May 3

Unconditional Love Candle Sleeve ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

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I love decorating with crochet, don’t you? I fell in love with battery operated candles when my boys were little (less of a fire hazard!) and I became obsessed with candle sleeves to change things up whenever I felt the need. And that’s what got me to think about making my candle sleeve crochet pattern. And creating a sleeve as a Mother’s Day gift!

crocheted candle sleeve free crochet pattern

I never really understood unconditional love until I had children of my own. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it really has me thinking about my mom and everything she’s done for me. A mother’s love is truly unconditional. She’s always been a brightly shining light, helping me guide my way. She helped me become the person I am today and I couldn’t be more honored to be her daughter.

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Candle Sleeve Crochet Pattern



Size Height Circumference
Small 5” 11”
Medium 6” 11”
Large 7” 11”


8 sc by 8 rows = 1”

Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side
  • YO: Yarn Over



crocheted candle sleeve

You are free to sell your work from this pattern but may not share, copy or reproduce this pattern, in part or in whole. Photographs are copyright protected and may not be used. When selling your work, include a link back to this pattern as well as the following, “Pattern by Crystalized Designs”

Special Pattern Notes:

Chains are not counted as stitches unless noted.

Specialty Stitching:

Puff st: *YO, insert hook into indicated st and pull up a long loop, repeat 3 more times (9 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 9 loops, ch 1 to close

Candle Sleeve Crochet Pattern

Ch 81

Row 1: (RS) Starting in 2nd ch, sc across – 80 sts

Row 2: (WS) Ch 6 (counts as dc and 2 chs), turn, skip same and next st, sc in next, *ch 6, skip 4, sc in next, repeat * across to last 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, dc in last st – 18 sts

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in dc, ch 6, sc in next ch 6 space, [puff st, ch 4, puff st] in next sc, *sc in next ch 6 space, ch 6, sc in next ch 6 space, [puff st, ch 4, puff st] in next sc, repeat * across, sc in last ch space – 33 sts

Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc and 2 chs), turn, sc in next ch 4 space, ch 6, sc in next ch 6 space, *ch 6, sc in next ch 4 space, ch 6, sc in next ch 6 space, repeat * across to last ch 6 space, ch 2, dc in sc – 18 sts

Repeat Row 3 and 4 until length measures slightly more than candle or the recommended total row listed below:







6” 27 7” height
5” 23 6” height
4” 19 5” height

Finish off and weave in ends.

Unconditional Love Candle Sleeve Free Crochet Pattern

Stiffening the Sleeve

It’s recommended to stiffen the form next to a sink or have cleanup supplies readily available.

Step 1: Add a liberal amount of fabric stiffener to a small container.

Step 2: Thoroughly saturate crochet piece in fabric stiffener. Massage stiffener into piece and add more if needed.

Step 3: Starting at the seam on the sleeve form, pin edge starting at one short end and stretch entire piece around and pin in place. Work your way around pinning top and bottom according to markings. (Large Candle will need to be pinned to the top line, etc.)

Step 4: Let dry overnight or according to stiffener directions.

Step 5: Carefully remove pins from form. If any area of the sleeve is not hardened, reinsert pins and add more stiffener to that section. Start drying process again.

Step 6: Using extra thread, sew short edges together to complete the cylinder shape.

Not to be used by an open flame, may cause fire. Use battery operated candle with sleeve.

You can find a similar crocheted bowl project here.

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