Baby Jar Pin Cushion

I am part of a swap group on Ravelry and the swap at the moment is a Green/Eco inspired swap. I was looking for a pin cushion pattern the other day and I saw this Pin Cushion Jar Topper from the Green Dragonfly in the patterns file and loved it, but sadly I don’t crochet so I set about doing one for knitting. But I do have a lot of baby jars so this was a perfect recycled project for my swap

DK (8ply) Vinnis Cotton or equivalent
3.5mm circular needle
darning needle
small clean baby jar
super glue


Cast on 36 stitches
join in the round using the magic loop method
Row 1-4 Knit a 1×1 twisted rib ( *Knit 1 through back loop purl 1* repeat from *to* around)
Row 5-8 Knit all stitches
Row 9 *knit 4, knit 2 together* Repeat from *to* around
Rows 10, 12, 14 and 16 Knit around
Row 11 *Knit 3, knit 2 together* Repeat from * to * around
Row 13 *knit 2, knit 2 togeter* Repeat from * to * around
Row 15 *knit 1, knit 2 together* Repeat from * to * around
Row 17 Knit 2 together around ( 6 stitches)

Cut off a long tail, thread end onto a darning needle, slip all stiches onto the darning needle and pull closed. Finish and secure the end on the inside.

Add any buttons or embellishments before stuffing

Super glue the jar hat onto the top of a clean baby jar lid, allow to dry. Then fill your jar with knitting accessories like buttons, pins, stitch markers etc and add the pins to the top

I have knitted these few to test the pattern myself but if there were any error when writing it down or anything is unclear please feel free to email me cameronsallyjane (at)