Being a champion scrap buster, I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftovers of my expensive craft supplies. I wrote a guest post for daughter-in-law Emily’s website that gives the details on how to easily turn your fabric scraps into fabric yarn. After making myself a nice fat ball of colorful scrappy yarn, I thought I’d hook up a colorful Buttoned Up Yarn Bowl Crochet Pattern.
I have several yarn bowls made from pottery and wood, and really depend on them to keep my works in progress neat and contained.
This yarn bowl is easy to crochet with a large crochet needle and fabric yarn. I can’t tell you the exact yardage, but if you run out before you complete the pattern, just save some more scraps and sew them to the end to extend your yardage until you have enough. After completing this fun project, I think I’ll always keep some fabric yarn accumulating.
How to Crochet A Yarn Bowl:
Materials Needed: a softball size ball of fabric yarn, size K crochet hook, a large button
Finished Size: approximately 5″ tall x 8 ” wide
10 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2 sc in each of next 10 sc
(sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 10 times
(sc in next 30 sc) 4 times *each 30 sc completed makes one row of height
(ch 1, turn and sc in next 27 sc) 3 times
ch 10 and sc in last sc, making a loop.
Sew button to opposite side as loop.
Weave in ends
Hint: Keep your stitches loose by pulling generous loops when chaining or single crocheting – it’s much easier and the result is nicer too!
Make your works in progress adorable!