Crochet Diwali Tealight

Materials

  • Cotton Fingering Yarn
  • Size 3.5 mm hook
  • Battery-operated tea light

I used theΒ Diwali Tea Light Diya by Pan Perkins, and made some changes to accommodate my yarn.

Abbreviations

BLOBack Loops Only
CHChain
DCDouble Crochet
HDCHalf Double Crochet
INCIncrease
MRMagic Ring
SCSingle Crochet
SSSlip Stitch
* A * Γ— BRepeat “A” for a number of B times

Pattern

Tea Light Cover

RoundStitchesCount
1CH 5, SS to form a ring.
Ensure bulb of tea light fits into ring. Adjust chain as needed.
HDC Γ— 8 in ring, SS to first stitch.
8
2CH 1, HDC INC Γ— 8, SS to first stitch.16
3CH 1, *HDC, INC* Γ— 8, SS to first stitch.24
4CH 1, SC in BLO of each stitch, SS to first stitch.24
5~6CH 1, SC in each stitch, SS to first stitch.
Increase rows required to cover height of tealight.
24
7Fit work onto tea light before proceeding. [Pic. 1]
CH 1, SC inΒ BLOΒ of each stitch, SS to first stitch.
24
8CH 1, SS in each stitch.24

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Pic. 1

Petals

May be done in a single color or change every round.

RoundStitchesCount
1SC to any front loops of the tea light’s Round 6.
CH 3, *Skip 2 stitches, SC, CH 3* around. SS to first SC.
8 loops
2CH 1, *SC, HDC, 2 DC, HDC, SC* Γ— 8, SS to first stitch.
Cut yarn and finish off.
8 petals

Because I had one more increase round for the tea light, I skipped one more stitch for each repeat for Round 1 of the petals.
In the next round, I picked up the 2 skipped stitches together to “centre” the stitch.

RoundStitchesCount
1SC to any skipped stitches of petal’s Round 1.
CH 4, *SC in next skipped stitches, CH 4* around.
SS to first SC.
8 loops
2CH 1, *SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC* Γ— 8, SS to first stitch.
Cut yarn and finish off.
8 petals

The rest of it is pretty much the same as the original pattern. I did not get permission to reproduce it here, please download it from the link above. It’s free!