Saturday, 30 August 2014

Crochet Bowl Ta Dah!

Today I have a Ta Dah!  My first ever crochet bowl - too small to be a basket and too floppy as well.



I love the way that the lightweight of it means that I can fold it up into different shapes.



This was made using a single strand of Rowan cotton for the base worked in rounds of trebles and then the sides were worked again in a single strand this time of Rico Cotton in double crochet and then I whipped stitched around the edge with the last of the Rowan first one way and then the other.  I have no idea if this is how one is supposed to crochet a bowl, but there aren't any rules really are there, so I did what I wanted to do!



I am really pleased with this and it is doing a great job of squishing into my crochet basket and holding either ends or whatever I am working on.  I fear though that I could easily become hooked (sorry!) on making these.


Actually, I have some more of the Rico Cotton yarn so I am already thinking that I might make some more!  After all everyone needs some useless crochet bowls around the place don't they......

 
Amy

37 comments:

  1. Lovely! I have been looking at crochet bowls made from twine and thinking they would be an excellent autumn project. Yours is beautiful. I imagine they are quite addictive... Thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog , I really do appreciate every one x

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  2. So pretty? i can think of 100 uses for a lovely little basket like that! Would you post the pattern? X

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  3. Love it Amy! Fab that it flat packs...
    Great colours and I'm sure you'll find many a use for many more...
    Ideal for gifts too!
    Happy bowling!!
    Ali x

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  4. Your bowl is cute !!! And you are right - everybody needs crocheted bowls. Preferably a lot of them. ;-))))

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  5. It's really lovely, and you've used such pretty colours too.
    Jill x
    PS - thanks for telling me about my 'Link' mishap :0)

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  6. Love the pale colour combination and admire your crochet skills (which I do not have). Have a good weekend, Amy, whatever you're doing. x

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  7. I have seen these bowls around from other crocheters and I think they are way cool-and fun-you could possible starch it

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  8. Oh the possibilities are endless! The yellow colour is lovely. You could try spray starch on it if you wanted to give more structure. But I like the idea of a pop up bowl! X

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  9. That's so pretty, Amy. You could 'paint' it with pva glue to stiffen it up or spray some starch on it. Since it's cotton, that would work. They make lovely gifts too, filled with nice soap and other bathtime treats. Keep going. x

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  10. Great for storing bits and bobs in, love the colour of the yarn. Have a great weekend.

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  11. That is so pretty, I love the colours x

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  12. Yay! I love making bowls. And don't follow any pattern. Just go round and round however I please until it takes shape. Have been using one regular yarn and one thin cotton and crocheting them together. Makes the bowls a little sturdier. I will fill them with chocolates and give as gifts to friends and teachers at school. Have a great weekend. Tammy

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  13. I'm impressed! I think it's cute!

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  14. That bowl is so sweet and I should try one, maybe even whilst here in UK. Will look out a pattern and see what I can do. Thanks for showing and take care.

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  15. It's very nice, Amy. I think it came out well. I was going to suggest the same as Tammy, maybe holding two strands together would help make a stiffer bowl. Enjoy!

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  16. Oh I love it Amy. I have never made one either even though I've always wanted to, you've inspired me to give it a try :)
    xoxoxo

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  17. How sweet that looks! I admire your talent. Such a pretty shade of yellow as well.

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  18. This is really lovely Amy - well done x Jane

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  19. Hooray for a lovely finish!!! Folding bowls? Who would have thought of that? Ingenious. WOuld save so much space in my cabinets!

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  20. So nice Amy! Very pretty and so functional, you can use them for so many things!

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  21. How lovely. There's so many things it could be used for, well done.

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  22. It's lovely, I've been looking at crochet bowls lately wondering if I could make one. They have them at a knitting shop near here, they're delightful.

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  23. Cute! Do you blog with Tanna of the Brick Street Bungalow? She's been making these, too!

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  24. I love your bowl, Amy! I've always wanted to make some! I love the colors you have chosen - so soft and pretty. So useful for so many things. Good for you! xo Karen

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  25. That looks like a fun and useful project. Ages ago I saw a pattern for a set of nesting rainbow baskets, and thought I would make them - they are still on the to do list. Maybe I should just make one as I might actually complete it! Hope you are having a good weekend. x

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  26. Very pretty and cheerful colours, Amy! All of you talented crocheters always come up with such cute projects!

    Happy Sunday!

    xx
    Poppy

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  27. Great bowl and so versatile, I like the idea of it folding flat for storage xcx

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  28. Lovely Amy, I keep meaning to make one of these too. Yours turned out great.
    Marianne x

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  29. How delightful, no wonder you are hooked. It's so cute! I love the colour. :)

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  30. I think crocheted bowls would be VERY useful indeed. And very portable.

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  31. Bowls are never useless. You could fill that one with all kinds of things. Looks like it would be great for corralling some apples.

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  32. It's lovely! I whole heartedly support the creation of many more ;) xxx

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  33. hi amy,
    lovely crochet bowl.....i love it.
    have a nice day,
    regina

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  34. Such a lovely bowl, Amy! I'm sure you will find many uses for it xx

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