Log In or Sign Up

About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
4h00

Crochet a lace bowl.
Finished Size
Before shaping the crochet over a bowl form, the -bowl’s diameter is 11H" (29cm), unstretched.

Gauge
First 6 rounds of pattern worked measures 3G" (8.5cm) in diameter.

Special Stitches
DOUBLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER DECREASE (dc2tog) (Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 lps on hook.
DOUBLE CROCHET 3 TOGETHER DECREASE (dc3tog) (Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook)
3 times, yo, draw yarn through 4 lps on hook.

Posted by Linda Permann from • Published May 3, 2010 © 2014 Linda Permann / Potter Craft · Reproduced with permission.
PrintEmbed
  • Step 1

    BOWL

    Make a magic ring.
    ROUND 1 (RS) Ch 1, 12 sc in ring—12 sc.
    ROUND 2 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 5, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc of round (counts as ch-5 lp and puts yarn in the correct position to start next round)—6 ch-5 lps.
    ROUND 3 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 4 dc in first lp, ch 5, *5 dc in next ch-5 lp, ch 5; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—6 ch-5 lps.
    ROUND 4 Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 3; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—12 ch-3 lps.
    ROUND 5 Ch 3, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 2 ch-3 lps, ch 4, *dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 2 ch-3 lps, ch 4; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—18 ch-4 lps.
    ROUND 6 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc (counts as dc3tog), (ch 5, sc) in each of next 3 ch-4 lps, ch 5, *dc3tog in next 3 dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 3 ch-4 lps, ch 5; repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in top of beginning ch instead of last ch-5 lp—24 ch-5 lps.
    ROUND 7 Ch 1, sc in first lp, ch 6, (sc, ch 6) in each ch-5 lp around, sl st in first sc to join—24 ch-5 lps.
    ROUND 8 Sl st in next ch-5 lp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-5 lp (shell made), sc in next lp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-5 lp, sc in next lp; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—12 shells; 12 sc.
    ROUND 9 Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 6, sk next (sc, dc), sc in next dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, ch 2, dc), sc in next dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, sc), *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, ch 2, dc), sc in next dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, sc); repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—18 ch-6 lps.
    ROUND 10 Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 3 ch-6 lps, ch 4, *dc in next 3 dc, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 3 ch-6 lps, ch 4; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—24 ch-6 lps.
    ROUND 11 Ch 3, (dc2tog in next 2 dc) twice, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 4 ch-4 lps, ch 5, *dc in next dc, (dc2tog in next 2 dc) twice, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 4 ch-4 lps, ch 5; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—30 ch-6 lps.
    ROUND 12 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 5 ch-4 lps, ch 5, *dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 5 ch-4 lps , ch 5; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join—36 ch-6 lps.
    ROUND 13 Sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 6 ch-5 lps, *ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next st, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 6 ch-5 lps; repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc instead of last ch-5 lp—42 ch-5 lps.
    ROUNDS 14–15 Ch 1, sc in first lp, (ch 5, sc) in each ch-5 lp around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc instead of last ch-5 lp—42 ch-5 lps.
    ROUND 16 Ch 1, sc in first lp, (ch 4, sc) in each ch-5 lp around, ending with ch 4, sl st in first sc to join—42 ch-4 lps.
    ROUND 17 Sl st in first ch-4 lp, ch 3, 3 dc in first ch-4 lp, 4 dc in each ch-4 lp around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join 168 dc.
    ROUND 18 Sk first 2 dc, (3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc) (shell made), sk next dc, sl st in next dc, *sl st in next dc, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, sk next dc, sl st in next dc; repeat from * around, sl st in first sl st to join—28 shells.
    ROUND 19 Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc between next 2 sl sts, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc between next 2 sl sts, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch to join—56 ch-3 lps.
    ROUND 20 *Ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc (V--st made), ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sl st in next 9 stitches; repeat from * around, omitting last 4 sl sts, ending with sl st in last sc—28 V-stitches.
    ROUND 21 Sk next ch-3 sp of round 19, *5 dc in each of next 3 ch-3 sps (fan made), sk next 4 sl sts, sc in next sl st (above sc from round 19); repeat from * around, sl st in first dc to join—28 fans.
    Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

  • Step 2

    FINISHING

    Before you stiffen the piece, drape it over some of the bowls in your cupboard to get a feel for your ideal bowl shape. Using a tall, narrow bowl as a form will yield a bowl that ruffles at the top, while a wider bowl

    creates a shallow dish-like shape.

    To stiffen your bowl, you can use a commercial stiffener or a trusty homemade recipe of sugar and water(see Make the Starch). The solution takes quite a while to dry (count on at least three days), but you’ll be

    surprised how well it works. If you want to use a commercial stiffener, try Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid and follow the package instructions.

    If you’re using the homemade solution, cover your work surface with plastic wrap or a garbage bag, then cover this with several sheets of kraft paper or newspaper—the sugar mixture will be very sticky. Cover the bowl you are using in plastic wrap to make cleanup easier. Place the wrapped bowl upside down on top of the kraft paper, and follow the instructions in Make the Starch.

  • Step 3

    MAKE THE STARCH

    Place two cups of sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan. Stir the mixture constantly and heat it on the stove just until the sugar dissolves. Be very careful, as the solution is hot! Remove the pan from the heat and soak the crocheted bowl in the solution, using tongs to make sure the bowl is saturated. Let the solution cool slightly. With the tongs, remove the crocheted bowl from the saucepan, squeezing it as much as possible to remove any excess solution. Drape it over the bowl form, stretching it into shape with the tongs as desired. You can further shape the crocheted bowl with your fingers in a few minutes when the piece has cooled somewhat. Let the bowl dry for three days or until it is hard. Once the yarn returns to its original color, the bowl is starched and ready for use.

Versions

Comments

sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · ajax, ontario, Canada · 50 projects

That is beautiful!

Reply
Gabrielle
Gabrielle · 7 projects

i have no idea how to crochet, but I couldn't resist favouriting this beautiful bowl

Reply
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

beautiful, but one question did it stand stife for a long time, and can it stands wet air?
or can i use better an other stiffing product to make it longer useable?
thanks anyway for the tute and sharing, love it.!
my mom make some cuptea of it when i was a kiddo i think she has stiffed it with pva glue;-D

Reply