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Monday, March 29, 2010

Crochet lace rim makes a Sweet Easter Bowl

Here is a fun way to bling up a plain plastic bowl.  The bowls were $1 at Target.  The varigated yarn is in pretty Easter colors and can be purchased at Michaels. 
I used my Crop-a-dile to punch 3/16" holes all around the bowl  This bowl had ridges.  I punched a hole at each ridge and a hole between each ridge.  This way they were evenly spaced out.  It ended up I had 60 holes around my bowl each about 1/2" apart.
I created my own lace crochet pattern.  I'm not a crochet pattern writter but I will describe it the best I can.
I used a size G crochet hook because that was the largest hook I had that would still fit through the holes. 

As I went around the bowl the first time through each of the holes in the bowl, I did a single crochet and a chain 1.

The second row around I did a single, double, single in every other chain 1 space.  In the alternate chain 1 spaces I did just a single crochet.

On the thrid round, in every other single space I did 5 double crochet stitches to make a scallop.  I attached each side of the scallop down with a single crochet.

On the fourth and final round, I did a chain 4 then a single crochet into every other stitch around the entire bowl.

There are 6 ladies in my crochet group so I've got 6 little bunnies in the bowl.  I'm thinking they will enjoy seeing what I created all on my own.

I'd love to see what Easter creations you are working on.  Please leave me a comment so I can see your work.


Anonymous said...

Nancy I am going to make this basket today. I have the right bowl and thread already here. I am doing decoupage fabric flowers on some gourds I have and made my first quilting attempt out of the same material. I don't remember which date post, but I will put a picture on my side bar. Thanks for the great idea. Blessed Easter to you and yours.

Juliana said...

That's adorable! I'm impressed with your own crochet lace version! It's gorgeous!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

very clever! ...and so cheerful! Dropping by from That's so Cheri... Hope to see you at my place!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

That turned out adorable!! I love it :)

Laura Bray said...

Wow! This is a fantastic idea. I don't crochet, but I love how this looks.

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)

Pamela Zimmerman said...

what an adorable project! Thanks for sharing!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is totally cool! I never would have thought to do that! I don't crochet!

LuckyStarErin said... are so talented! I hope you and your family enjoy your Easter weekend!

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