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.
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