Flowers aren’t the only way to add a pop of color to otherwise plain-Jane vases. With just a bit of yarn and an evening in front of the TV, you can whip up a craftier solution! These vase sleeves are worked up in the current pattern-craze du jour (see my Ode-to Missoni Blanket): the chevron stitch. Make them in your favorite colors, then change ’em out to fit the season… or your mood!

Project originally posted on CRAFT.

Project Steps

Chevron Stitch Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K1, K2tog, *K4, dbl inc, K4, dbl dec; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2togtbl, K1.

Row 2: Purl.

Repeat two rows for pattern.

You can play with the stripe placement as you like, or follow my choices as a guide.

Always change colors on a RS row!


CO 39(48,60).

Work in Chevron Stitch Pattern until piece measures 1 1/2″ shorter than the vase, at top point of chevron.

Vase 1 pattern pictured.

Vase 2 pattern: Two-row stripes, using colors C and E.

Vase 3 pattern pictured.

BO, leaving a long tail for seaming. Weave in ends. Wrap piece around the vase and seam shut.