4.04.2013

crocheting... a fabric bowl

when i was little... like 6 years old... i wanted to learn how to crochet... my mom showed me how to do the simple chain stitch...

i remember sitting and chaining a whole skein of yarn... 

one skein turned into more skeins... and i remember gifting those LONG chains to family and friends... {they must have been thrilled...}

then... i started taking crochet lessons from a neighbors grandmother... the first project i wanted to make was and easter outfit... whoa! can't even imagine now what that would have looked like but it's a pretty funny memory to think that i was that ambitious...

i settled on making granny square slippers... with pom poms on the toes... they were red and white... and i gave them to my mom for christmas that year... i'm pretty certain that she still has them tucked away somewhere :)

anyhow... i've been wanting to give something a try for a while now... crocheting with material strips... 
i tried it out the other day and am pretty excited...
i started going in a circle...
and kept going and going...
{love the colorful stitches}
i made a bowl...
with fun colored scraps that i had...
i think i'd like to make a few more...
they'll make for cute storage in my creative space...

do you like the top edge plain or do you think it needs a little ruffled or scalloped trim?

i'm on the fence and would love your input...

have a happy day~
angie

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think a ruffle would be adorable! love it!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your bowl!! With all the colors, I don't think it needs any ruffled edge. It reminds me of the rag rugs I love so much. I would love to try to make one, too and have to ask how you joined your fabric strips.

Amy Nordgren-Ditz said...

I love it! It's been a VERY long time since I've crocheted and all I ever got down was the chain - lol

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Awesome! How sweet is that bowl? Love the soft colors. I'd love to pin it if you don't mind!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

OH! I forgot to answer the question...I'd have to see what a ruffle would look like. Then decide "to ruffle or not to ruffle?"
:)

It looks great as is!

Angel said...

Ooooh - LOVE! So pretty. Definitely adding to my to do list :) I like the top as is but if you make a collection for your crafty things, maybe a ruffle or two on some of them?

Cathy Trochelman said...

So pretty, Angie! I love all the colors!!

Anonymous said...

So Pretty!
Enjoy your blog so much:o)
Lib

Cathy Trochelman said...

p.s. I LOVE that you wanted to crochet an Easter outfit as your first project...or any project, for that matter! lol

Michelle said...

Love it, Angie!

Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by Angie - and now here I am envious of your beautiful crocheted bowls (perfect as is BTW). You will make good use of them - and what lovely gifts they'd make for some lucky people! Great job.

Mary - via Claudia's A Favorite Thing

gardenbug said...

My Grandmere in France used to do basket weaving and could make amazing items! This reminds me of her, even though the medium differs. What fun you've been having!

La Alicia said...

what a fun way to use up scraps of fabric and create unique storage!

poppilinnstudios said...

Your bowl is so pretty and colorful.

Claudia said...

I love your bowl! I vote for keeping it the way it is - it's so colorful and charming.

Thanks so much for joining in this week..
xo
Claudia

Haworth said...

That bowl is adorable, Angie! I love all those pretty spring colors. I like it plain on top, but that's just me. You're right, bowls like this would make lovely containers for crafts.