Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crochet Tealight Candle Holders, Free Pattern



These votive candles in cute holders along with some doilies, small white pumpkins, and dry baby-breath flowers adore the dresser in my bedroom.


I like to decorate with votive candles, as they are quite inexpensive (especially if buying in bulk). However, I felt that my votive candles needed some charm. So I came up with these lovely crocheted holders.

They are extremely easy and quick to make. They require very little thread, so you can use your leftover thread from other projects. I made mine in fawn color. But I can imagine they will look stunning in black for Halloween or in red for Valentine’s Day. 




This is my own pattern. I didn’t have anyone test it, so if you find any errors, please let me know. Also if you have any questions about the pattern, don’t hesitate to ask.

I used size ten thread and size ten hook (1.30 mm)

Shell in this pattern: {(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc} all in the same space



Ch 8, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.


Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 23 dc in ring; join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 2: Ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around; join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-4.


Round 3: Ch 6, *dc in next dc, ch 3, repeat from * around; join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-6.


Round 4: Ch 5, *dc in next dc, ch 2, repeat from *around; join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-5.


Round 5: same as round 4.


Round 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-2 space around; join with a slip st in beginning ch.


Round 7: Ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) all in same st, sc in st above next dc, *shell in st above next dc, sc in st above next dc * 11 times, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st as beginning ch-3; join with a slip st in third ch of beginning ch-4.


Fasten off.  


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29 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! Love the color fawn. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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  2. They are so cute. I may give it a try. I am not good at crocheting anything other than a straight line. I am still trying to learn a granny square. HA! HA!

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  3. Beautiful pattern! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. Pięknie wyglądają, zwłaszcza gdy świece zapalone:)))

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  5. Beautiful! Very nice and easy idea!!
    Ciao
    Monica

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  6. These look beautiful. Would you please say what size thread and hook you used? Many thanks,

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to mention the thread and hook size (I'll update the post). Thread size ten and hook size ten.

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  7. Oh my...these are just beautiful! I even think they would look pretty in a soft pink as well but really love the white/cream.

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  8. They're very pretty but please do be careful. Naked flames and natural fibre can be dangerous. Always keep an eye on them and never, ever leave them unattended. Too many accidents have happened due to carelessness over candles and tea lights :)

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    1. Thank you, yes of course, special care should always be exercised with candles.

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  9. OH Olga I am loving these! My youngest daughter will too. I can see both of us making some up together. Thanks for the pattern!

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  10. olga,
    these are lovely. thanks for sharing your talents with us - and the photography is excellent too!
    jd in st louis
    http://crochet.craftgossip.com

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  11. These are beautiful and I love the cream colour you used. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  12. Lovely, delicate and so romantic !
    Have a nice day.
    Anna

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  13. They are pretty! Thanks for sharing the pattern!:)

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  14. Hi
    I'm one of your newest followers, LoVe these little votive holders, will definitely be ging them a go!
    Victoria xx

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  15. These are amazing! I'll bet that they would also look lovely with battery operated tea lights, for people concerned about fire and yarn.

    I have a quick question... You note that you used a size 10 hook, but I have seen at least 3 different mm sizes associated with size 10! LOL! 1.0mm, 1.15mm and 1.3mm. Could you either give the mm size of your hook, or the brand, so I can make sure I use the right one? Thanks!

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    1. 1.30 mm
      I should be more precise. Thanks for pointing that out.

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  16. I am been trying to make this, it is beautiful!! Mine in turning out way to large!. What size of hook are you using?

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  17. I love these candle holders. I have pint them on my pinterest.
    I will make them and show it on my blog.
    Thank you for following me.

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  18. Just made one of these! It's adorable, quick, and easy! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Love your blog!

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  19. I must be doing something wrong! lol I have been using the right size hook and thread. Mine are just to big! They are very loose looking. Has anyone else had this problem

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    1. Sorry, I just now noticed your comment.
      I recently realized that I tend to crochet tighter than most crocheters. And most of the time I use smaller size hooks than recommended.
      I'm not a professional crochet pattern writer, and I hadn't paid much attention to gauge. But now I see it's important to measure and provide exact gauge measurements. I'll try to do it when writing future patterns.
      Sorry, this patten didn't work out for you.

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. So looking forward to making them...in fact, going to do some this evening!

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  21. Hi, Olga! New to your website, and I'm loving what I've seen so far!!! Just so you know, and you may want to add the word to this page's tags, the particular candle size pictured here is often called a "tealight". "Votive" often refers to the slightly taller candle (~2.5" high).
    Also, on this page and several of your site's pages, the word "adore" (meaning to love or greatly admire) is used. I believe you intended to use the word, "adorn" -- meaning to add beauty or decoration. :)
    Glad to have found your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty patterns with all of your on-line visitors!
    Kind regards, Jean (from central Illinois, USA)

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    1. Hi Jean, thanks for stopping by and for your useful comment. English is not my native language, and even though I've been living in the USA for over 10 years, there are still lots and lots of things for me to learn. Thanks again.

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  22. Thank you! :)) <3 http://horgolmany.blogspot.hu/2013/11/horgolt-gyertyatarto.html

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  23. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for posting this. I love all your patterns. For those with fear of leaving candles unattended, there are electrric ones now. I have even seen scented electic votives!

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