Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Chunky Little Crocheted Bowl
Hello my friends
I'm typing this with the door wide open, as well as the windows ~ there is a wonderfully humid breeze gently blowing and I have a feeling of happiness as I type because it feels like Real Warm Weather is finally arriving!
Today I'm going to give you a little pattern for my crocheted bowl, which is made out ofjust one ball of yarn and you can whip it up in just one evening (or a couple of hours).
The wool I used was Sirdar Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran which I got on sale for just £1.99.
It is a 50g ball which measures approximately 86 mtrs in length.
Take a No.4 hook and sit and chain stitch the whole ball. Yes. The whole ball.
This actually becomes ridiculously therapeutic and I found myself in something of a trance like state once I'd got to the end.
Next, you're going to need a No.10 hook because you're going to be crocheting all those chains into a bowl shape and you're going to need something big to handle the chunkiness of it.
The following pattern is written in US stitch terminology, but Im basically using SC the whole time which is DC for those of you who read UK style.
Round 1: Using the chained yarn as you would ordinary yarn, CH2 and then do 6SC in the second chain from the hook. SS to join (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2SC in each stitch around, SS to join (12 stitches)
Round 3: *1SC in SC stitch followed by 2SC in next SC stitch* repeat this 6 times and SS to join (18 stitches)
Round 4: *2SC, followed by 2SC in next SC stitch* repeat this 6 times and SS to join (24 stitches)
Round 5: *3SC, followed by 2SC in next SC stitch* repeat 6 times and SS to join (30 stitches)
Round 6 - 10: 1SC all around in each stitch (30 stitches) SS to join.
Almost finished!! Of course, you can make your bowl smaller by starting to build up the sides from Round 3 or 4 if you prefer. This size fits nicely in the palm of your hand:
The edging: Tie on a contrasting piece of yarn (I used a spare bit of Rowan Handknit DK in white and a No.4 hook).
SS to start,
1SC and 1DC in next stitch followed by *1SS, 1SC, 1DC* in following stitch, repeat around and SS to join when finished.
Now go and find somewhere eyecatching to sit your new bowl and admire it often. Fill it with Nice Things. Go and make some different sized ones and cluster them together....oh I'm just in LOVE with this little bowl pattern, so easy, so quick, so gratifying!
Whilst I'm rambling about crochet and yarn, I can tell you that I've managed to get into town to stock up on an extra ball of my waistcoat yarn...the end is in sight, I can barely contain myself!!! Prepare yourself for a reveal Very Soon!!
Enjoy the sunshine, sending love