Handy Kitchen Helper

Do you knit or crochet dishcloths as gifts or for charity?

A handy jar gripper is a quick & inexpensive little accessory to add to a kitchen gift package. I purchased this Thick Grip liner material at the local dollar store for $2. This particular roll will yield 16 jar grippers. Use a few yards of scrap yarn & each gripper costs less than 15¢.


Cut the liner into 6″ squares. Use worsted or aran weight washable yarn with a hook appropriate to the yarn.

ROW-1 Begin in the 1st open hole to the left of a corner hole. Attach yarn, sc in the same stitch. *Sc in each hole across to the next corner hole, (sc, ch2, sc) in corner hole* repeat *-* three more times. Slst in 1st sc of the round. ch1, turn.

ROW-2 Sc in BLO of same stitch and the next stitch, *(sc, ch2, sc) in the ch2 space of row 1, sc in BLO of each stitch across to ch2 sp*, repeat *-* twice, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp, sc in BLO to across to 1st stitch of round. Slst in 1st sc of the round. ch1, turn.

ROW-3 *Slst in BLO of each sc to ch2 sp, (slst, ch2, slst) in the ch2 sp*, repeat *-* 3 more times, slst in BLO of each sc to 1st st of round. Finish off & weave in ends.

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