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How to crochet a bowl shape

Bowl, half-cylinder, concave circle… hat. Whatever you want to call it, this is a very handy shape! Use it to crochet tummies, shoes, hair and more. In my example, it’s the yolk of this fried egg. Here’s how you make it. 

How to make a crochet a bowl shape

As always, I’m using American terminology. A US single crochet (sc) is equal to a UK double crochet (dc), but this formula will work with any stitch.

  • Starting Round: Sc 6 stitches into a magic ring. Pull tight, and sl to first stitch to join.
  • Round 1: Sc twice into every stitch.
  • Round 2: *Sc, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around
  • Round 3: *Sc x 2, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around
  • Round 4: *Sc x 3, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around
  • Round 5: *Sc x 4, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around

This creates a crochet circle. You’ll notice that you increase ONCE every X stitches, where X is the round number. So, in round one, you increase in every stitch. In round four, you increase every fourth stitch. This creates a lovely flat circle which you can make as big as you like… but we want a bowl! To turn your circle into a bowl shape:

  • Sc into every sc.

That’s it! It will pull in your circle, and create a delicious bowl shape.

What can you do with a crochet bowl shape?

  • Make a bowl!
  • Make a simple beanie. Just make the ‘circle’ part a little smaller than the crown of your head
  • Use this shape in amigurumi. Think tummies, faces and feet.
  • Add handles for play-set teacups
  • Or big handles for a purse!
  • Crochet an egg yolk

Anything I’ve missed? Tell me in the comments!

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