After you come home from a baby shower, you discover precisely how a Baby’s R Us would look if it were stuffed into a cannon and shot into your house. It’s amazing just how much space all the cute stuff requires. Even things like itty bitty socks can be a challenge to keep track of.
If she is anything like her Dad, I know her little tiny socks will end up dispersed throughout the house, and some will inevitably be lost. I am counting on this being the case, but I still have to try to be a little organized in the beginning. (Her socks will also never match, unless by overcoming odds comparable to winning the lottery, a matching pair just happens to land on her feet).
I needed a crochet bowl to hold all the teeny socks that was small enough to fit in a drawer, and flexible enough to take the shape of wherever we end up squeezing it.
The cute pink yarn was a little too thin to give the bowl enough structure to hold its shape, but it works well as an accent in combination with sturdier 4.5 mm yarns.
Yarn: 2 purple colors – 4.5 mm
1 pink color – 6.5 mm
Hook: size G
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Ch = chain
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – half double crochet
First I’ll show the steps in photos, followed by the pattern below.
Bowl Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: ch 4. Sl st to first stitch.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc. Sl st to 1st Ch 1.
Row 3: 2 sc in each st. Sl st in 1st Ch 1.
Row 4: 2 sc in each st. Sl st in 1st Ch 1.
Row 5: (Sc, sc, 2 sc in next st) repeat all the way around. Sl st in 1st
Row 6: Change color to dark purple. Ch 1. (2 hdc in next st, hdc, hdc) repeat all the way around. Hdc in last stitch. Sl st in 1st
Row 7: Change color to light purple. Ch 1. (3 hdc, 2 hdc in next st) repeat. Hdc in last 5 st. Sl st to 1st
Row 8: (Hdc, skip next st, hdc) repeat. Sl st in 1st
Row 9: Change color to dark purple. Ch 1. Hdc all around. Sl st in 1st
Row 10: Change color to pink. Ch 1. (5 hdc, 2 hdc in next st) repeat. Sl st in 1st
Row 11: Change color to dark purple. Ch 1. Hdc all around. Sl st in 1st
Row 12: Change color to light purple. Ch 1. Hdc all around. Sl st in 1st
Row 13: Change color to pink. Ch 1. (2 hdc in next st, hdc) repeat.
Tie off and weave in loose ends.
It fits! I know we may end up moving it elsewhere as we get the space organized, but the squishiness factor of the bowl will make it a lot more versatile.