 sh, 4 dc
Rnd 4: Ch 4, dc in same ch as join (V-st made); *ch 1, V-st in ch 1 sp of next sh, ch 1, sk last 2 dc of shell, V-st in next dc; rep from * to last sh; ch 1, V-st in ch 1 sp of last sh, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch. -- 8 V-sts
Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch sp, ch 4, *sh in ch sp of next V-st, ch 1, dc in ch sp of next V-st, ch 1; rep from * to last V-st; sh in last V-st, ch 1; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. -- 4 sh, 4 dc
For 4” candle:
Rnds 6 -7: Rep rnds 4 and 5 once. Skip to rnd 11.
For 6” candle:
Rnds 6-9: Rep rnds 4 and 5 once for 4” candle and skip to Round 11. or twice for 6” candle.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 4.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch sp around, join with sl st in first sc.
Cut yarn and weave in ends. Enjoy! Comments are always welcome.