These crochet Iris Stitch Tealight Holders are made with 3-ply linen yarn.The yarn is available on Etsy in many different shops and if you like experimenting with different yarns and like yarns from natural materials, I can definitely recommend getting some. It is great for all sorts of decorations as well, including snowflakes, hearts and stars.
The instructions given here will work if you use the 3-ply yarn. If you want to use thicker yarn you can adapt the pattern by reducing the number of chains by multiples of 4 until it fits around your chosen glass (or, if you use thinner yarn, increase the chains by multiples of 4). I use glasses from the Basic range at John Lewis (only in Britain, I’m afraid). They are not too expensive and, most importantly, completely straight. Their diameter is 7.3 cm.
- 76 chains. Slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring.
- 3 chain. [Skip 3 chain. (2 treble, 1 chain, 2 treble) in one chain.] repeat till you reach the last 3 chains. Skip 3 chains. Slip stitch in 3rd chain of first 3 chain. If you want to change colour do so at the last slip stitch.
- Repeat the above row 13 – 14 times depending on how long you want it. Fasten off and sow in the ends.
- Fit it on the glass, light the tealight, turn out the light and enjoy the sparkle!
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