Free Pattern – Big Bowls!

So it isn’t the pattern with the cutie owl, though that one is nearly ready.

Introducing, Big Bowls!

The solution to my computer cords storage problem:


This one is made using the same pattern as the brown on, but with different colour changes.


and a gift for my Aunty for christmas!


Ok so here is the pattern.

50 gram ball colour A in bulky yarn 50 gram ball colour b in bulky yarn (approx, I was using scraps, but this should be enough!)

5.5mm hook (I)

Pattern is in Uk terms. Uk htr is a US hdc

Ch 3,

R1 6 htr in 3rd ch from hook

R2 2 htr in each st

R3 2 htr in first st, htr in next stitch, repeat round

R4 2 htr in first stitch, htr in next 2 stitches, repeat around

R5 2 htr in first stitch, htr in next  3 stitches, repeat around

R6 Join new color htr around in back loops only

R7 2htr in first st, htr in next 4 stitches, repeat around

R8 Join new colour, Htr around

R9 Htr around

R10 2 htr in next st, htr in next 5 stitches, repeat around

R11 Htr around

R12 Htr around

R13 Htr around

R14Join new colour Htr in next 13 stitches, 2 htr in next stitch,  Htr in next 13 stitches, 2 htr in next stitch htr round

R15 Htr around finish

The bowl will look  a bit funny at this point.

After you have woven in your ends, make a mix of 2 parts pva glue and 1 part water, enough to saturate your bowl . Squeeze any excess out of your bowl, and pop it over a nice big mixing bowl (approx  22cm across and 11cm tall) It will take at least 24 hrs to dry completely, I eased it off the bowl every few hours to make sure it didn’t stick too badly.

This will help the bowl keep its shape, but it will not be completely stiff, so I would not recommend filling it full of heavy things that will bow it out.



WIP wednesday

Well today started out fantastically when I woke up to a package from the true blood swap I was in! I have some yummy yummy organic cotton and bamboo fingering weight, some sugar and cream, which I have been dying to try out and lots of other little goodies!

The True blood KAL/CAL started this week, so I have begun crocheting a ripple bag:


Also I am working on some flowers for my nan for christmas.

And I am working on another pattern, I wont tell you what it is, but I will tell you that it includes this cute little guy:


Meat free Monday – Canellini bean dip


2 400g tins of canellini beans drained and rinsed

approx 20  kalamata olives

4 tbs liquid from the kalamata olive jar

3 handfuls of baby spinach

1/4 small brown onion.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse on high until well combined but still chunky. An its done! Nice on toast, with chips, or my fave, on a plate of raw veggies.


Finished object – Christmas ornaments

Every year I like to make a new and different ornament for each of us.

This year the kids got a snowman each, and hubby got a Mario star. I’m actually thinking of maybe doing a Mario ornament for him for the next few years, he is such a big Mario fan!

The snowmen I made up as I went along, but the pattern for the star is here: I just added a crochet chain for hanging.


And now I am stuck trying to think of a decoration for me.