Recycled crochet bowl update

Following on from last week’s post, my bowl is finshed!

I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it was lovely and quick to make.  I immediately found that it is just right for storing all the bits and pieces that litter the coffee table next to the sofa.  No more searching for the scissors amongst the cushions!

It’s also just right for storing odd balls of yarn.

I haven’t got a pattern, but, for the crocheters amongst you, the base is double crochet and the sides are in treble with a round of double crochet to finish.

It’s a bit floppy – I think if I had had the patience to do the sides in d.c too it would be firmer, but trebles were quicker and I wanted to get it finished – maybe next time.

Check out what other crafty people have been up to over on Handmade Monday.


About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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5 Responses to Recycled crochet bowl update

  1. redneedle says:

    Love, love, love the crochet bowl, the colours look wonderful. The balls of wool in your bowl are not a million miles away from the wool I’m using for my crochet blanket. As a novice crochet person, are your instructions working to US or UK terminology? Super bowl, well done

  2. That is awesome!! Never thought of crochetting (or knitting for that matter) with fabric and the end result looks so good!

  3. This is so pretty. I love the colours you used.

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