Sunday, March 22, 2015

Inside Out Jute Bowl

It's taken me awhile to post this pattern because I've been picky about the photos.

The pics below are taken with the right side facing...without turning it inside out

Here's a closeup of the sides
Either way is fine... I just prefer to turn mine inside out

Ok now to the good stuff. Here's how it's all done

3 ply jute (140 yards) I found mine at Dollar General (I know, huh) for a dollar each... I bought 2
Size K crochet hook
Yarn needle

St                    Stitch
Hdc                 Half double crochet
Sc                   Single crochet
Reverse sc       Reverse single crochet
Sl st                 Slip stitch
Ch                   Chain

5 sts or 4 rounds = 2 inches/ 5 cm

Note: Begin each rnd with ch 2 which counts as first hdc


Holding 2 strands of jute twine, ch 3.

Rnd 1:  7 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. The skipped chains count as first hdc of the rnd. Join with sl st. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st, join. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, (2 hdc, hdc) around, join. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts) around, join. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, (2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts) around, join. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, (2 hdc, hdc in next 4 sts) around, join. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts, (2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts) around, join. (56 hdc)

Begin working sides. The right side will always face you as you work. I've noticed this can be confusing for some who post photos with the right side turned inside. For this bowl that's exactly what we're doing, but don't turn inside out until you get to the last round.

For the sides I used the same technique as with the other baskets I've posted. For the next round, work under the loop on the back side of the stitch.

 This creates the seam separating the bottom and sides.

Rnd 8:  Working under the loop on the back of each stitch, work hdc in each st around. Join.

Rnd 9-10:  Repeat rnd 8.

Rnd 11:  Working in back side of stitch of previous rnd, sc in 12 sts, ch 6, skip next 5 sts, sc in next 23 sts, ch 6, skip next 5 sts, sc in next 11 sts. Join. 

Now turn bowl inside out. The last rnd will be worked using reverse sc. To do this you will be working to your right on the round... Basically backwards.

Rnd 12:  Ch 1, Reverse sc in 11 sts, 7 reverse sc under ch 6 space, reverse sc in next 23 sts, 7 reverse sc under ch 6 space, reverse sc in last 12 sts. 

Finish off and weave ends.

I'm reviewing the pattern for mistakes, so feel free to comment with any questions. If you're unsure about the reverse sc, you tube has lots of video tutorials. I'll look and post the best one I can find later today.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Another Noro Project

I've started another project... my crafting ADD will not let me finish the ten that are still not finished.

It's a shawl and I'm using Noro Silk Garden in color 307. Noro colors are so hard to accurately capture in photos (or maybe it's the one taking the photos)

Today, I plan on taking the photos for the Inside Out Crocheted Bowl that I posted about a few days ago.

The pattern is ready to post so hopefully I'll get it all posted by tomorrow.

But don't hold me to that... I will definitely try

I'm adding this photo by request to show the skein of yarn. You can't really see all the colors. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Two Hour Project

I haven't left home all weekend. Yesterday, as I watched the UNC game on TV and looked through the IKEA catalog, I came up with a new project.

I saw a few bowls that I would like to have, and thought, 'Hey, I can make one.' So I came up with this

I used jute twine and was finished before the game was over. How's that for instant gratification?

Today I've written up most of the pattern and I'll try to finish it soon. 

I think I'll call it the inside out jute bowl... of course because it's inside out. You can tell if you look close. 

I'll be back with the pattern and better photos. I love it when projects come to me like this... quick and simple.

Have a great rest of the weekend!