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Sometimes you just need something cute to corral random items. Enter the Bella Crochet Bowl! Made with 100% Bulky weight cotton yarn (Lion Brand’s Side Dish yarn) it is quick, easy, and sturdy! Use it on your coffee table to keep track of remotes or on a side table to contain your yarn and hooks.

shallow crochet bowl holding crochet tools

This is the third project I’ve done using Side Dish yarn. (See the face scrubbies and pot holders.)

It is unlike any yarn I’ve worked with before. Super bulky, soft cotton. It’s so fun!

As I’ve been working with it, I keep thinking, “I wonder how this would work up as a….”

That’s exactly how we got to this bowl. As I worked the potholder I knew I needed to try the yarn in some type of crochet basket.

tv remotes held in a crochet bowl

Making a Crochet Bowl

The bowl has a super simple construction. You’ll start with the bottom, making a flat round of single crochets.

Next you’ll half double crochet in the back loop of your last round of single crochets. There are no increases in this round so the stitches will start to pull in to form the sides of the bowl.

You’ll keep working half double crochets but instead of working through the top 2 loops like normal, you’ll work under all 3 loops of the stitch below.

The stitches are less flexible than regular hdcs but we are still using a fairly large hook so the sides aren’t stiff like you’d want in a basket.

Finally we’ll finish it off with a round of slip stitches in a contrasting color. I love that this gives you the options to have a super neutral bowl but easily add a pop of color that matches your decor.

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white and gray crochet bowl filled with yarn and crochet tools

Bella Crochet Bowl Pattern

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Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Abbreviations:

sc(s): single crochet(s)
ch(s): chain(s)
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
inc: increase – 2 scs in the same stitch
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
blo: back loop only

Gauge: 4” x 4 =first 5 rounds of flat base = approx. 4”

Finished Size: 9” in diameter by 3” tall

Notes: The entire bowl is worked in joined rounds.

The sides of the bowl are worked with half double crochets between the stitches. Instead of inserting your hook under the top 2 loops, you’ll insert your hook under all 3 loops of the hdc in the row below.

Crochet Bowl Pattern Instructions:

Round 1: 6 sc in ring, tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6)

Round 2: ch 1, inc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, *(sc in next st, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (18)

Round 4: ch 1, *(sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (24)

Round 5: ch 1, *(sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (30)

Round 6: ch 1, *(sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (36)

Round 7: ch 1, *(sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (42)

Round 8: ch 1, *(sc in next 6 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (48)

Round 9: ch 1, *(sc in next 7 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (54)

Round 10: ch 1, *(sc in next 8 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (60)

Round 11: ch 1, *(sc in next 9 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (66)

Round 12: ch 1, *(sc in next 10 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (72)

Round 13: ch 1, hdc blo of each st around, join with a sl st to the first hdc (72)

Round 14: ch 1, hdc between the posts of each st around (insert hook under all three loops of the hdc in the round below), join with a sl st to the first hdc (72)

Round 15-18: Repeat round 14

Round 19: Change colors, sl st in each st around, join with sl st to first sl st. (72)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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