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Fantastic Strawberry Jam plus Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern

I posted this recipe and pattern last year, but not together. I also changed my domain and my website since then, so I thought it would be a huge waste if this wonderful strawberry jam recipe along with the Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern got lost somewhere in the shuffle and just forgotten about. Especially since strawberry season is just now beginning :). So if you like strawberries, crocheting, and making your own jam then please keep reading. 

Crochet Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern: is very easy to follow. 
For FREE pattern of this pretty Strawberry Cover Jar click here . You can also find this pattern on Craftsy and Ravelry.

Fantastic Strawberry Jam plus Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern

Crochet Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern

Homemade Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds and Mint

This jam is easy, delicious, and loved by all, and it’ll make you feel so good. Especially if you grow the strawberries yourself, which I did not in this case. This jam comes together very quickly with the addition of chia seeds. ( If you haven’t tried chia seeds as of yet, you really should, they are so healthy! )  I’m  also adding a bunch of mints, lemon juice and a pinch of salt to make the resulting jam more spicy and tastier. I like sweet jam to be a little sweet and sour and not just sweet and sweet :). A little butter is added at the end to make the jam cleanse from the foam and become clearer. You can omit any of these last additional ingredients and, according to the procedure, prepare the basic jam. 
Homemade Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds and Mint
To begin, you need:
  • 1 kg / 2 lbs strawberries,
  • 250 g / 8 oz sugar,
  • 30 g/ 3 tbsp lemon juice,
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt,
  • 30 g / 2 tbsp chia seeds,
  •  (20 g / 1 tbsp butter),
  • 3 tbsp  mint, 
  • sterilized jars
  • Wash strawberries and remove the stems.
  • Chop strawberries and stir in the sugar.  Add lemon juice, salt and mint. Let sit for two or more hours. I do overnight.
  • Add strawberry mixture to a large pot and bring the jam to boil. Allow simmering for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, put a small saucer in the freezer, it will serve as a test aid for later.
  • After 15 -20 minutes, add chia seeds and butter, stir and let it bubble 5 more minutes. Chia seeds swell. Butter is added to clean jam so it does not have foam and is clear, but you can omit it.    
  •  To test if a jam has the correct consistency, you can put some jam on the chilled saucer. Jam should run very slowly and be the way you like it. If it’s too sparse, let it gently bubble and reduce it. If it is just right, you can fill it in sterilized jars and close it immediately.           

Fantastic Strawberry Jam

Chia Strawberry Jam

Tip 1: Homemade strawberry jam (if you don't eat it first of course lol), in a nice jar, decorated with the Strawberry Jar Cover would make for a wonderful Christmas gift. 

Homemade gift

Tip 2: Use your small strawberry applique for many other projects.The strawberries would look great as an applique for children clothing, for pillows or baby blankets and so on. Also, you can use it for scrapbooking, cardmaking or another crafting project.

Crochet Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern for free

 Crochet Strawberry Applique Pattern for free

Crochet Strawberry Jar Cover Pattern for free


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  • Angela on

    Hi, after adding the jam to the jars, do they need paraffin on top or do you just store the upside down? It looks as though the jam is not all the way to the top of the jar & for how long is the shelf life?

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